Lars Christian Geertsen (1832 - 1925) Profile

Lars Christian Geertsen

Birth Date
On 1832 May 13 (Born)
Death Date
On 1925 October 2 (Died)
Gender
Male

In Utah Lars affiliated with the Morrisites but became disaffected with them and, contrary to Morrisite rules, tried to leave the sect in 1862 together with William Jones and John Jensen but the three of them were caught and imprisoned.  Later Lars succeeded in escaping and traveled to Salt Lake City to inform the civil authorities that Jones and Jensen were being held against their will.  The authorities sent out a posse in an effort to free the prisoners.  The “Morrisite War” resulted.

 

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Lars Christian Geertsen (1832 - 1925) Profile
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