Pioneer: Karen Nielson (Jared - 4th Grade)
One of my pioneer ancestors was Karen Nielson. She was born in Denmark and came to this country at age 18. She was disowned by her family because she joined the Mormon Church. In September of 1862, Karen arrived at the farm of Benjamin F. Barney in Spanish Fork, Utah. She stayed with the Barney family for three years, helping out the wife and children. She crossed the Spanish Fork River twice a day to milk cows. She later became the third wife of Benjamin. She had the pioneer spirit of courage and perseverance. I admire her because she helped a family who were struggling with getting all their work done.