Lemual Dreston (or Drezden) & Mathilda Madalene Pherson Francis

Lem was born May 9, 1874, in American Fork, Utah to William J. and Kathryn (or Catherine) Shumvo (or Lageard). Mathilda was born October 6, 1878, in Skering, Aarhus, Denmark, to Anders and Hannah Swenson Pherson (q.v.). They were married April 23, 1897, in American Fork (Highland), Utah and made their home there until 1912 (probably with Phersons - Number 100), when they moved to Brigham City. They had 7 children: Lilly Rosella, Catherine Elsie, Anne Mathilda, Ida May, Elsie June, Lena and Edward Burton.

In 1906 Lem assisted his father-in-law, Anders and his brother-in-law, Niels Pehrson in getting their citizenship papers and was a witness for them.

They were living in Salt Lake City at the 1910 census-next door to their brother-in-law Paul Frederickson (q.v.).

Lem was injured in a car wreck in June, 1936 in Brigham City. He died October 19, 1945, two years after Mathilda who died October 23, 1943. They are buried in Brigham City Cemetery.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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