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Lemual Dreston (or Drezden) and Mathilda Madalene Pehrson 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 Pehrson (q.v.).  They were married April 23, 1897 in American Fork (Highland), Utah and made their home there until 1912, 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. 


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