CHRISTIAN ANDERSON, farmer and engineer at the Manti Temple, son of William and Henrietta, was born in Denmark April 21, 1841. In 1853 the family came to Utah with the first large company of Scandinavian emigrants and located in Manti. In 1854 Christian removed to Provo, remaining seven years, and returned. In1862-1864 he went to the Missouri river after emigrants. Took part in the Black Hawk war, being in Company A, Cavalry, two years. He was in the engagements in Salina Canyon and Grass Valley. Worked several years at quarrying rock for the Temple and has worked most of the time at the Temple since its completion. During the past three years he has been the Temple engineer. Performed a mission of one year working on the St. George Temple. Was married in Salt Lake City October 14, 1869, to Emily, daughter of Richard and Amelia Pickering, born in London, England, November 14, 1853. They have ten children: Amelia H., wife of Frederick Slaymaker; William E. married Mary J. Johnson; Clara M., wife of Joseph Thomas; Isabel L., Percy C, Edwin S., Emily L., Mevin W., Florence M. and Elva G.