Andrew Peter Schow
The son of Niels Christian Schow and Marie From, Andrew was born in Aalborg, Denmark, Nov. 2, 1839. When twelve years of age, he was baptized by Hans Peter Jensen, April 13, 1851, being then between eleven and twelve years old. His parents were baptized by Elder Geo. P. Dykes, Oct. 27, 1850, being among the very first who were baptized into the Church in the city of Aalborg.
The family emigrated to Utah in 1853-54, crossing the ocean in the sailing vessel "Jessie Munn." On arriving in Utah Oct. 5, 1854, they located in Brigham City, Box Elder county, where they, in common with the early settlers of Utah generally, had to endure many hardships.
In 1863, Andrew crossed the plains as a Church teamster in Thos. E. Ricks' company to bring emigrants to the Valley. Feb. 14, 1865, he married Annie Jespersen, and in 1867 he moved to Panaca, Nevada.
Together with six others he started out in search of another place to settle, in 1875, and they founded the settlement known now as Escalante, in Potatoe valley. They soon built log cabins and began to till the earth.
In May, 1877, Andrew Schow was ordained a Bishop by Apostle Erastus Snow and set apart to preside over the Escalante Ward.
He married Annie Jeppesen 14 Feb 1865 at Salt Lake City. They had ten children, four sons and six daughters
He died Dec. 24, 1913 at Manti, Utah and was buried in Escalante on Dec. 31, 1913.