Wednesday, February 1, 2017

James Borg and wife Sarah Marie Jorgensen Borg and their children ~ Pioneers of the Month ~ February 2017

Borg, James
James Borg was born in Sweden, September 26, 1852. His parents joined the L. D. S. church in their native land and came to Utah in the early '60s. He engaged in freighting to the mining towns in Nevada and also owned a farm near Chester. He learned the harness maker's trade, and for many years was associated with the firm of Clemensen ; Borg. He served during the Black Hawk Indian wars. He married Sarah Jorgensen one of the first white children born in this city, September 26, 1882. They resided here until moving to Salt Lake City in 1924. 
Borg, Sarah Marie Jorgensen
Mrs. Sarah M. Borg,
She was born Sept. 11, 1859, in Mt. Pleasant, and is believed to have been the first girl born in the town.
She was the daughter of Jens and Christiania Jensen Jorgensen.
She was the widow of James Borg, Mt. Pleasant pioneer, whom she married in the Salt Lake LDS temple in 1882.
She was the mother of three children, Dr. Georgia B. Johnson and Mrs. Mabel Borg Jenkins, Salt Lake City; a son, Kenneth Borg, Salt Lake City;
Sep. 11, 1859, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County,Utah, USA
Death:  Jan. 26, 1946, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Borg Children 
Borg Children
Georgia,Mabel and

Borg, Georgia


Dr. Georgia Borg Johnson
Professor at University of Southern California.
PhD from Columbia University, New York



Mabel Borg Jenkins
She graduated from Julliard School of Music.
She taught at McCune School of Music
and the University of Utah.
Two of her students are internationally
famed pianists
Grant Johanesen and Lowell Farr. 
Johannesen paid  tribute to Mabel Borg Jenkins,
his treasured teacher, who, above all,
wanted to discover what made him "different."
She encouraged him to return to Utah i
n the summers but otherwise to "occupy the world."
Borg, obit_edited
Borg, Perry Kenneth

Perry Kenneth Borg
was an engineer he worked for the
United Stated Government,
developing airport sites, including
the Salt Lake City Airport.