errine was born in Brownstone, MI and came to Utah in 1864. Serrine married Amanda Andrews Hall, a widow with two daughters, Mary Elizabeth, born June 5, 1856, married Peter Brown, and Martha Frances, born June 24, 1858 married Burdell Davis.
Serrine and Amanda moved to their Pleasant View farm in northeast Provo in 1880. He was known for his excellent watermelons. A picture of a juicy-looking watermelon was on a post at the intersection of the canyon road at 3230 North and the dusty lane leading to the Conrad house, about Seventh East. That attractive wood advertisement helped sell hundreds of their choice melons. Conrad's granddaughters told us that Mr. Conrad had a collection of good books which he enjoyed reading.
A large upstairs room of the Conrad's house was used for a dance hall for awhile. Later a hall was built on to the ground floor to save wear and tear on the house. These dance halls were used until the Pleasant View meeting house was finished and as the new building was larger, communtiy dances were held in it. The Smith brothers, Joseph V. and Henry V. and Henry's wife, Rettie, were musicians who played for these early day hoe-downs.
A story often told and chuckled over, by some of the old timers went something like this:
A group of men had been drinking home-made wine until there was only one bottle left. After discussing who should have the last bottle, they decided that the man who could make up the best "poem" should have the wine. Mr. Conrad's jingle was:
"My name is Serrine
I'm drunk as a swine;
Now for hell sakes
Give me that wine."
His jingle won and by golly he got his bottle of wine.
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