Minerva Teichert had an indomitable spirit and a great desire to share the gospel through her artwork. In one letter, Minerva wrote: "I must do these paintings. I was about to die here. I couldn't stand it too long without paint. A mural takes me out of this dull town. It keys me up and I live more fully."
This winning piece of art seems to exude patriotism and excitement. Minerva loved to paint people. She especially enjoyed pioneer pieces. Minerva wrote of her bright colors by saying the following: "I want a touch of red in my heaven and to be able to paint after I leave here. Even though I should come back nine times, I still would not have exhausted my supply of subjects and one lifetime is far too short but maybe a schooling for the next."
Abigail, my triple great-grandmother, was a pioneer, doctor and midwife. Her life was filled with heart-breaking trails and unfaltering faith. She spent her life bravely moving forward, serving others and finding joy.