Early records show her given name as "Maren," but later in life she was known as "Mary."
Her obituary states that she came to Utah in 1857 at age eight, but she was nine years old when the family sailed to America in 1859. The obituary is correct in saying that they traveled to Utah with the Neslen company
The family sailed to America in 1859 on the ship William Tapscott. The family consisted of: father, Lars, mother: Maren, and children: Johanna Marie, Johanne, Maren, Martine and Mauritz.
The ship manifest shows their surname as "Mauritzen."