Evidence from emigration and church (Perpetual Emigrating Fund) records proves the Petersen family traveled to Utah in 1863. Mette is listed as Mette Kirstine Dalsgaard on the 1863 B. S. Kimball shipmanifest. Her name is listed as M. Stine Jacobson on her gravestone.
The family came on the B. S. Kimball in1863. They consisted of: father, Soren, Mother Ane Margrethe and children: Baltzar, Peter, Mette and Ane.