About 400 individuals and 52 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Keokuk, Iowa. This company included a California company. They crossed the Missouri River on July 11.
The company report, sent to Brigham Young on 19 September 1853, lists 427 individuals as part of the Wheelock company and 7 individuals as part of the California company traveling with them. The report does not include a record of those who died en route.
The company departed 1-3 June 1853, and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley from 6-16 October 1853.