Transcript for "Jens Hansen, reminiscences", DUP Pioneer History Collection, Page 8-9.

The cholera broke out in our camp after our arrival in Kansas and among the great number that died were also by [my] brother Jorgen and several of his children. Immediately thereafter we commenced our long journey across the plains with ox teams and wagons, during which I officiated as captain of the camp. My brother Peder Hansen became ill and died a few days after we had commenced our travel through the desert; my wife, also was again attacked by sickness and died on the 29th of July. After an otherwise successful journey, we arrived in Salt Lake City on the 5th of October, 1854. My father, who resided in the Fifth Ward, came to meet us in the Emigration Canyon; to be permitted to again see and speak to him was indeed a joyful occasion.