Transcript for Johnson, Olaus, "Autobiography of Olaus Johnson," in Chronicles of Courage, 8 vols. [1990-97], 5:299
We stayed here [Florence] until July first, when we continued our journey by ox team over the Plains with John Young as our leader. While here, Anna Helena and I became engaged. We were married in Echo, Weber Valley, September 9, 1863 three days before arriving in Salt Lake City.