Transcript for Larsen, Svend, "Extracts from My Autobiography," 11
On April 13th left St. Louis and came to Kansas City on the 18th of same month. We pitched our camp about two miles from the city; where we tarried about two months, and thereupon left with an ox-team train for Salt Lake City. Out of about 700 Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, there were more than 200 that had died on the journey. Of my family which consisted of seven members, we were three living who came to Zion on the 5th of October 1854.