- Birth Date
- 23 September 1825
- Death Date
- 24 April 1906
Ola Nilsson Liljenquist
Ola, his wife Anna, children Theodor, Clara, Olaf and Harold sailed to America in 1857 on the whip Westmoreland. His given name is "Oluff" on the ship manifest.
Ola initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Christian Christiansen Company in 1857 as indicated in his autobiographical sketch.
According to his autobiography, he traveled from Iowa City to Florence with the handcart company while his family traveled with a wagon company. He was able to join the rest of his family traveling in the Matthias Cowley Company (1857) where they were able to enter the Salt Lake Valley together. His given name appears as “Ole” or “Olaf” on the rosters.
At the end of a mission, he traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as captain of the Ola N. Liljenquist Company in 1862 as indicated in his autobiographical sketch as well as in Our Pioneer Heritage.
- Age at Departure: 31
- Age at Departure: 31
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 36
- Company Captain
- A Biographical Sketch of James Jensen by J. M. Tanner (1911), 23-40.
- "Arrival of the Danish Companies," Deseret News, 24 September 1862, 100.
- European Mission, [Emigration records, Scandinavian Mission] 1852-1920.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Frederick Hansen, "The Great Handcart Train from Iowa City to Salt Lake City," Journal of History 9 (October 1916): 408-16.
- John Frantzen reminiscence and journal, 1889-1892, 29-39.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 23 September 1862, 20.
- Liljenquist, Ola N., History of O. N. Liljenquist, 8. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
- Liljenquist, Ola Nilsson, [Reminiscences], in Our Pioneer Heritage, 20 vols. [1958-77], 6:48-49.
- Liljenquist, Ola Nilsson, Autobiographical sketch 1885, 77-78.
- Liljenquist, Ola Nilsson, Autobiographical sketch 1885, 77.
- Liljenquist, Ola Nilsson, Reminiscences. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
- Liljenquist, Ole Nielsen, "Autobiography of Bishop O. N. Liljenquist, One of the Fathers of the Scandinavian Mission," Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine , July 1881, 571; ibid., Morgenstijernen , 1883, 25-32, 37-46.
- Liljenquist, Ole Nielsen, "Biografiske Skizzer," Morgenstjernen, Marts 1883, 40.
- Lund, Anthon H. Scandinavian Jubilee Album (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1900).
- Morgenstjernen, 1883, p. 25-32, 37-46
- "Patriarch Dead," Deseret Evening News , 4 May 1906, 9.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.