- Birth Date
- 27 November 1857
- Death Date
- 31 March 1929
Laura Johanne Swensen
The Swenson family arrived in New York on 24 July 1866 via the ship Kenilworth. As head of household, only Morgan's name is listed on the overland company roster. However, the record shows that he purchased four and a half adult food rations for that portion of the journey, which indicates that the family members who were with him on the ship, continued with him across the plains in the Scott company. She came from Denmark with her family, her grandmother, uncle, and his family. When they were ready to cross the plains the company was too large and her uncle's family traveled with another division.
When she died, her surname was "Fowers."
- Age at Departure: 8
- Captain A. H. Scott, accounts, 1866, in Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts, 1861-1868.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Fowers, Laura Swenson, Autobiography of Laura Johanna Swendson Fowers, 1. Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.
- Our Pioneer Heritage, vol. 12, p. 95