Neve, Soren Peter, Journal, in Soren Peter Neve, His Life Story, 8.
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working until negst [next] spring in 1864 then I vent bak to New York for to meat the Emigrants and to travel with them to our Mountin home, an as sutch wee traveled on River Stimers [steamers] & Railroads as fore [far] as wee cut [could] come until wee arrived at Veyoming [Wyoming] close to Newbroka [Nebraska] City and there wee camped and vaited [waited]for other Emigrants to come along froem other Nations[.] English[,] Skandinavians[,] Germaniens[,] Skots [,] Velsch[,] Ireland ex, and there wee camped for 4 weeks to prepare for our future jurny acros the praeries ore Orken [oxen], that wut have to be done by Oksen to draw our provision but the Saints wut have to walk Men[,] Women and Childeren[.] the destance vas 1100 miles across rivers and tru [through] forrest and barren plases allso, at that time there vas hard[l]y a house to bee found all that distance, but ocationaly the vild [wild] Indians vee say and allso heards of Antilopes [antelope] and vild Bufelors [buffalo] ore Oksen, & a great manne sneks of hvits latter I helpt to kil a good manne during our travels on foot hvits lasted abouth 9 weeks[.] when wee left Veyoming the[y] did not all leave at unce but was deveided into compagnies of abouth 50 wagons in itch [each]compagny and with 1-2 and 3 days travel between itch compagny in a/c of grass for our Cattle, the namen of our Kaptain for the compagny that I was with is Preston from Caswally [Cache Valley] in Utah, hee was a verry clever and allso a wise Mand, hee is and have been for many yaers a Bishop in Logan, Cash Valley, Utah, wee arrived in Salt Lake City in September of 1864, seweral of our compagny died on the plains and there wee hade to bury them, and allso seweral of our Oksen and 1 Mjule in a/c of poisen [poison] in the watters, this Mujule was bittn by a ratlesnek [rattle snake] and died shortly after on our arrival in Salt Lake City came manne and received ther relatives and frinds, I and my Wife hade none to come and bid us welcome of relations, but vas cindly [kindly]recived all the samme, the first 3 nights I an my Wife Emma had to make our bead [bed] in a vagon box in the tithing Yard,