July 7—Left with Ox team in Independent Company for S. L. City, Utah. Father, mother, aunt Huldah [Larsen] and myself and [Anders Peter] Jesperson [Jespersen], wife and daughter Lena, all in one wagon. Had to walk most of the way. 2 yoke of oxen and one cow.
Sept 22—Arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah and put up with family named Swen