Price, Mary Larsen, Mary Larsen Price Anderson, 2. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
In a few days mother and father took the c[h]olera and about noon of the sixth day of our trip mother died and was buried in about an hour after dieing with five others in the same grave. Mother was wrapped in a sheet and it was sewed up and then she was put in the grave and turf throwed on them.
And the next night father died and was buried without us children even seeing him. The first thing in the morning we asked about father and a man told us that he was dead and buried, and that they had three orphans on their hands. The night father died I wanted to set up with him but was told to go to bed and rest and that they would look after father. The company was in charge of Elder Martin Lund.
My two sisters [Inger and Jensine (Salina) Jensen] were sick but soon got well. We done our own cooking, the bread was as solid as dough its self, we had bacon, tea, coffee and brown sugar. We were not allowed to drink any water, used tea and coffee which was boiled. We didn't like the luke warm tea and coffee, all we had to sweeten it with was brown sugar.
The train of ox teams was stopped one day to let a large herd of buffalo pass, men of the company went out to shoot some of the buffalo.
A lot of Indians came one time all wore blue blankets, there were fourteen of them and they were awful tall, but soon left. While going through the Indian country we had to stay close to the wagons, we walked most of the way. Selena [Jensine] was sick and we tried to carry her but could not so she had to ride.
Getting late in the fall and winter upon us, we were met by a mule train which took us to Salt Lake City. We were placed in the tithing block and us orphans were taken by different familys.