Thomsen, Hans Adolph, Letter, 1900 Mar 25, Colonia Pacheco [Mexico] to Brother Petersen
We got on a steamboat on the Missouri River, where a little boy drowned. Kjarkens Tims came to the river where we left the steamboat and went to Florence, We waited there while everything was finished to depart across the country with ox teams.
I had a little girl who died there and an older one died when we had traveled about 200 miles. Our oldest daughter died when we were between Salt Lake City and Lehi.
Over 60 children died in this company. On this trip our Captains name was John Sanders from Fairview Sanpete County. We arrived at Salt Lake on the 5th of September