Garff, Louis, Reminiscences, 58.
When arrived at Fort Larmy [Laramie] we were consigned to the half of a wagon, & ox team. My older brother had to take the Hand Carts. Two days journey out from Larmey my Sister [Josephine Patrine Garff] died, short[l]y after my Father [Niels Jorgensen Garff] died and was buried on the plains. The rest of our family bearly escaped death, and arrived at the Gr[e]ater Salt Lake City Sept. 13-1857. The untold suffering and hardships that we as a family and the Company of Saints suffered during this long journey from Denmark, would require more time and space than will ever be taken, in this life, at least, much less in a short scetch like this.