Dorius, C. C. N., [Journal], in Earl N. Dorius, The Dorius Heritage , 107.
When all was in readiness we left Florence on July 24, 1863, under the guidance of our captain, Peter Nebaker [Nebeker]. Our company was well organized. We made good progress, traveling from 12 to 16 miles per day. The trip was not without some tragedy. Some sickness was experienced. Two women and seven children died on the journey. We arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on September 25, 1863. . . .
As the wagon came closer I recognized my dear wife Ellen, sitting in the front seat with our little boy, Charles, now nearly four years of age. She had come to meet us with someone who was traveling East. The happy surprise she gave me will always remain vivid in my memory. John was disappointed that Kaia did not come also.
We came into Salt Lake City, and proceeded to the campgrounds with our oxen and wagons. I waited to see that our people had places to stay.