. . . Left Copenhagen 12 o'clock, everything well, good spirit prevailed; had the fist cabin and fine treatment. They appointed me captain over the small cabin.
The 17th of June left the coast of Denmark, the sea was heavy and there was much seasickness; has a touch myself. Got to Hull 3 o'clock p.m. Got the emigrants off the ship and their luggage aboard the railroad for Liverpool, arriving at 10 and got on the big steamer with luggage and all before daylight.
The 19th the Swede emigrants arrived and there was quite a bustle, but everything went fine.
The 20th got ready to start on the ocean; was organized into wards; [Hans A.] Magleby was president, myself president over 3 wards or Copenhagen and Aarhus Conferences. A little before night we started out of the River Mersey. Were treated nice, missionaries had first cabin, the best I had ever had. There were no heavy storms, journey agreeable and pleasant. We held meetings in the steerage and tried to teach the emigrants the [p.300] English language; also had dancing on deck.
June 30th pilot said we were nearing land;
July 1st could see land, and were put in quarantine and went into dock. Got the peoples' luggage on a small steamer and went through the custom house without a hitch. In 4 hours went thru Castle Garden and got the cars at Jersey City. Missionaries got a car to themselves; came to Buffalo and went to Detroit, to Chicago and through Illinois and Iowa, came to Council Bluffs early in the morning.
On the 5th a child died and I stopped to attend the funeral. The train was divided into two parts; I went with the first and had charge of that company.
July 7th I arrived in Utah - arrived in Ogden in the evening; stopped in the wagons overnight.
On the 8th got to Salt Lake City, stopped in the Tithing Yard, and emigrants scattered. . . . [p.301]
BIB: Nielson, Andrew Christian, [Autobiography] Our Pioneer Heritage, comp. by Kate B. Carter, vol. 11 (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1968) pp. 300-301. (CHL)