"THE FIRST COMPANY. -- The first company of this season's emigration set sail, per S. S. Nevada, on the 16th instant, Elder D. P. Callister in charge. They numbered in all 194 souls, there being 57 emigrants from Great Britain, 124 from Scandinavia, and 13 returning missionaries."
MS, 49:17 (Apr. 25, 1887), p.266
"Sat. 16. [Apr. 1887] . . . The steamship Nevada sailed from Liverpool, England, with 194 Saints, including 13 returning missionaries in charge of Daniel Porter Callister. The company arrived at New York April 29th and at Salt Lake City May 4th."
". . . A company of emigrants (108 souls) and nine returning missionaries sailed in the steamship 'Panther' from Copenhagen, April 7, 1887, bound for Utah, under the leadership of Elder Martin Christensen. The other returning Elders were: August L. Hedberg, Ole Poulsen, Niels H. Jensen, Soren Thomsen, Anders P. Eliason, Peter C. Jensen, Nils Anderson and John Hagman.
After a safe voyage across the North Sea, the emigrants arrived in Hull, where a small company of emigrating Saints from Norway, who had sailed from Christiania on April 8, 1877, joined them. From Hull, the emigrants proceeded by rail to Liverpool on Monday, April 11th. Together with a number of emigrating Saints and returning missionaries from the British Mission they boarded the steamship 'Nevada,' which sailed from
Liverpool on Saturday, April 16th, in charge of Daniel P. Callister, a returning missionary. The company arrived in New York, April 29th and in Salt Lake City, May 4th. . . ."