. . . I was like my husband as soon as I was baptized, I wanted to gather with the Saints in Utah.
On the 1 of April 1859, myself and husband and 5 children left Sweden, went to England and there joined a large conference of Saints, and crossed the sea to New York. We were five weeks crossing the sea. We traveled by railroad and steamboat to Florence Omaha. The name of the ship we crossed the sea into America was the William Tapscott . . . we traveled across the plains by ox teams. We arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 15, 1859. . . . [p. 1]
BIB: Tietjen, Eda Fredreca Kruger. Autobiography, ( Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum Library, Salt Lake City), p. 1.