I was born April 29, 1855, in the town of Nielstrup, Randers Ampt. (Co.), Denmark. My parents, Niels Christian Christensen and Karen Nielsen Christensen, embraced Mormonism before I was born. We emigrated to Utah in 1860. We sailed in an old vessel called Tapscott, an English ship, it had the old-style sails. We turned back to England three times on account of unfavorable winds. When we landed in the U.S. we rode by train some distance.
Our outfitting place where we bought oxen, wagon, cows, etc., was at Florence, Nebraska. . . . [p.1]
. . . We had all the trouble incident to a journey of this kind over the plains, said to be a distance of 1,140 miles to Salt Lake City. . . [p.2]
. . . We landed in Salt Lake City, November 23, 1860, and camped where the city and county building now stands. . . . [p.3]
BIB: Christensen, C. L., Heart Throbs of the West, Comp. by Kate B. Carter, Vol. 9 (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1948), pp.1-3. (CHL)