"Wed. 13. [Oct. 1886] . . . The steamship British King sailed from Liverpool, England, with a company of Saints, in charge of Joshua Greenwood. The company arrived at
Philadelphia, Oct. 27th, and at Salt Lake City, Nov. 1st."
" . . . A company of emigrating Saints, 103 persons, including eight returning missionaries, sailed from Copenhagen, Oct. 7, 1886, at 7 p.m. on the English steamship 'Milo,' Captain Leach, to begin their migration to Zion. Elder Edward Hansen was appointed leader of the company. The names of the other returning elders were, Rasmus P. Marquardson, John A. Eliason, Carl Gustaf Anderson, John J. Johnson, Sven C. Nilsson
, Anders Olson and Matts S. Mattson. After a safe passage across the North Sea, the emigrants arrived in Hull, England, on the 10th, and continued their journey by rail to Liverpool on the 11th of October. Here they went on board the steamship 'British King,' together with emigrants and returning elders from the other parts of the European Mission, and sailed from Liverpool Oct. 13th. The voyage across the Atlantic Ocean was stormy; consequently, nearly all the Saints suffered more or less from seasickness. Sister Karen Petersen of the Aalborg Conference met with a misfortune whilst standing in a doorway when a wave struck the door, slamming it with such force against her arm that one of the bones was fractured. Receiving the best attention, she recovered. On the 8th a little girl from Wales died and her body was consigned to a watery grave. The Saints, whilst on board, were divided into districts with elders to preside over them and to call them to prayer morning and evening. On Sunday, Oct.
24th, a meeting was held on deck which cheered and comforted the Saints. The captain, officers and crew were very kind to the emigrants. The company arrived in Philadelphia Oct. 27th, in the morning, being the 5th company of Latter-day Saint emigrants of the year 1886, from Europe, but the first company to land in Philadelphia. Later, the same day on which they landed, the emigrants started westward and traveled by rail via Baltimore, Chicago and Omaha, arriving in Salt Lake City, Nov. 1, 1886.
A small company (13 persons) of emigrating Saints sailed from Christiania, Oct. 8, 1886, bound for Utah. After a safe voyage across the North Sea, this company reached England, where they joined the larger company of Scandinavian emigrants who had left Copenhagen Oct. 7th. . . . "