"DEPARTURE OF EMIGRANTS. -- A company of eighty-four emigrants from Scandinavia, accompanied by nine Utah elders returning to their homes, sailed from Liverpool by steamship City of Berlin, of the Inman Line, on Thursday, October 23rd, in charge of Elder C. A. Ek. The names of the missionaries are as follows: C. A. Ek, C. H. Steffensen, Andrew Pedersen, Bengt M. Ravsten, Charles Jensen, Frederick Julius Christiansen,
August Svensen, Paul C. B. Hammer, Hans Christensen."
MS, 46:43 (Oct. 27, 1884), p.683
"Thurs. 23. [Oct. 1884] -- The steamship City of Berlin sailed from Liverpool, England, with 93 Saints, including nine returning elders in charge of Carl August Ek. The company arrived at New York Nov. 2nd, and at Salt Lake City Nov. 9th."
". . . A company of Saints, consisting of 66 emigrants and eight returning missionaries, viz., Carl August Ek, Andreas Peterson, Bengt M. Ravsten, Charles Jensen, Frederik Julius Christiansen, August Svenson, Pauli E. B. Hammer and Hans Christensen, left Copenhagen, Oct. 17, 1884, bound for Utah. Elder Andreas Peterson, one of the returning elders, gives the following account of the journey:
'President Anthon H. Lund called Carl A. Ek to act as leader of the company. On the day of sailing the weather was very stormy and a contrary wind was blowing from the north. Hence, after running against the wind and waves for several hours, we had to cast anchor off Helsingor (Elsinore), where we remained until Saturday morning at 2 o'clock, when the wind ceased sufficiently for us to continue the voyage. In the afternoon we had a meeting of the Saints and in the evening we held a public meeting, at which a number of other passengers besides Saints were in attendance. On Monday (Oct. 20th) we arrived at Hull, England, at 7 p.m. The next morning we continued the journey by railroad to Liverpool, where we remained until Thursday, Oct. 23rd, when we went on board the steamer 'City of Berlin.' Here we were joined by eighteen emigrants and one returning missionary from Norway (Christian H. Steffensen), which swelled our company to 84 emigrating Saints and nine returning elders. We sailed from Liverpool at 12 o'clock noon. On Saturday, Oct. 25th, we were exposed to a very strong wind. The storm increased during the day and the night was still worse. About 12 o'clock midnight, six of the missionaries arose and united in prayer, asking the Lord to quiet the elements. Our prayers were answered, for the weather on Sunday morning was much better and we praised the Lord. On Sunday, Nov. 2nd, we arrived at New York
, and in the evening of the same day we left New York by railroad train. During the next six days we enjoyed a pleasant journey over the fertile fields, plains, valleys and mountains of our beautiful America, and on Sunday, Nov. 9th, we arrived at Ogden
, Utah, all happy and well.' . . ."