. . . Jan. 5, 1861. Wrote a letter to Johanna Nilsson, my sweetheart, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jan. 11th. Wrote a letter to my brother, father, and sweetheart.
Feb. 2nd. Received a letter from Johanna Nilsson with word that L. P. Edholm is coming to Sundsvall to collect some money before he emigrates to America.
March 22nd. L. P. Edholm returned today with information that I could journey to Zion. This was truly a great day for me. I took out my journeyman's book with the release of my mission. I thanked the Saints for their loyalty and goodness to me and bade them farewell. They in turn thanked me for counsel and instruction I had given them during the time I was conference president and bade me a very tender farewell.
March 27th. I commenced the journey to Copenhagen with L. P. Edholm.
April 7th, 1861. I arrived at Copenhagen. Met my sweetheart Johanna who was happy that I came. Called on President Van Cott and gave him my report. He was satisfied with me and wished my sweetheart and I much happiness.
May 9th. We left Copenhagen and started on our journey to Zion, the promised land.
May 14th. Arrived in Liverpool, and went aboard the ship Monarch of the Sea. It is an excellent vessel, large, roomy, new and clean. Here are English, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Swiss, French, Welsh, Irish and Scotch Saints all together.
May 15th. Received tickets, cabins and provisions which consisted of cheese, bacon, meat, rice, tea, sugar, potatoes, [p.478] pepper, mustard and water. This 15th day of May, 1861 Johanna Nilsson and Carl Eric Lindholm were married by President John Van Cott on the great ship Monarch of the Sea. Many other couples were married. Apostles A. [Amasa] Lyman, Charles Rich and George Q. Cannon were aboard ship. They counseled everyone to be friendly, patient, peaceable, charitable, and tolerant to one another. Apostle Cannon suggested that Elder Jabez Woodward be appointed president over the Saints aboard ship until our arrival at New York. Elders Hansen and Wilhelmsen were chosen counselors. At 11 o'clock the apostles left the ship. They bade the Saints farewell after the Saints had sung many hymns for them. A tug boat towed us a long way through the channel.
June 18th. Sighted land today, the 34th day at sea.
June 19th. A steam tug towed the ship into the place of quarantine. Physicians came aboard and examined us. Arrived at New York.
June 25th. Arrived at Quincy at 2 p.m.
June 26th. Left Quincey and arrived at St. Joseph at 10 p.m.
July 1st. Arrived at Florence, Nebraska.
July 4th, and July 5th. Wagons were distributed.
July 6th. Oxen distributed.
July 7th. Moved a mile out and made camp. Completed the trip from Florence, Nebraska to Salt Lake City in ten weeks, in Captain Woolley's train of covered wagons. Arrived in Salt Lake City 2nd of September, 1861. . . . [p.479]
BIB: Lindhom, Carl Eric. [Diary], Our Pioneer Heritage comp. by Kate B. Carter, vol. 12 (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1969) p. 478-479. (CHL)