. . . On the fourth of April I said goodbye to my parents and brothers and sisters in Nebsager Mark.
On the 6th of April, 1864 I bid adieu to my native land, Jutland. I left the city of Horsens on that day in company with Elder Peder Jensen of Raodred per. Horsens. This young man now lives in Parowan, Iron County. We were companions all the way from Horsen to Manti, San Pete, Utah.
We traveled by wagon from Horsen to Aarhus where we took steamer for Korsoer. We landed here in the afternoon and as we were wending our way from the harbor to the railroad station some urchins yelled at us calling us, "Mormon priests". This we thought singular as neither of us had ever been on the island before (Sjaelland). We arrived in Copenhagen late in the evening of the eighth and I think we stayed in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, one week. We took the steamer from here to Altona; from there we traveled by rail to Hamburg where we stopped two or three days. While here, I had a spell of sickness but not serious. From Hamburg we went by steamer to Grimsby via Hull. From Grimsby by rail to Liverpool where we again laid over about a week waiting for our ship to get ready to take us on board. The ship that took us from Liverpool to New York was a large [p.9] sail ship and was called, Monarch of the Sea. There was on board about 1,000 Latter-day Saints; so, notwithstanding the size of the vessel we found ourselves pretty well crowded. Especially did we experience a great deal of inconvenience in the cooking department and it was chance work for many of us to get our meals cooked. I, for my part, however, did not suffer any as I had good health all the way. The trip across the Atlantic took us about 35 days. Having lost my notes which I pencilled down while on my journey here, I am unable to give exact dates. But I think we landed at Castle Garden, New York on the 1st or 2nd of June, where we stayed but a day and then continued our journey toward our destination by taking steamer up the Hudson River to the city of Albany, from which place we went by rail to St. Joseph in the State of Missouri. From there we embarked on a steamer which landed us on the west banks of the Missouri River at a place called Wyoming, [Nebraska] where we laid in waiting about three weeks before the ox trains from Utah arrived which were to take us across the dreary plains.
Instead of going with the Church teams, I and four other young men; namely, my partner and friend Peder Jensen, Niels L. Lund, Soren Thomsen and Charles Rovar, engaged ourselves as teamsters to a man from Manti by the name of Soren Christoffersen. . . . [p.10]
. . . We entered the valleys of the mountains by the way of Provo Canyon about the twelfth or thirteenth of October. We proceeded right on to Manti, the home of Soren Christoffersen, arriving there on the 10th of October, 1864. . . . [p.12]
BIB: Breinholt, J. C. L. Autobiography (formerly in Msd 2050), p. 10,12. (CHL)