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Niels Lars Christensen

Niels Lars Christensen traveled from Hilbrod, Denmark, to the Salt Lake Valley with the John E. Forsgren Company in 1853.

At the end of a mission, Niels Lars traveled with independent wagons as an interpreter and counselor to the Danish Saints traveling to the Salt Lake Valley in the James G. Willie Company in 1856. 

His name appears as “N. L. Christiansen” on the company rosters.  However, his death certificate and the inscription on his gravestone confirm the spelling of his surname.

Companies

John E. Forsgren Company (1853)Approximate age at departure: 24
James G. Willie Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 27

Sources

  • "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, 254.

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website
  • [Manuscript history of the John E. Forsgren Emigrating Company ca. 1930], 18-35.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

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  • Internet Web Site
  • James G. Willie Emigrating Company, Journal 1856 May-Nov., 16-53.

  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Madsen, Peder, Diary 1856 Apr.-Sept., trans. Don H. Smith, 19-29.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Rebaptisms in Great Salt Lake Valley: 1847-1854, 1858-1863. M234.3 W344r 2003

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Rogerson, Josiah, "Captain J. G. Willie's Or, the Fourth Handcart Company of 1856 [No. 2]," Salt Lake Herald, 5 Jan. 1908.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Smith, Don, e-mail communication, 29 Apr. 2003.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Smith, Don, personal conversation, 9 Mar. 2005
  • Smith, Marilyn Austin, Faithful Stewards--the Life of James Gray Willie and Elizabeth Ann Pettit, 95-120.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904-1961. Utah State Archives and Records Service.

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Warnick, Irvin Leroy, Warnick, Irvin Leroy, Our Own Sevier: A Comprehensive Centennial Volume, Sevier County, Utah, 1865-1965, 362-63.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Willie, James G., Synopsis of the Fourth Hand Cart Company's Trip from England to G.S.L. City in 1856, in "History of Brigham Young," 9 Nov. 1856, 966-83.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Woodward, William, Journal, in Utah State Historical Society Cache Valley Chapter, Historical resource materials for Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho, 1955-1956, reel 4, item 2e.
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  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City