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Hans Jensen

Evidence from emigration and genealogy records proves that the Jensen family traveled to Utah in 1857. He died en route. A biographical source stated he was in Captain Morton's handcart company in 1857. If he came in a handcart company in 1857, it likely would have been the Christiansen company composed of Scandinavian emigrants, but there is no one in the company with a name like Morton.

Companies

Company Unknown (1857)Approximate age at departure: 9

Sources

  • Gabbart, Helena N. and Caroline Nielson Redd, "A brief history of Kirsten Jensen Nielson."

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah