Bohn, Oluf Veggo, [Life sketch], "Genealogical Surveys of L.D.S. Members," 35 vols., 3:266.
We left Copenhagen between Christmas and New Year 1854. The Saints then did cross the great Plains. With ox teams: When we came accross one of the big
in the after noon. The Train had stop[p]ed for rest. The Buffalos came by the thousands accross the river in two files and came close to the wagons. The brethren did shoot after them and the dust was so thick. That we could not see Wagons, men or Buffaloes for about 15 or 20 minuts. There was 17 Buffalos shot. I can also not
remember seeing the Sioux Indians siting by the raad [road] and seeing us in the train of 76 Wagons. There was a great ma[n]y Indians. There was on[e] of the Brethren leading a cow. The cow was fraid of the Indians, and the old man did think that the Indians did hunt his cow. He did strike one of the Indians and the Indian did put a arrow in the cow. at night the cow die. In the morning the Captain did go over to Fort Kearney [Kearny] and did have a talk with the Captain who was a Irishman. The Captain did have a talk with the Indian Chief and would have the Indian who had put the arrow in the cow. The Chief would not give up the Indian. The Captain bought the soldiers over to the Indians. The Indians Whiped the soldiers and did burn Fort Kearney a Mexican company and a big Train and all Three Trains did travel for some any to geter. On the Big Platt[e] river. The brethern did train the cattle over with yokes on. The Oxen got to some high bank and [illegible] not find the way accross. My Father was a good Swimmer. Did Swim to the Oxen and got the yokes of[f] and by so doing did save the a good many Oxen. My mother did give birth a beautiful girl on the Plains. Our Train came to Salt Lake City October the 6, 1854.