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Carl Christian Nikolai Dorius

Carl initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Christian Christiansen Company in 1857 as a Captain of a division.  He traveled with his wife, Ellen Gurinda Rolfson, and her mother and sister, his brother, John Frederick Ferdinand Dorius, his wife, Karen Frantzen, and her parents and brother.  The Frandzen, Dorius, and Rolfsen families sailed from Liverpool on the "Westmoreland" on 25 April 1857.  They arrived in Philadelphia on 31 May 1857.

At the end of a mission, Carl traveled home with the Peter Nebeker Company in 1863 as indicated in his own writings. 

Note: The Dorius diary is written in Danish.

Companies

Christian Christiansen Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 27
Peter Nebeker Company (1863)Approximate age at departure: 33

Sources

  • Christensen, C. C. A., "By Handcart to Utah: The Account of C. C. A. Christensen," trans. Richard L. Jensen, Nebraska History, winter 1985, 337-44.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dorius, C. C. N., [Journal], in Earl N. Dorius, The Dorius Heritage [1979], 107.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dorius, C. C. N., [Reminiscences], in Our Pioneer Heritage, 20 vols. [1958-77], 2:262.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dorius, C. C. N., Autobiography of Carl Christian Nicoli Dorius, 19-21. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dorius, C. C. N., Autobiography of Carl Christian Nicoli Dorius, 31-32. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dorius, Carl C. N., Letter, in Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24 Sept. 1863, 1.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Dorius, Carl Christian Nikolai, Diary, 1860 May-1893 Apr., 279-81. [written mostly in Danish]
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dorius, Johan F. F., [Journal], in "Church Emigration Book."
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914. MS 11378, Fd. 6.

  • Journal History, 13 Sep. 1857, p. 25

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Lever, W. H., History of Sanpete and Emery County

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Lund, Anthon H., et al. Scandinavian Jubilee Album, 1850-1900, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1900,
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Mormon Migration

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund Ledger Index, [1992, 2013].

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

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