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Gertrude Maria Rolfsen

Gertrude is the sister of Ellen and daughter of Gertrude.

The Frandzen, Dorius, and Rolfsen families sailed from Liverpool on the "Westmoreland" on 25 April 1857.  They arrived in Philadelphia on 31 May 1857.

Her death date is confirmed by her death certificate.


Christian Christiansen Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 27


  • "Handcart Pioneer Dies," Salt Lake Evening Telegram, 27 Nov. 1913, 3.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • 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
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

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

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service