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Elsie Sorensen

Elsie was born as Else Christensen in Alstrup Parish Denmark. Elsie's obituary incorrectly gives her year of arrival in Utah as 1860; but it does verify the fact that she crossed the plains with a handcart company. She came on the John J. Boyd in 1855. The ship arrived in 1856 in New York. She came with her father and mother and several siblings who all died in St. Louis. 

Companies

Christian Christiansen Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 14

Sources

  • "Pioneer Woman Dies at Moroni," Deseret News, 12 Feb. 1932, 10.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Parish Register of Alstrup, Aalborg, Denmark. 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • 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