Sweden: Organized L.D.S. Emigration Groups

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| Two groups left minutes apart. The first had 248 Danish saints and the second had 346 Swedish saints. They were joine in England by 113 British saints.
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| Two groups left minutes apart. The first had 248 Danish saints and the second had 346 Swedish saints. They were joine in England by 113 British saints.
 
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| 28 Aug 1880
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| 28 Aug 1880  
| Copenhagen
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| Copenhagen  
| 128 saints
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| 15 Sep 1880
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| 15 Sep 1880  
| New York
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| Joined by 19 more Scandinavian and missionaries. Joined by 138 British saints and 38 German saints and missionaries.
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| Joined by 19 more Scandinavian and missionaries. Joined by 138 British saints and 38 German saints and missionaries.
 
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| 15 Oct 1880
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| 15 Oct 1880  
| Copenhagen
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| Copenhagen  
| 22 saints
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| 11 Nov 1880
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| 11 Nov 1880  
| Salt Lake City
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| 245
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| Joined a large company of British, German, Swiss, Italian, and Dutch saints.  
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| Joined a large company of British, German, Swiss, Italian, and Dutch saints.
 
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| 20 Jun 1881
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| 20 Jun 1881  
| Copenhagen
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| Copenhagen  
| 609 saints
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| 609 saints  
| 15 Jul 1881
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| 15 Jul 1881  
| Ogden, Utah
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| Ogden, Utah  
| 256-257
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| Joined 146 British saints
 
| Joined 146 British saints
 
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| 29 Aug 1881
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| 29 Aug 1881  
| Copenhagen
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| Copenhagen  
| 270 saints
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| 21 Sep 1881
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| 14 Oct 1881
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| 14 Oct 1881  
| Copenhagen
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| 32 saints
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| 32 saints  
| 11 Nov 1881
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| 11 Nov 1881  
| Salt Lake City
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| 261
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| Joined a large British company.
 
| Joined a large British company.
 
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| 16 Jun 1882
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| 16 Jun 1882  
| Copenhagen
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| Copenhagen  
| 573 saints
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| 573 saints  
| 9 Jul 1882
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| 9 Jul 1882  
| Ogden, Utah
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| 265
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| Joined 125 more Scandinavian saints, 201 British saints, 2 Hollander saints, and 33 returning missionaries
 
| Joined 125 more Scandinavian saints, 201 British saints, 2 Hollander saints, and 33 returning missionaries
 
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| 28 Aug 1882
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| 28 Aug 1882  
| Copenhagen
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| Copenhagen  
| 292 saints
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| 292 saints  
| 10 Nov 1882
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| 10 Nov 1882  
| Salt Lake City
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| Salt Lake City  
| 265-266
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| Joined by 298 British, 54 Swiss and German Saints
 
| Joined by 298 British, 54 Swiss and German Saints
 
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| 13 Oct 1882
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| 13 Oct 1882  
| Copenhagen
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| Copenhagen  
| 108 or 109 saints
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| 108 or 109 saints  
| 10 Nov 1882
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| 10 Nov 1882  
| Salt Lake City
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| Salt Lake City  
| 266
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| 266  
 
| Joined by 279 British saints.
 
| Joined by 279 British saints.
 
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| 6 Apr 1883
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| Copenhagen
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| Copenhagen  
| 103 saints
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| 30 Apr 1883  
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| 11 May 1883
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| 12 saints
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| 12 saints  
| 2 June 1883
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| 2 June 1883  
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| 269
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| Joined a large group of about 400 British, German, and Swiss saints.
 
| Joined a large group of about 400 British, German, and Swiss saints.
 
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| 15 June 1883
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| 15 June 1883  
| Copenhagen
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| Copenhagen  
| 503 saints
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| 503 saints  
| 8 Jul 1883
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| 8 Jul 1883  
| Salt Lake City
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| Salt Lake City  
| 269-270
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| 269-270  
 
| Joined by 171 British saints
 
| Joined by 171 British saints
 
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| 24 Aug 1883
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| 24 Aug 1883  
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| Copenhagen
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| 284 saints
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| 17 Sept 1883
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| Salt Lake City
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| 270
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| Joined by 264 British and 106 Swiss and German saints and 28 returning missionaries.
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| 19 Oct 1883
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| Copenhagen
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| 122 saints
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| 15 Nov 1883
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| Salt Lake City
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| Joined some British saints and 20 Norwegian saints who had sailed from Christiania 20 Oct 1883.
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| 4 Apr 1884
 
| Copenhagen
 
| Copenhagen
| 284 saints
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| 82 saints
| 17 Sept 1883
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| 27 Apr 1884
| Salt Lake City
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| Ogden, Utah
| 270
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| 277-278
| Joined by 264 British and 106 Swiss and German saints and 28 returning missionaries.  
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| Traveled from Copenhagen with 5 elders.  Joined in England by 13 Norwegian and 207 British saints and 11 more missionaries.
 
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| 19 Oct 1883
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| 6 June 1884
 
| Copenhagen
 
| Copenhagen
| 122 saints
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| 71 saints
| 15 Nov 1883
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| 29 June 1884
| Salt Lake City
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| Ogden, Utah
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| 279
| Joined some British saints and 20 Norwegian saints who had sailed from Christiania 20 Oct 1883.   
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| Joined in Hull, England with another company that sailed from Copenhagen 9 June 1884Joined with other companies of saints from Scandinavia and Great Britain.  The total of the group was 531 of whom 406 were Scandinavians, 100 British and 25 returning missionaries.
 
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| Copenhagen
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| 222 (see notes)
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| 17 sep 1884
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| Ogden, Utah
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| 279
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| Joined in England with a company of Norwegian saints and also British, Swiss, and German saints.  The total was 496 souls -- 222 Scandinavian, 193 British, 50 Swiss and German Saints and 31 returning missionaries.
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| 17 Oct 1884
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| Copenhagen
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| 66 saints
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| 9 Nov 1884
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| Ogden, Utah
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Revision as of 22:35, 11 February 2009

Organized LDS Emigration Groups Organized emigration from Scandinavian began in 1852 and continued up until about 1890. Leaders were called to assist the emigrants in the journey. Missionaries who had completed their missions would travel home to Utah with the emigrants. One or more of the missionaries were called to be the leader/s of the group. Most of the organized groups began in Copenhagen. The groups leaving from Copenhagen would be Danish and Swedish Saints. Often Norwegian Saints sailed out of Oslo and went directly to Liverpool where they would join with other Scandinavian Saints. The Scandinavians usually joined saints from other places in Europe and Great Britain in Liverpool. Detailed information about each company and names of missionaries, may be found in Andrew Jenson’s book, “History of the Scandinavian Mission”. Pages listed in the table below are for Andrew Jenson’s book. The number of Saints leaving shown in the table below includes children.  Organized emigration was closed because of the "Utah War" (Johnston's Army) early in 1858 and announced at the end of 1858 that it would resume. 


Depart.Date Place of Depart. Number in Comp. Arrival Date Arrival place Page number Notes
Jan 1852 Copenhagen 9 Swedes In England 1 Month, Joined by 19 Danish Saints. Sailed from Liver pool 1 March on the ship “Italy”.
20 Dec 1852 Copenhagen 294 Saints 30 Sep 1853 Salt Lake City 70-72 Only 3 Swedes - John Eric Forsgren, and 2 siblings.
22 Dec 1853 Copenhagen 301 Saints 5 Oct 1854 Salt Lake City 87-89 Leader was Chr. J. Larsen
26 Dec 1853 Copenhagen 200 plus 5 Oct 1854 Salt Lake City 88-89 Leader was Hans Peter Olsen
24 Nov 1854 Copenhagen about 300 7 Sep 1855 Salt Lake City 97-99 Leader was Elder Peter O. Hansen. Group joined by 149 more emigrants from the Aalborg and Vendsyssel conferences.
29 Nov 1855 Copenhagen 447 Saints 106-107 Leader was Elder Canute Peterson. Group was joined by 42 British and 30 Italian Saints.
23 Apr 1856 Copenhagen 161 Saints 9 Nov 1856 Salt Lake City 112-113 Leader Elder Johan A. Ahmanson. Joined with about 600 saints from Great Britain in Liverpool. About 100 of the Scandinavian saints were in the Willie handcart company which got caught in the snow storms in Wyoming and were rescued by saints from Utah.
18 Apr 1857 Copenhgen 536 Saints 13 Sep 1857 Salt Lake City 120-122 Leader to England was Elder Hector C. Haight
20 May 1857 Copenhagen 286 Saints 122 Leader to England was Elder Hector C. Haight. Joined by a large number of emigrating saints from the British Mission.
21 Feb 1858 Korsör, Denmark 75 Saints 9 Jul 1858, 20 Sept 1858, or 7 Oct 1858 Salt Lake City 129-131 Leader was Elder Iver N. Iversen. Joined by 5 more Scandinavian saints, 9 English saints, and about 600 Irish emigrants. The combined group came in 3 different groups from Iowa City and arrived at the three different dates.
1 April 1859 Copenhagen 355 Saints 4 Sep 1859 Salt Lake City 140-142 Leaders were Carl Widerborg and Niels Wilhelmsen. The group consisted of 224 Danes, 113 Swedes, and 18 Norwegians. They were joined by British and Swiss emigrants making a total of 726 souls. Some went by handcart and they arrived on 4 Sept 1859. Others in the wagon group arrived 15 September 1859.
2 May 1860 Copenhagen 301 Saints 24 Sept 1860 and 5 Oct 1860 Salt Lake City 148-150 Leader Carl Widerborg. Group consisted of 182 Danes, 80 Swedes, and 39 Norwegians. They were joined by Swiss, Welsh and English Saints making a total of 730 emigrants. The handcart group arrived on the first date and the ox-train on the second date.
3 Jul 1960 Florence, Nebraska 123 Saints 17 Sep 1860 Salt Lake City 150 Group consisted of saints from England and Scandinavia who had come in early groups and had been living primarily in Iowa and Nebraska for a period of time mainly to earn money for the rest of the trip.
9 May 1861 Copenhagen 565 Saints 12 Sep 1861 Salt Lake City 154-156 In this group were 128 Swedish saints. The Leader of the group to England was Pres. John Van Cott. Some of this group came across the plains in a smaller group and arrived 22 Sept 1861.
6 April 1862 and 14 Apr 1862 Alborg and Copenhagen over 900 Saints 23 Sept 1862, 27 Sept 1862, 1 Oct 1862, 5 Oct 1862 Salt Lake City 161-167 The two groups joined with other saints in England making a total of 1,556 saints. Then came in 4 ships and crossed the plains in 4 companies and arrived at the four different dates.
20 Apr 1863, 23 Apr 1863, 30 Apr 1863 Copenhagen total Scandinavians emigrating 1,458 24 Aug 1863, 12 Sep 1863 Salt Lake City 174-179 The two first Scandinavian groups joined together in England and with 113 English saints making a total of 766 Saints. About 28 Saints had come from Christiania and sailed from there 13 Apr 1863 to Copenhagen. Another group of about 100 saints left Christiania 28 Apr 1863 joined them in Copenhagen. About 12 Saints went from Stavanger and joined the group in England.
10 Apr 1864 and 13 Apr 1864 Copenhagen over 700 Saints 15 Sept 1864 Salt Lake City 181-182 The first group had 350 emigrants from Sweden, Norway, and some from Fredericia Conference, Denmark. The second group had 353 saints from Denmark. The two joined together in England and arrived in Salt Lake together.
4 May 1865 Copenhagen 557 Saints Salt Lake City 183-187 Some arrived as late as 8 Nov 1865 but others were sooner.
17 May 1866 and 28 May 1866 Copenhagen 29 Sep 1866, 1 Oct 1866, 8 Oct 1866, 22 Oct 1866 Salt Lake City 191-195 The first group had 684 saints (73 Swedes). The second group said "a large group". The two groups joined in England but arrived in Salt Lake in 4 different companies. The last group to arrive was in Captain Lowry's company. Andrew Jenson said of this company "that if the details of the journey across the plains of this company were written, it would probably present one of the most pitiable and heart rending chapters in the history of the Church." Deaths were high chiefly because of cholera.
13 June 1867 Copenhagen 290 Saints 5 Oct 1867 Salt Lake City 198-199. First emigration to cross the ocean in a steamship vessel.
29 May 1868 Göteborg 104 Swedish Saints 24 August 1868 Salt Lake City 200-201 Joined in England with small company of Danish Saints and about 50 Norwegian saints and more than 500 British saints. Sailed by sailing vessel rather than steamship to save money.
13 June 1868 Copenhagen 630 Saints 25 Sep 1868 Salt Lake City 201-203 Sailed by sailing ship to cut cost. This was the last LDS group to go by a sailing vessel.
10 Jul 1869 Copenhagen 567 saints 8 aug 1869 Ogden, Utah 204-205
15 Jul 1870 Copenhagen 348 saints 10 aug 1870 Ogden, Utah 206-207 Joined with 350 Irish and German saints
3 Sep 1870 Copenhagen 19 Saints 207
23 Jun 1871 Copenhagen 387 saints 21 Jul 1871 Ogden, Utah 210
1 Sep 1871 Copenhagen 170 saints 27 Sep 1871 Ogden, Utah 210-211
13 Oct 1871 Copenhagen 71 saints 11 Nov 1871 Salt Lake City 211 Joined by 230 British Saints.
21 June 1872 Copenhagen 397 saints 17 Jul 1872 Salt Lake City 211-212 Joined with 28 British and 22 Dutch Saints.
30 Aug 1872 Copenhagen 260 saints 26 Sep 1872 Salt Lake City 212-213
27 Jun 1873 Copenhagen 870 saints 24 Jul 1873 Salt Lake City 216
29 Aug 1873 Copenhagen 219 saints 29 Sep 1873 Salt Lake City 216-217
18 Jun 1874 Copenhagen 703 saints 15 Jul 1874 Salt Lake City 219-220 A fierce storm had non-LDS people frightened but the captain of 18 years assured them that all would be well. He said that there were "too many Mormons on board" to be in any danger. He had "never heard of any ship carrying Mormons" being lost.
27 Aug 1874 Copenhagen 214 saints 23 Sep 1874 Salt Lake City 220 Skandinaviens Stjerne said that for the year 1874, 302 saints from Sweden had emigrated and that 915 Scandinavians emigrated.
25 Jun 1875 Copenhagen 658 saints 22 July 1875 Ogden, Utah 221-222
10 Sep 1875 Copenhagen 168 saints 5 Oct 1875 Salt Lake City 222 Group mainly from Denmark
22 Jun 1876 Copenhagen 405 saints 18 Jul 1876 Ogden, Utah 224-225
8 sep 1876 Copenhagen 150 saints 3 Oct 1876 Salt Lake City 225-226
21 Jun 1877 Copenhagen 471 saints 14 Jul 1877 Salt Lake City 229-230
13 Sep 1877 Copenhagen 211 saints 6 Oct 1877 Salt Lake City 230
17 May 1878 Copenhagen 66 saints 13 Jun 1878 Salt Lake City 232 Joined 300 other emigrating saints and the returning missionaries.
21 Jun 1878 Copenhagen 55 saints 18 Jul 1878 Salt Lake City 232-233 Joined the larger group that left Copenhagen 24 June 1878.
24 June 1878 Copenhagen 446 saints 18 jul 1878 Salt Lake City 232-233 Joined by the smaller group that left Copenhagen 21 June 1878.
7 sep 1878 Copenhagen 218 saints 3 Oct 1878 Salt Lake City 233 Joined by 321 British, 57 Swiss and German saints.
23 Jun 1879 Copenhagen 331 saints 16 Jul 1879 Salt Lake City 240 Joined by 145 British and 83 German and Swiss saints.
30 Aug 1879 Copenhagen 103 saints 24 Sep 1879 Salt Lake City 240-241 Twenty-four saints from Stockholm sailed from Copenhagen 1 Sep 1879 and joined with this group in Hull, England. Joined with 188 British saints

and 5 dutch saints.

5 July 1880 Copenhagen 248 & 346 saints 24 Jul 1880 Ogden, Utah 244 Two groups left minutes apart. The first had 248 Danish saints and the second had 346 Swedish saints. They were joine in England by 113 British saints.
28 Aug 1880 Copenhagen 128 saints 15 Sep 1880 New York 244-245 Joined by 19 more Scandinavian and missionaries. Joined by 138 British saints and 38 German saints and missionaries.
15 Oct 1880 Copenhagen 22 saints 11 Nov 1880 Salt Lake City 245 Joined a large company of British, German, Swiss, Italian, and Dutch saints.
20 Jun 1881 Copenhagen 609 saints 15 Jul 1881 Ogden, Utah 256-257 Joined 146 British saints
29 Aug 1881 Copenhagen 270 saints 21 Sep 1881 Salt Lake City 258
14 Oct 1881 Copenhagen 32 saints 11 Nov 1881 Salt Lake City 261 Joined a large British company.
16 Jun 1882 Copenhagen 573 saints 9 Jul 1882 Ogden, Utah 265 Joined 125 more Scandinavian saints, 201 British saints, 2 Hollander saints, and 33 returning missionaries
28 Aug 1882 Copenhagen 292 saints 10 Nov 1882 Salt Lake City 265-266 Joined by 298 British, 54 Swiss and German Saints
13 Oct 1882 Copenhagen 108 or 109 saints 10 Nov 1882 Salt Lake City 266 Joined by 279 British saints.
6 Apr 1883 Copenhagen 103 saints 30 Apr 1883 Salt Lake City 269
11 May 1883 Copenhagen 12 saints 2 June 1883 Salt Lake City 269 Joined a large group of about 400 British, German, and Swiss saints.
15 June 1883 Copenhagen 503 saints 8 Jul 1883 Salt Lake City 269-270 Joined by 171 British saints
24 Aug 1883 Copenhagen 284 saints 17 Sept 1883 Salt Lake City 270 Joined by 264 British and 106 Swiss and German saints and 28 returning missionaries.
19 Oct 1883 Copenhagen 122 saints 15 Nov 1883 Salt Lake City page 270 Joined some British saints and 20 Norwegian saints who had sailed from Christiania 20 Oct 1883.
4 Apr 1884 Copenhagen 82 saints 27 Apr 1884 Ogden, Utah 277-278 Traveled from Copenhagen with 5 elders. Joined in England by 13 Norwegian and 207 British saints and 11 more missionaries.
6 June 1884 Copenhagen 71 saints 29 June 1884 Ogden, Utah 279 Joined in Hull, England with another company that sailed from Copenhagen 9 June 1884. Joined with other companies of saints from Scandinavia and Great Britain. The total of the group was 531 of whom 406 were Scandinavians, 100 British and 25 returning missionaries.
25 Aug 1884 Copenhagen 222 (see notes) 17 sep 1884 Ogden, Utah 279 Joined in England with a company of Norwegian saints and also British, Swiss, and German saints. The total was 496 souls -- 222 Scandinavian, 193 British, 50 Swiss and German Saints and 31 returning missionaries.
17 Oct 1884 Copenhagen 66 saints 9 Nov 1884 Ogden, Utah