Came to Utah in the William B. Preston Company (1864). Possibly benefiting from the Perpetual Emigrating Fund.
The Life Story of Soren Andersen and Daughter Ane Kjrestena Andersen
Soren Andersen was born the 14 of May 1801, in Astrup, Hjorring, Denmark. On the 30 of November, 1828 he married Ane Marie Jensen in Denmark. She was born 22 May 1801. To this marriage was born six children, 3 sons and 3 daughters. Two of the girls died, one at the age of 1 year and the other at the age of 6.
Erastus Snow brought the gospel to Denmark. Soren Andersen heard the gospel and was converted and baptized into the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the 14 of June 1853 by Christian Mikkelsen. One account said it was this reason that caused a dispute between his wife and himself, another said after giving birth to six children she died in Denmark. (Unsure which account is accurate). He took his daughter, Ane Kjerstina, who was in her teens and also believed in the gospel and they immigrated to America in the year 1854. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean on the ship “Benjamin Adams”( their names were found of the manifest of the Ship “Jesse Munn”), which sailed from Liverpool, England, on January 22, 1854, and arrived at New Orleans March 22, 1854. From here they traveled to Westport, Jackson County, Missouri. He crossed the plains with the Hans Peter Olsen Handcart Company which arrived in Salt Lake City October 6, 1854.
This large three-master, hailing from New York, was built with three decks, a square stem, and a billethead. Among her owners were the Drummonds, including the master, Gilbert C. Trufant, Wuilliam Tapscott, and George B. Cornish - all prominent in the Yankee sea trade. After fourteen years of service the "Benjamin Adams" was lost at sea in 1866.
NOTE: From Scandinavian Emigrant Ship Descriptions and Voyage Narratives (1852-1868) from "Ships, Saints, and Mariners" by Conway B. Sonne and other sources.
found on Ancestry.com in Arlene R. Miller's Family Tree