The Gathering - II
When Niels O. Mortensen, Bodil's father, first heard Elder Erastus Snow preach the doctrine of gathering in Denmark, he told his children he always believed that he was one of the children of Israel being gathered to the mountains. In 1856 Bodil (10) emigrated in the care of her parents' friends, Jens and Else Nielsen, with the Willie Handcart Company. She was to join her sister who had come to Utah the previous year, in waiting for the rest of the family.
Bodil shared in the responsibilities