[Homework from Letter One]
Like many families migrating west the Ries family and the Browns, their neighbors traveling west with them had to decide what to take on the journey. Many items could be sold and replaced later but some things would be hard to get out west. They would need a fair amount of supplies for the long journey across the plains.
The Ries Family
Son John Jr. 16 yrs
Son Paul 14 yrs
Daughter Emmy 11 yrs
Uncle (the father's brother) Calvin
The Brown Family
Son, and only child Peter 11 yrs
Among Emmy's packing list were the families' small collection of books, blankets, a cast iron stove, cookwares, dishes, food supplies, clothing, garden tools, guns, a clock, a table, and a few chairs.
Good luck in the crossing and see in the Utah Territory in a few months!