Þórður Árelíus Ólafsson aka Theodore Arthur Olafson (IR# I574371) wrote this story, in Icelandic, about his journey to America. Traveling with Þórður was his sister, Kristjana Kristbjörg Ólafsdóttir, aka Christina.
(IR #I574373) Þórður and Kristjana were the children of Ólafur Ólafsson and Þuriður Guðmundsdóttir from Snæfellsnessýsla. Theodore’s daughter, Ruth Olafson Gidcumb, had her father’s Icelandic story translated. Any words in parenthesis ( ) were in the translated s