The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Bendt Nielsen

Bendt Nielsen

Birth
Denmark
Death 15 Jul 1862 (aged 66)
Weber County, Utah, USA
Burial South Weber, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 24.00
Memorial ID 120393 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Bendt Nielsen was born in Flakkevaduhus, Rungsted, Frederiksborg, Denmark. He and his family traveled across the United States by wagon company in 1854 to settle in Utah. During the nine-month trip, his wife, Margrethe, died when the family reached Saint Louis. There Margrethe was buried.

Bendt and his children reached Utah a few months later, arriving in Salt Lake City. There Bendt married his second wife, Kirsten, with whom he would have five children.

Bendt's children settled throughout Northern Utah, particularly in Box Elder and Cache counties. While most of them are buried in Hyrum City Cemetery, two are buried in Denmark, one in Sanpete County, Utah, and some in Weber County.

Although the names of his two wives appear on his gravestone, they are buried in different locations. Margrethe is interred in Saint Louis (cemetery not yet found), and Kirsten in Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Utah.



Inscription

Front Left:
Margrethe Eilertsen
Sept. 2, 1795
May 23, 1854

Front Center:
Nielsen
Bendt
May 26, 1796
July 15, 1862
Wagon Master and Benefactor

Front Right:
Kirsten Knudsen
Aug. 12, 1830
Mar. 17, 1910

Back Left:
Children of
Bendt and Kirsten
Sealed Sept. 29, 1855
Bendt Jr
Joseph
Margaret
Ephriam
Jacob

Back Center:
Nielsen
Farm in Denmark

Back Right:
Children of
Bendt and Margrethe
Married Apr. 17, 1822
Niels
Ane
George
Marie
Kirstine
Hans Enoch
Andrew

Gravesite Details Special thanks to Liesa for the photos of Bendt and the gravestone.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: Bob
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120393
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bendt Nielsen (26 May 1796–15 Jul 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120393, citing South Weber Cemetery, South Weber, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Bob (contributor 47399905) .