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 Bengta Nielson

Bengta Nielson

Birth
Sweden
Death 18 May 1901 (aged 76)
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 04 042 0
Memorial ID 130355 · View Source
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Two years after Rasmus reached the Salt Lake Valley he married his first wife, Bengta Jenson Hanson, on October 19, 1867, in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. She was 17 years older than he (Charlotte Kent states that through research she found the Rasmus and Bengta had known each other in Denmark. Bengta had gone there to find employment. Both were members of the LDS Church. We had wondered why Rasmus had married someone seventeen years older than he was, but it was natural to choose a person whom he knew and was of the same faith.)
Bengta was born March 26, 1825, at Skarphult, Huarod, Krstns, Sweden and was christened two days later. She was baptized a member of the Church and confirmed in Sweden.
She emigrated to the United States June 12, 1867, on the ship Manhattan and journeyed to Utah.
Her father’s name was Jens Hanson and her mother was Ingar Larson.
For the first six years of their marriage Rasmus and Bengta lived at South Cottonwood in a dugout which was 15 feet by 16 feet and nine feet high. It had a gabled roof above the ground of dirt, a door in the south end, and a window in the north end.
They were members of the Cottonwood Ward.
Almost a year after they were married they had a son (born September 29, 1868) whom they named Niels. He was a beautiful child with fragile health who would die seven years later.
After living in the dugout for six years, in 1873 they constructed a two-room adobe home, of which they were very proud. This house was built over their dugout in Cottonwood.
Their only son by this union, Niels, died September 16, 1875, and is interred in the Murray Cemetery.


Per Find A Grave contributor Hans Nielsen


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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 130355
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bengta Nielson (26 Mar 1825–18 May 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 130355, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .