Bengta Pehrsdotter was originally from Vinslöv Parish in Kristianstad Län, Sweden. She took out her migration certificate as Bengta Persdotter on 27-April-1868 from Vanneberga, Vinslöv parish, and was given the last name of "Pehrson" upon her arrival in America (Sincerest appreciation for the assistance from Olof Cronberg of SwedGen in locating her place of emigration).
Bengta was the daughter of Pehr Bengtsson (born on 06 February 1814 - Lommarp 3, Vinslöv parish in Kristianstad Län, Sweden and died on 14 December 1863 at age 49) and his wife Elna Jönsdotter (born on 11 March 1822 in Vanneberga, Vinslöv parish , Kristianstad Län, (now Skåne) in Sweden. Before her emigration, Bengta was living with her family at Vannebega #12 in Vinslöv parish, Kristianstad Län, (now Skåne) in Sweden (Many thanks to Kjell S Andersson from the Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado for his assistance in finding Bengta's parents and Grandparents).
Bengta and Ake were married on 02 November 1868 at the St. Ansgarius Protestant Episcopal church, then located on the corner of Illinois and Franklin Streets in Chicago, IL. Her three eldest children: Ida, Jennie and Alfred were all born in Cook County, but following the great Chicago fire in 1871, the family left and headed west to Denver, Colorado.
1836–1902 (m. 1868)