Louisa Alexandrine Ballif

25 February 1850–7 February 1922 (Age 71)
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Louisa Alexandrine

When Louisa Alexandrine Ballif was born on 25 February 1850, in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, her father, Serge Louis Ballif, was 28 and her mother, Elise Marie LeCoultre, was 25. She married George Taft Benson on 20 December 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Whitney, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1910. She died on 7 February 1922, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Taft Benson
Louisa Alexandrine Ballif
Marriage: 20 December 1867
Louisa Benson
Ezra Taft Benson
Elise Benson
George Taft Benson Jr.
Serge Ballif Benson
Adeline Benson
Florence Benson
Laurence Benson
William Kennedy Benson
Frank Taft Benson
Marie Benson
Carmen Benson
Jenny Benson
Kathinka Benson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 9
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries 1869: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States 1913: Franklin, Idaho, United States

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Lupe, Ana Isabel, Armando, Gonzalo, Guadalupe, Hilaria, Jose, Juan, Juan Carlos, Juana Maria, Macario, Mario.German and Danish: habitational name from a place so named near Neubrandenburg, Germany.Jewish (western Ashkenazic): most likely, metronymic from the hypocoristic form (using the suffix -lin) of the Yiddish female personal name Be(y)le (see Balin 1). Earliest bearers of the name spelling Bal(l)in or Bellin appear in available sources of Switzerland at the turn of the 14th–15th centuries.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Prophet Ezra Taft Benson

    I believe THIS is one of the "Grandmothers" Spoken of in the saving from an untimely (early) death of the infant prophet..?(by dipping him in warm & cold water...) President Benson was proud of his " …

    Sources (36)

    • Louisa Bensen, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Louisa Baliff in entry for George T Benson and Clara Marie Danielsen, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • Louisa Balliff in entry for Adeline Benson Peck, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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