Bengta Matilda Nilsson

23 December 1820–1860 (Age 39)
Eskilstorp, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Bengta Matilda

When Bengta Matilda Nilsson was born on 23 December 1820, in Eskilstorp, Malmöhus, Sweden, her father, Nils Månsson, was 51 and her mother, Hanna Andersdotter, was 43. She married Henry Peterson on 9 July 1845, in Trelleborg, Malmöhus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1860, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Henry Peterson
Bengta Matilda Nilsson
Marriage: 9 July 1845
Andrew Henry Peterson
Oluf Peterson
Kerstina Peterson
Kirsten Casty Peterson
Anna Persson
John Henry Peterson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 July 1845Trelleborg, Malmöhus, Sweden
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 5
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 12
    Göta Canal opened.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nils, Per, Anders, Egil, Lennart, Sven, Birgit, Fredrik, Sten, Algot. German Kurt, Hans, Otto, Gerhard, Gotthard, Karl-Heinz.Swedish and German: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a shortened form of Nikolaus. Compare Nilson , Neilson 3, and Nielson 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Henrick Persson and Bengta Matilda Nilsdotter

    By Hazel L Peterson Comments added by Montie C Peterson Henrick Persson (1813 – 1881) Also known as Henrich Pehrson Henry Peterson Bengta M. Nilsdotter (1820 - 1860) Also known as Bengta Niels …

    Sources (8)

    • Unknown in entry for Casty Peterson, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Benta Nilsen in entry for Andrew Henry Pedersen, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"
    • Bengta Nielsen in entry for Kerstina Peterson, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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