Martha Kirstine Bensen

19 January 1837–1 October 1878 (Age 41)
Åker, Sønder, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Martha Kirstine

When Martha Kirstine Bensen was born on 19 January 1837, in Åker, Sønder, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Jeppe Bentsen, was 41 and her mother, Maren Kirstine Hansdatter Kofoed, was 41. She married Jonathan Pugmire Jr. on 9 March 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Åker, Bornholm, Denmark in 1840 and Vester Marie, Vestermarie, Bornholm, Denmark in 1845. She died on 1 October 1878, in Newton, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Milton Bell
Martha Kirstine Bensen
Marriage: 10 April 1859
William Alfred Bell
Martha Jane Bell
Marian Bell
Eli Jeppa Bell
Hyrum Bell
Joseph Robert Bell
Lilly Elnora Bell
Sarah Rebecca Bell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1859Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 10
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    Age 12
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Britt.German: variant of Bense .Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Bentsen or Bengtsen (Danish also Bendtsen). Compare Benson 3.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight


    Jens Nielsen was born 24 February, 1796 in Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark, the oldest child of Niels Jensen and Martha Marie Nielsen. Karen Kirstine Bentsen was born 21 March 1824 in Aaker, Bor …

    Sources (64)

    • Martha Benson in entry for Joseph R Bell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Martha Bell in household of William Bell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Christine Benson in entry for Eli Jeppa Bell, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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