Jens Peter Ipsen Bendtsen

26 April 1831–21 June 1898 (Age 67)
Åker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens Peter Ipsen

When Jens Peter Ipsen Bendtsen was born on 26 April 1831, in Åker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Jeppe Bentsen, was 35 and his mother, Maren Kirstine Hansdatter Kofoed, was 36. He married Mary Jane Simpson on 26 December 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Vester Marie, Vestermarie, Bornholm, Denmark in 1850 and Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 21 June 1898, in Newton, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Jens Peter Ipsen Bendtsen
Mette Christine Ericksen
Marriage: 8 April 1854
Mary Benson
Martha Ann Erickson Benson
Sarah Benson
Peter Ephraim Benson
Anna Kersten Benson
John Benson
Elizabeth Benson
La Zina Benson
Sevina Elmira Benson
Tinas Benson

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  • Marriage
    8 April 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 16
    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 18
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Bent, Per. German Kurt, Otto.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Bengt, Ben(d)t, short forms of Benedikt (see Benedict ). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of Danish variant Bendtsen and possibly also of Norwegian and Danish Bengtsen. Compare Bensen 2, Benson 3, and Bentson .

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

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    Jeppe Bendtsen

    In the little village of Pedersker, Aaker Parish, in the southeast part of Bornholm, Yeppa Benson (Jeppe Bendtsen) was born 20 October 1796. He was the son of Bendt Jensen and Kirsten Pedersen, t …

    Sources (63)

    • Jens Peter Benthin in household of Jeppe Benthin, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Peter Benson in entry for George H Atkinson and Caroline C Ricks, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • Peter Benson in entry for Christenia Mortenia Barker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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