Rasmus Berndtsson

Brief Life History of Rasmus

When Rasmus Berndtsson was born on 10 October 1833, in Ljung, Västra Götaland, Sweden, his father, Berndt Mårtensson, was 29 and his mother, Anna Johansdotter, was 31. He married Laura Christina Lundberg on 22 December 1861, in Domkyrkoförsamlingen, Göteborg, Göteborgs och Bohus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ljung, Göteborgs och Bohus, Sweden in 1833 and Mount Sterling, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 11 August 1903, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rasmus Berndtsson
Christina Hanson
Marriage: 25 May 1867
Fredrick Berntson
Mamie Wilhelmine Berntson
Hilma Berntson
Wilhelm Berntson
Augusta Amelia Berntson
Emily Berntson

Sources (61)

  • Rasmuss Benson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Birth and christening of Rasmus Berntsson, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: Christian Barfuss BIRTH 1 Jun 1800 Bern, Verwaltungskreis Bern-Mittelland, Bern, Switzerland DEATH 16 Apr 1847 (aged 46) Bern, Switzerland BURIAL Logan City Cemetery Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 27371672

1859 · Logan is Founded

"\""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.\"""

Name Meaning

Of New Testament origin, where it is a shortened form of the Latin name Erastus (Greek Erastos, from erān ‘to love’). This was the name of the treasurer of Corinth converted to Christianity by St Paul (Romans 16:23).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Story Highlight

Source: BYU religious studies centers https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/legacy-sacrifice-missionaries-scandinavia-1872-94/b

From the book "Legacy of Sacrifice: Missionaries to Scandinavia, 1872–94" Rasmus Berntson 1833–1903 Residence: Logan, Cache Co., Utah Arrival date in Copenhagen: 14 September 1880 Missionary labo …

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