Bengta Nilsson

29 January 1825–17 March 1908 (Age 83)
Helsingborg, Helsingborg, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Bengta

When Bengta Nilsson was born on 29 January 1825, in Helsingborg, Helsingborg, Malmöhus, Sweden, her father, Nils Bengtsson, was 35 and her mother, Karna Gunnarsson, was 31. She married Anders or Andrew Johnson on 12 November 1848, in Helsingborg, Helsingborg, Malmöhus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880 and Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 17 March 1908, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anders or Andrew Johnson
Bengta Nilsson
Marriage: 12 November 1848
Gustavus W Johnson
Anna Maria Andrewsdotter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1848Helsingborg, Helsingborg, Malmöhus, Sweden
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 5
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1848 · The March Unrest
    Age 23
    The March Unrest, or the Marsoroligheterna, was a series of riots in Stockholm in March 1848, due to news of the French Revolution. As a mob gathered and plundered shops on March 19, the militia fired shots and 18 deaths. The army arrived on March 21 for reinforcement and terminated any further rioting.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • Benta Fichser, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Benta Nielson in entry for Gustavus W. Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Benta Petersen, "United States Census, 1880"

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