Elizabeth Degen

12 September 1802–21 May 1878 (Age 75)
Hölstein, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Degen was born on 12 September 1802, in Hölstein, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland, her father, John Casper Degen, was 32 and her mother, Anna Maria Graf, was 34. She married Martin Bushman on 20 March 1827, in Bart Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 21 May 1878, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Bushman
1802–1870
Elizabeth Degen
1802–1878
Marriage: 20 March 1827
Henry Bushman
1827–1828
Maria Bushman
1829–1829
Jacob Bushman
1830–1919
Sarah Ann Bushman
1833–1917
Abraham Bushman
1835–1839
Elizabeth Bushman
1837–1846
Martin Benjamin Bushman
1841–1927
John Bushman
1843–1926
Esther Ann Bushman
1845–1846
Hetty Ann Barbara Bushman
1845–1846
Elias Albert Bushman Sr.
1849–1925

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 March 1827Bart Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1803
    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1803
    Age 1
    "Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Dieter, Kurt, Bernhard, Erna, Erwin, Fritz, Gunther, Hans, Helmuth, Klaus, Otto.German and Swiss German: status name from Middle High German degen ‘boy, warrior, hero’. This surname is also found in Slovenia.German and Dutch: from a short form of ancient Germanic personal names like Degenhard, Degenhold, and others, with generally the same meaning as in 1 above.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Dehning
    Dehnel
    Dagen
    Degn
    Dehnke
    Degenstein
    Denz
    Degan
    Dehnert

    Story Highlight

    “With tired limbs and glad hearts”

    Happy Pioneer Day! I found this account of my 3rd Great-grandparents, a Life sketch of Martin and Elizabeth Bushman by Martin Benjamin Bushmanin, in a copy of John Bushman’s edited diary, which was c …

    Sources (36)

    • Elisth (Elizabeth) Bushman in household of Martin Bushman, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizebth Degen in entry for Jacob Bushman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Elizabeth Bushman in household of Martin Bushman, "United States Census, 1850"

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