Martha Magdalene Fuhrmeister

24 March 1857–27 September 1927 (Age 70)
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Magdalene

When Martha Magdalene Fuhrmeister was born on 24 March 1857, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, her father, Friedrick William Christoph Fuhrmeister, was 36 and her mother, Christina Sophia Magdalena Lindau, was 35. She married Samuel Bennett on 17 January 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 27 September 1927, in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Bennett
Martha Magdalene Fuhrmeister
Marriage: 17 January 1876
Jane Sophia Bennett
Mary Bennett
Martha Elizabeth Bennett
Samuel Bennett Jr.
Josephine Bennett
Ida Bennett
John Bennett
Joseph Bennett
Leah Bennett
Rachel Bennett
Artemesia Bennett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 4
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.
    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 19
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Lorenz.German: occupational name for an overseer or manager of a haulage business, composed of Middle High German vuore ‘load, transport’ + meister ‘master’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Martha Magdalene Foremaster

    1. While her husband Samuel was on a mission to Great Britain, she managed the farm and kids successfully. 2. When the Bishop suggested that she not pay tithing while Samuel was serving a mission, she …

    Sources (20)

    • Martha Bennett in household of Samuel Bennett, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Martha M Fuhrmeister in entry for John Bennett and Emma Maude Wilde, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Martha Foremaster in entry for Joseph Bennett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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