Martin Bushman

Male1 April 1802–18 October 1870

Brief Life History of Martin

When Martin Bushman was born on 1 April 1802, in Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Abraham Bushman, was 34 and his mother, Esther Franck, was 37. He married Elizabeth Degen on 20 March 1827, in Bart Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1851 and lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. In 1870, at the age of 68, his occupation is listed as laborer in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 18 October 1870, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Bushman
Elizabeth Degen
Marriage: 20 March 1827
Henry Bushman
Maria Bushman
Jacob Bushman
Sarah Ann Bushman
Abraham Bushman
Elizabeth Bushman
Martin Benjamin Bushman
John Bushman
Esther Hetty Ann Barbara Bushman
Elias Albert Bushman Sr.

Sources (65)

  • Martin Bushman, "United States Census, 1840" living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Martin Bushman in entry for Jacob Bushman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
  • Martin Bushman, "United States Census, 1850" in Pottawattamie, Iowa age 48 (not 98)

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 March 1827Bart Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 10

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 18

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Buschmann .

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

    Possible Related Names

    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 …

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