Maria Bengtsdotter

28 June 1829–8 September 1900 (Age 71)
Fryksande, Värmland, Sweden

The Life Summary of Maria

Maria Bengtsdotter was born on 28 June 1829, in Fryksande, Värmland, Sweden as the daughter of Bengt Olsson and Marit Olsdottor. She married Oluf Jensen on 17 April 1854, in Gräsmark, Värmland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Ölme, Värmland, Sweden in 1826 and Copenhagen, Denmark in 1870. She died on 8 September 1900, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oluf Jensen
Maria Bengtsdotter
Marriage: 17 April 1854
Alvena Maria Elnora Jensen
Amanda Caroline Jensen
Emily Charlotte Jenson
Amel Burnett Jenson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 April 1854Gräsmark, Värmland, Sweden
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    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.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 18
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    Age 20
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

    Name Meaning

    A name derived from Mapia, one of the Greek forms of Miriam. Maria is found as a male name as well as a female name. Viscount Montague, of Cowdray, Sussex, who succeeded to the title as second viscount, was christened Anthony Maria Browne. In Camden's Remains (p. 44), referred to in Delicie Literarise, occurs Thomas Maria Wingfield; and there was also a Sir Edward Maria Wingfield. The name appears to have been adopted in the latter family from Mary, daughter of Henry VIII. Compare Notes and Queries 5th S. ii. 73, 316, 478. Marie is frequently found as a male name in France and in other parts of the Continent.

    Sources (21)

    • Marie Jensen in household of Oluf Lauritz Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
    • Sidse Marie Olsen in entry for Johannes Mathiesen and Anna Johanne Christine Jensen, "Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964"
    • Mary Olson in entry for Amel Bernard Jensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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