Remembering Henry, first child of Martin and Elizabeth Degen Bushman, who died as an infant in Bart, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania..
This brief history of Martin Bushman from Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p. 785, mentions Henry’s birth.
|BUSHMAN, MARTIN (son of Abraham Bushman, born April 12, 1767, Lancaster county, Pa., and Esther Franks, born Oct. 5, 1764—married Jan. 12, 1788). He was born April 1, 1802, Lascaster county, Pa., came to Utah October, 1851, Capt. Kelsey company.|
|Married Elizabeth Degen (daughter of John Casper Degen and Maria Graff). She was born Sept. 12, 1802. Their children: Henry b. Dec. 11, 1827, and Maria b. Jan. 31, 1829, died; Jacob b. July 27, 1830, m. Charlotte Turley March 2, 1858; Sarah A. b. Jan. 9, 1833, m. Alonzo D. Rhodes; Abraham b. July 19, 1835, and Elizabeth b. Nov. 9, 1837, died; Martin B. b. Feb. 5, 1841, m. Lucinda Goodwin; John b. June 7, 1843, m. Lois A. Smith Feb. 11, 1865; Hetty A. B. b. Nov. 28, 1845, died; Elias A. b. Dec. 6, 1849, m. Margaret Zimmerman. Family home Lehi, Utah.|
|High priest. Died Oct. 18, 1870.|
From Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 6, p.486
Elizabeth was married to Martin Bushman in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1827. He was the son of Abraham and Esther Banks Bushman. They made their home in Lancaster until 1840 and during the years seven children were born to them. That year the Mormon missionaries came to their home and brought the gospel to them. Feeling their teachings were from the Lord they accepted them and soon moved with other Saints to Nauvoo, Illinois. After the exodus of the Mormons from that city the Bushmans went to Hiland Grove, Ohio and here they planted crops and stayed a number of years. In the fore part of 1851 they arrived in Salt Lake City.