Category Archives: Bushman Family

Elizabeth Degen Bushman’s Errands of Mercy: Midwife to 357 Babies in Lehi

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 6, p.485-486 Elizabeth Degen Bushman was born September 12, 1802, in Holstein, Basselland, Switzerland. Her father was John Casper Degen. Her mother died in childbirth when Elizabeth was four years of age and a year later … Continue reading

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Obituary for Sarah Ermine Bushman Fowles, d. 17 July 1947, Salt Lake City, UT

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John Bushman takes an active part in the upbuilding and development of the resources of the country.

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p.553 Bushman, John, Bishop of St. Joseph Ward, Snowflake Stake, Arizona, is the seventh son of Martin Bushman and Elizabeth Dagen, and was born in Nauvoo, Hancock county, Ill., June 7, 1843. He … Continue reading

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John Bushman b. 7 June 1843

The Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, pp. 133-136 John Bushman was born 7 June, 1843 in Nauvoo, Illinois. In September 1846 when the Latter-day Saints were finally expelled from Nauvoo he went with his parents across to Hyland … Continue reading

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Bushman Family Reunion reported in The Lehi Sun Lehi, Utah 3 June 1937

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The Lehi Meeting House, where our Bushman Family Attended, Built 1855

by Lee Anderson The Meeting House was built in 1855 in the center of the Lehi Fort, (located on the southwest corner of 200 Wesr and 100 South)  Nearly twenty years later on the cold winter Sunday morning of February … Continue reading

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Martin Benjamin Bushman b. 5 February 1841

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.785 BUSHMAN, MARTIN BENJAMIN (son of Martin Bushman and Elizabeth Degen). Born Feb. 5, 1841, Lancaster county, Pa. Came to Utah September, 1851, James Allred company. Married Lucinda Ludelia Goodwin March 21, 1863, Salt … Continue reading

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Martin Bushman, Branch President of Highland Grove, Iowa, 31 December 1848

The Bushman family was forced to leave Nauvoo with just a few hours’ notice. They were ill-prepared for the 500 mile trek to Council Bluffs, Iowa. It was the dreary rainy season and the roads were nearly impassible. Winter came … Continue reading

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John Bushman records information from the Nauvoo Temple Book about Martin and Elizabeth Degen Bushman

Text: in June 1924 there was found in the Nauvoo Temple Record Book, a large Bundle of loose leaves in manus -scipt Pined together which contained the names of 1200 which were not recorded in Temple Records among them were … Continue reading

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The Bushman-Smith Relationship

Maria Elizabeth Bushman Smith is the daughter of John Bushman and Lois Angeline Smith.  She was born 17 December 1869 in Lehi, Utah.  She married Silas Derryfield Smith, son of Jesse Nathaniel Smith and Emma Saraphine West in 1888 in … Continue reading

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