Category Archives: Bushman Family

Sarah Ann Bushman Rhodes died 100 years ago today

Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, p. 54-56: Sarah was nine years old when the family made the first long trek from Lancaster County Penn. to Nauvoo, and was thirteen when they left Nauvoo for Western Iowa. Therefore she … Continue reading

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Bushman Family History as Recorded by John Bushman in his Journal

Today is John Bushman’s Birthday.  He was born 7 June 1843 in Nauvoo, Illinois.  John was a wonderful record keeper.  We are grateful for the history he recorded in his journals of his ancestors and of his family. John Bushman’s … Continue reading

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Home in Nauvoo where John Bushman was born 7 June 1843

John Bushman is the younger brother of my Great-grandpa Jacob Bushman.  Martin and Elizabeth’s first 7 children were born in Pennsylvania before the family moved to Nauvoo. From the Biography of Martin Bushman and Elizabeth Degen (Based upon Bushman Family … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Petersen Bushman, wife of John Bushman, b.24 May 1857, Denmark

Mary Ann Petersen Bushman Compiled and written by Mary Lois Westover Carroll about 1973 The parents of Mary Ann, or Ane Marie, Petersen Bushman heard the gospel of Jesus Christ in Denmark. Jens Petersen was the son of Peter Christensen … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Petersen Bushman b. 24 May 1857, d. 6 July 1885

This history is found in Pioneer Women by Roberta Flake Clayton. Privately Printed, Mesa, Arizona: [n.p.,] 1969. BX 8670.07 .C579p also Americana BX 8670.07 .C579p. Mary Ann Petersen, daughter of Jens Pedersen, called Peter in America, and Maren Sorensen Frost, was … Continue reading

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The Martin & Elizabeth Bushman Children

Elizabeth Degen Bushman, my 3rd Great-grandmother died on this day, 21 May, in 1878 in Lehi, Utah at age 75.  She left a wonderful posterity.  Of her 10 children, 3 died as young children and 2 died crossing the plains … Continue reading

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Martin Bushman and Elizabeth Degen Family Bibles

On the 10 of May in 1840, Martin and Elizabeth Bushman were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Below are photographs of their Bibles.  As you can see, they were well-used, and well-loved.  No doubt what … Continue reading

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