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Knude Bentsen

Knude Bentsen

Male 1834 - 1905  (70 years)

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  • Name Knude Bentsen 
    Born 1 Oct 1834  Risor, Aust Agder, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 1 Dec 1834 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Aug 1905 
    Baptized (LDS) 29 Apr 1925 
    Endowed (LDS) 29 Apr 1925 
    Notes 
    • May have changed his name to James Wilson.

      From Don Rolfson:
      Found this in the 1880 Census which just came out:

      Census Place: Russell, Otoe, Nebraska
      Source: FHL Film 1254753 National Archives Film T9-0753 Page 422C
      Relation Sex Marr
      Race Age Birthplace
      James WILSON Self M M W
      42 NORWAY
      Celestia WILSON Wife F M W
      32 OH
      Andrew F. MILLS FatherL M W W 60
      OH

      "I have been transcribing my Dad's journals and he mentioned that after
      his mission he visited some relatives of Francis Thor Rolfson in
      Lincoln, Nebraska. Dad told me a story related by his Grandpa Francis.
      Francis Thor said he and his two brothers came to America around
      1860 in a sailing ship. They landed in New Orleans and were inducted
      into the Confederate Army. They didn't want to fight and went AWOL
      ending up in St. Louis and changed there names to Wilson. When Francis
      Thor Rolfsen married Ester Ann Pulley he changed his name back to
      Rolfson substituting the "sen" for "son" but his brother kept their new
      names of George Wilson and James Wilson. I assume this story has some
      truth and it does make for interesting conversation. I don't know
      which sons of Bent Rolfsen and Gjertrud Maria Wroldsen they were, but
      suspect it might have been Vrold and Bent Rolfson; however the death
      dates do not match."
    Person ID I2184  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2001 

    Father Bendt Rolfsen,   b. 27 Apr 1792, Oyestad, A-Agdr, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1852, Risor, Aust Agder, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Gjertrude Maria Wraaldsen,   b. 8 Jan 1799, Risor, Aust Agder, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1819  Risor, Aust Agder, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 7 Nov 1956 
    Family ID F129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Celestia Amelia Mills 
    Married 6 Mar 1879 
    Family ID F1142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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