Bodil Malene Mortensen

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Bodil Malene Mortensen

Birthplace: Systofte, Bjorup Maribo, Denmark
Death: Died in Rock Creek, Wyoming
Place of Burial: Rock Creek, Wyoming
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Neiles Otto MORTENSEN and Maren Kirstine Olsen HANSEN
Sister of Anne Margrette MORTENSEN; Hans Peder MORTENSEN; Maren NIELSEN (MORTENSEN) and Hans Peder Nielsen Mortensen
Half sister of Joseph E MORTENSEN

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About Bodil Malene Mortensen

Mormon Pioneer:

"...Friday, 24th. Reddin N. Allred & others with 6 wagons came to camp this morning to assist the Handcart Company on our journey to the Valley. It was concluded to stay in camp today & bury the dead as there were 13 persons to inter. William James, from Pershore, Worcestershire, England, aged 46 died; Elizabeth Bailey, from Leigh, Worcestrshire, England, aged 52 died; James Kirkwood from Glasgow, Scotland, aged 11 died Samuel Gadd, from Orwell, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 10 died; Lars Wendin [Venden], from Copenhagen, Denmark, aged 60 died; Anne Olsen, from Seeland, Denmark, aged 46 died; Ella Nilson, from Jutland, Denmark, aged 22 years, died; Jens Nilson, from Lolland, Denmark, aged 6 years died; Bodil Mortinsen from Lolland, Denmark, aged 9 years, died; Nils Anderson from Seeland, Denmark, aged 41 years died; Ole Madsen from Seeland, Denmark, aged 41 years died; Many of the Saints have their feet & hands frozen from the severity of the weather..."

SOURCE: James G. Willie Emigrating Company, Journal 1856 May-Nov., 16-53. Retrieved from:,18016,4976-7439,00.html

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Bodil Malene Mortensen's Timeline

August 5, 1846
Systofte, Bjorup Maribo, Denmark
October 24, 1856
Age 10
Rock Creek, Wyoming
October 24, 1856
Age 10
Rock Creek, Wyoming