Monday, January 18, 2010

Wessman 5: Amanda Matilda Hall Wessman

A faithful Temple worker, was born April 7, 1848, at Tanum parish, near Strömstad, Bohus lån, Sweden. She was baptized March 26, 1878, by Elder Ingwald C. Thoresen, and on March 25, 1898 [March 28, 1872], she married Johan Bengtson Wessman in Göteborg. Emigrating to Utah, she arrived in Salt Lake City in October, 1893. Her husband died May 15, 1896 [March 15, 1898], leaving the widow and five children, two having preceded him beyond the vail [sic]. Sister Wessman was miraculously healed from a severe sickness in the House of the Lord, and since 1898 has been laboring in the Salt Lake Temple. At the time of this writing, she has been baptized for 130,000 women, and has been endowed for four thousand. Her son, Herbert, is a druggist at Yukon, Idaho.

Jenson, Andrew. “Amanda Wessman” in History of the Scandinavian Mission, 1927, pp 531-32.

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