Passport Land - Marthe
Marthe Dorothy Christen, born Marthe Christen (30 Jul 1904, Aarwangen,
Bern, Switzerland - 10 Dec 1999, Norwalk, Los Angeles, CA, USA) was a
nurse and governess. She spoke German, English, French, Spanish and
From 7-17 May 1930, Marthe Christen (25, single, Nurse) sailed alone on
the SS Ecuador
from Cristobal, Canal Zone to Los Angeles, LA. She was living in Rio de
Janeiro. Handwritten is "This girl is maid for Mrs Dorothea Mornsen, of
Cross Rivers, NY. Local address is Ambassador Hotel, LA"
From 26 Aug - 2 Sep 1932, Marthe Christen (28, single, Governess)
sailed alone on the SS Columbus
from Southampton, England to New York, NY.
In 1933, Marthe Christen was Governess to Dick Mornsen and Alicia
Mornsen Miller, children of Richard Paul Momsen (1890, Milwaukee,
Wisconsin - 1964) of Danish-German parents. He was a lawyer and
diplomat, Consul-General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 1917-19, then
opened two law offices there. In 1921, he married Dorothea Ann
From 17 Oct - 1 Nov 1933, Marthe Christen (29, single, Governess)
sailed alone on the US SS West Ira
from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Francisco, CA. She was living in Rio
de Janeiro. She is listed as having a friend, Arnold Gerber.
From 4-17 Sep 1940, Marthe Christen (36, single, Governess) sailed
alone on the SS Argentino
from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to New York, NY. She was living in Rio de
On 24 May 1946, Marthe Dorothy Christen became a naturalized US
citizen. She was living at 3524 E 60th Pl, Huntington Park, CA.
From 19 Mar - 8 Apr 1948, Marthe Christen (43y 8m, single) sailed alone
on the SS P&T Trader
from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Pedro, CA. She was living at 3524 E
60th Pl, Huntington Park, CA.
Marthe D Christen later lived at 11701 Studebaker Rd, Norwalk, CA. In
1993, Marthe Christen lived at 9811 Pomering Rd, Downey, CA.
Nothing is yet known.
Marthe Christen's Swiss passport was issued on 6 Dec 1931.