Marthe Christen's passport photo Passport Land - Marthe Dorothy Christen (1904-1999)


Biography

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 Italian.

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 Harnecker (1896-1984).

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 Janeiro.

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.

Ancestry

Nothing is yet known.

Passport

Marthe Christen's Swiss passport was issued on 6 Dec 1931.

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