When Karen Mathea Mattisdatter was born in 1811, in Fjell, Nes, Akershus, Norway, her father, Matthias Hansen, was 35 and her mother, Berthe Sørensdtr, was 26. She married Amund Olsen Finnholt on 23 November 1844, in Neskollen, Nes, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons.
equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.
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