Karen Mathea Mattisdatter

Brief Life History of Karen Mathea

When Karen Mathea Mattisdatter was born on 14 November 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.

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Amund Olsen Finnholt
Karen Mathea Mattisdatter
Marriage: 23 November 1844
Martin Edvard Amundsen
Ole Amundsen
Kristian Amundsen

Sources (10)

  • Karen Matea Matesdr, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Matea Matisd. in entry for Martin Edvard, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Karen Matea Matesdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

World Events (8)

1812 · Record-keeping

A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.

1814 · Syttende Mai (17th May)

Constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom to avoid being ceded to Sweden from Denmark. Celebrated by Norwegians & Norwegian-Americans on May 17th each year.

1843 · Edvard Grieg

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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