When Mette Johanne Larsdatter was born on 30 October 1819, in Tolstrup, Børglum, Denmark, her father, Lars Andersen, was 27 and her mother, Pouline Poulsdatter, was 23. She married Jens Christensen on 27 September 1842, in Tårs, Børglum, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Jerslev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark for about 30 years. She died on 30 May 1906, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 86.
vernacular form of Margareta .