Mathias Knudsen Sass

Maleabout 1698–29 May 1750

Brief Life History of Mathias Knudsen

When Mathias Knudsen Sass was born about 1698, in Modum, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Knud Mathiasen Sass, was 31 and his mother, Ragnhild Evensdatter Ihlen, was 29. He married Bodil Jensdr Gamborg on 25 October 1724, in Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 29 May 1750, in his hometown, at the age of 53, and was buried in Modum, Buskerud, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Mathias Knudsen Sass
1698–1750
Bodil Jensdr Gamborg
1705–1743
Marriage: 25 October 1724
Knud Mathiasen
1725–1730
Anna Catharina Mathiasdatter Sass
1727–
Ragnild Mathiasdatter Sass
1728–1801
Jens Mathiasen Sass
1730–1735
Knud Mathiasen
1731–
Anna Sophia Mathiasdatter
1733–
Berthe Mathiasdatter Sass
1734–1734
Jens Mathiasen Sass
1735–1737
Niels Mathiasen
1736–
Jens Mathiasen Sass
1739–1739
Jens Mathiasen Sass
1740–1748
Anders Mathiasen Sass
1741–1743

Sources (14)

  • Matthies Knudsea, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Matthies Sasse in entry for Ragniild, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Marriage with Boel Jensdatter, Tingelstad farm.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1724Buskerud, Norway
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (3)

    1700 · Norwegian calendar change

    Age 2

    1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.

    1736 · Confirmation & education

    Age 38

    Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.

    1739 · Universal schooling

    Age 41

    First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Juergen, Claus, Erwin, Hans, Beate, Detlef, Eldor, Erna, Ernst, Gerhard, Gunther, Hertha.

    German and Dutch: variant of Sasse .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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