6 June 1740–21 November 1799 (Age 59)
Östra Utsjö, Dalarna, Sweden
When Per Matsson was born on 6 June 1740, in Östra Utsjö, Dalarna, Sweden, his father, Göllö Mats Olsson, was 29 and his mother, Kerstin Persdotter, was 24. He married Marit Olsdotter in 1769, in Malung, Kopparberg, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 21 November 1799, in his hometown, at the age of 59, and was buried in Östra Utsjö, Dalarna, Sweden.
Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.