Marie Martina Gundersdatter

Brief Life History of Marie Martina

When Marie Martina Gundersdatter was born on 4 January 1853, in Søndeled, Risør, Aust-Agder, Norway, her father, Gunder Christian Alfsen, was 25 and her mother, Maren Martine Pedersdatter, was 28. She married Henry Mathews on 30 May 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Hyrum Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900 and Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 20 October 1932, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Mathews
1847–1907
Marie Martina Gundersdatter
1853–1932
Marriage: 30 May 1869
Clara Violet Mathews
1870–1945
William Henry Mathews
1872–1946
Julia Matilda Mathews
1874–1954
Walter Charles Mathews
1877–1877
Lorinda Mathews
1878–1942
John Chapman Mathews
1880–1963
George Lester Mathews
1882–1958
Mary Jane Mathews
1884–1968
Arthur Thomas Mathews
1886–1964
Leonard Clarence Mathews
1889–1977
Della Eveline Mathews
1891–1892
Donald Langston Mathews
1894–1895

Sources (34)

  • Maria Mathews in household of Henry Mathews, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Marie Martine Pedersdatter - Church record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 4 January 1853; Åkvåg, Aust-Agder, Norway
  • Maria Martina Mathews, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1855 · Erik Werenskiold

Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

1859 · Logan is Founded

"\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

form of Maria . When first introduced to England in the Middle Ages, it was Anglicized in pronunciation and respelled Mary . This French form was reintroduced into the English-speaking world as a separate name in the 19th century, and is still pronounced more or less in the French manner, although sometimes with the stress on the first syllable. It is now often used in combination with other names such as Ellie, Chloe, and Lisa.

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

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Marie martina Gundersdotter Story

Her last name is also Stean and Stene She was an illegitmate child. Her real father is Christian Steine. Her mother married to Anders Rolfsen and Marie was sealed to Anders. …

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