Claus Mathias Steen

23 April 1822–
Burg auf Fehmarn, Oldenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

The Life of Claus Mathias

When Claus Mathias Steen was born on 23 April 1822, in Burg auf Fehmarn, Oldenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, his father, Carl Hinrich Christian Steen, was 35 and his mother, Agneta Lafrenz, was 30. He married Elsabe Maass on 30 November 1848, in Burg auf Fehmarn, Oldenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Denmark for about 5 years.

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Family Time Line

Claus Mathias Steen
Elsabe Maass
Marriage: 30 November 1848
Amanda Steen
Henrietta Steen
Augusta Steen

Spouse and Children

30 November 1848
Burg auf Fehmarn, Oldenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


    Amanda Steen


    Henrietta Steen


    Augusta Steen


Parents and Siblings

    Carl Hinrich Christian Steen


    Agneta Lafrenz




    Daniel Steen


    Hans Carl Heinrich Steen


    Dorothea Steen


    Dorothea Gertrude Steen


    Hans Hinrich August Steen


+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 7

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 30

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 37

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the personal name Steven .2 North German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: from sten ‘stone’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with stone: a quarryman, stonecutter, or stonemason. The Swedish surname probably originated as a soldier's name.3 Swedish: from the personal name Sten.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Claus Matthaus Steen in household of Agneta Lafrenz Steen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Claus Matthaus Steen in household of Carl Heinrich Christian Steen, "Denmark Census, 1835"
  • Claus Steen in entry for Henrietta Steen, "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954"

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