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
1822–
Elsabe Maass
1823–
Marriage: 30 November 1848
Amanda Steen
1851–
Henrietta Steen
1855–1920
Augusta Steen
1858–

Spouse and Children

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

(3)

    Amanda Steen

    Female1851–Female

    Henrietta Steen

    Female1855–1920Female

    Augusta Steen

    Female1858–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Carl Hinrich Christian Steen

    Male1787–1838Male

    Agneta Lafrenz

    Female1791–1862Female

siblings

(12)

    Daniel Steen

    Male1813–Male

    Hans Carl Heinrich Steen

    Male1815–1816Male

    Dorothea Steen

    Female1817–1818Female

    Dorothea Gertrude Steen

    Female1819–1819Female

    Hans Hinrich August Steen

    Male1820–1821Male

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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