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Andreas MATHIESEN
Christine Mommine Jessine SØRENSEN
Husband:  Andreas / Andrew MATHIESEN / MATTHIESEN
Birth:  13 Sep 1867, Weisby, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia / Visby, Visby Sogn, TH&L Herred, Tønder Amt, DK
Death (lung cancer):  18 Aug 1921, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA
Transhumance:  1886, DK to CA
Naturalization:  17 Aug 1898, Superior Court, City & County of San Francisco, CA
Occupation:  haberdasher, tailor (owned his own shop)
Father:  Carsten Andersen MATHIESEN
Mother:  Marie Magdalen FRIEDRICHSEN
Marriage:  1889, CA
Wife:  Christine Mommine Jessine SØRENSEN / SORENSEN
Birth:  15 Jan 1867, Ribe, Ribe Sogn, Ribe Herred, Ribe Amt, DK
Death:  18 Aug 1948, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA
Transhumance:  1889, DK to CA
Father:  Christen SØRENSEN
Mother:  Mommine Jessine HAGENSEN
Child:
1.  Arthur Carsten "Art" MATTHIESEN, b. 10 Dec 1895, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA 
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Preussen; DNK, Denmark, Danmark; TH&L = Tønder, Højer og Lø; USA, US, United States, California

Sources:

1.  Family Group Sheets compiled by Betty Ann (Matthiesen) Cogliati and her grandmother, Maude Irene (Thompson) Rose.  It is oral family history that Christine came to America via the route over the Panamanian Isthmus and that her ship was wrecked off the Pacific coast of Mexico.  She is said to have lost all her belongings, but survived (obviously) and made it to Oakland, CA.

2.  Pedigree by Søren H. Schmidt, Lokalhistorisk Arkiv, Bredebro, DK.

3.  Birth Verification: Christine Mommine Jessine Sørensen.  Cathedral Parish Record, Ribe, Denmark, signed 15 Jan 1881 by Curate J.J. Bondesen (photocopy courtesy of Dale Matthiesen).  Translated from Danish to English by Nina Jensen, Rønne, DK (courtesy of Betty Cogliati).  Presumably, this birth verification was part of preparations for emigration.

4.  Birth Verification: Andreas Matthiesen.  Wiesby Parish, Denmark, signed 26 Mar 1882 by G. Seeger, Vicar of Wiesby (photocopy courtesy of Dale Matthiesen; translation from Danish to English by Nina Jensen, Rønne, Denmark, courtesy of Betty Cogliati).  Presumably, this birth verification was part of preparations for emigration.

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com):  1721 Fourteenth Street, Oakland City, 2nd Ward, Alameda Co., CA, p. 195A, SH 11A, SD 1, ED 344, enumerated 13 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
245 252 Matthiesen Andrew Head W M Sept 1867 32 M 11     GER DEN DEN 1886 14 Na Tailor 0 Y Y Y R H
    __________ Christina Wife W F Jan 1867 33 M 11 1 1 DEN DEN DEN 1889 11       Y Y Y    
    __________ Arthur Son W F Dec 1895 4 S       CA GER DEN                    

7.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 24):  360 Eighteenth St., Oakland City, Brooklyn Twp., Alameda Co., CA, Roll 71, p. 178A, SN 11A, SD 3, ED 139, enumerated 23 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28
* 360 97 106 Matthiesen Andrew Head M W 42 M1 26     Denmark
(Danish)
Denmark
(Danish)
Denmark
(Danish)
1888 Na Eng Merchant
tailor
own
business
Emp N 0 Y Y   R H
      __________ Christina Wife F W 42 M1 26 1 1 Denmark
(Danish)
Denmark
(Danish)
Denmark
(Danish)
1888   Eng None         Y Y      
      __________ Arthur Son M W 14 S       CA Denmark
(Danish)
Denmark
(Danish)
    Eng None         Y Y Y    
*Eighteenth Street

8.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 36):  2122 Seventh Ave., Oakland City, Brooklyn Twp. (Pct. 124), Alameda Co., CA, Roll T625_89, p. 237B, SN 3B, SD 5, ED 82, enumerated 3 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 2122 59 64 Madison Andrew Head O M M W 52 M 1885 Na 1890 Y Y Ger Ger Den Dan Den Dan Y Tailor Tailor Shop Em
      _______ Christina M Wife     F W 52 M 1889 Na 1890 Y Y Den Dan Den Dan Den Dan Y None    
      _______ Arthur C Son     M W 24 M       Y Y CA   Ger Ger Den Dan Y Merchant Mens Furnishings Store Em
*Seventh Ave

9.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 38):  7th Ave., Oakland City (Block No. 1867), Brookly [Brooklyn] Twp., Alameda Co., CA, Roll 105, p. 12A, SN 12A, ED 1-1-1, SD 8, enumerated 8 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 122 188 209 Mathhiesen Christine Head O 8500 R N F W 63 Wd 22 N Y DK DK DK Danish 1889 Na Y None      
      __________ Arthur Son         M W 33 D 21 Y Y CA Ger DK       Y Detective Agencey O Y
*7th Ave

10.  Death Certificate: Andrew Matthiesen.  Filed 22 Aug 1921, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.  Address of place of death:  2122 Seventh Avenue, Oakland, CA.

11.  Record of Naturalization:  Andreas Matthiesen.  17 Aug 1898.  Superior Court of the State of California, City and County of San Francisco (photocopy courtesy of Dale Matthiesen).  This record was later restored in 27 Jun 1918 — presumably the original having been destroyed in the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. 

12.  Baptismal Certificate of Arthur Carsten Matthiesen (photocopy courtesy of Dale Matthiesen; translation from Danish to English by Nina Jensen, Rønne, Denmark, courtesy of Betty Cogliati). 

13.  California Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com; missing columns contained no data):
Last
Name
First
Name
Middle Birth
Date
Father
Last
Sex Death Place
(County)
Death Date Age Post-
em
Matthiesen Christine M J 01/15/1865 Sorensen F Santa Cruz 08/18/1948 83 yrs Yes

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