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Mathies MATTHIESEN
Edna L. FETCH
Husband:  Mathies / Mathieas MATTHIESEN
Birth:  17 Apr 1883, Weisby, Schleswig-Holstein, DEU / Visby, Visby Sogn, TH&L Herred, Tønder Amt, DK
Occupation:  tailor in Bredebro, Brede Sogn, TH&L Herred, Tønder Amt, DK
Transhumance:  1904, to America
Occupations in US:  riveter in naval shipyard; railroad car repair
Event:  1913, naturalized U.S. citizen
Father:  Carsten Andersen MATHIESEN, Sr.
Mother:  Marie Magdalene FRIEDRICHSEN
Marriage:  1911/2
Residence in 1920:  Vallejo, Solano Co., CA
Residence in 1930:  near Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA
Wife:  Edna L. FETCH
Birth:  5 Aug 1885 [1888], SD
Death:  16 Jan 1962, Sacramento Co., CA
Residence in 1900:  Mitchell Co., SD
Residence in 1910:  Kadoka Twp., Stanley Co., SD
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Charles F. FETCH, b. Dec 1858, WI
Mother:  Christine WALTON, b. Sep 1859, IA
Children:
1.  Grace MATTHIESEN, b. 28 May 1917, Alameda Co., CA
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy;    Germany, Preussen; Denmark, Danmark; TH&L = Tønder, Højer og Lø; USA, United States, California, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Sources:

1.  Mathiesen Pedigree by Søren H. Schmidt, Lokalhistorisk Arkiv, Bredebro, DK.

2.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Mathies is presumably still in Denmark.  Edna FETCH (æ 14, b. Aug 1885, SD) is living in Mitchell, Davison Co., SD, with her parents, Charles FETCH (æ 41, b. Dec 1858, WI) and Christine FETCH (æ 40, b. Sep 1859, IA).

3.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Edna L. FETCH (æ 25, b. SD) is living in Kadoka Twp., Stanley Co., SD, with her parents, Charles F. FETCH (æ 51, b. WI) and Christine FETCH (æ 49, b. IA).

4.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #23 of 32):  733 Tennessee St., Vallejo City, Precinct 4, Vallejo Twp., Solano Co., CA, p. 149A, SN 12A, SD 3, ED 212, enumerated 9/10 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 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 733 277 826 Matthiesen Mathieas Head R M W 32 M 1904 Na 1913 Y Y Denmark Danish Denmark Danish Denmark Danish Y riveter navy yard W
      __________ Edna Wife   F W 33 M       Y Y SD   WI   IL   Y none    
      __________ Grace Daughter   F W 27/12 S           CA   Denmark Danish SD   Y none    
*Tennessee St.

5.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #31 of 64):  Arcade Blvd., American Twp., Sacramento Co., CA, p. 206A, SN 16 A, ED 34-8, SD 3, enumerated 12 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (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 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 405 405 Matthiesen Mathieas Head R $25 N M W 43 M 25 N Y DK DK DK Danish 1904 Na Y Car Repairer Railway Shops W Y N
    __________ Edna L Wife       F W 43 M 25 N Y SD WI IL       Y None        
    __________ Grace A Daughter       F W 12 S   Y Y CA DK SD       Y None        
*Arcade Boulevard
Edna obviously believed her mother was born in Illinois — and her eldest brother was — but her mother was born in Iowa.

6.  CABI:  California Birth Index, 1905-1995 (online at Ancestry.com):
Last Name First Name Middle Date Sex Mother County
Matthiesen Grace M 28 May 1917 Female Fetch Alameda

7.  CADI:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com):
Last
Name
First
Name
Middle Birth Date Mother
Maiden
Father
Last
Sex Birth
Place
Death Place
(County)
Death Date SSN Age Post-em
Placed
MATTHIESEN EDNA L 08/05/1888 WALTON   F SD Sacramento 01/16/1962   73 yrs Yes
Either the 1900 census was wrong, or Edna consistently shaved two or three years off her age throughout adulthood.

8.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com; missing columns contained no data):  not found.

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