Ole Mattias Pedersen of Klungeland
Pedersen-OleMathius 1914 funeral
Sex: Male
Birth: November 14, 1822 (1822-11-14) (196 years ago)
Log farm or Klungeland farm
Farsund, Norway
Baptism: November 17, 1822
Herad parish, Norway
Farsund, Norway
Death: August 24, 1914 (age 91)
Klungeland farm
Farsund, Norway
Burial: Farsund parish
Farsund, Norway
Father: Peder Andreas Hansen (1790-1849)
Mother: Maren Olsdatter (1791-1868)
Siblings: Pernille Helene Pedersdatter (1812)
Hans Pedersen (1814-1896) of Log
Anna Pedersdatter (1816-1831)
Olene Andrea Pedersdatter (1819-1912)
Helene Elisabeth Pedersdatter (1825-?)
Peder Pedersen (1829-c1830)
Peder Andreas Pedersen (1831-?)
Hans Elias Pedersen (1837-?)
Spouse/Partner: Thea Johanne Torstensdatter (1825-1864)
Marriage: October 8, 1848 (age 25)
170 years ago
Farsund parish
Farsund, Norway
Children: Peder Matthias Olsen (1849-1896)
Sophia Marie Olsdatter (1852-?)
Teodor Johan Olsen (1852-?)
Josette Olsdatter (1855-?)
Otto Olson (1858-1921)
Lena Elaine Olson (1860-1938)
Salmine Pedersen (1862-1914) ^
Adolph Martin Ludvig Olsen (1864)
Note(s): ^ Freudenberg line
Kirkegaten 40, Farsund, Norway

View from church looking toward Kirkegaten in Farsund where he lived from 1865 to 1875

Ytre Markeveien 44

Ytre Markeveien 44 in Bergen, Norway where he lived in 1891

Ole Mathias Pedersen (1822-1914) was a baker in Farsund, Norway. Four of his children emigrated to the United States. (b. November 14, 1822; Klungeland farm, Herad parish, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. August 24, 1914; Klungeland farm, Vanse parish, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway)


The family had sold Log farm around 1820 and moved to Klungeland farm. Klungeland is sometimes spelled as "Klungland".

Name variationsEdit

His name was pronounced "oh-lee".

  • Ole Mathias Pedersen
  • Ole Mattias Pedersen



He was born on November 14, 1822 most likely at Klungeland farm in Farsund.


He was baptized at Herad parish in Farsund on November 17, 1822.



Ole married Thea Johanne Torstensdatter (1825-1864) on October 8, 1848 in Farsund parish in Farsund, Norway. She was listed as "Tea Johanne Vetteland" and her father was listed as "Torsten Vetteland".


Six of his children migrated to the United States.

Death of wifeEdit

His wife died in childbirth in 1864, and Ole never remarried. He raised the children by himself.


In the 1865 Norway Census, Ole was living at his bakery at 39 and 40 Kirkegaten Street. He had a servant: Ane Lisabet Abramsdatter, aka Anne Elisabeth Abramsdatter. His bother, Peder Andreas Pedersen (1831-?), a breadseller, was living at 36 Kirkegarden Street.


Ole and his daughter, Salmine, appeared to be traveling outside of Sweden on September 04, 1884. Salmine was listed as "Salmine Wemmeland", perhaps a phonetic interpretation of her married name "Winblad".

Klungeland farmEdit

In the 1900 Norway Census, Ole was living with his nephew: Bernt Andreas Hansen (1855-1915) on Klungeland farm in Vanse parish, Vest-Agder, Norway. By 1910 he was living with his brother, Peder Andreas Pedersen (1831-?); and his daughter, Sofie Marie Pedersen (1852-1924) who was now a widow. They lived at Brogate 10 in Farsund in the home of Laurits Byberg which was divided into 5 apartments.


Ole died on August 24, 1914 and his children: Salmine and Lena, visited him when he was dying, or came to the funeral from America. On this trip both Salmine and her husband died and they were buried in Norway. His death was listed in the churchbook as: "Died 24/8 buried 28/8 1914 baker Ole Mathias Pedersen Klungeland, a widower, born 1818 [sic], Log i Herad, died of old age." He was 92 years old.


Ole was buried in Vanse Church Cemetery on August 28, 1914.

Post-death eventsEdit

John Winblad died on September 24, 1914 in Klungeland. He was married to Ole's daughter Salmine. This was one month after Ole's death. Lena Olson, Ole's daughter, returned to the United States from Norway on September 30, 1914. Salmine died on December 18, 1914, just 15 weeks after her father died. Otto Winblad, now parentless returned to the United States on July 06, 1915 from Norway. On that same day, Otto's brother, Anton, and Anton's wife, Eva, returned from Cuba to meet Otto Winblad in New York.


Ole Mattias Pedersen (1822-1914) was the second great grandfather of Richard Arthur Norton (1958) and the relationship has been confirmed by the somatic DNA match with Todd Wickman (1980).

Relatives who emigratedEdit

Ole had a nephew, via his sister, Olene Pedersdatter: Jakob Elias Willumsen (1853-1928) aka Jakob Villumsen, who emigrated to Kittson County, Minnesota, and left several children in the US before he moved back to Norway and had more children with a second wife. Ole had a niece via his brother, Peder Andreas Pedersen: Inga Pedersen (1885-1927), who emigrated to Jersey City, New Jersey and married Emil August Schneider (1884-1955).

Memories about Ole Mattias PedersenEdit

Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) on January 21, 2008 wrote: "My grandmother, Maria Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987) had told me that her grandfather in Norway was a baker in Farsund, and that he had 7 living children. She said his wife died in childbirth with the eighth child, and he never remarried, and raised the children by himself."


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Ole Mattias Pedersen (1822-1914)'s ancestors in three generations
Ole Mattias Pedersen (1822-1914) Father:
Peder Andreas Hansen of Log (1790-1849)
Paternal Grandfather:
Hans Hansen II of Log (1749-1798)
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Hans Hansen I of Log (1729-1767)
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Inger Ingvorsdatter of Log (1726-?)
Paternal Grandmother:
Pernille Helene Pedersdatter of Meberg (1764-?)
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Peder Andersen of Meberg (1708-1777)
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Aaselena Hansdatter of Frøyland (1719-1788)
Maren Sophia Olsdatter of Gullestad (1791-1868)
Maternal Grandfather:
Ole Svensen of Øye Øvre (1762-1819)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Sven Nilsen of Øye Øvre (1731-1813)
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Mette Børelsdatter of Lona (1725-?)
Maternal Grandmother:
Anne Olsdatter of Eigeland Ytre (1762-1851)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Ole Vodjusen of Eigeland Ytre (1727-1804)
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Ingerid Gunnarsdatter of Hamre (1742-1827)