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Mathias Johnson Haugen (1812 - 1889)

Mathias Johnson Haugen (or Johannes Mathias Johannessen Fjellhaugen as his name was in Norway) was born 1812 on Fjellhaugen farm, Skånevik, Hordaland County, Norway. He died on Apr. 2, 1889, in Minnesota, USA. He was son of Johannes Johannessen Fjellhaugen and Anna Mattisdatter. Mathias married(1) Oct. 22, 1837(# 30), Marthe Arnesdatter Einstabøvoll.

Mathias married(2) July 7, 1839(# 10), Valgjerd Arnesdatter Einstabøvoll. They had 5 children:

Marthe Johnson, b. Aug. 6, 1841(# 93), d. July 1, 1918, m. Nels Peterson. Find A Grave.
2. Johannes Johnson, b. Apr. 7, 1844(# 36),
Anna Johnson, b. Mar. 11, 1847(# 25), d. Bet. 1870 - 1873, m. Sep. 28, 1865, Peter Peterson.
4. Arne Johnson, b. Mar. 25, 1851(# 39),
Mari Johnson, b. Dec. 25, 1854(# 146), d. 26 Feb. 1913, m. May 30, 1872, widower Peter Peterson.

Mathias married(3) Aug. 13, 1869, "Helene Forisdater" in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. They had 2 children:

1. Johan Johnson, b. Abt. 1870,
2. Anna Carolina Johnson, b. 1872, d. 1938, m. May 23, 1889, Amund A. Jacobson. Find A Grave.

In the 1870 census M. Johnson was living in Minnesota together with his wife Helene and their son Johan.

Mathias married(4), Sep. 17, 1874, Ingeborg Olson in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.

Mathias' christening was held on July 6, 1812 in Skånevik church, Skånevik, Hordaland County, Norway.

After he was married he moved to Einstabøvoll farm in Valestrand, Sveio, Hordaland County, Norway.

Mathias, his second wife Valgjerd and their children emigrated to America in 1857.

In the 1875 census, Mathias was living in Colfax, Kandiyohi, Minnesota together with his wife Ingeborg and his daughter Anna C Johnson.

In the 1885 census, Mathias was living in Colfax, Kandiyohi, Minnesota together with his wife Ingeborg and his daughter Anna C Johnson.

Mathias and his children are mentioned in these stories:

Saga Of Matias Johannessen Fjellhaugen (in Norway).

Saga Of Matias Johannessen Fjellhaugen (in America).

Mathias had many siblings. Two of his halfbrother's emigrated to America. His halfbrother Jens to Roland in Iowa. His halfbrother Ole emigrated in 1857 probably together with Mathias.

Here he is in Find A Grave.

More info later............ 1)

1) Haugland, Anders: Skåneviksoga B. 1: Gardar og ætter i Holmedal, page 354.
Steinsbø, Simon: Gards- og ættesoge for Sveio, B. 1: Gamle Valestrand kommune, page 74.