Mathilde Sophie Amalia Pedersen of Farsund
Sex: Female
Birth: November 11, 1872
Farsund, Norway
Baptism: Lutheran
December 24, 1872
Herad parish
Farsund, Norway
Death: circa August 12, 1949
possibly Galloway, New Jersey
Burial: Fairview Cemetery
Fairview, New Jersey
Father: Peder Andreas Pedersen (1831-?)
Mother: Serine Larsdatter (1840-1905)
Siblings: Peder Elias Pedersen (1863-bef1868)
Lars Pedersen (1865)
Lars Emanuel Pedersen (1869-?)
Peder Severin Pedersen (1876-?)
Anton Martin Teodore Pedersen (1879-?)
Inga Karoline Eldora Pedersen (1882-1927)
Spouse/Partner: Hans Andreas Carlsen Schultz (1867-1896)
Marriage: October 21, 1894
Farsund, Norway
Children: Klara Helene Shultz (1895-1973)
Peder Severin Andreassen (1903-c1935)
Sigrid Marie Andreassen (1905-1940)
2nd Spouse: Martin Andreassen (1865-after1930)
2nd Marriage: circa 1902
Farsund, Norway

Mathilde Sophie Amalia Pedersen (1872-1949) aka Sophie Pedersen aka Mathilde Sophie Amalia Pedersdatter; Emigrated to USA in 1910 (b. November 11, 1872; Herad parish, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. circa August 12, 1949; New Jersey, USA)


She was born as "Mathilde Sophie Amalia Pedersen", but later used the name "Sophia Pedersen".



Mathilde Sophie Amalia Pedersen was born on December 21, 1872 in Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway.


She was baptized on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1872 as "Mathilde Sophie Amalia Pedersen".


Peder Elias Pedersen (1863-before1868); Lars Pedersen (1865) who was baptized on October 01, 1865; Lars Emanuel Pedersen (1869-?) who was baptized on July 18, 1869; Peder Severin Pedersen (1876-?) who was baptized on March 05, 1876; Anton Martin Teodore Pedersen (1879-?) who was baptized on November 23, 1879; and Inga Karoline Eldora Pedersen (1882-1927) who emigrated to New York in the United States and married Emil August Schneider (1884-1955). All the children were baptized in Farsund.


In 1894 she married Hans Andreas Carlsen Schultz (1867-1896) from Korshavn, Norway. Hans was the son of Carl Fredrich Schultz (1814-1872); and Helene Anegine Hans-Gabrielsdatter Sellegrod (1829-1890) of Lista.


They had a daughter: Klara Helene Shultz (1895-1973) aka Clara Schultz, who emigrated to the US in 1908 and married Edward A. Thompson I (1895-1935) aka Trigsa Thompson, in the United States. Edward was from Virginia. After his death she married John Muhlbruch (1905-1979).

Farsund, Norway[]

Sophia and Klara appear in the 1900 Norway Census living in Farsund at Nykastelgaden 72a. Sophia was already a widow and working as a "restauratrice".

Second marriage[]

Around 1902 Matilde Sofie married Martin Andreassen (1865-after1930), a sailor and farmer. They lived in Korshavn, Norway.


They had two children in Norway: Peder Severin Andreassen (1903-c1935) aka Peder Schultz, who was born on February 15, 1903; and Sigrid Marie Andreassen (1905-1940) aka Sigrid Schultz, who married Ralph Christian Andreas Tandberg (1901-1995). Martin had been married before, and had two children with his first wife: Anna Andreassen who married a Bennett; and Martha Andreassen who married a Johanson and moved to Virginia.


She was traveling from Kristiansand, Norway on September 27, 1912, aboard the "Thingvalla" with her daughter Klara. They were listed as "Mathilde Sofie Schultz" and "Klara Schultz".

Trips to Norway[]

She was traveling from Kristiansand, Norway on September 05, 1913, aboard the "Thingvalla". She was working as a "tjenestepige", or maid. She was traveling alone and was listed as "Mathilde Sofie Schultz". She was traveling from Kristiansand, Norway on March 12, 1915, aboard the "Thingvalla". On this trip she was listed as "Mathilde Sofie Schultz" and she was traveling with: "Peder Severin Schultz" and "Sigrid Marie Schultz".

Jersey City, New Jersey[]

Sophia and Clara appear in the 1920 US Census living in Jersey City, New Jersey in the home of Emil August Schneider (1886-1955) and Inga Pedersen (1885-1927). The home was at 2728 Hudson Boulevard. Klara, now "Clara" was listed as a neice of Inga who had emigrated in 1910 from Norway. Also in the household was "Lena Aadnessen" (1882-?), a cousin of Inga, who emigrated from Norway in 1916.

Galloway, New Jersey[]

Sophia and Martin were living on Frankford Avenue in Galloway, Atlantic County, New Jersey in the 1930 US Census. Both say they were first married at age 21. They were listed as "Sophia Anderson" and "Martin Anderson". Martin was listed as a farmer and said he emigrated in 1906. Sophia said she emigrated in 1910. They owned their farm and it was valued at $3,000.


Clara was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Bergen County, New Jersey on August 15, 1949. Her funeral notice did not appear in the Jersey Journal.

Memories about Mathilde Sophie Amalia Pedersen[]

  • Adelma Tandberg said on May 12, 2006: "Martin was married before he married Matilde Sofie. He had two children with his first wife: Anna Andreassen and Martha Andreassen. Martha Andreassen moved to Virginia. Martin and Mathilde Sophie had a farm down in Egg Harbor, New Jersey. He probably died there. Anna Andreassen married a Bennett and worked as a housekeeper in White Plains, New York. Anna had a daughter named Clara Bennett who married a Hugel. Clara is already dead."
  • June Tandberg Baker said on May 12, 2006: "She was always tatting lace."