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Mathias Fellom (Matthew Fellom)

Born 1800 Helsingør/Elsinore
Died 1873 California

He is regarded as the first Danish settler in California, where he became a well known person.

He worked as a hatmaker in Denmark. As a seaman on a whaling ship he came to California in 1822.  He settled as a farmer in Gilroy, Santa Clara Valley and served as an alcalde and judge.

He married Signorita Matilda Briones in 1834. Among their children were journalist and auther James Fellom and senator Roy Fellom."