On the paternal side, Sophus Lie’s family tree stems from a certain Peder Lauridtzen of Streømsø in what is today the city of Drammen, west of Oslo. The sixty year-old Peder Lauridtzen is described in the census for 1665 as a beach dweller; in other words, he was far from being a member of the merchant bourgeoisie, and one might surmise, was a type of crofter who fished the fjord with a small boat.
KeywordsSmall Boat Senior Teacher Social Ladder Paternal Side Great Grandfather
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