I knew where Mathias was born from his death certificate - Bornholm, Denmark. The Family Group Record sheets on the newFamilySearch specified his birthplace as Amager, Nylarskar, Bornholm, Denmark. That was a lot more detailed. But where exactly is that?
Here's what wikipedia had to say:
Bornholm ([bɒːnˈhʌlˀm]; Old Norse: Burgundaholmr, "the island of the Burgundians") is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea located to the east of (most of) the rest of Denmark, the south of Sweden, and the north of Poland. The main industries on the island include fishing, arts and crafts like glass making and pottery using locally worked clay, and dairy farming. Tourism is important during the summer. The topography of the island consists of dramatic rock formations in the north, sloping down towards “pine and deciduous forests” (greatly damaged by storms in the 1950s) and farmland in the middle and sandy beaches in the south.
Now to get more specific...Mathias is from Arnager.
If you do a Google Search for pictures of Bornholm you can see how beautiful it is...I definately want to visit someday.