When Ellen Jørgensdatter was born on 21 December 1825, in Niløse, Holbæk, Denmark, her father, Jørgen Jensen, was 26 and her mother, Maren Christophersdatter, was 25. She married Niels Jensen on 31 October 1849, in Niløse, Holbæk, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Niløse, Merløse, Holbæk, Denmark for about 50 years. She died on 26 April 1898, at the age of 72, and was buried in Niløse, Niløse, Merløse, Holbæk, Denmark.
Originally a variant of Helen , although now no longer associated with that name. Initial H- tended to be added and dropped rather capriciously, leading to many doublets ( compare for example Esther and Hester ). It is also sometimes used as a short form of Eleanor , to which, however, it is unrelated.