When Johanna Berntine Ellingsen was born on 20 September 1828, in Skagstad, Nordland, Norway, her father, Jens Christian Ellingsen, was 32 and her mother, Jonetta Carolina Rosenvinge Ellingsen, was 33. She married Peder Johan Olai Meisler on 27 April 1852, in Steigen, Nordland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Steigen, Nordland, Norway for about 37 years. She died on 8 December 1871, in Meland, Nordland, Norway, at the age of 43, and was buried in Værøy, Nordland, Norway.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Per, Egil, Nils, Selmer, Svein, Sven.
Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Elling, from Old Norse Erlingr, meaning ‘son of an earl’.
North German: habitational name from a place called Ellinghausen, Ellingesen, or similar.