Ellef Johannesen

19 October 1808–April 1848 (Age 39)
Hamre, Osterøy, Hordaland, Norway

The Life of Ellef

When Ellef Johannesen was born on 19 October 1808, in Hamre, Osterøy, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Johannes Olsen Storset, was 21 and his mother, Anna Ellevsdatter Angelskår, was 26. He married Ingeborg Johannesdatter Echeland on 14 April 1837, in Hamre, Osterøy, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died in April 1848, in Manger, Radøy, Hordaland, Norway, at the age of 39.

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Ellef Johannesen
Ingeborg Johannesdatter Echeland
Marriage: 14 April 1837
Johannes Ellefsen Angelskaar
Johannes Ellefsen
Johannes Ellefsen
Niels Ellefsen
Johannes Ellefsen Soltvedt
Martha Ellefsen Soltvedt

Spouse and Children

14 April 1837
Hamre, Osterøy, Hordaland, Norway


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1810 · Vaccinations

Age 2

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 2

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1825 · Sloopers

Age 17

First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

Name Meaning

Danish and North German: variant of Johansen .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eilef or Eilif Soltvedt in entry for John Soltvedt, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
  • Eilef Soltvedt in entry for John Soltvedt, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"
  • Ellef Johannessen in entry for Nils Ellefsen and Kari Larsdr, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"

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