Ellen Andersdatter was born in 1744, in Lynge-Eskilstrup, Lynge, Sorø, Denmark. She married Jens Povelsen on 12 November 1775, in Munke Bjergby, Sorø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 10 March 1794, in Munke Bjergby, Sorø, Denmark, at the age of 50, and was buried in Munke Bjergby, Sorø, 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.