Helen Halvorsdatter

1790–1840 (Age 50)
Norway

The Life Summary of Helen

When Helen Halvorsdatter was born in 1790, in Norway, her father, Halvor Henrichsen, was 35 and her mother, Marte Bjørnsdatter, was 31. She married Johannes Herlofsen on 1 March 1813, in Bragernes, Drammen, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1840, in Eiker, Buskerud, Norway, at the age of 50, and was buried in Eiker, Buskerud, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Herlofsen
1787–1843
Helen Halvorsdatter
1790–1840
Marriage: 1 March 1813
Herlof Johannesen
1815–
Ingeborg Johannesdatter
1816–1899

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1813Bragernes, Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census
    Age 11
    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
    1810 · Vaccinations
    Age 20
    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 20
    Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.

    Name Meaning

    vernacular form of the name (Greek Hēlēnē) borne in classical legend by a famous beauty, wife of Menelaus, whose seizure by the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the Trojan War. Her name is of uncertain origin; it may be connected with a word meaning ‘ray’ or ‘sunbeam’ compare Greek hēlios ‘sun’. It has sometimes been taken as connected with the Greek word meaning ‘Greek’, Hellēn, but this is doubtful. In the early Christian period the name was borne by the mother of the Emperor Constantine, who is now usually known by the Latin version of her name, Helena. She is credited with having found the True Cross in Jerusalem. She was born in about 248 , probably in Bithynia. However, in medieval England it was believed that she had been born in Britain, which greatly increased the popularity of the name there.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (7)

    • Helene Halvorsdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
    • Hellene Halvorsdtr in entry for Ingeborg, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
    • Helene Halvorsdr in entry for Ingeborg, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

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