Anne Helvig Nilsen

8 December 1827–8 August 1844 (Age 16)
Slemdal, Telemark, Norway

The Life of Anne Helvig

When Anne Helvig Nilsen was born on 8 December 1827, in Slemdal, Bratsberg, Norway, her father, Nils Svendsen, was 25 and her mother, Gunild Jonsdatter, was 26. She died on 8 August 1844, in Austad, Siljan, Telemark, Norway, at the age of 16, and was buried in Siljan, Telemark, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Nils Svendsen
1802–1872
Gunild Jonsdatter
1801–1879
Jacob Nilsen
1825–1877
Anne Helvig Nilsen
1827–1844
Svend Nilsen Austad
1830–1862
Maren Nilsdatter
1832–1881
Peder Nilsen
1835–
John Nilsen
1837–
Ingeborg Nilsdatter
1843–

Parents and Siblings

    Nils Svendsen

    Male1802–1872Male

    Gunild Jonsdatter

    Female1801–1879Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1825–1877Male

    Female1827–1844Female

    Svend Nilsen Austad

    Male1830–1862Male

    Maren Nilsdatter

    Female1832–1881Female

    Peder Nilsen

    Male1835–Male

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World Events (4)

1828 · Henrik Ibsen

Age 1

Birth year of Henrik Ibsen. Norwegian playwright and theatre director and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His most-known works were Peer Gynt and A Doll's House.
1829 · Colonel Hans Christian Heg

Age 2

Birth year of Colonel Heg Hans Christian Heg emigrated in 1840 with his parents to Muskego, Wisconsin. Norwegian American Civil War hero, abolitionist, journalist, anti-slavery activist, politician and soldier. He was best known for leading the Scandinavian 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment on the Union side in the American Civil War. 
1834 · Fox River Settlement

Age 7

Fox River Settlement in Illinois begun in 1834. It was the first permanent Norwegian-American immigrant settlement in the Midwest.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ).

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

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  • Anne Helvig Svendsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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