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
Gunild Jonsdatter
Jacob Nilsen
Anne Helvig Nilsen
Svend Nilsen Austad
Maren Nilsdatter
Peder Nilsen
John Nilsen
Ingeborg Nilsdatter

Parents and Siblings

    Nils Svendsen


    Gunild Jonsdatter






    Svend Nilsen Austad


    Maren Nilsdatter


    Peder Nilsen


+2 More Children

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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