When Edlef Backsenblohm Edlefsen was born on 21 April 1860, in Norup, Odense, Denmark, his father, Niels Christian Edlefsen, was 33 and his mother, Emma Hansdatter, was 8. He married Margaret Angeline Clark on 12 November 1884, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1914 and Richmond, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1930. He died on 2 October 1931, in Driggs, Teton, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Clawson, Teton, Idaho, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Astrid.
Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ellef, from Old Norse Eilífr, a compound of ei ‘alone’, ‘sole’ or ‘always’ + lífr ‘living, alive’.