Helga Ellevsdatter

Brief Life History of Helga

When Helga Ellevsdatter was born about 1745, in Modalen, Hordaland, Norway, her father, Eilev Haldorsen, was 34 and her mother, Randi Knudsdr, was 31. She married Knut Olsen on 21 June 1767, in Hosanger, Osterøy, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 7 daughters. She died about 1839, in her hometown, at the age of 96, and was buried in Modalen, Hordaland, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Knut Olsen
about 1745–1803
Helga Ellevsdatter
about 1745–1839
Marriage: 21 June 1767
Randi Knutsdatter
about 1768–about 1768
Ole Knutsen
1769–1839
Olav Knutsen
about 1771–about 1827
Eilev Knutsen
about 1776–1842
Jakob Knutsen
about 1777–about 1809
Kari Knutsdatter
about 1779–
Randi Knutsdatter
1785–about 1789
Jon Knutsen
about 1786–about 1808
Torbjørg Knudsdatter
about 1792–1883
Johannes Knutsen
about 1771–about 1806
Jacob Knutsen
1778–
Kari Knudsdatter
1780–
Marta Knutsdatter
1782–
Randi Knutsdatter
1785–
John Knutsen
1787–
Haldor Knutsen
1790–1839

Sources (3)

  • Helga Ellefsdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Helga in entry for Haldor Knudsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Helga Ellefsdr in entry for Torbior Knudsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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World Events (4)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

1810 · Vaccinations

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

1825 · Sloopers

First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

Name Meaning

From an Old Norse female personal name, a derivative of the adjective heilagr ‘prosperous, successful’ (from heill ‘hale, hearty, happy’). It was introduced to England before the Conquest, but did not survive long. It has been reintroduced to the English-speaking world in the 20th century from Scandinavia and Germany. See also Olga .

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

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