Christen Hellesen

17 September 1743–26 November 1808 (Age 65)
Løkeberg, Østre Bærum, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Christen

When Christen Hellesen was born on 17 September 1743, his father, Helge Christensen, was 35 and his mother, Marthe Haagensdatter, was 22. He married Gjertrud Halvorsdatter on 21 September 1768. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 26 November 1808, at the age of 65, and was buried in Vestre Bærum, Bærum, Akershus, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Christen Hellesen
1743–1808
Gjertrud Halvorsdatter
1746–1827
Marriage: 21 September 1768
Helle Christensen
1768–1769
Jens Christensen
1781–1850
Karen Christensdatter
1784–1840
Christopher Christensen
1800–
Mari Christensdatter
1770–1810
Haakine Christensdatter
1775–
Christine Christensdatter
1777–1777
Helle Christensdatter
1778–1780
Helle Kristensen
1778–1780
Jems Kristensen
1783–
Halvor Christensen
1783–
Helle Christensen
1785–1785
Helle Christensen
1785–
Anne KRISTENSEN
1788–1790
Arne Christensen
1788–1791

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 September 1768
children

(15)

    Helle Christensen

    Male1768–1769Male

    Mari Christensdatter

    Female1770–1810Female

    Haakine Christensdatter

    Female1775–Female

    Christine Christensdatter

    Female1777–1777Female

    Helle Christensdatter

    Female1778–1780Female

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Female1741–1793Female

    Male1743–1808Male

    Birthe Helgesdatter

    Female1745–1748Female

    Haagen Hellesen

    Male1747–1748Male

    Marthe Hellesdatter

    Female1749–1815Female

+7 More Children

World Events (1)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 58

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

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Helge, Old Norse Helgi, literally ‘holiness’, a derivative of the adjective heilagr ‘holy’, ‘sacred’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Xten Hellesen in entry for Helle_ Christensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Christen Hellesen in entry for Christine Christensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Aker District Probate, Akershus, Norway

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