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Berit Arnesdatter HELLE

Berit Arnesdatter HELLE

Female 1846 - 1926  (79 years)

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  • Name Berit Arnesdatter HELLE 
    Born 20 Aug 1846  Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Jim, Berit’s birth location is the Høre (Hurum) parish, a part of Vang i Valdres closer to Øystre Slidre.
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 27 Sep 1846  Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Confirmation 23 Jun 1861  Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MN Death Cert Checked
    Minnesota Death Certificate 1926-MN-013021 
    Died 26 Mar 1926  Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • “Mrs. Ove Ellingboe”
    Buried 30 Mar 1926  West Christiania Lutheran Cemetery, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Some records say 29 Mar but that’s a Monday and inconsistent with the obit which says that her funeral was on a Tuesday. The ELCA records correctly say March 30th.
    Notes 
    • At the time of the 1865 census she was Berith Arnesdatter, born 1847 in Vang, living with the household of Torger Ejvindsen and Sigrid Torstensdatter (born 1822 and 1825, respectively, in Øystre Slidre Prgj.) on the farm of Holien in Vang. Berith is shown as unmarried, “hans Søsterdatter”, and “bestyrer hans Husholdning.” Listed just before Berith, and the reference of “his”, is Ole Andersen, born 1787 in Vang, “deres Føderaadsmand.” (That Ole is I8411.)

      In the 1900 census, Betsy and family are living in New Market Township. The family consists of Betsy, 50 (born August 1849), Ole, 24 (born Sep 1875), Tillie, 21 (born June 1878), Oscar, 16 (born June 1883), Albert, 15 (born 1885), Olga, 12 (born Sep 1887), and Clara, 5 (born January 1895). For some reason, Anna Maria is not listed with the family and does not appear to have been included anywhere else in the census. Olga and Clara were born in Minnesota. Betsy is shown as having had 10 children, 8 still living. The family emigrated in 1887. Betsy owns the farm but it is still mortgaged.

      In the 1905 state census, Betsy Ellingbo lives in Scott County with her children Ole, Anna, Albert, and Clara. (Olga seems to have been missed.)

      In the 1910 census (May 10th), Betsy is 60 and four of her children are living with her: Anna, 29, Albert, 25, Olga, 22, and Clara, 15. Olga’s occupation is clearly shown as servant; Albert’s as a traveling something in the creamery industry.

      Two doors down from Betsy is her son Ole and his new wife Rosie.

      Evey says: “My father’s parents were buried ... in an area outlined in cement. A spire-like gravestone was in the middle of the area with Grandpa’s name on it and with ‘born’ and ‘died’ written in Norwegian with the dates. Grandma Ellingboe was also buried there.”

      In the 1918 Alien Registration, she was Betsy Ellingboe, age 69, of Lakeville, Scott County.

      Shown as “Betsy” in the 1920 census. In that enumeration, she is shown as the head of household, owning her property free of any mortgage, and Albert, Clara, and Olga are shown as living with her. Also in that enumeration, Berit is shown as being unable to read or to write. The census enumerator apparently had some trouble determining whether or not Berit was able to speak English; he finally concluded that she was.

      Her death certificate, for which her daughter Thea was the informant, gives Berit’s birth year as 1847. She lived at 306 Washington in Northfield where she had lived since the summer of 1924. She died of cardiorenal disease.

      Her obit was in the Northfield News, April 2, 1926 edition:

      Mrs. Betsy Ellingboe died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Alvin Liggett, Friday, March 26, 1926, at 12:15 following a lingering illness of several months. The funeral was held at the Liggett home at 12 o'clock Tuesday and at the Christiania Lutheran Church in the afternoon. Rev O. E. Skavlan officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Betsy Ellingboe was born in Valders, Norway on August 26, 1843. She was married to Ova Ellingboe in Norway and more than forty-five years ago immigrated to the United States. They made their home in Wisconsin for a short time and later came to Lakeville where they made their home until Mr. Ellingboe's death, 37 years ago. Mrs. Ellingboe made her home with her children, having lived in the Liggett home for a year. Mrs. Ellingboe is survived by eight children, Mrs. Mary Lee, Omak, Washington; Ole Ellingboe, Mrs George Tonsager and Albert Ellingboe, all of Lakeville; Oscar Ellingboe of Leavenworth, Kansas; Mrs John Selmo, Solway, Minnesota; Miss Olga Ellingboe and Mrs. Albert Liggett of Northfield. 08-26-1843/03-26-1926

      She is probably the “Betsy, widow of Ole Ellingboe” living at 312 Washington in the 1926 Northfield city directory. Evey believes that Berit, and probably Olga and Clara, moved to Northfield after Albert and Annie were married and took over the Ellingboe farm in New Market.

      She doesn’t seem to have an individual gravestone at the cemetery plot in the West Christiania Cemetery.
    Person ID I3232  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2017 

    Father Arne Hallvardsson HELLE,   b. 15 Dec 1808, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1896, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Thora Andersdatter BUNDE,   b. 23 Dec 1809, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1889, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1829  Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ove Ovesen ELLINGBOE,   b. 24 Mar 1840, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1899, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1874  Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to Jim, the “best men” were Helge Helgesen Ellingbø (probably #2912) and Even Jørgensen Ellingbø (#5086). The banns were May 3, 10, and 17.
    Children 
     1. Marit (Mary) ELLINGBOE,   b. 12 Jun 1874, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1948, Omak, Okanogan County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Ole Oveson ELLINGBOE,   b. 25 Sep 1875, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1948, Sanford Hospital, Farmington, Dakota County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Thea A ELLINGBOE,   b. 17 Jun 1878, Ås, Vestre Toten, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1954, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Anna Maria ELLINGBOE,   b. 30 Nov 1880, Ås, Vestre Toten, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1964, Beltrami County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Oskar ELLINGBOE (ARTHUR CARNEY),   b. Jun 1883, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1960, Leavenworth County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     6. Albert Olaus ELLINGBOE,   b. 28 Mar 1885, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1948, Farmington, Dakota County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. Olga Bertha ELLINGBOE,   b. 13 Sep 1887, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1954, Waseca, Waseca County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Clara Mathilda ELLINGBOE,   b. 2 Apr 1890, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1891, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. Clarence Adolph ELLINGBOE,   b. 8 May 1893, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1893, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Clara Emelia ELLINGBOE,   b. 16 Jan 1895, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1992, Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    Photos
    Ove Ellingboe family
    Ove Ellingboe family
    Probably from the summer of 1895: Olga, 7; Ove, 55; Oskar, 12; Berit, 49; Clara, about 6 months; and Albert, 10.
    Ove and Berit's trunk 1
    Ove and Berit's trunk 1
    Ove and Berit's trunk 2
    Ove and Berit's trunk 2
    Ove and Berit's trunk 3
    Ove and Berit's trunk 3
    Ove and Berit's trunk 4
    Ove and Berit's trunk 4
    Last Modified 31 May 2016 
    Family ID F2147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ove and Berit
    Ove and Berit
    Probably from the 1880s
    Berit Helle Ellingboe
    Berit Helle Ellingboe