I'm trying to track down my great-great grandfather's brother in law. I have heard several versions of his name but the name I heard growing up was Helliek Odland. His sister was named Martha Christine Hellecksdottr(Odland) My family always called her maiden name Odland.
They had something like 14 siblings, at least one died as a baby. Their parents were named Helleck Halvorson(Skogen)(Odland), B-1773, D-1854 and their mother was named Katrina Larsdottr Haukas. Their father was also married to Marta Larsdottr Aadland(Odland)
The other name I have in my records for the man I'm looking for is Lars Helleckson. He was said to have fought in the nexican War and for the confederacy, but one item that turned up recently casts doubt on his Mexican War service.