Elsa was orphaned when she was six years old. Her mother died in 1919, and her father in 1922. She lived for a while with her grandparents Cajus and Elna. Then Cajus died in 1923, and Elna would return to Sweden where she also died the following year. Elsa then was adopted by her mother's sister Indiane and her husband Borger Emil Eriksen, who were childless. She lived with them at Molhaugen until she married.
↑ 1.01.1Scanned Norwegian Church records at Digitalarkivet. Porsgrunn, Telemark SAKO/A-104/F/Fa/L0010: Parish register (official) no. 10, 1895-1919. Births and Christenings page 179. 27 Aug 1916 Elsa Johanne Biberg, foreldre styrmand Elin Wilhelm Steen Abrahamsen og hustru Gunda, født Ellefsen. Faddere: 1. Bygmester Andreas Ellefsen, 2. Kontorist Peter Arnt Abrahamsen, 3. Fru Indiane Eriksen.
↑Scanned Norwegian Church records at Digitalarkivet. Porsgrunn, Telemark SAKO/A-104/H/Ha/L0002: Lysningsprotokoll no. 2, 1937-1952 page 12. Konrad Werner Kristensen f. 20/9 1913 Chauffør Far Murer Andreas Kristensen, og Elsa Johanne Biberg Abrahamsen f. 8/7 1916 Butikkdame Far Styrm. Elin Wilhelm Steen Abrahamsen. Forlovere Hydroarbeider Gunvold? Andreas Aasland Eidanger og Frk. Regine Buer Skien.