I received a request for information about Ellen Gregsten from Christine Campana. Sadly, I was absolutely no help, but she did send the link to the FindaGrave page for the author. There, we are told that
Ellen was one of six children of John Robinson, a printer (from Omagh, County Tyrone Northern Ireland), and Mary Turner or Sarah (Maiden Name Unknown) … an orphan, raised in Liverpool … Ellen married William Gregsten on 29 February 1860 in Liverpool, England, at St. Bride’s church. At the time, William lived there on Clayton Square, and Ellen lived on Falkner Street. Soon after their marriage, some time in 1860, they left England and moved to London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada. Although William died there in 1869, Ellen chose to remain in Canada for the rest of her life.
The FindaGrave entry also includes a photo, and a few pages of Gregsten’s chapbook, My Secret: A Story in Rhyme; a second chapbook/pamphlet, My February Wish, has no date.
If anyone has any information about this author, please contact us, and we will pass the information forward to Christine Campana.