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07-05-17, 18:31
My great uncle - Johan Viktor Gustafsson (Parents Kustaa Mauritz Markkula and Mariana Lovisa Johansdotter Lukkala) was born 11-3-1866 and died 2-5-1868 in Sakyla Finland. The cause of death was listed as Vadkopp. I can't find that anywhere so I'm guessing it's an abbreviation for something. Does anyone know what this referring to? I've wondered if it was 'famine' related.

Also, I can't find when his older brother, Gustaf Mauritz Markkula (born 15-9-1864) died.

thank you for anything you can find,

07-05-17, 20:02
Vadkopp = vattkoppor = varicella, chicken-pox

12-05-17, 21:07
Thank you so much. Another piece of the puzzle solved.

14-11-17, 00:30
Life of Gustaf Mauritz Gustafsson Markula:

Birth in Säkylä, Iso-Säkylä, Vimmala 15.9.1864, baptized 15.9.1864:

Säkylä, Iso-Säkylä, Vimmala (as a son):
1864-1864 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20389&pnum=113

Säkylä, Iso-Säkylä, Vähä-Heikkilä (as a son):
1864-1865 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20389&pnum=195

Säkylä, Vähä-Säkylä, Markula (as a son):
1865-1867 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20389&pnum=81
1868-1877 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20390&pnum=123
1878-1880 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20391&pnum=115

Säkylä, Iso-Säkylä, Rekola (as a farm-hand):
1880-1881 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20391&pnum=177

Säkylä, Iso-Säkylä, Nikkari (as a farm-hand):
1881-1882 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20391&pnum=239

Säkylä, Iso-Säkylä, Rekola (as a farm-hand):
1882-1884 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20391&pnum=177

Säkylä, Vähä-Säkylä, Jaspa (as a farm-hand):
1884-1885 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20391&pnum=140

Säkylä, Iso-Säkylä, Rekola (as a farm-hand):
1886-1887 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20391&pnum=177
1888-1891 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20392&pnum=319

Säkylä, Vähä-Säkylä, Markula (as a son):
1891-1894 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20392&pnum=207

Marriage in Kokemäki to Emma Arelina Kasvi, 27.11.1894:

Move from Säkylä to Kokemäki 31.12.1894 (as a worker):

Arrival to Kokemäki 31.12.1894:

Kokemäki, Kietare, Arvela (as a vagabond):
1894-1896 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20288&pnum=51

Death in Kokemäki, Kietare, Arvela 17.8.1896 (cause: accident (but there's another added word I can't make out)). Buried 23.8.1896 in Uskela:

Posthumous birth of his daughter, in Kokemäki, Kietare: Rakel Areliina, 23.2.1897, baptized 24.2.1897:

The widow and child continue to live in Kokemäki, Kietare, Arvela until at least 1900.

14-11-17, 17:43
You'll get the most information about Emma Kasvi and her upbringing by going through the life of her mother, Wilhelmina Mikkelsdotter:

At this point there is some sort of clerical error and I lose her. Her birth date is also unclear, given as November of 1851, although later 1.11.1851 is attested. The record claim she's born in Kokemäki, but I can't find a birth record for her.

Kokemäki, Birknäs, Birknäs (as a maid):
1870-1871 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20168&pnum=76

Kokemäki, Mattila, Anttila (as a maid):
1871-1872 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20168&pnum=135

Kokemäki, Birknäs, Birknäs (as a maid):
1872-1873 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20168&pnum=73

Kokemäki, Rudanko, Rudanko (as a maid):
1873-1874 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20168&pnum=67

Kokemäki, Grootila, Lauri (as a maid and woman):
1874-1879 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20168&pnum=380
1881-1888 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20286&pnum=455

Birth of Emma Arelina out of wedlock in Kokemäki, Grootila, 8.7.1875, baptized 11.7.1875

Absolution of the first case of leiermål (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leierm%C3%A5l) 5.8.1875:

Birth of Alma Wilhelmina out of wedlock in Kokemäki, Grootila, 10.9.1880, baptized 12.9.1880:

Absolution of the second case of leiermål 22.10.1880:

Kokemäki, Kiettare, Arvela (as a maid and vagabond):
1889-1890 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20286&pnum=43
1891-1900 - http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=20288&pnum=50

Birth of Kaarle Mikkel out of wedlock in Kokemäki, Kiettare, 4.5.1888, baptized 6.5.1888:

Absolution of the third case of leiermål 20/21.6.1888 mentioned in the communion books.

After 1891 Wilhelmina takes the surname Kujanpää (meaning End of Alley) and Emma takes the surname name Kasvi (meaning Plant).

14-11-17, 17:59
Raakel, the daughter of Gustaf Markula and Emma Kasvi, lived at least until 1913. I found a record of her confirmation on 24.6.1913. She was still marked to be living in Kiettare, Kokemäki.


15-11-17, 17:33
WOW, thank you so much. I never thought I'd be able to find anything about Gustaf and his family. This is absolutely amazing. My grandmother never talked about her life in Finland so it's been such an exciting and humbling journey finding out what her world was like and getting to know the people I came from. Thank you again for all the work you've done, introducing me to more of my family!