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June Pelo
02-07-18, 20:54
I've recently received requests for more information about this Great Northern War. Hasse sent me a link to a video and I received a book and magazine from Finland, which I translated. I send this to several people who don't belong to this Forum.. they said it was quite an eye-opener. You can access the material here:

I translated Prof. Vilkuna's book about the Great Wrath/Den Stora Ofreden into English. It concerns the Great Northern War between Russia and Sweden, and was fought in Finland. This is part of the book about the horrors our ancestors endured. http://finlander.genealogia.fi/sfhswiki/index.php/The_Great_Wrath_-_Den_Stora_Ofreden


Hasse sent me this documentary about the Great Wrath.. it's in Swedish and Finnish, but captioned in English at the bottom of the screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjFglWuwn6g

This is a translation of an article about Gustav Lillbäck who became a "devil" during the Great Wrath: http://finlander.genealogia.fi/sfhswiki/index.php/Gustav_Lillb%C3%A4ck_-_the_boy_who_became_a_devil

DaveCarlson
13-08-18, 03:47
Thank you for the links!

I have an ancestor who was killed by Cossacks in Blaxnäs in Närpes during the 1809 war, and also some ancestors who died in Laihia/Laihela during and after the slaget/battle at Napue. One of them was apparently looking for his fallen son, when he too was slain.

The dynastic politics of all those warrior kings sure landed their subjects in dreadful circumstances. Fearful history, certainly.

Bengt Olofsson Pålack (*1650 Kalajoki--†24 Feb 1714 Slaget vid Storkyrö/Napue) 8x great-grandfather
His sons Johan Bengtsson Risku (*1690-†1714)
Samuel Bengtsson Pålack (*1694-†1714)

Carl Mattsson Liucku (*1674 Laihia--†1714) 8x great-grandfather

Johan Jöransson Mikkula (*Laihia-†1714) 8x great-grandfather

Johan Simonsson Jakku (*1666 Laihia--†1714) 8x great-grandfather