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Karen Norwillo
09-10-18, 16:39
Can someone tell me the place of birth for Brita Oline Mattsdotter Kumpula. She was born before her parent's marriage 3 Jul 1867.
Thanks for any help.
Karen

Jaska Sarell
09-10-18, 21:41
Vesisaari, Ruijassa
Vadsø in Finnmark.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vads%C3%B8

:) Jaska

Karen Norwillo
09-10-18, 23:39
Jaska,
Thank you again. I wondered about Finns from Kemijärvi going there in 1865-1867. It didn't appear they meant to stay as they left family at home. 4 died on that trip of typhoid fever. Any thoughts?
Karen

Jaska Sarell
10-10-18, 00:45
This English text in Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_famine_of_1866%E2%80%9368) does not mention that in northern Finland frost bite the crops also on 23 August 1865. That made many people from there go to Sweden or North Norway (or to Russia from eastern border areas). The next years affected the whole country.

:) Jaska

Karen Norwillo
10-10-18, 16:01
Thanks, again. That make's sense. These are the years of my grandparents and great-grandparents. I wonder how this affected them. My paternal line runs deeply in Kemijärvi, Salla and much of Lapland. When I visited Salla, I was struck by how many were lost in Russia, never to return to their homes.
Karen