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June Pelo
31-10-05, 18:53
Someone sent me a copy of the census for Storkyro 1719, listing all the villages and what happened to the people. Nearly every farm was deserted or burned - people couldn't pay their taxes - and some went to Sweden. In Lomby there were 12 deserted farms; in Karfsor, 8 farms burned; Kåsby, 13 farms deserted and 5 families went to Sweden; Tuckur, 9 farms deserted; Lotlax, 15 farms deserted, etc. It was a sad time for those poor farmers whose lives were disrupted by war with Russia.