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JDKotila
01-07-06, 21:07
My Finnish ancestors came to America in 1873 and 1884. Living in Calumet, Houghton county,Michigan.
Johan Erick Pajunpää (Johnson) born: July 26th,1850 Kotka Farm,Kaarela,Finland he married Elizabeth Kaurala born:Ranttila,Finland) (daughter of Peter Kaurala). Erick Pajunpää's name was Kotka then changed to Pajunpää. Having moved to the Pajunpää farm,Lohtaja,Finland later. They had a two daughters born in Allouez,Keweenaw Co. Mich. Jenny sophia Pajunpää who married Oscar Keckonen(owner of Keckonen Hardware in Calumet) and Olga Elizabeth Pajunpää who married William Felix Kotila (son of Johan Kotila and Emma Takela). I was told that Erick's father was Johan Mattson Kotkamaa(Pajunpää) and mother Brita Jacobsdotter.

solja
07-07-06, 22:54
Hi,

Any more information about Johan Kotila?
Where he was born and when?

Regards,

-Solja

JDKotila
07-07-06, 23:17
Hi,

i'am not sure what year John (Johan) Kotila was born. All i know is that he was born in Finland( exact location unkown) Kotila farm(?). His children were born in the 1870's(Finland).