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28-01-16, 22:41
I can't fine anything on a few siblings of my Grandmother - Emma Markkula. Their parents are Kustaa Mauritz Markkula and Mariana Lovisa Johansdotter Lukkala Markkula. They were all born in Sakyla Finland, I think on the Markkula Croft

Gustaf Mauritz Markkula - Born Sept 18, 1864
Mariana Sofia Markkula - Born Mar 7,1870
Selma Lovisa Markkula - Born June 18, 1883

I have tried to see if any of them moved, got married or when and where they died with no luck. As far as I can see, none of them came to America.

I appreciate anything you can find,

Karen Norwillo
29-01-16, 22:40
From Ancestry.com, Gustaf Mauritz Gustafsson Markkula and Mariana Loviisa Johansdotter were married in Säkylä. Children: Mariana Sofia 7 Mar 1870, Isak Viktor 14 Jun 1872-2 Jan 1925 McRorie, Saskatchwan, Karl (Charles) 29 Mar 1874-24 Mar 1943 Hibbing, St Louis, MN He was married to a Alene, no children found, Frans 10 Sep 1876, Ida Eufrosyne 28 Dec 1878-17 Feb 1943 Rauma, Finland, (married to Johan Jalmar Roiha) Emma Karoline 14 May 1881-12 May 1974 Hibbing, St Louis, MN. She married John Ranta 24 Apr 1915 in Ishpeming, MI. and had a daughter Helmi Helen Ranta 1916-1994. John died 1917 and she married Henry Jussila 13 Jan 1919 in Negaunee, MI. In 1920 census they had 3 children at home Alfred, Lizzie and Helmi. 1930 she is listed as widowed and 1940 as divorced. Henry was married previously so I think Alfred and Lizzie are from first marriage, to old in 1920 to be hers. No further info about Selma Lovisa 18 Jun 1883 except her birth.

Karen Norwillo
29-01-16, 22:51
Helmi Helen Ranta 2 Apr 1916 and died 6 May 1994 in Hibbing, St Louis, MN. She married Berton William Sundquist (19 Aug 1914-3 Feb 1982.) They had 3 children. Helmi and Berton are buried in Calvary Cemetery, Chisholm, St Louis, MN. Can be found on Find-a-Grave.

Karen Norwillo
30-01-16, 05:13
Isak Viktor, Victor in Canada was married to a Miina (Wilhelmiina), had a son Victor 10 Apr 1901 in Finland and a daughter Aili in Saskatchewan. They are found in the 1921 census of Canada in Coteau municipality, Sask. Aili born 29 Oct 1914 Macrorie, Sask. and died 31 Mar 2006 Port Alberni, BC. Victor 1901 married Elsie Laukkanen

Karen Norwillo
30-01-16, 15:18
Aili Agnes Markkula married John Bollands Jowsey and lived in British Columbia. She died 31 Mar 2006. A complete obituary can be found online by searching on her name, Aili Agnes Jowsey.
It would also appear that Victor and Miina fostered Ellen Lahti who was with them in 1910 in WI, age 5. born MI, and then in the 1921 Canada census age 15.

Karen Norwillo
30-01-16, 16:37
Here are the headstones of Isaac Victor Markkula and wife Wilhelmina. Buried Highland Cemetery in Saskatchewan. Also Herman and Liisa Laukkanen, parents of Elsie Laukkanen Markkula are buried in Dunblane Cemetery Saskatchewan. Elsie married Victor born 1901. The Laukkanen family must have moved from ND to Canada after Elsie's birth in 1908.
Information under Isaac Victor's stone says May 14, 1872-Feb 1, 1935. Under Wilhelmina's 1883-1957. Hard to read stones.

10-02-16, 20:31
Thank you so much. Your info has sent me in so many new direction. Thank you for all your work! Sue