Just to verify what I am looking for are birth dates for John Herman (b.25 Jul 1875); Kaisa Maria (b19 Dec 1876); Henry (Hentti) (B. 23 Apr 1880). They are the children of John Kähkönen (B.20 Jan 1850) Lendua 41 Kuhmo and Maria Ida Ohtonen (b.07 Jul 1850) Katerma 17 Kuhmo. John and Maria were a young newly married couple with a baby daughter, Anna Greta (b. born 26 Jul 1874) Lendua Kuhmo but died as a baby before during or after their arrival in Murmansk seeking work to save money to emigrate to America. They were in Murmansk area long enough to have 3 additional children.
P.S. I found this post I requested in 2013. This may be the end of my search.
Re: Johan Kahkonen and Maria Ohtonen's move
Postby jani » 09.03.2013 00:14
I checked the moving records 1874-1881 and Johan and Maria are not listed there. Probably because they left the country, those moves were usually not listed. The communion book 1877-1886 has them and their daughter Anna Greta (born 26 JUL 1874) moving to Norway (i Norrige):
http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/j ... 86&pnum=86
Here's Anna Greta's birth:
http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/j ... 9&pnum=137
Is there a link available to search Murmansk records?
Please advise and I think I know what your answer will be. Just checking again.
Now it's resolved. Thank you for checking, again, on this issue.
Have a nice weekend.
Summary: Finns from Grand Duchy of Finland and from Norway (kvener) emigrated to Kola peninsula from 1860s onwards. Those who survived Russian revolution and civil war were murdered in Stalin's purges in 1930s. Few survived.