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Maira (#47141445)
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My life motto is: "There are no coincidencies, everything has its purpose and all things happen at the right time."

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Hi, Everyone!
They say there are no coincidencies in this world and it certainly proved true, when I googled Maira one day. One of the search results offered an option: Maera. In Greek mythology, Maera was the hound of Icarus, father of Erigone.

According to the myth:
"Icarus was a follower of wine god Dionysus and had been taught how to make wine. While travelling, Icarus met some drunken shepherds, who killed him. After getting sober next day the shepherds understood what they had done and buried Icarus' body. Erigone was worried about her father, and set off with her dog Maera to find him. Maera at last discovered his grave, and both became so overwhelmed with grief that Erigone hanged herself and Maera leapt off a cliff. According to the Greek poet Nonnos, Maera declined to leave the grave and was starved to death. Upon hearing the news, Dionysus placed them in the sky as the constellations of Virgo (Erigone), Boëtes (Icarus) and the dog star, Sirius (Maera)."

In the remembrance of Maera, the eternally devoted dog, I'll do my best posting photographs of as many gravestones as possible in the Kanta-Häme area in the Southern Province of Finland.
(Updated Dec. 31, 2015)

Maira from Finland

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Jos löydät edesmenneen omaisesi näiltä sivuilta ja haluat, että poistan hänen tietonsa, ilmoita siitä painamalla kyseisen sivun oikeasta yläreunasta EDIT-nappia, jonka kautta voit jättää viestisi. Otan mielelläni myös vastaan lisätietoja, kuvia ja korjausehdotuksia, jos haluat täydentää sivua. Kunnioitan jokaista edesmennyttä, olivat he sitten eläneet yhden päivän tai sata vuotta. Jokainen elämä on arvokas ja muisto siitä jää elämään ja nämä sivut ovat yksi keino sen mahdollistamiseksi.
Hautamuistomerkit pikku hiljaa katoavat ajan ja säiden kuluttamina, joten toivon osaltani voivani tallentaa tätä puolta kulttuurihistoriaamme tuleville sukupolville.

"Hallinto-oikeus kumosi tietosuojalautakunnan päätöksen - hautakuvat saavat olla internetissä (5.2.2010 6:45).
Helsingin hallinto-oikeuden mukaan hautausmaiden hautamuistomerkeissä olevat tiedot on nimenomaan tarkoitettu kenen tahansa nähtäviksi, joten hautakivet ja niissä olevat tiedot voi julkaista esimerkiksi internetissä. Oikeuden perustelujen mukaan kysymys ei ole sellaisesta yksityisyyden suojasta, jota henkilötietolaissa tarkoitetaan."

Ystävällisin terveisin, Maira

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RE: Alfred Alexander Liljander

Kiitos! Täytyy tunnustaa, että olin ihan unohtanut, että digitaaliarkistossa on Hgin ruotsalais-suomalaisen seurakunnan kirkonkirjoja! Se mitä todella odotan on, että nettiin tulee Hgin rippikirjat vuodesta 1881 eteenpäin. Olen selvitellyt aika paljon Lagus-sukua ja laitan sinulle niitä tietoja lisää lähiaikoina.

Terveisin Kaustinen
Added by Kaustinen on Mar 31, 2016 11:35 AM
RE: llomantsi Ev-Lut Cemetery
Thanks Maira for making the Ilomantsi Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. I added several more there. The are related to Onni. Jim
Added by Jim-S. on Mar 19, 2016 11:48 AM
Onni Henrik Määttänen, Memorial# 159643611
Hello Maira, maybe you can help me again. I made Memorial# 159643611 for Onni Henrik Määttänen, Awarded the Knight of Mannerheim Cross number 119 on August 1, 1943.

From what I found on line, his Place of Burial is Ilomantsin ev.lut.hautausmaa [Ilomantsin Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery]

I can not find it listed on Find-A-Grave, so can you help me? Thanks again - Jim
Added by Jim-S. on Mar 18, 2016 8:43 PM
Find A Grave Correction: Eino Juutilainen
Hello Maira - Thanks for all the information, including his cemetery, which is now added. I just happened to come across one of the KoMC honorees while looking for other MIA/KIA WW II soldiers from my country. I saw some of the Fins didn't have memorial pages yet and have added a few. Glad to help - Jim.
Added by Jim-S. on Mar 18, 2016 8:33 PM
Knight of Mannerheim Cross awardee Eino Ilmari Juutilainen
Hello Maria - Thanks for all you do for Find-A-Grave and for honoring some of the Knight of Mannerheim Cross awardees. I just added a memorial page for Air Force Fighter pilot Ace and two time Knight of Mannerheim Cross awardee Eino Ilmari Juutilainen but I don't know where he is buried.

His brother Aarne is buried at Malmi Cemetery and I was wondering if they are buried in the same cemetery. Can you help me? Thanks in advance for your help, Jim-S.[46879912]
Added by Jim-S. on Mar 17, 2016 10:10 AM
Vonda Lynn Zitting Kunz
RE: Transfer
Hi Maria,
In my search, I found someone has placed some incorrect information in our genealogy records, there a Cornelius Zitting that is showing he was born in Hannover, Prussia when in fact all our family records show proof of him being born in Friesland, Germany

Cornelius ZITTING

Ancestral File

March 1870 Friesland, , , Germany
6 October 1940 Forreston, , Illinois
10 May 1898 Freeport, , Illinois

Bernhard ZITTING
Grace Cornelia ZITTING,
Johnny Bernard ZITTING,
Hattie Henika ZITTING
Added by Vonda Lynn Zitting Kunz on Mar 05, 2016 11:16 AM
Vonda Lynn Zitting Kunz
RE: Transfer
Well you are asking me to look at my family tree, which is HUGE!!! considering we have a polygamy background.
To answer your question yes my heritage goes back to all of the above except I cannot find someone from Prussia? Can you give me a name please so I can see if the dots connect?
Here is some of what I can tell you;
My Grand Father was Charles Fredrick Zitting (1894 - 1954)
My great grandparents his father’s side, were from Sweden, Denmark and Canada.
On his mother’s side were from Denmark, Finland, Canada, Netherlands and Scotland

My Grandfather Charles Fredrick Zitting alone had 10 wives –
Minnie Rossiter Affleck Parker (1898 - 1968) father is from England, his great grandfather is from Scotland, mother side has Denmark and England
Rachel Wells Zitting (1902 - 1928) grandfather was from England
Elvera C. Olson Zitting (1901 - 1993) her grandparents stems back to Germany
Edna Aleen Christensen Zitting (1899 - 1991) on her mother’s side her she has grandparents from Switzerland and Germany
Bonnie Elaine Kilgrow Zitting-Hunter (1925 - 2005) on her father’s side her Grand Father is from Canada, Her grandparents were born in England and Canada.
Laura Tree Zitting (1894 - 1985)* both sides were from England
Orpha Cope Zitting (1900 - 1940)* her father and all grandparents on his side were from England
Nellie Ricks Smellie Murdock (1906 - 1997)* her dad was from Scotland and her moms side of the family came from Ireland and northern Ireland
Essie Frances Stokes Stratton (1918 - 1993)* her great-grandmother came from England
Amalie Christine Henriette Abel Vomar (1871 - 1954)* were all from here
Added by Vonda Lynn Zitting Kunz on Feb 20, 2016 5:00 PM
Vonda Lynn Zitting Kunz
And any other Find a Grave memorials for Zitting/Kilgrow/related family members that you might be tending?

Thank you!
Added by Vonda Lynn Zitting Kunz on Feb 19, 2016 9:05 AM
Vonda Lynn Zitting Kunz
My name is Vonda Lynn Zitting Kunz (#48291455),
I tend the graves of the majority of my family members and was wondering if you would please transfer Aleks Kustaa Zitting Find a Grave memorial to me.

Thank you
Added by Vonda Lynn Zitting Kunz on Feb 19, 2016 9:02 AM
Ellen (Monks/Barrett) Monteforte
Flowers on Ivar Nieminen Page
Hi, I noticed on my relation, Ivar Nieminen's page that you placed flowers. I was wondering if you did this because you knew him or are you related? I would love to hear from you if you have any information about this gentleman and his family.
Added by Ellen (Monks/Barrett) Mon... on Jan 29, 2016 5:46 PM
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