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 Ida Sofia “Iita” <I>Vesalainen</I> Mäkelä

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Ida Sofia “Iita” Vesalainen Mäkelä

  • Birth 15 May 1885 Southern Savonia, Finland
  • Death 23 Aug 1953 Kymenlaakso, Finland
  • Burial Haavisto, Pyhtää Municipality, Kymenlaakso, Finland
  • Memorial ID 95544466

Ida Sofia Mäkelä (neé Vesalainen) was born in Mäntyharju, Southern Savonia, Finland on the 15th of May 1885 as the illegimate daughter of Anna Adamintytär Vesalainen. There is no evidence who her father was and Anna Vesalainen had at least three illegimate children more after the birth of Ida.

Ida Vesalainen came after work from Southern Savonia to Kymenlaakso where she worked as a maid. In Raussila, Elimäki she met her husband Vihtori Mäkelä who was a hired man in the Matinsyli household at the time same time as Ida worked as a maid in the Pörkki household.

The couple was wedded on the 13th of November 1904 and they got six children. Vihtori built two small cottages for his growing family and they lived in the latter built cottage for the rest of their lives.

Ida Mäkelä died of stomach ailment in Elimäki, Kymenlaakso, Finland on the 23rd of August 1953 at the age of 68. She was buried to the Haavisto Cemetery, Pyhtää, Kymenlaakso, Finland.

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  • Created by: Jere Markkanen
  • Added: 18 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95544466
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ida Sofia “Iita” Vesalainen Mäkelä (15 May 1885–23 Aug 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95544466, citing Haavisto Cemetery, Haavisto, Pyhtää Municipality, Kymenlaakso, Finland ; Maintained by Jere Markkanen (contributor 47885278) .