any Finnish experts out there?

+1 vote
I was just trying to help clean up an instance of UNKNOWN, and this one seems obvious at first glance, but i've never done anything in Finland.  I'm not entirely sure that his mother really had two husbands - there might be two different Maria Christina Heermans for all I know.

Anyway, if his last name is Petersson, why is he connected to the other husband for his father?  And are those duplicate sisters really duplicates? or a case of the next child being given the same name as one who passed away? Maria Christina with two different dates, and Britha Catherina and Birgitta Catherina.  Can someone knowledgeable about Finnish sources please take a look?
WikiTree profile: Fredrik Petersson
in Genealogy Help by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (157k points)

2 Answers

+2 votes

It was common for a child to be named for a dead sibling so that's not troubling. It was also fairly common for a widow to remarry.

 A run through the Hiski search engine shows a Fredricus Salin being born to a Samuel and Maria "Johansdotter" in Nummi shorty after their marriage.


by John Burkholder G2G5 (5.0k points)

A further search shows their marriage with her name Heerman.

So i would guess that his name would be Fredrik Samuelson Salin

Thanks John! Do you think we should take action and change it?
I would say that the sources back it up. So, yes. Nobody will object, I think; it's an orphan.
+2 votes
I'll take a look tonight. The patronym Petersson suggests his father is Peter, the second husband, so I will have to look at the primary sources.
by Juha Soini G2G6 Pilot (101k points)
Thank you, Juha!
Maybe you could also have a look at the mother's name.  If that is her correct marriage, she is referred to as Maja Stina, if i'm reading it correctly.  I can see how that is Maria Christina, but shouldn't we have the Maja Stina somewhere on her profile as well?

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