I recently came into possession of many photos and documents for my husband’s ancestors. I will be making an effort to post these on Wednesdays to share with family.
My husband has an ancestor we call Grandma Long. She was born Vendla Båtmäster in 1881 in Sundom, Finland. She immigrated to San Francisco with her brother, Isaac. Our family traveled to Finland last summer. We had the best time visiting the area where Vendla’s family lived and spending time with cousins.
The backside of the photo is written in the handwriting of Agnes Mattson. It reads:
Vendla Long on her 18th birthday with two Aunts. Elda Huggar and Gustava
One aunt is Charley Johnson mother.
Ma born 1881 June 23rd
I have confirmed that Vendla did have two aunts on her father’s side with these names. This information was found in the Finnish Church Records.