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About Families of Asko and Pirjo Niskala
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 During 16th century Finland was a province of Sweden.The King of Sweden was at  the time Kustaa Vaasa. The bailiff of the King in Savo was called Kustaa  Fincke. He started settling of northern wilds in the Saarijärvi region. The  King promised the settlers land and tax relief, if they settled and occupied  the wilds near by borderland between Finland and Russia. He wanted to have  advantage for future land claims against Russia (see the map, PHOTOS -  Album `MAPS`).
 So my first known paternal ancestor Paavo Paavali Kankkonen (b. about 1530)  moved from Savo to Evijärvi parish in Ostrobothnia. He was a typical settler,  He established the house of Kankkonen and his descendants the new house of  Näätälahti. Erik Erikinpoika Näätälahti moved ad 1819 from Näätälahti to  Oikari village located in Karstula parish. Earlier Karstula belonged to old  Saarijärvi.
 My first known maternal ancestor was Paavo Pölkki (b. about 1500). He founded  the house of Pölkki 1559 in Kyyjärvi, which also belonged to old Saarijärvi.  He came from the Mikkeli region, from the province of Savo. Pölkki was the  first house in Kyyjärvi and its landregisternumber is also today nr 1. Samuli Paulaharju, a finnish historian, collected old stories and  traditionals. His book was published 1930. According to one traditional: `Also  today people remember, that 16-17 generations ago the first Pölkki moved to  there. There was a widow, who leaved the ancient Pölkki in Juva with her son  and daughter and rowed up along waters of Häme. She tried to reach the same  wilds where she spended a beautifull summertime as young with her husband when  they were fishing. When the widow with her children arrived to Lintulahti In  Kyyjärvi, they decided to spend the night there and also planned to stay  there. But she had a dream: Don´t stay here and don´t build your house here.  Leave this place in the morning and go to the direction where the sun is  rising, row to the opposite shore of the lake. Build up your home there. There  your family flourishes and you can be happy. So they rowed to the opposite  shore and builded their first hut there. And the same family of Pölkki lives  here also today.`

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