Hedvig Charlotta (Lotta) Laestadius (1842 - 1900)

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Birthplace: Karesuando, Sverige (BD)
Death: Died in Franklin, Minnesota, USA
Managed by: Annette Madelene Sundström
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About Hedvig Charlotta (Lotta) Laestadius

In 1880 a woman named Angelica Charlotta Jokela arrived in the community. 13 She was, in fact, the daughter of Lars Levi Laestadius himself, born in Swedish Lapland in 1842. With her arrival she brought a resurgence of her father's credo at its purest, and she did not hesitate to remind the local community if they strayed from it. Her only child died young, and she herself died on 19 September 1900; a monument erected by friends marks the grave of this descendant of the Apostle of the North' in the first permanent Finnish settlement in Minnesota.

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Charlotta (Lotta) Jokela's Timeline

1842
June 22, 1842
Karesuando, Sverige (BD)
1900
September 19, 1900
Age 58
Franklin, Minnesota, USA
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