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Recent and forthcoming anniversaries of past generations


2016


July 27, 2016, is the 250th birthday of Abraham Krohn (1766–1827). The Krohn Family Council is planning events to celebrate this anniversary.


2014


January 18, 2014, is the 120th birthday of Salme Setälä (1894–1980), daughter of Helmi Krohn and Emil Nestor Setälä. She was an architect, who is best known in the family as the author of Levoton veri (Restless blood), a book about the youth of her parents and about the Krohn and Setälä families.

 


October 14, 2014, is the 150th birthday of Alfred Hackman (1864–1942), son of Emilie Hackman, daughter of Leopold Krohn the elder. He was a Finnish archeologist and professor.


2013


January 13, 2013, is the 100th death anniversary of Erik Krohn (1876–1913), the younger one of Leopold's two sons. He was a medical doctor, who died in Oulu in the age of 36. He had two daughters, both of whom have died unmarried.

 


February 20, 2013, is the 175th birthday of Wilhelm (William) Krohn (1838–1916), a grandson of Abraham. With his elder brother Nicolai he had a successful company Krohn Brothers, which produced Madeira wines in Funchal, Madeira.

In his youth he had attended a military school "Berg-Corps", and he had intended to become an architect. Tuberculosis interrupted, however, his studies, and in summer 1857 he was sent to south to recover. This trip took him with Nicolai to Madeira, where their brother Alexander was then also recovering from tuberculosis.

In 1872 Wilhelm moved from Madeira to London.

 


May 10, 2013, is the 150th birthday of Kaarle Krohn (1863–1933), son of Julius Krohn and great-grandson of Abraham. He was a folklorist, professor and developer of the geographic-historic method of folklore research. He is buried in Hietaniemi graveyard in Helsinki, see Krohn graves. July 19, 2013, is the 80th anniversary of his death.

 

May 22, 2013, is the 150th birthday of Ellen von Dalwigk-Schauenburg, née Hackman, (1863–1941), daughter of Emilie Hackman, daughter of Leopold Krohn the elder. She was married to Elgar von Dalwigk-Schauenburg, an estate owner in Unterhof in Hoof, Germany. She died in Leipzig in May 1941.

 


August 28, 2013, is the 125th death anniversary of Julius Krohn (1835–1888), son of Leopold, son of Abraham. His native language was German, but he became an enthusiast for the Finnish language, a Finnish poet and hymn writer, journalist and professor of Finnish literature. He also used the pen name Suonio. He died by drowning in a yachting accident in Bay of Vyborg, close to Kiiskilä. He is buried in Hietaniemi graveyard in Helsinki, see Krohn graves

 


November 8, 2013, is the 50th death anniversary of Felix Krohn (1898–1963), a son of Ilmari, son of Julius, son of Leopold. He was a Finnish composer and long-time director of Viborg Conservatory, which moved to Lahti during the war.

 


December 3, 2013, is the 100th birthday of Alf Krohn (1913–1959), a Finnish art critic and editor-in-chief of the art journal Taide. He was a descendant of three successive generations of Leopolds, and the father of Inari (artist) and Leena Krohn (author). He is buried in Hietaniemi graveyard in Helsinki, see Krohn graves.


2012


November 22, 2012, was the 175th birthday of Leopold Krohn (1837–1892). This grandson of Abraham was the "father" of military medicine in Finland and one of the founders of Finnish Red Cross. He is buried in Hietaniemi graveyard in Helsinki, see Krohn graves.


 
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