Henrika Peltonen

Henrika Peltonen

Casual labourer

(b. 1882 - d. 1964)

Artur Jacklin

Artur Jacklin

Editor

(b. 1886 - d. 1956)

Ville Viktor Kasanen

Ville Viktor Kasanen

Photographer and chimney-sweep

(b. 1889 - d. 1967)

Axel "Smiling" Sjöblom

Axel "Smiling" Sjöblom

Sea captain

(b. 1894 - d. 1983)

This building was designed to be a bank. Since its construction, in 1911, it has served as a pharmacy, a fabric shop, and a doctor's practice. Captain Sjöblom bought the building in 1951.

John Ekman

John Ekman

Fisherman

(b. 1897 - d. 1970)

John Ekman was one of Kaskinen's last professional fishermen to work along the coast on his own. He lived in this house with his wife Serafina.

Carl Bäcker

Carl Bäcker

Pharmacist and ship-owner

(b. 1800 - d. 1860)

Jalmari Ollila

Jalmari Ollila

Company director

(b. 1892 - d. 1976)

Jalmari Ollila was the office manager of Kaskö Wood for several decades. Besides working in the wood business, he was responsible for companies in shipping and the fur industry.

Thure Sundell

Thure Georg Sundell

Painter

(b. 1864 - d. 1924)

The artist Thure Sundell lived here. Although the house no longer remains, we can still see his little pavilion in the garden.

Ester Castel

Ester Castell
Hotel-owner and restaurateur
(b. 1900 - d. 1995)

Karl Fritiof Sundman

Karl Fritiof Sundman

Astronomer and mathematician

(b. 1873 - d. 1949)

Gustav Fredrik Thuring

Gustav Fredrik Thuring

Sea captain and ship-owner

(b. 1809 - d. 1880)

Helga Söderström

Helga Söderström

Painter and teacher

(b. 1849 - d. 1936)

This house is one of the oldest in Kaskinen. It has stood here since 1785. Over the centuries, many owners have each put their mark on its look.

Uno Axel Fleege

Uno Axel Fleege

Town physician

(b. 1870 - d. 1922)

Katy & Etel Ahlqvist

Sisters Katy and Etel Ahlqvist

Owners of the old milk shop

(b.1908 - d.1982) (b.1909 - d.1991)

Onni Lauha

Onni Wilhelm Lauha

Tailor

(b.1902 - d.1968)

Onni Wilhelm Lauha was one of the last old-fashioned tailors in Kaskinen. He both lived and had his shop in this house. The door to the shop has since been replaced with a window.

Carl Daniel Renström

Carl Daniel Renström

Manufacturer, ship-owner and merchant

(b. 1824 - d. 1913)

Oskar Koskinen

Oskar Koskinen

Fishmonger

(b. 1873 - d. 1951)

Sune Mangs

Bengt Sune Mangs

Actor and revue artist

(b. 1932 - d. 1994)

Alexandra Enroth

Maria Alexandra (Sandra) Enroth

Weaver of fishing nets

(b. 1869 - d. 1942)

Birgitta Recksén

Birgitta Recksén

Painter

(b. 1919 - d. 2004)

The artist Birgitta Recksén made her mark as a master of frescoes and glass paintings. She has created church art in Italy, Denmark, and Finland, and her work has been exhibited all over Europe.

Historisk rundtur

Stories and people from the island town's history

The old wooden houses in Kaskinen have many stories to tell. We have chosen 20 people whose stories tell us about the history and life in the town of Kaskinen.