Johannes August Toppar

1898–1962 (Age 63)
Bertby, Vaasa, Finland

The Life of Johannes August

Johannes August Toppar was born on 10 October 1898, in Bertby, Vaasa, Finland. He married Emilia Sandas on 31 December 1918, in Bertby, Vaasa, Finland. He died on 23 April 1962, in America, County Roscommon, Ireland, at the age of 63.

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Johannes August Toppar
Emilia Sandas
Marriage: 31 December 1918

Spouse & Children

31 December 1918
Bertby, Vaasa, Finland

World Events (3)


Age 1

February Manifesto reduces Finland's autonomy. Finland lost much autonomy. russification of Finland policy initiated. censorship and conscription introduced. civil disobedience began.

Age 9

Finland became first European country to give women right to vote.

Age 19

The Russian Revolution allows Finland to declare its independence.

Name Meaning

German (Töpper):1. variant of Toepfer . 2. habitational name from Topper, a place near Krossen, Brandenburg. 3. possibly an occupational name from Sorbian topár ‘stoker’, or from topor ‘axe handle’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Dec 1, 1998 book entitled "Slakten Langs Vora" a genealogy compiled by John Langs of Vora, Finland

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