Births of Johan Kotärvi and Valpuri Maaninka

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Katie
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Births of Johan Kotärvi and Valpuri Maaninka

Viesti Kirjoittaja Katie » 17.10.2016 07:34

I need a verification on a birth. My Great Grandparents by the above names lived in Kuusamo. They were married in 1850 and I found a birth for what I thought was their first born child, a girl. Greta (Reeta) Liisa Maaninka b. 02 Mar 1853. Then I found a birth in Kuusamo of a daughter b. 01 May 1850 to Johan Petter Kotajärvi and Brita Caisa by the name of Greta Liisa. I have attached a Hiski record for that birth. I am confused that the mother's names are different and I know that Johan Kotajärvi at some point around his marriage to Valpuri Maaninka changed his name to Johan Kotajärvi-Maaninka with all their kids named Maaninka.
I guess I need a verification of the correct birth date of Greta Liisa 1850 or 1853. And, how does Brita Caisa fit in as a wife when I have Valpuri as the wife of his other children? Johan was living on the Maaninka farm when he married Valpuri and it was where they had their children. Johan was originally from Kemijarvi but moved to Kuusamo in 1848. Moving records verified.
Also what is the "IH" in front of the father's name.
Please help me.
Thank You
Janice