WELCOME to the website of PAHAPILL FAMILY TREE! The site provides genealogy information on descendants of the Pahapills living in late 1700s / early 1800s at the Aadama farm and homestead, in the village of Võhma, Mustjala County, Saaremaa, Estonia. However, known roots of their family name reach back to 1645, to Tõnnis Pahapill (ref: "Eesti Entsüklopeedia" 1994, part 7, page 139), whose home was a few kilometers north of Võhma, in "Pahapilli küla" - the Pahapill village, on the north shores of Saaremaa. For additional information on the roots of Pahapills, their family name and various locations of their early homesteads - refer to maps and articles in "Related Links" section of the website. On the linked Mustjala County map, the Pahapill village is located about a kilometer South of points 6 and 7, Võhma at points 3, 4 and 5.
Names of individuals included in the family tree are listed in the Index of Individuals part of "My Family History" section of the website. For some individuals, additional notes and/or a picture is provided, marked accordingly and open by mouse-click. Due to ongoing changes in the software used for building the family tree, the Family History section is no longer updated and displays its June 30, 2012 set of posted data; and, the all-inclusive family tree chart ”InterneTree" listed in the Family History section does not open in some browsers; however, the family book (see next paragraph) is updated as new information is received. An updated (private) version of the family tree is posted on the ANCESTRY.com software, listed in the "Related Links" section of the present website; however, access to it is by permission from its authors-ref. the e-mail address listed above these notes.
Individual chapters of the Pahapill Family Book can be viewed from the linked file "The Pahapill Family Book / Pereraamat", found in the "Related Links" section of the website. By "clicking" on a specific chapter in the book's "Chapter-Summary" page, that chapter opens in a PDF-format. Complete chapters - as well as their individual pages - are printable directly from the website.
In the publicly displayed family tree and family book, some personal information on living individuals is replaced with the word "private". Should you wish to obtain the blocked-out information on someone, please send an e-mail with the information on his / her relationship to you, to the address listed above the text-section of this website. By choice, some individuals have been excluded from the publicly displayed family tree.
Eldest member of the clan - Jaak of Sepa / "Sepa Jaak" - was born around the year 1700. However, as is noted above, roots of the clan's family name reach back to the year 1645. Throughout the Family Tree and Family Book, women are listed by maiden name. For aiding the process of finding certain branches of the clan in the family book, spousal family names are also noted in some parts of the book.
Presently, the Pahapill Family Tree spans 11 generations, contains 1107 individuals, 349 marriages and 313 different surnames (names of some individuals and relationships are are not listed in the family tree and family book).
In order to assist us in "completing" our family tree (however, it should be noted that due to the dynamic nature of family trees - births, marriages and deaths occur - it is a continuously changing entity!), we appeal to relatives and friends worldwide, who have information about any Pahapill, his or her spouse or descendant not listed in the various branches of the family tree displayed here (or, where the data presented is incomplete, perhaps even incorrect), to send us the missing and / or corrected information via the e-mail address noted above. For this, our sincere THANK YOU in advance!
John (Johannnes) Pahapill
Great-grandson of Laas (Tehna) Pahapill.
- Descendants of "Kõpu" Jüri Pahapill ... (84 KB)
... in Saare-Võhma (Mustjala) on 21-07-2007.Photos: Heldi Jano; composite picture: John Johannes Pahapill.
- Greetings from the Estonian Community in Canada (33 KB)
John Johannes 75! Greetings from the Hon. Consul-General of Estonia, and from the Estonian Central Council in Canada / EKN - tervitused juubilarile Eestlaste Kesknõukogu Kanadas poolt.
- Photo #1: From the Pahapill clan 1996 Reunion. (246 KB)
Group-photo from the Pahapill clan first reunion, held in August 1996 at the Võhma Public School (where many of those present had received their primary education) in Saaremaa, Estonia. Beyond the organizers' wildest expectation, close to 200 of the clan came to reunion, mostly from Saaremaa but also from other regions of Estonia, some even from Sweden and Canada. All participants are not in this picture - some are in pictures 2, 3 and 4; a few are not in any of the pictures shown here.
- Võhma organized youth / noorkotkad, kodutütred. (84 KB)
Võhma noorkotkad ja kodutütred kevadel 1938. (John) Johannes Pahapill - esireas, vasakult esimene - pingil / first from left - front row, on the bench.
- Photo # 2: From the 1996 Reunion. (280 KB)
Group-photo from the 1996 Pahapill clan reunion. At the reunion, Estonian-language version of the Pahapill Family Tree ("Sugupuu Pahapill") was first made available to those present (for more about the "Sugupuu .. ", please refer to section labelled "Sources of information used, and Acknowledgements" in the "Introductory Notes" of the "Pahapill Family Book", found elsewhere in this website).
- The "Pahapills 60 yrs-in-Canada" 2011 Reunion (528 KB)
Names of people who attended the "Pahapills 60 Years in Canada" 2011 Reunion, can be found in "Related Links" section of the present website through the link with a similar name.
- Anne Pahapill with brother John on his 75th! (41 KB)
At John's and Stella's home - ready to leave for his Birthday Party at the Palace Pier Club and Restaurant. (Picture by Stella, using Anne's camera).
- Photo # 3: From the 1996 Reunion. (299 KB)
Another group-photo from the Pahapill clan first reunion (please see also photos 1, 2 and 4 from the same event). In this picture - in front of a group of participants - John Johannes Pahapill, the main organizer of the event, is outlining the programme of the day to a group of participants.
- Eight 4th-generation Tehna Pahapills meet ...... (39 KB)
.... at their ancestor-home. Granddaughter and seven grandsons of "Tehna" Taavi Pahapill and Mare Ang, meet two days after the Pahapill clan 1996 reunion in Saare-Võhma. The group is about to start an inspection of their soon-to-be returned farmlands. From left, are: Jüri (Tallinn), Anne (Toronto), Taavi (Göteborg), Raimund (Toronto), Tiit (Tallinn), John Johannes (Toronto), Forselius (Toronto), Jaak (Tallinn). Photo: By Jaak's camera.
- Photo # 4: From the 1996 Reunion. (277 KB)
This is another group-photo from the Pahapill clan 1996 reunion. Most of those in the picture are descendants - or their spouses - of "Sillukse" Jaan Pahapill, the man standing at the base of P2.2 branch of the Pahapill Family Tree. Jaan is a younger brother of "Tehna" Taavi Pahapill, base of P2.1 branch of the family tree. Our thanks go to Herman Pahapill, grandson of Sillukse Jaan, for getting his group together to attend the first reunion of the Pahapill clan.
- The Pahapill clan Thanksgiving Day in Canada, 1979. (88 KB)
From left, sitting: Mamma Heleene with Forse's daughter Lena, Papa Julius, "Fors" (Forselius); standing: Anne's daughter Lisa, Forse's daughter Lori, Forse's wife Kristi, their daughter Leigh Anne, John's wife Kristi, their son Carl, Raimund's daughter Erika, Raimund, visitor from Tallinn - cousin Jüri, Forse's son Thomas, John's son Eric, Anne, Forse's son Tim (Timothey), Carl's wife Jennifer. Missing from picture: Raimund's wife Ivi and their sons Alar and Peter, Anne's husband Dennis and their son Duane, John (Johannes) - taking the picture with cousin Jüri's camera. Copy of picture provided by Jüri, via Anne.
- Pahapill clan Reunion 1996 Program (in Estonian). (86 KB)
Program-sheet for the Pahapill clan 3-day Reunion at Võhma and Mustjala - Saaremaa, Estonia.
- Mustjala 1996 - In the Church / Kirikus. (65 KB)
28.07.1996 in Mustjala "Anna" Church, remembering mother, father and grandmother /Mustjala "Anna" kirikus mälestades ema, isa ja vanaema.
- Ready to celebrate his 75th! (41 KB)
John Pahapill and wife Stella at home, about to leave for his 75th. Birthday celebrations: Reception at the Palace Pier Club and Dinner at its Restaurant, on May 15, 2004. Photo by John's sister Anne.
- Stella Pahapill (Kiivet) in Memory-lane (60 KB)
A montage of two photos - taken 76 years apart on the "same" bridge - at Vapramäe, near the Kiivet family summer-home. The first - in summer 1928 - shows Stella (7) with her younger sister Aime (4) on the old (wooden) bridge; the second - in August 2004 - Stella is revisiting her childhood summer playground. (photo by her husband John).
- Greetings from Prime Minister of Canada. (34 KB)
At his 75th. Birthday celebration in Toronto on May 15, 2004, John Pahapill received greetings from the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada, presented by the Hon. Jean Augustine, Minister of Multiculturalism.