Maria Panula and her husband Juha Panula on their wedding day 14 Feb. 1892
Maria's full name was: Maija Emelia Abrahamintytar Ojala Ketola. After her marriage and immigration her names changed to Maria Emilia Panula.
She was the daughter of Susanna Maria Taavettintytar Norrkiilunen and Aaprahami Aaprahaminpoika (Abraham) Ojala Ketola. She had five siblings: Liisa, Anna, Juho Heikki, Emma, Sanna Kaisa and Aaprahami Ojala Ketola.
Maria married Juha (John) Juhonpoika Panula and they had eight children:
- Juho Eemeli Juhonpoika Panula born 23 Oct 1892-23 Dec. 1892, Kauhajarvi, Finland
- Ernesti Arvid Juhonpoika Panula born 18 May 1895, Cooks Fall, Michigan, USA
- Jaakko Arnold Juhonpoika Panula born 8 Feb. 1897, Cooks Fall, Michigan, USA
- Emma Iita Juhontytar Panula born 24 Feb 1901, Conneaut, Ohio, USA died 8 April 1910, Haapajarvi, Finland (drowned)
- Lyytia Juhontytar Panula born 17 June 1902-23 Dec 1902, Kauhajarvi, Finland
- Juha Niilo Juhonpoika Panula born 1 Sept. 1904 born Haapajarvi, Finland
- Urho Aaprhami (Abrahm) Juhonpoika Panula born 25 April 1909, Yliharma, Finland
- Eino Viljami Juhonpoika Panula born 11 March 1911, Yliharma, Finland