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joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 09:45 am:

Hello. I have been searching my family history for 2 years now.when I first began this hobby I
didn't even know my great grandfathers name. just that he was finnish and had come to calumet from sweden. I am happy to say that with the help of relatives and of course pasty cam I have learned ALOT about my family. I am still looking for any info on palowaara,Balowaara, roberts,meneguzzo,rousu and weijola.(dick weijola was a barber in calumet for many years.) The balowaara's had a dairy farm in centennial heights for many,many years. please if you have any info on any of thesenames,please contact me.

By Alicia Marshall (Aliciak) on Monday, January 9, 2006 - 08:07 am:

There have been a few inquires on the Osterman/Ostermann name and also the
Carlson family. Charles and Hilda Carlson with sons, Raymond, Ronald, Ralph, Rudolph,Richard
and Ernest. A person from Finland is looking
for relatives of these Carlson's. The Osterman's were from Slovenia. A family member there is anxious to contact local family.

By Alicia Marshall (Aliciak) on Monday, January 9, 2006 - 05:48 pm:

List Finnish American emigrant to Soviet Karelia 1930's

Rikhard Laiho along with Dr Rudolph Pinola's work
has been put into a database. It is a list of Finnish American's lured back to Soviet Karelia.Finland lost (ceded)
part of Karelia to Russia after the war.
Mr Laiho has been kind enough to tell us to spread the list to those who ask. It has 1,585 names of people. Some were executed and others never got to come back to America or return to Finland.
If any of you has missing Finnish family, they may be among this list.
I can send it to those who ask, it is in a Microsoft works format.
Alicia Marshall

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 09:03 pm:

Here's an e-mail I received today:

"Tried to send message to Paull family... nice to make contact. We are Paull family living in Mullion Cornwall right now.We have a William and his sister Elizabeth Paull who left by steam ships (seperate occaisions ) from Cornwall England to New York .From then on we know nothing really of where they lived but we have a few photographs and a few little clues. I have traced the family back to 1708 and we think maybe a little further to 1680 possibly. They have moved from place to place ,possibly following the opening of various mines around the West Penwith area...Redruth,Madron,St Just, St Ives, Phillack and Devoran and Falmouth . Quite abit of sea faring history too...on the beautiful "Flower of The Fal " Better not say any more as you may not even get this anyway ! Cheerio for now ! Debbie xx...MULLION CLIFFS see below"
Mullion Cliffs

Alicia Marshall (Aliciak) on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 09:09 am:

Hi Charlie,
There are some William Paull's on our local census. It is hard to say if this the right one without birthdates.
William H Paull Schoolcraft, Houghton, Michigan abt 1845 England White Head
View Record Wm Paull Osceola, Houghton, Michigan abt 1871 England White Head

1900 census


View Record William Paull Franklin Twp, Houghton, MI abt 1872 White Male
View Record William Paull Osceola Twp, Houghton, MI abt 1851 White Male
View Record William J


View Record William Paull Franklin, Houghton, Michigan England White
William H Paull Schoolcraft, Houghton, Michigan abt 1845 England View Record

William Paull Harriet Paull Laurium, Houghton, MI abt 1882 England Head

If she uses the search engine on the Houghton site and types in Paull, there are some hits
on a few William's.


By charlene dean (Ticonderoga1186) on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 02:47 pm:

my grandfather was Frank Gauthier and he was one of the man who raised and lower the bridge between hought and hancock back in the 1930's. does anyone have a picture of him or know of him. my mothers name is/was Rita Gauthier

By DEBBIE PAULL (Cornishpisky) on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 06:06 pm:

Hallo everyone! just testing ..and if I get through,s thankyou to Charlie and Mary who have been so patient with me ! I,ll be posting messages ,but now I,m so tired,s just gone 11 o,clock pm here ..and this Cornishpisky is off to bed !

By Odd Lehtigangas (Oddleht) on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 12:41 pm:

Hi! Anybody out there who has the possibility to draw any line to any possible living descandents from the following family. In the 1900 census I found them living in Calumet township, Red Jacked, Pine street,page 294B:
John Johnson, born Apr.1849 in Norway, immigrated in 1891.
Mathilda, born Oct.1854 in Sweden, 10 children, 8 still living,immigrated 1893
Charles,born Nov.1873 in Norway,immigrated 1891.
Albert,born Oct.1875 in Norway, immigrated 1893.
Oscar,born Mar.1878 in Norway, immigrated 1893.
Emil,born Jan.1880 in Norway, immigrated 1893.
Hulda,born Feb,1884 in Norway, immigrated 1893.
Annie,born Mar.1886 in Norway, immigrated 1893.
Hjalmar,born Aug.1888 in Norway,immigrated 1893.
Lottie,born Aug.1894 in Calumet UP.
John Johnson was my greatuncle. To my knowledge Albert was the one who made a pretty big family afterwards.
On forehand thank you very much.
Odd Lehtigangas

By Alicia Marshall (Aliciak) on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 08:44 am:

Hello John
I have the Pajunpaa name in my family file also.
My Winquist's were from Kelviä also and they most
likely knew each other in Finland. The Pajunpaa family is included in the book Caino- Torp 1490- 1799. Are you aware of the Hiski link?

By clinton drake (Clint) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 03:00 am:

Joanne, the Balowaaras were neighbors when my great grandparents (Winquists) had a farm in Centennial Heights. They lived there until 1928 or so. I know some of the "Balowaara girls", as my grandmother calls them, moved to Detroit and that there was contact with the families for quite some time. We also have a few photos of them in the family albums. Is this the same family?

ALSO: Does anyone know who is in the photo at the top of the page. I have the same photo, taken on the steps of Pine St. Church, during the year 1920 (written on the back of my copy).

By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 08:57 am:

yes this is the same family.
I e-mailed you. hope to hear more soon.

By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Monday, March 6, 2006 - 12:29 am:

thank you pasty cam for this great site. thanks to you I am always finding new info about my ancestors. people see my message here and recognize the names and contact me with wonderful bits of info. I have even been contacted by cousins I did not even know I had.
thanks again.
a loyal fan of pasty cam
joanne sherrick (balowaara)

By clinton drake (Clint) on Monday, March 6, 2006 - 03:57 pm:

I just wanted to post a bit of what Joanne and I have been talking about on here for the others. The Winquists, Balowaaras, Kaifeshes, Tulppos, and Ervasts were all neighbors and friends in Centennial Heights. The Winquist and Balowaara farms are no longer standing, I'm not sure about the rest. The Winquists moved to Kearsarge and the Kaifeshes to Albion.

By frank pando (Frankp53) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 05:43 pm:

ME- May2005

Hello all-
I have enjoyed stopping in to see this message board. Great Pics and good conversation about family histories. My Irish ancestors were apart of that beautiful country and the interesting history. In fact, on my maternal side- both of my mothers parents lines hail from the u.p. I have the Irish from Houghton Co., and the Chippewa's from Mackinac Co. Just visited the u.p from one end to the other in 2005- had a great time. One question for the experts out there? I have a marriage record from the Houghton Courthouse- Don't know what parish or church was according to the record, only that a REVEREND ANTOINE VERMAN was officiating. Marriage took place in 1885. Anyone know what parish he served?

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 03:46 pm:

Frank Prando, so good to see someone interested in the Irish side of Keweenaw area. I was begining to think there wasn't any others beside my mom's family. She was a Slattery from Hubbell but grandpa Jerry, "Red", Slattery was born in Ripley area. Grandma's family were French-Canadian. The names run from O'Rourkes,to Burnette(or Brunette as some papers show) and many Gagnons. Maybe I can make some connections with other Irish names.

By frank pando (Frankp53) on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 05:01 pm:

hello ms katie-

greetings from the lower peninsula. thanks for your post. i have a few surnames that i look at up there but i don't immediately recognize the ones you gave. i am a descendant of DOOLEYS and FOLEYS. The Dooleys came in the 1860's and then a Foley married a Dooley in 1885 and here i am. the attached photo is c. 1905 in Laurium. Pictured are my GG grandparents and my G grandmother Mary Agnes. Have a great day!


By Karen Gauthier (Johnson) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 12:30 pm:

I know this would be a long shot, with the name of Johnson, but I am sure I have family in the UP. My father was Herbert Johnson, and he was raised on Pewabic Street in Laurium. His parents were August and Carrie Johnson, and he had a younger brother named Clarence, who passed away at a young age. My grandfather also passed away at an early age. My grandmother's maiden name was Carrie Larson. Some of her many brothers and sisters, I believe went by the last name of Enden. That was I think, the name of the town they came from in Norway. My grandfather came from Sweden, and has many relatives in the area also. Thanks in advance, if any of this sounds familar to anyone.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 11:37 am:

Jeremiah FINNEGAN (sons mike and john) - prominent name from the Copper Harbor/Eagle Harbor area. Just found out he's also my great great great grandfather !! Anyone have any historical information on him? contact me via email

By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 01:05 am:

I would suggest contacting "copper world" In calumet.This store carries many books on the calumet area and I would think you would be able to find something on your ancestors I would recommend calumet copper and people. and calumet metropolitis. both of these books are filled with the people and facts from the time line you are searching.
How far are you from calumet? a trip to the area is definitly worth the drive. and you will be amazed at the archives they have available.
if i can be of any more help feel free to email the mean time good luck with your search.

By tom pare (Einosunshine) on Monday, July 3, 2006 - 11:08 pm:

Thanks for this wonderful site. I don't have exact information at hand, but will ask for specific help in the future. My grandfather, Henry Saari, was born to John Saari and Manda Peltola in Calumet in 1910. He died too soon, and is missed by me everyday. I will be in Calumet in one week, to show my daughters where their family came from.

By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 - 09:37 pm:

Tom. have a safe and wonderful trip. take your fly spray. we were there this time last year. you are going to love it.

By tom pare (Einosunshine) on Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 03:03 pm:

Thanks for the heads-up, Joanne. My daughters were told to pack long sleeves -- those flies treat children like we treat veal!

By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 09:32 am:

Tom. how was your trip to the copper country?
were you able to find out any info on your family?

By tom pare (Einosunshine) on Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 04:00 pm:

the trip was wonderful. We spent a week in the UP, including 2 days in Copper Country. I went to the Italian Hall site (my grandfather's first memory, he was almost 4 when his mother held him where the wall and floor met to avoid the stampede); visited the Hanka Finnish Homestead site; and showed my kids why people love the remote peninsula. They enjoyed Brockmay Mtn, swimming at Bete Grise, and smooth twisty roads. I think they will want to go back there now.
We also went to Rock (near Gladstone) where my grandfather met his Menominee Indian wife, although there's not much there to see.
The rest of the trip included Fayette, Seney (I'm a Hemingway fan/English teacher), and Tahquamenon. We saw dozens of eagles, hundreds of sandhill cranes, a beaver, and two wolves (in the Hiawatha forest south of Au Train). I don't have my pictures back, but we kept a family journal that all of us wrote in.
The weather was fantastic (high of 90, low in mid-forties) the entire trip, and your tip on the fly spray was much appreciated!
Thanks for asking,

By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 09:39 am:

sounds like you had a great time.
my family visited many of the same places.
fayette & calumet being my favorites.
by the way my family and I were in kalkaska over the weekend and their is a dam there that has a historical marker that reads that Hemingway used to fish the shores around the dam. It's a beautiful spot. can't remember the name but I will ask my brother. he will know.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Sunday, July 23, 2006 - 10:12 am:

In kalkaska that pond is made by a dam on the Rapid River. Rumor (pretty historically based) has it that Hemingway would take the train north, get off at the spot where the rapid river goes under the tracks between kalkaska and mancelona and walk down the river fishing. The rapid river is a beautiful, fast flowing trout stream.

By Vanessa Warbler (V313) on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - 02:24 pm:

Is there anyone out there researching the Germans? Names in my family are WAPPLER (Wabbler, Wabler, Wobbler, Warbler), ELIAS (pronounced like "Alias"), SCHNETTLER, BAMMERT, and WELLER. All of these families lived in the Keweenaw from early 1850s on, some migrated to Manitowoc, WI, others to Detroit, MI and there are still Bammert descendents up there. I have posted on all the usual boards so if anyone has anything, e-mail me either here or post on Rootsweb. Thanks in advance.

By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Monday, October 9, 2006 - 08:46 am:

your best source of info would be michigan tech in houghton.I't seems I remember you mentioning you had relatives close to there.
michigan tech has a wealth of information. a trip there is definitly worth the drive.
I was able to find work records from the mines that showed a great deal of info on my great-grandfather.including he spoke finnish and very little english. this is something I would have never known otherwise. good luck w/your search.

By Vanessa Warbler (V313) on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 02:43 pm:

Thank you for your reply. I was hoping that maybe some of the Germans would speak up that they are around. I didn't get to go to my beloved Uperland this year but hopefully next year I can go. Meanwhile, I will still be pursuing whatever records I can uncover online in hopes of a new nugget of information. Thanks again for writing and I hope you are doing well.

By Jill Ramirez (Jramirez) on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 12:20 am:

Hi everyone. I am looking for older pictures of Michigamme area and specifically the Mt. Shasta Lodge. My grandparents, Maurice and Norma Ball, opened the lodge in 1939. My grandfather has passed, but grandma just celebrated her 97th birthday. I am putting together a slide show, but don't have any pics from the dances, etc. that were held there back in the day. If anyone has copies of these, I would love to add them to the slideshow. Please contact me if you could be of any help.

By jJoe Moreau (Joemoreau) on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 03:04 pm:


Does anyone know the Moreaus, Grandfather ran Scott hotel in the early 1900's was born in either Menominee MI of Marinette WI

By Vicki Paull (Vicki) on Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 09:07 pm:

Hello All,
I have been reading and enjoying this board for a long time. My husband's Dad's family is from the U.P. (Paull and Thielman.) We took a trip up there a few years back, I loved it! Most beautiful place I have ever been. I have been doing a bit of "Gene Research" and am having a bit of a problem sorting out the Arthur Paulls from Houghton. There are at least 3, Arthurs T, E and L. "E" is the guy I'm interested in.(I think.) He is the one who married Wm Thielman's daughter Elsie. Does anyone know who his father is?
Hopeing to hear from some one, and thanks in advance!

By Christopher Lynn (X87lynn) on Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 09:47 am:


How do I search Cencus records for the keweenaw? I am looking for 'Letanski' they lived on millionare st. in the Osceola mine plat



By Alicia Marshall (Aliciak) on Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 09:00 am:

Hi Christopher,
Is this your famiy?
Name: Anton Lehtanski
Age in 1910: 52
Estimated birth year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Russia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Russia
Mother's Birth Place: Russia
Spouse's name: Victoria
Home in 1910: Osceola, Houghton, Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1880
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Anton Lehtanski 52
Victoria Lehtanski 47
Alexander Lehtanski 27
Mary Lehtanski 20
John Lehtanski 15
Walter Lehtanski 12
Joseph Lehtanski 11
Frank Lehtanski 9
Leo Lehtanski 6
They lived at 186 Store St.

By Christopher Lynn (X87lynn) on Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 11:12 pm:

Wow! Thanks A bunch Alicia!!! That is excellent info! I thought I was polish (I am Frank Lehtanski's grandson)

By Alicia Marshall (Aliciak) on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 - 09:35 am:

Hi Christopher,
It seems that many Polish people were classified
as from Russia in the early census. In 1910 some of them say that they were born in Germany. :O)
I forgot to include 1910
Record Name Parent or spouse names Home in 1910
(City,County,State) Birth Year Birthplace Relation
Record Anton Lehtanski Victoria Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1858 Russia Head
Record Victoria Lehtanski Anton Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1863 Germany Wife
Record Alexander Lehtanski Anton,
Victoria Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1883 Germany Son
Record Mary Lehtanski Anton,
Victoria Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1890 Germany Daughter
Record John Lehtanski Anton,
Victoria Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1895 Michigan Son
Record Walter Lehtanski Anton,
Victoria Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1898 Michigan Son
Record Joseph Lehtanski Anton,
Victoria Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1899 Michigan Son
Record Frank Lehtanski Anton,
Victoria Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1901 Michigan Son
Record Leo Lehtanski Anton,
Victoria Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1904 Michigan Daughter

By Carla Enden Brown (Etsdim) on Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 12:55 pm:

My name is Carla Enden Brown. My father was Carl Raymond Enden. His father was Hogan (Hågen)Larsen Enden and he was born and rasied in Enden, Norway. His father was Lars Hansen Enden and his mother was Marit Gran. Lars and Marit moved to the U.S. in 1887 with their children, Lise, Karenus, Sigrid, Hågen, Berthe Marie, Karen, Laura Marie, Ottelie, Ole and Lars. When they moved, my grandfather, Hågen, was the only one to keep the Enden name. All the others kept their given middle name "Larsen" as their last name. I visited Enden, Norway this past spring and I have learned a lot about our family history. I'm also trying to locate family members in the U.S. If you think you may be related, please contact me.

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