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By Lansing Michigan on Sunday, January 2, 2005 - 02:54 pm:

Elvira Sophie Hanses or Werner Hanses Does any one know of them would you let me know. Hancock, Houghton, Michigan Get in contect with
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By Pat WI. on Friday, January 7, 2005 - 01:30 pm:

Anyone have any info on Edward Dimmer and family?
He was married to Louise Gauthier and they had one adopted child, Anna Mae. He was born in Eagle Harbor, late 1800's. They lived in Laurium and ran Dimmer's Market on Pine St. in Calumet. They were my Grandfather and Grandmother, Anna Mae was my mother.

Please email: pat@fvtd.com

Thanks
Pat


By Alicia, Mi. on Saturday, January 8, 2005 - 10:42 am:

In the census Edward Dimmer was born in Wis and his wife Elizabeth was born in New York. They had no children listed with them in any census.
The last one on line (pay site) is 1930.He was 45 and she 44 and he was a salesman for a wholesale house.
Edward Dimmer
Age in 1910: 28
Estimated birth year: 1881
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1910: CALUMET TWP, HOUGHTON, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Series: T624
Roll: 647
Part: 1
Page: 66B
Year: 1910

William Dimmer
Age in 1910: 58
Estimated birth year: 1851
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1910: CALUMET TWP, HOUGHTON, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Series: T624
Roll: 647
Part: 1
Page: 52A
Year: 1910

1930

Peter Dimmer Gerda Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1877 Michigan Head
Gerda Dimmer Peter Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1878 Wife
William Dimmer Peter Dimmer,
Gerda Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1913 Son
Matthew Dimmer Orgie Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1880 Michigan Head
Orgie Dimmer Matthew Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1890 Wife
Raymond Dimmer Matthew Dimmer,
Orgie Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1908 Son
Catherine Dimmer Matthew Dimmer,
Orgie Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1911 Daughter
Blanche Dimmer Matthew Dimmer,
Orgie Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1914 Daughter
Clarence Dimmer Matthew Dimmer,
Orgie Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1916 Son
Dorothy Dimmer Matthew Dimmer,
Orgie Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1918 Daughter
David Dimmer Matthew Dimmer,
Orgie Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1920 Son
Marie Dimmer Matthew Dimmer,
Orgie Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1926 Daughter
Charles Dimmer Ethel Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1891 Michigan Head
Ethel Dimmer Charles Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1895 Wife
Lucille Dimmer Charles Dimmer,
Ethel Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1914 Daughter
Eleanor Dimmer Charles Dimmer,
Ethel Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1915 Daughter
Name Family Members Home in 1930
(City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Relation View Image Save This

Charles Dimmer Charles Dimmer,
Ethel Dimmer Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1921 Son
Ernestine Dimmer


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Name: Edward Demmer
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Demmer
Race: White
Home in 1930: Laurium, Houghton, Michigan
Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Laurium, Houghton, Michigan; Roll: 993; Page: ; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 806.0.


Alicia


By Becky in Orlando on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 11:36 am:

Hi! I was wondering if anyone had information on any Helminen's living in the Keweenaw area. My paternal grandfather, Clifford Helminen (born in California), had a couple of 1/2 siblings that may have been given up for adoption at some point in the area. I know that his mother lived in Calumet/ Laurium at some point. I believe that she met my grandfather's dad somewhere out west and then they moved to the Calumet/ Laurium area - she later moved to Minnesota. Unfortunately, my grandfather passed away a number of years ago and I was unable to ask him more about relatives in the Keweenaw. Oh, I believe his mother was born in Oulu, Finland and his father was from Helsinki.

Thanks so much for any info.


By Alicia , Mi. on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 09:35 am:

Becky,
There are 60 people listed as adopted in Houghton County in 1930.
If you click on my name my email address should come up. Email me privately at home.
Alicia


By dm on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 09:51 pm:

There was a Paul Helminen that lived on Pheonix street Mohawk. Sorry but I don't remember the rest of the families names.


By Greg DuMonthier, Maine on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 12:41 pm:

Does anyone know if there is a depository of records for individuals living in Jacobsville/White City 1880-1900. Births, school etc.


By Alicia, Mi. on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - 07:58 am:

Greg
The archives at Tech is a wonderful source of information.
Alicia


By Trish, WA on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - 10:37 pm:

The Michigan pages on USGenWeb are terrific, too. Just
click the county you're interested in, and see the offerings.
Many friendly volunteers offer free vitals look-ups, too, to
those who live out of state. Worth a look.


By Jackie, Illinois on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 - 08:56 am:

Is there anyone who may have information on Michael Sunich (Sr.) born in 1866 in Austria/Yugoslavia and died in 1945 in Calumet? He is my great-grandfather. Also looking for information on his father-in-law George Klobuchar whose daughter Catherine married Michael Sunich. I would love to hear any details you may have. Thanks.


By Alicia, MI on Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 12:47 pm:

Hello Jackie
Here is some info from the census: I included all Sunich in Michigan.
Name Home in 1900
(City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

Edith C Sunich Maple Grove, Barry, Michigan abt 1872 Michigan White Daughter
Eva A Sunich Maple Grove, Barry, Michigan abt 1875 Michigan White Daughter
Inez Sunich Maple Grove, Barry, Michigan abt 1889 Michigan White Daughter
Joe Sunich Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1898 Michigan White Son
John Sunich Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1894 Michigan White Son
John Sunich Osceola, Houghton, Michigan abt 1873 Austria White Head
Joseph Sunich Osceola, Houghton, Michigan abt 1899 Michigan White Son
Kate Sunich Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1895 Michigan White Daughter
Kate Sunich Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1865 Austria White Wife
Katie Sunich Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1875 Austria White Wife
Lucinda C Sunich Maple Grove, Barry, Michigan abt 1848 Ohio White Wife
Maggie Sunich Osceola, Houghton, Michigan abt 1874 Austria White Wife
Maggie Sunich Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1898 Michigan White Daughter
Mary Sunich Osceola, Houghton, Michigan abt 1876 Austria White Wife
Mary Sunich Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1889 Michigan White Daughter
Matt Sunich Osceola, Houghton, Michigan abt 1864 Austria White Boarder
Matt Sunich Osceola, Houghton, Michigan abt 1897 Minnesota White Son
Michael Sunich Osceola, Houghton, Michigan abt 1900 Michigan White Son
Micheal Sunich Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1892 Michigan White Son
Micheal Sunich Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1873 Austria White Head
Peter Sunich Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1875 Austria White Head
Peter Sunich Osceola, Houghton, Michigan abt 1876 Austria White Head
Peter Sunich Osceola, Houghton, Michigan abt 1898 Michigan White Son
Peter Sunich Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1899 Michigan White Son
Robert C Sunich Maple Grove, Barry, Michigan abt 1845 Ohio White Head
Willie Sunich Little Traverse, Emmet, Michigan abt 1880 Indiana White Boarder

1910 United States Federal Census
Viewing records 1-9 of 9 matches for:
Sunich in Michigan




Name Home in 1910
(City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Gender V

Goe Sunich CALUMET TWP, Houghton, MI 1886 White Male
John Sunich CALUMET TWP, Houghton, MI 1867 White Male
John P Sunich CALUMET TWP, Houghton, MI 1884 White Male
Joseph Sunich CALUMET TWP, Houghton, MI 1870 White Male
Michael Sunich CALUMET TWP, Houghton, MI 1866 White Male
Mike Sunich CALUMET TWP, Houghton, MI 1882 White Male
Mike Sunich CALUMET TWP, Houghton, MI 1881 White Male
Peter Sunich CALUMET TWP, Houghton, MI 1872 White Male
Tony Sunich ECORSE TWP, Wayne, MI 1882 White Male


1920 United States Federal Census
Viewing records 1-5 of 5 matches for:
Sunich in Michigan


Name Home in 1920
(City,County,State) Estimated
Birth Year Birthplace Race View Image

Sunich, William Flint, Genesee, MI 1892 Australia White
Sunich, Thomas East Lansing, Ingham, MI 1858 Scotland White
Sunich, Abe Detroit, Wayne, MI 1869 Russia White
Sunich, John Detroit, Wayne, MI 1868 Austria White
Sunich, John Pinetop, Koochiching, MN 1872 Michigan White



Name Family Members Home in 1930
(City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Relation

Joseph Sunich Vernocia Sunich Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1899 Michigan Head
John Sunich Anna Sunich Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1895 Michigan Head
Michael Sunich Mary Sunich Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1893 Michigan Head
Mary Sunich Michael Sunich Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1897 Wife
Marie Sunich Michael Sunich,
Mary Sunich Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1917 Daughter
Agnes Sunich Michael Sunich,
Mary Sunich Calumet, Houghton, MI abt 1928 Daughter
Thresa Sunich Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1884 Yugoslavia Head
Joseph Sunich Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1911 Son
Angline Sunich Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1913 Daughter
John Sunich Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1915 Son
Frances Sunich Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1918 Daughter
Peter Sunich Osceola, Houghton, MI abt 1921 Son
Mary Schutte Margret Sunich,
John Schutte Allouez, Keweenaw, MI abt 1904 Wife
Margret Sunich Allouez, Keweenaw, MI abt 1874 Yugoslavia Mother-in-law
Michael Sunich Katherine Sunich Allouez, Keweenaw, MI abt 1866 Yugoslavia Head
Katherine Sunich Michael Sunich Allouez, Keweenaw, MI abt 1865 Wife
Joseph Sunich Michael Sunich,
Katherine Sunich Allouez, Keweenaw, MI abt 1906 Son
William Sunich Dearborn, Wayne, MI abt 1905 Michigan Boarder
John Sunich Detroit, Wayne, MI abt 1896 Michigan Son-in-law
Elizabeth Sunich Detroit, Wayne, MI abt 1899 Daughter
Anna Sunich Detroit, Wayne, MI abt 1906 Michigan Head
Theresa Sunich Detroit, Wayne, MI abt 1909 Sister


By Robin in Ohio on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 06:44 pm:

Hi
I would like to have a photo of Fraki's Markets. Or Quality Food Market (Thats before it was ever Fraki's.) Fraki's had stores in Calumet L'Anse, Laurium. There seem to be no photos left in the famiy and I would like to find one of the store. The old store would be really nice. Anyone have any old photos of Fraki's anyone have any history books on these towns that might have added a photo
Thanks for any help


By Mary Lou on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 09:27 am:

Hi Robin...I worked at the Quality Mkt in Lake Linden during High School....the owner of the stores at that time ('50s) was T.J.Lepisto..(he was a super nice gentleman)...Ben Fraki worked for him at that time as well.... Maybe the Daily Mining Gazette or the Houghton County Historical Society (Lak Linden) would have some pictures.


By Donna on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 - 11:22 am:

Hi,
Not to long ago I found out that my great grandfather was Charles Greenshields. I am looking for information regarding him, his chiildren Belle, Alexander, David or their livery business in Laurium and Calumet. He married Rose Schleeter in 1906. Their son was Wesley Shleeter (Chief of Police) of Lake Linden. I would appreciate any information or photos that anyone can share.


By Alicia Mi. on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 - 08:42 am:

Hello Donna
Here is some census information, one son David I am unable to find after 1900
Name Home in 1900
(City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation to Head-of-house

Alex Greenshields Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1881 Canada White Son
born Canada emig. 1891 Horse dealer
Charles Greenshields Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1842 Scotland White Head Widower
born Scotland, emigrated 1882 Lives 435 7th Street Calumet Horse????
David Greenshields Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1879 Canada White Son
born Canada emig. 1891 Teamster
Isabelle Greenshields Calumet, Houghton, Michigan abt 1869 Canada White Daughter
born Canada emig. 1891

Name Home in 1910
(City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Gender

Belle Greenshields CALUMET TWP, Houghton, MI 1871 White Female Own income sister
James Greenshields CALUMET TWP, Houghton, MI 1879 White Male dealer in live stock brother
lives 2nd Street Laurium

Name Family Members Home in 1930
(City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Relation View Image Save This

Alex Greenshields Laurium, Houghton, MI abt 1878 Canada Head Manager of Livery
Bell Greenshields Laurium, Houghton, MI abt 1872 Sister none
lives 234 Osceola St. Laurium


By Donna on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 09:16 pm:

Alicia,
Thanks so much for the information. You have given me information I didn't have and will be able to continue with my research with a little more accuracy.
Thanks again,
Donna


By Lansing on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 09:19 pm:

Michigan Tech have there arhives upstairs and hard walking those steps also they need more readers or is there other places to go or a web site for there.


By AK, MI on Friday, March 11, 2005 - 01:33 pm:

to Lansing
Michigan Tech has moved their archives to a new building I understand. Hopefully it is more accessible to those of us who have a hard time with all those stairs in the old place.


By bea, salem mi on Saturday, March 12, 2005 - 04:57 pm:

I am trying to find info on my birth mother. Her maiden name was Sipe and she was married to Kenneth Haapapuro in 1951, the yr. I was born.They divorced right after that and he remembers little about her to tell me. My family has told me so many different stories that I don't know who told the truth or if they all made up things. Any info would be appreciated. her first name is Alice and she is from Baraga.


By b in gb on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 04:56 pm:

http://www.lib.mtu.edu/mtuarchives/overview.aspx

MTU archives


By Connie, Ft. Belvoir VA on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 11:24 am:

What is the Polk's Directory?


By Alicia , Mi. on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 01:55 pm:

A Polk directory lists the head of house in the census, lists organizations, businesses, clubs,
churches etc.


By darrell oinas/Saint Johns Michigan on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 10:34 am:

I had a few freinds and their names were kevin and brian helminen, that was back in grade school 1972 and as far as I know they still live around the calumet area, think kevin owns or works for a printing company in the calumet area.


By stillsearching on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 11:14 am:

Just wondering, I'm not sure if this is the right place to look for answers but . . . is there anyone else out there in Pasty Land who is only able to trace their family "roots" back to a place in Wakefield, Michigan known as the Divine Infant Hospital?

My wife was "born"(adopted)there in August of 1961. She has recently discovered that she was given the name "Marcia", when she was born, apparently by her birth mother, but her adopted parents changed her name.

Sadly, and more than frustrating for her, and the rest of our family, there are state and federal laws that effectively prohibit her from finding and contactng any surviving relatives of her birth family.

Even though she has been able to purchase some relative information pertaining to the first names of her birth mother and father(Marilyn and William), and their relative physical features,and number of siblings at the time of her birth, and some minor birth family history, (from the State of Michigan agencies that now hold her adoption records) she herself is not legally allowed to review her adoption records.

Unless someone from her birth family has happened to contact the Michigan adoption agency to request that their names be placed in a registry for people who are searching for birth family members.

This, of course, is not very likely to happen, since it is very doubtful that any surviving birth family relatives, besides her birth mom and dad, are even aware that she was born.

Can anyone out there help us with our search for the rest of our family??

Thanks Much for your time, any thoughts, and your helpful prayers.


By Alicia , MI. on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 09:58 am:

Bea Salem Mi,
Your mother came from a family of 9 in 1930. She was the youngest. Her father and his parents were born in Virginia and her mother in North Dakota, her mother's parents were from England and Canada. The children were born in North Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin and Michigan.Alice
was age 1 in 1930.
If you click on my name I can send you the census image.


By bea, salem mi on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 11:33 pm:

alicia,mi
thank you for your response. I sent you an email and am waiting for your return with the census image with baited breath, I didn't even know that I had that many aunts and uncles until now.
I hope that the info is correct, and is about my mother's family.


By darrell oinas/Saint Johns Michigan on Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 09:53 pm:

Brian helminen owns or works for the printing company.


By Connie, Ft. Belvoir VA on Monday, April 4, 2005 - 11:05 pm:

Thanks Alicia ;-)


By C Julien, MI on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 02:11 am:

Hi, an earlier message had Doug looking for his relative Charles Uksila, from Calumet, who played hockey for the Stanley Cup:
Doug, Did you find any info about your Charles Uksila?
I have a little about the hockey player, Charles Uksila, on my webpage under local legends:
www.cchockeyhistory.org

I think the Charles Jr mentioned on the Pasty E-Mail would have been this hockey player, his dad of the same name would have been a little old to still be playing hockey in 1910.
I would love a copy of a picture of him for my webpage if you ever find one.

Connie Julien
phone 906-523-4057
Local hockey historian & webmaster
www.cchockeyhistory.org
www.birthplaceofprohockey.org
CJ


By C Julien, MI on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 02:16 am:

Anyone looking for relatives in Chassell, might want to check out my webpage:
www.chassell.info
Several years ago, I cataloged the Chassell Cemetary including all the info listed on each person's death certificate from Dr Percy Willson's office.
I put this info on my Chassell webpage.
Connie Julien
webmaster, www.chassell.info


By C Julien, MI on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 02:23 am:

The Michigan Tech Archive is still located in the MTU library on campus, but they are in the basement now. The door to the Archives is right next to the elevator, so no more stairs to climb.
The library will be getting a new coin operated mircro-fiche reader/printer that will be located on one of the upper floors.


By Trish, WA on Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 01:16 pm:

Does anyone happen to know where the burial records of
the old Ravine River Cemetery in Skanee, Baraga County,
are located?


By Alicia , Mi on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 10:26 am:

Trish
Try the Baraga county court house.
Alicia


By Trish, WA on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 07:10 pm:

Alicia, thanks! I'll forward the tip. Hope the records show
up.


By Greg B. on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 10:15 pm:

Does anyone know of the Abfalter Family that may still resided in the Calumet area ?

My Dad tells me that his first Boss at Detroit Edison was Ed Abfalter (several decades ago, down in Detroit, MI), and that Ed Abfalter was from Calumet.

Recently my Dad asked me if I knew anyone with the last name of Abfalter - so I am just curious (for Dad). My Dad is currently 83 y.o.

I believe that Ed would have been and Electrical Engineer with D.E., at the time (like my Dad).

Greg B.


By Alicia, Mi on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 10:06 am:

Hello Greg,
The only Abfalter names in the UP were from Marquette. I could not find any in the census
in Houghton county. In 1930 is one Edward Abfalter age23 in Detroit living with Harvey and Mary Herron and listed as brother in law born Michiga. He worked in a substaion electrical plant. In 1920 the family lived in Kalamazoo and by 1930 his family was in Marquette.
alicia


By Sue former troll, now in Texas on Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 11:00 am:

I have not had much luck in finding info. on my mother's family. Her father was Peter William Maki, mother was Hilda Anetjarvi. They are buried in Lakeview Cemetary, in/near Calumet. Their names aren't listed online. I would love to have any info. on those headstones. Mom was born in Laurium, some earlier sibs in Mohawk. Siblings are Esther, Martha, Waldren, Effie, Paul, Senia (Mom), John, Charles. Any info. on Charles Maki (b after 1930) would be appreciated. He disappeared over 10 years ago.
Thank you for any help, suggestions.


By Alicia on Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 12:39 pm:

Sue
The phone number for Lake View is 906-337-2510.
They have a computerized database.
Alicia


By Patti Wills, Michigan on Friday, May 6, 2005 - 08:48 pm:

Hi! Does anyone know how I could find documentation of my great grandfather's 5 years he supposedly spent in Calumet, MI from 1868 to 1873. He was an immigrant from Simo, Finland by the name of Antti Jaako Kantola and later his name was changed to Andrew Jacob Kandoll. He moved to Deep River in Washington state in 1873. I heard he was one of the founding members of the Pine Street Apostolic Lutheran Church in Calumet and that he worked in a mine and as a logger. I would appreciate any suggestions for further research.
Thank you! Patti Wills (Kandoll-Wirkkala)


By Alicia , Mi on Sunday, May 8, 2005 - 11:27 am:

Patti,
I have an old copy of S. Ilmonen's book American Finnish history
This is in Finnish on your ancestor who is mentioned.It only covers early emigrants
In Deep River
Antti J. Kantola born August 24 1837 in Simo Finland. Deep Riverin ensimmäisiä suomalaisia, mutta muuttanut sittemmin Roseburgiin, missä oli kauppiaana ja postimestarina. Wife Mathilda Rusko born January 30, 1850 in Tornio . to Ameicia in 1881. Samana vuonna vihitty. Kaksi poikaa.
Perhaps Japie can translate this for you.
Alicia


By troll with connections, Mi on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 11:24 am:

Does anyone know who has the records for the Atlantic Mine cemetery? The ones on line don't look complete. Also, was there a cemetery in Dodgeville? Thanks in advance.


By Alicia , Mi. on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 04:02 pm:

Hi Troll
I believe that they are complete. Here is a site
for Stanton Township deaths that may have some information:
http://www.genealogia.fi/emi/emi77de.htm
If you saw the link to the cemetery on the Houghton site. click on Linda's name and ask her.
She did 90% of the work on it.
http://www.mfhn.com/houghton/atlantic/default.asp


By tt on Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 12:04 am:

Troll, there is not a cemetery in Dodgeville and the records for Atlantic Mine cemetery are held by the caretaker. To contact him check with the Adam's township Office.


By Paul, MI on Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 11:55 pm:

I can translate the Finnish words in Alicia's message for Patti. "Deep Riverin ensimmäisiä suomalaisia, mutta muuttanut sittemmin Roseburgiin, missä oli kauppiaana ja postimestarina" = One of the first Finns in Deep River, but afterwards moved to Roseburg, where he was a storekeeper and postmaster. "Samana vuonna vihitty. Kaksi poikaa" = Married the same year. Two sons.


By maijaMI on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 08:35 am:

Just saw Paul Rutila remembered today. Am interested in any information on him. My grandfather was a Rutila. Thanks


By CopperFan on Friday, June 3, 2005 - 10:30 am:

here's a helpful website:
(or is it .org?)
when you get to it, click Michigan (or other)and then the
county you're researching.


By CopperFan on Friday, June 3, 2005 - 10:31 am:

http://www.USGenWeb.com


By Alicia, MI on Friday, June 10, 2005 - 02:39 pm:

Maija
Paul Rutila was the son of Emil and Clara Rutila
from Houghton Mi.


By maijaMI on Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 05:43 pm:

thanks, Alicia


By Lansing on Sunday, June 12, 2005 - 09:15 pm:

Alicia Do you have anything on the Bengles Baseball team as My Dad Had a team named that but i was to young his name was Judge Eldred Dulong any one have Pictures or anything on him
Love Therese
theresedimet@a1access.net


By Robin in Ohio on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 06:09 pm:

Patti with the Kantola Question
Do you have any relatives with the Kantola name still. I have a photo of Sylvia Kantola with my father when they were around three or four years old. I do not know who Sylvia Kantola is. my father was from the Hancock Painesdale Chassell Calumet areas.I cant tell where the photo was taken. I tried e mailing you directly but it comes back as undeliverable. Anyone know of Kantola's in these areas that would be interested in copies of these photos. They are from around 1930


By Robin in Ohio on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 06:27 pm:

I would like to get in touch with anyone who had Mikko relatives in the Hancock Area in 1919. August Mikko or Helmar Mikko.August Mikko went to Colorado with My greatgrandfather Isaac Fraki.
Isaac died out there. August is listed in census info as being back in Michigan in 1930. I would like to kown if anyone has any Photos, stories or info on their time in Colorado.


By Alicia, Mi. on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 08:16 am:

Robin
Sylvia age 2.2 in the 1930 census was the daughter of Walfred and Esther Kantola in
Hancock.


By Robin in Ohio on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 07:27 pm:

Alica
Well would you look at that, the Kantola family lived a couple houses away from my Great Grandmother Johanna Fraki.She lived at 730 Oak Street. I was there many times . Funny I dont have a photo of it though.I would guess then that the photos I have of my dad and Sylvia were taken on Oak Street.The Maki and Eskola names are familiar also. Had chocolate chip cookies in Syliva Eskola"s Kitchens warm from the oven.


By Lamsing, Michigan on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 09:25 pm:

Sylvia Eskola was a teacher at Hancock Central High in Hancock,Michiganback in 1947


By Timo, Powell Ohio on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 05:10 pm:

Has anyone any pictures of Rev. Herman Matero, a Lutheran
minister stationed in Negaunee for a time, and then in
Ironwood? Any pics of his family from way back?

Also looking for any photos of Herman, MI, and the Leppanen
family headed by my great grandfather Timo, and grandfather
Nestor. They lived in Skanee for a while.


By Pirjo, Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 02:09 pm:

Some of my great great grand fathers siblings emigrated from Pyhajarvi, Finland to America in the end/beginning 1800/1900. I think that at least one of them ended up in Michigan. My g.g. grand fathers name was Isak Haapapuro (born 1863)and his siblings that emigrated were: Henrik (born 1859), Susanna (b 1872, emigrated 1903) and Vilhelm (b 1876) Haapapuro.

I have discovered that there´s a Haapapuro Rd in Houghton, Michigan and it makes me wonder if it´s named after one of my ancestors...

It would be great if any one nows anything about the Haapapuro´s in Michigan.
Thanks Pirjo


By Vanessa - Minnesota on Friday, July 1, 2005 - 10:52 am:

I will be making a trip to the Keweenaw in about 3 weeks. I have been researching (and have found what I -think- is all the free/no charge online information on my relatives. Time period I am interested in is from approximately 1850 - 1910. Surnames researching: Elias, Wappler/Wabler/Warbler, Bammert, Schnettler. Some of my relatives are buried in Pine Grove up in Eagle Harbor however I am having difficulty finding birth/death information on some of them. I have checked mining records to find my GG-Grandfather and my grandmother's brother - both died in the mines - but to no avail. I also have not found burial places for them, either. Throughout the time these families lived up there, they all lived north of the lift bridge. I have located information in the 1870 and 1880 censuses as well as anything I could figure out from the LDS site as well. I've checked the state GENDIX death file and it has little information. Regarding early deaths in Keweenaw County - would the courthouse at Eagle River have some of this? My stay up there will be short and I will probably have only 1 weekday to do any research (I am guessing most places are closed weekends) so I know I will have to narrow my scope. I am looking forward to visiting Bammert's Blacksmith Shop as from what I can determine, he was married to my Great-grandfather's only sister. Anyone who knows anything - feel free to contribute what you can - I use all information for, if nothing else, a place to start looking. Thanks so much to all you great folks. I'm proud to be a descendent of Keweenaw pioneers.


By Alicia, Mi. on Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 09:41 am:

Vanessa,
My g.Aunt Anna Koski married Joseph Bammert. He died and she remarried John Waara.She had children from both husbands.One daughter lives in Eagle River and is a cousin to my father. Anna is recorded in Finland church records as "Pommert".
Keweenaw county court house will be a source of information.
Alicia


By joanne,mi on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 07:31 pm:

vanessa.try the michigan tech archives .located in the vanpelt library. they have records for mining accidents and deaths. I think they can help you much. also lake linden museum has many copies of the daily mining gazette. I was able to find info at both of these places.


By joanne,mi on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 - 12:17 am:

hello.I am looking for info on these familys from the calumet area. roberts family from red jacket. marvin(killed in train wreck)marge,martha,deloris,june(meneguzzo)
also looking for info on balowaara from centennial heights.and weijola. duke was the barber in calumet. thank you for any help.


By Vanessa - Minnesota on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 - 10:01 am:

Thank you both Alicia and Joan. I appreciate you taking the time to give me your information. I now have another avenue to pursue in my research. Thank you so very much!


By joanne,mi on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 - 12:58 pm:

vanessa. do you happen to know anybody by the name of rousu in minnesota. my great grandmother was a rousu who had family in minnesota.


By Vanessa - Minnesota on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 - 05:25 pm:

No, the name is not familiar although there is a town on the Canadian border of Roseau (they pronounce it ROSE-oh). There were a lot of French here due to the trapping trade and abundant river access. If there is something you want me to try and find, go ahead and shoot me an e-mail and I can check into some databases here. Anything is helpful; names, places, dates, etc. You probably already know the drill. I will use that spelling and see what I can come up with for you.


By joanne,mi on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 - 08:22 pm:

vanessa. please send me an email so i can reply and send you some information. thanks.
joanne


By Jenny Butcher (Jenny) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 11:11 am:

Does anyone have information on the Johnson family of Chassell. My grandmother Effie Johnson married Lloyd Meyers. They lived in Hurontown. I was wondering about my grandmother's family as little was said about them growing up. Thanks.


By Jiggs Gallagher (Jiggs) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 01:17 pm:

My grandmother taught school in Sidnaw in 1921-23; her name was Ida Rowe. My mother (who was 5-6 at the time) remembers the principal was a man, a WWI vet who had suffered nerve gas damage. Does anyone remember hearing of this? My grandmother Ida also taught at an elementary school in Calumet (under her maiden name, Ida Simons) from 1910 to 1914, and seventh grade at Amasa from 1914-16. As a teenager she had a good friend named Netty Jenks in Calumet (Osceola Township?). I think Netty later lived in L'Anse. I'd love to know if anyone has any memories or connections to these names.


By chris kramer (Chktraprock) on Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 06:41 pm:

I would like to have some old photos of the Redridge Band, as my grandfather played cornet in the band(approx.1908-1915).I've contacted the MTU Archives and was informed that Bill Brinkman more than likely had pics in his collection. Mr. Brinkman was a teacher and photographer. His mentor was a Mr. Saltzer(?), another great photographer. My grandpa was William Michael Holman, but was born in Oulu, Finland with the name of Kujanpaa. I am working on my family tree and sure hope to include early photos of my family.
Thank you!


By dagmar mikko (Dmikko) on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 01:17 am:

Trying to locate marriage certificate between August Emil Mikko and Mary Marie Wikstrom in Hancock Michigan in about 1910. Any suggestions


By Alicia Marshall (Aliciak) on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 08:52 am:

Hello Dagmar,
Try this link to the Court House
http://www.houghtoncounty.net/directory-hcclerk.shtml


By Alicia Marshall (Aliciak) on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 08:57 am:

Jenny,
If you email me I can send a link to the Houghton
genealogy site and post the census image for Effie Johnson with her parents, Matti and wife
Mary nee Mattson in Chassell in 1920.
alicia


By curtis w bellfy (Curtbellfy) on Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 11:39 pm:

my maternal grandmother came from kersarge(?)
her mothers name was Ida Camp, father unknown.
any help finding info on the Camp's or the father would be fantastic!
thanks


By Ellen Eskola Kehoe (Ellen) on Friday, November 4, 2005 - 09:13 am:

Commenting on Robin's and another person's message back in June regarding the Fraki family on Oak Street, my great aunt was Sylvia Eskola, so I was interested to read the message. She and her sister Irene (who would have been the baker of the cookies!) lived at 726 Oak St (Lincoln Dr). Sylvia was a teacher, counselor, and the principal of Hancock High School. She was a tremendous lady. She retired maybe in the early 1970s and passed away in 1976. Another sister, Estella Eskola Lahti, then came to live at the house with Irene, who passed away in 1989 (I think). Estella passed away in 2004 at the age of 105.


By Alicia Marshall (Aliciak) on Saturday, November 5, 2005 - 09:08 am:

Hello Curtis,
in 1910 in Elm River township Houghton county
Joseph B Camp 44 , married once, age age 22 born
Pennsylvania, carpenter in mine
wife Elizabeth 43 born England
Ida 16 born Penn.
James 6 born Mi.
In 1920 they are in Wolverine, Houghton county
Joseph 54, Elizabeth 53, James 16 and now Molly G age 9
By 1930 the family had moved to Wayne county, Detroit Michigan.
Alicia


By Dannos (Dannos) on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 06:06 pm:

By darrell oinas/Saint Johns Michigan on Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 09:53 pm:
Brian helminen owns or works for the printing company.

Don't know if you have gotten a response to this: Brian owns Designotype Printers. The website is www.designotype.com


By Deborah James Dendtler (Debbie) on Monday, November 21, 2005 - 11:15 pm:

Hello I am looking for a woman around 50 her maiden name is Suzie Iassacson or Iassacsen who was born in Calumet.......I think...she was my first best friend....I am a cradle Yooper...and I think I lived on tamarack street...in an upstairs apartment...and her back yard was next to mine...I saw her the last time I was in the UP when I was around 11....now that I have a daughter I think back to how much I still remember her...any help would be great thank you


By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Friday, November 25, 2005 - 12:17 pm:

Debbie,
Just wondering: wouldn't Suzie's name have been Isaacson or Isaacsen? Try these if you search archives.
maija


By Alicia Marshall (Aliciak) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 10:55 am:

Hi Deborah,
In a 1966 telephone book is a William Isaacson
living on 501 Tamarack St. in Laurium.Maybe this
is the family. Someone on the pasty site may
recognize it.


By fy1 (Formeryooper1) on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 12:07 pm:

Bill was Sue's father-he passed away-her mother might be in that same house, next door to Doc Gilbert's {when he lived in Laurium}. I think Sue might be living in Minnesota.


By luis e. Molina g. (Luis) on Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 08:23 pm:

Hellow everybody
we are a group of friends looking for Debbie McWilliams who was a 1970´s Grayling High School alumni.
we would appreciate for any kind of help. Thanks,
Luis


By ruth anne hilman (Ruthhilman) on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 03:35 am:

Does anyone have knowledge of an Eva Maria Maaherra who emigrated to the UP with her family abt. 1875 or earlier from Norway? Her father was Henrik or Heikki Maaherra. Her dob was abt. 1857? She disappeared before her family emigrated to Pendleton, OR in 1877. Possibly she did not want to go west. Her sister Briita married Carl (Pelli) Pell in the UP in 1872 and Catherina (Katri) married Antti Jacobson Rauhala from Ylivieska, Finland, Nov. 8, 1873 in Calumet. Does anyone know if Rauhalas in the UP are related to Antti and who Rauhala Road and the Rauhala area are named for? Some Rauhalas went from Pendleton to Claresholm, Alberta to farm. Also, information about Fredericka (Pelli) Frederickson & Isaac Frederickson and Amanda Caroline (Pelli) Kyllonen & Eskel or Esko Kyllonen would be appreciated & will help with family research. Thank you.


By Judith M. Usher (Judydetroit) on Sunday, August 12, 2007 - 03:30 pm:

Hello Everyone,

I am seeking information on my father, Stephen Barich, and his parents, Servasi (John) Barich and Mary Lakner. All lived in Calumet in the early 1900's with an address of 3005 Swamp Road.

My father was born in Calumet in 1917, served in WWII, then settled in Detroit as a sheet metal worker. His parents are listed as being from Austria, with his father dying in a Calumet mining accident, and his mother dying in Calumet in the 1960's.

My father was best friends with a Peter Sunich, who I believe is listed in the 2-3-2005 email from Alicia, MI. Peter is also shown as my Godfather on my Detroit baptismal certificate.

Thank you so much to anyone who has any information!


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