I am searching for my husband's grandfather, Adolph Kantola

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Adolph Kantola - married Jean Mehlberg in we beieve 1945(I beieve this to be her maiden name but am unsure after not finding any information on her. She had Alvin Kantola, Ralph Kantola. I have information on Jean from after her marriage to Adolph. she was born in 1918 and passed as Jean Martinez in 1998 Grand Junction, Colorado.
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in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Walker G2G Rookie (260 points)
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Hi Ada,

Do you know where Adolph was born or where he and Jean were married?

Here is an Adolph Kantola born in 1910 living in Minnesota, in the 1930 census https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3DJ-RPZ

and the 1920 census https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW1N-23R

It looks like the same Adolph died in Minnesota in 1996 according to the Social Security Death Index: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JL9K-SPP and the Minnesota Death Index: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V47R-S4X.

If Jean was born in Wisconsin, it wouldn't be much of a stretch for her and Adolph to be married in Minnesota. Your best bet would be to search for them both in the 1940 census to pinpoint a possible place where they were married, and then find a newspaper archive (either online or through microfilm at the area's library) and look for a marriage announcement.
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