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Finland, Minnesota One Place Study

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Location: Finland, Lake, Minnesota, United Statesmap
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Finland, Minnesota One Place Study

This profile is part of the Finland, Minnesota One Place Study.
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Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
State/Province: Minnesota
County: Lake
GPS Coordinates: 47.414722, -91.249167
Elevation: 399.0 m or 1309.1 feet


Finland, Minnesota evolved from logging camps to an organized community late 19:th century. The name Finland was chosen as the great majority of inhabitants were immigrants from Finland, Europe drawn to the area by the harsh but beautiful nature so much like what they had left behind back home.
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The goal is to give every person born or lived in Finland a profile and ancestors in the old country. We will restrict creation of profiles to those born before the year 1950 unless family members wish to create profiles for their own family.


When creating or locating a profile of a person who was born, lived or died in Finland, Minnesota, please add them to the Category: Finland, Minnesota. Please make sure to use the Category: Crystal Bay Cemetery, Finland, Minnesota if they were buried there.
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Elizabeth Catharine (Miller) Midkiff born 1868 Elkhorn Grove, Illinois died 19 Feb 1946 Moose Lake, Carlton, Minnesota Father James Miller, Mother Annie, Husband George T Midkiff.

Jack Saari born 8 Jan 1885 or 2 Apr 1885 died 1 Apr 1965 Wife Sophi, Children Ruth and Olavi Living with family 1930 and alone 1940

Harry Arnold Nykter (also Henry Nockater) born 17 Mar 1886 died 28 Apr 1972 Wife Fanny, Mother-in-law Johanna Holm (1930 census)

Kalle Arvid Mäkinen born 27 Feb 1885 died 25 jul 1981 Wife Aina Karolina Wilén Children Lahja Caroline Louise Maki, Viivi Eva "Vivian" Maki and Pauli M. "Paul" Maki

Peter Maki also Peterika Maki There are at least two different Peter Maki's in Lake County

Censuses Year and place Spouse or other companion Birth and Immigration year
World War Drafts
Death indexes (The 1940 death 12 Mar happened before the 1940 census in Crystal Bay 21 Apr.)
Related deaths and births

Charles Jarvinen also Carl born 1880

John Petaja born 1877

Victor Samson also Sampson born 19 mar 1874

Isak Koski also Isaac born 1866 died 10 Aug 1952

Oscar West also Oscar Virta born 1884

The Ali family Two brothers, John and Matt Rantala mentioned in the obituaries of the children. Father also mentioned once with the name Rantala.

John Ali born 1872 in Vaasan lääni died 4 Nov 1947 in Duluth
(Sandra) Lisa (Wuori) Ali born 13 Feb 1876 died 15 Mar 1958 in
Lydia Amanda born 15 Nov 1913 in Aurora, Mn died 14 Jan 2005 in Silver Bay married John Gralewski 29 Nov 1958
Lilly Mary born 26 Feb 1915 in Aurora, Mn died 28 Jul 2002 in Duluth
Elizabeth Lempi born 26 Oct 1916 in Aurora, Mn died 17 Jan 2005 married Carl Hagberg 30 Aug 1941
Laina Aino born 5 Apr 1918 in Aurora, Mn died 9 Oct 2009 in Duluth married Robert Silver 18 Oct 1941
Lynne born 29 Dec 1920 in Finland, Mn died 15 Jan 2004 married Gregory Lord Bice 13 Dec 1944 married Neil Ray Hoffman 9 Oct 1948

Frank Horak born 1883 in Bohemia Czechoslovakia (Iowa in 1940 census) Immigration 1884

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