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28-08-07, 23:54
Hello All,
I'm trying to find out any information on John Jones :confused:
I have census records, John Jones - 1885, 1895
John & Anna - Jones 1900, Jonas 1905, Jones 1910
Anna 1920, 1930

John Jones/Jonas b: 1855/56 Finland d: unk - youngest son was born Jan 1913 and Anna was a widow on the 1920 Minneapolis, Minnesota census
John came to US abt 1882

Married abt 1900 in Minnesota to Anna Walborg Ämmälä b: 01 Dec 1872/3 Kemijärvi d: 09 Apr 1957 Hennepin, Minnesota
Came to US in 1896 on ship Umbria

John Jones changed his name and I don't know what his Finnish name was. John & Anna had 4 children, Ina Wilhelmina 1900, William John 1905, Carl/Karlo 1909 and Walter B. 1913 (my Grandfather) all born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Anna's sister, Kaisa (Cathrine/Kate) Maria Ämmälä married Kaarle (Charles/Charley) Matias Ruopsa abt 1890 in Kemijärvi. They came to US in 1903 to Cokato, Meeker, Minnesota.

There are many Ämmälä's in Aitken, Minnesota but I haven't found a connection to Anna & Kaisa yet.

I'm hoping that there is a living family member or friend who may know more about John or maybe someone can find something I haven't been able to as yet! I have Anna & her ancestors...

Thanks All!