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Denise
15-12-07, 18:17
Hi,
Does anyone on this forum recognize this photographer's name in Finland, or perhaps Sweden? In this photo, my great-grandfather Isaac Fräki (seated in the photo)appears to be quite young, and I feel this photo was taken before he immigrated from Alatornio, Finland (August 13, 1900) to the U.S. The other person in the photo standing is unknown.

Thank-you,
Best Regards,
Denise

Denise
15-12-07, 18:45
Hi,
I found Hanna Graberg name listed in this listing of photographer's in Stockholm, Sweden on a google search. Does anyone have further info. on her and where her studio was located?
http://www.womeninphotography.org/bookarchive/collections.html
Thank-you,
Denise

Forteckning Over Svenska Portraittfotografer i Kungl. Biblioteckets Samlingar. Stockholm, Sweden: Kungl. Bibliotecket, 1992. [Report #l9; 420 women: Augusta Abom, Ester Adamson, Ulla Ahlberg, Elise Ahlgren, Anna Ahlquist, Augusta Ahlstrom, Augusta Almberg, Otilia Ambrosiani, Charlotte Anderson, Hilda Anderson, Klara Anderson, Louise Anderson, Agnes Andersson, Selma Angel, Elise Arnberg, Agnes Arosenius, Julie Asker, Agnes Axling, Anna Bengtsson, Marta Berg, Hanna Bergdahl, Tekla Berggren, Lotten Bergh, Alma Berstrom, Emilie Bergstrom. Frederika Bergstrom, Mathilda Billstrom, Ester Birgen, Anna Bjork, Jenny Bjorkander, Hulda Bjorkgren, Hildur Bjorklind, Mathilda Blixen, Alma Blom, Anna Blom, Julia Blom, Orla Block, Martha Bohman, Augusta Borg, Ewelina Borg, Elise Brolander, Marie Broome, Anna Bulund, Nancy Burstrom, Ester Byquist, Astrid Carlie, Euphrosyne Carlman, Beathe Carlson, Anna Carlson, Lisa Carlson, Alma Carlzon, Ebba Cavetz, Cecilia Cavetz, Martha Cederholm, Augusta Chytraeus, Ellen Claeson, Mina Clausen, Hanna Cronquist, Lydia Dahlberg, Sophia Dahlbom, Sofi Dahlman, Hilda Dahlstrom, Frida Dihlstrom, (Frau) John Dryselius, Ida du Jardin, Hilda During, Anna Edlund, Helene Edlund, Hilma Ehrenberg, Elise Ekblom, Amanda Eklund, Esther Eklof, Nanny Ekstrom, Mathina Elander, Frida Elfwing, Maria Engberg, Svea Engman, Mathilda Engstrom, Tekla Engstrom, Asta Erasmus, Dagmar Eriksen, Hilda Eriksen, Alma Erikson, Edith Eriksson, Hilma Flodman, Emilie Forsslund, Hanna Forthmeiier, Josefina Franke, Anna Frankel, Ester Franlund, Hanna Gabrielsson, Dorothe Giljusson, Fredrika Gimberg, Anna Goranson, Sigrid Graff, Alma Granberg, Charlotte Granbom, Mia Green, Hanna Graberg :) , Ester Gronberg, Ida Gullbrantson, Nelly Gunnarsson, Amanda Gussander, Mimmi Gustafsson, Klara Hacksell, Ida Hackner, Ada Hagberg, Zelma Hagberg, Armida Halen, Frida Hall, Berta Hallgren, Charlotte Hallgren, Maria Hallstrom, Ida Hammer, Maria Hammarback, Hertha Hammarlund, Hilda Hammarstrom, Marta Hammarstrom, Ellen Hansson, Mathilda Hansson, Broderna Harling, Gerda Hedren, Anna Hedstrom, Anna Hellberg, Hulda Hennerberg, Wilhelmine Hermansen, Charlotte Hermanson, Elise Hirsch, Clara Hollander, Clara Holm, Emma Holm, Sigrid Hultquist, Hilda Isaeus, Alma Isakson, Emelie Jacobson, Selma Jacobsson, Anna Janson, Marina Janson, Mathilda Janson, Louise Jeanson, Laura Jensen, Amanda Johanson, Ida Johanson, Amanda Johansson, Anna Johansson, Ellen Johansson, Sigrid Johanzon, Lina Jonn, Maria Jonn, Hulda Jonsson, Anna Jonsson, Lisa Jonsson, Emma Kahn, Hanna Karlson, Maria Kihlbaum, Augusta Kindahl, Emma Kindberg, Maria Kindberg, Adele Kindlund, Emma Kjellgren, Anna Klintberg, Caroline Von Knorring, Eva Knutsson, Asta Krook, Anna Kruse, Hilda Kuylenstjerna, Systrarna Kvarnstrom, Sigrid Lagercreutz, Wilhelmina Lagerholm, Betty Larson, Laura Larsson, Maria Larsson, Hilda Lefin, Louise Lefren, Augusta Levelius, Clara Lidfeldt, Alli Liljeberg, Martha Liljedahl, Jenny Lind, Adele Lindberg, Andriette Lindeberg, Bertha Lindgren, Ester Lindgren, Alma Lindroth, Emilie Lindskog, Ingeborg Lindskog, Anna Lindstahl, Hanna Lofquist, Augusta Lofstrom, Sophie Lofstrom, Amalia Lowenson, Maria Lundback, Calla Lundbeck, Agnes Lundbom, Hilma Lundbom, Hanna Lundborg, Maria Lundell, Lina Lundevall, Ellen Lundin, Mia Lundmark, Anna Lundstrom Anna Magnusson, Ulrika Malmberg, Hulda Malmgren, Mary Manson, Ida Margot, Ellen Medin, Emelie Melcherson, Sigrid Mellgren, Marianne Mollen, Elina Nelander, Cecelia Nelson, Marta Nicodemi, Hilma Niemann, Ida Niklasson, Caroline Nilson, Emma Nilson, Betty Nilsson, Therese Nilsson, Amanda Norberg, Anna Nordlow, Louise Nordstrom, Flora Normelli, Bertha Nutzmann, Charlotte Nyberg, Hulda Nyberg, Elise Oberg, Sofie Oberg, Anna Ohlson, Mia Ohlsson, Anna Ollson, Ida Olson, Carolina Olsson, Hildur Ortman, Therese Otterblad, Ida Osterlind, Bertha Peterson, Esther Peterson, Tora Peterson, Bertha Puschmann, Mathilda Ranch, Olga Rinman, Anna Riwkin, Edla Rockner, Jenny Roos, Hilma Rosenlof, Berna Roth, Elina Rubin, Hilma Rude, Emma Rundgren, Hanna Rundvall, Anna Rutberg, Hanna Rutback, Amelie Rydberg, Josefine Rydholm, Annie Rylander, Selma Sahlberg, Hildur Sandahl, Amanda Sandberg, Betty Sandberg, Emmy Sandelin, Emma Schenson, Anna Schroder, Mathilda Segerdahl, Hilma Selin, Augusta Sevelius, Amanda Sjoberg, Hilda Sjolin, Rosalie Sjoman, Ellen Skanberg, Brita Skotsner, Betty Smitterberg, Calla Soundbeck, Anna Stahl, Laura Stenman, Anna Stenstrom, Hulda Strom, Sigrid Stromberg, Anna Stromert, Lydia Stostrom, Maria Sundberg, Maria Sundstrom, Livia Svanstrom, Klara Svebilius, Anna Svensson, Alma Svensson, Elisabeth Sodergren, Gerda Soderlund, Edla Soderstrom, Henny Tegstrom, Maria Tesch, Martha Thompson, Louise Thorell, Hilda Thysenius, Jenny Tillander, Nelly Torszen, Anna Tykesson, Bertha Valerius, Agnes Wadin, Clara Wahlstrom, Annie Wallen, Therese Wallgren, Amanda Wallin, Hanna Wallin, Hilda Walquist, Clara Walter, Frida Welin, Ingeborg Welin, Selma Wennerstrom, Maria Werner, Ingeborg Westergaard, Agnes Wikstrom, Constance Wikstrom, Anna Winell, Gerda Winter, Olivia Wittberg, Sigrid Wagman, Augusta Zetterling, Anna Zetterstrom, Emma Zetterstrom, paperback, 38 pages, 30 cm., 0/45; filed under Scandinavia]

christer
15-12-07, 19:05
Hi Denise

Looks like your Isaac Fräki was in Sweden for a while because Hanna Gråberg was living in Hernösand in the 1890 according to info on Google.And it says Hernösand on your picture so it must be taken around 1890.

Christer

Denise
15-12-07, 19:59
Hi Christer,
Wow! That was a quick reply! Thank-you so much! My cousin and I have been trying to find the connection between our Finnish Fräki's and the ones in Sweden. There is a connection somewhere, and the man standing in the photo may be the clue! Thanks again for your excellent help on this one! :D

Sincerely,
Denise

Karen Norwillo
16-12-07, 00:47
Denise,
On the 1900 Swedish Census, there are several Fräki entries, all listed as Finne, several born in Finland, most in Karl Gustav parish, Sweden. There is a Sakarias Eriksson Fräki born 1861. In 1890 he would have been the right age for the other man in your picture. Most of the others would be too old or too young or female. There is an Isak Eriksson Fräki born 1848. I don't know your Isak's patronymic. I have the 1900 census CD if you need anything. Karen

Denise
16-12-07, 01:58
Hi Karen,
Isaac Wiljam Aabramsson Fräki, b. 1 June 1874 Alatornio, is my great-grandfather, parents were Aabram Iisakksson Fräki, b. 16 Feb. 1842 Alatornio, and Sofia Kreeta Pettersdr. Kuurunen b. 30 Sept. 1847 Karunki.
The only Erkki I have would be Erkki Arvid Aabramsson Fräki b. 16 Nov. 1882 who is my great-grandfather's brother.
Thank-you for researching the Swedish archives for me. I'll check a few other angles out in my ancestry, and see if I can come up with anything. What bothers me is if this is truly Isaac Wiljam Aabramsson Fräki in this picture, and Christer mentioned that the year was probably 1890, Isaac would have only been 16 years old...what a moustache for being so young! :D

Thank-you again cousin Karen,
Best Regards,
Denise

christer
16-12-07, 11:59
HI again Denise

According to the list of Swedish photographs on Anbytarforum Hanna Gråberg worked as a photograph in Härnösand ab 1890-1899 so the picture can be taken much later than 1890 but before 1900 anyway.
Christer

Denise
16-12-07, 16:36
Hi Christer,
Well, that would certainly explain the moustache! So Isaac could have been anywhere between the ages of 16 and 25. Thank-you! :D I've been comparing this photo to the few others I have when he was older, and I see a resemblance, but then again I don't. This photo was given to one of my cousins from another family who's great-grandfather was a friend of my great-grandfather Isaac. My great-grandfather, Isaac Fräki and his friend Mikko were major players in starting a union in the Upper Peninsula, and Isaac and Mikko were blackballed from working in the mines, and had to leave the state of Michigan and go to Colorado to find work in mines there!


Denise

Wanda
15-02-08, 15:23
Denise, did your ggf work in the iron mines in Bessemer MI? I am looking for information/pictures etc. on Bessemer mines between 1911-1922. My relative Sam E. Johnson worked in the Iron mines at that time.

Ayla
15-02-08, 17:12
What a wonderful photo! I love looking at the old black and white ones, they all tell such a story.
I think these 2 young men look alike Denise.

Denise
15-02-08, 22:54
Hi Wanda and Ayla,
Isaac Fräki worked in the mines in Hancock, Houghton County area, and then went to Telluride, Colorado and worked there in Carbenero and Tomboy gold mines. Another great grandfather, Anselm Yli-Kuusijärvi (Andrew Lake) worked in Crystal Falls, Iron County in a mine there, but I don't know where. It is my understanding that he worked for John M. Longyear and I have a passenger record of him returning from Norway with about 10 other miners that listed Anselm/Andrew as their agent. I think he recruited miners from Finland and Norway.
I love those old pictures too. Here's another one of Isaac in the boarding house in Telluride, Colorado. He's the man seated , second from the end on the right with the dark moustache and dark shirt. His son, Bill Fräki is standing in the back of the room on the telephone. :D

Denise

Ayla
16-02-08, 00:08
I wonder who the pin up is of! :)

Wanda
16-02-08, 02:09
Ayla, we think alike.... after examining each of the subjects, noticing the little girl had a doll I turned my attention to the pin up to see if it was anyone I had seen before....but no, I didn't even recognize the pin up.

Denise
16-02-08, 02:46
Hi,
Speaking of the pinup...I have no clue who she is but looking at this bit of history website it looks like my great grandpa probably had a good time at the Silver Bell Boarding House. Look at #13 Popcorn Alley on this website! :o
http://telluride.coloradohotelservice.com/telluride_historic_buildings.html

Denise :D

The pinup looks like Theda Bara to me...http://thedabara.net/ famous actress back then!

Karen Norwillo
16-02-08, 16:11
Hey Cuz,
My father worked for E J Longyear, same family mining company out of Minnesota in the 1940's. He did some tunnel work in Carlsbad, New Mexico and then came here to PA to sink a new shaft in the zinc mine. That's why I'm a transplanted Yooper. Karen

Karen Norwillo
16-02-08, 16:31
Denise,
There's a book available from the Iron County Museum called Men,Mining & Memories that says it has 112 pages with 79 photos, interviews and a list of the 562 men who perished in the mines of Crystal Falls. It's 25.00+5.00 shipping and is available from
Iron County Museum
Box 272
Caspian, MI 49915.
I think I'm going to order it. There were no less then 75 mines in the Crystal Falls area over the years. All the men in my family worked them at one time or another.
Karen

D J Granlund
16-02-08, 17:08
Karen,

I am still trying to find the Tukala brothers, Jacob (Jaakko) and John (Juho) last known to be in the area of Palmer in 1913. Should their name come up in that book I would like to know about it. In the 1910 census, Jacob was listed as a driller in the mines but his last name was misspelled as Dukala but he was in Richmond township, Marquette, MI. His brother came to Palmer in 1913 acording to ships records but that is all I have been able to find. I have written to Cleveland Cliffs hoping for employment records but have no response. I also emailed the Marquette Historical Society to see if a list of the occupants of the graveyard in Richmand township, [Kultilahti (Soumi Location) Section 10, 2 miles off M-35 about 5 miles from Palmer (on private property)] is available.
best regards, David

Karen Norwillo
16-02-08, 20:37
David, Denise and anyone else with ties to the mines in Crystal Falls, I sent for the book today. Let me know if there's anyone you would like me to look for in it. I'll be looking for your Anselm/Andrew Lake and your Jacob and John Tukala. Karen

Denise
16-02-08, 21:25
Hi Karen,
Sounds like a book I'd be interested in ordering too. I'll check it out. Does it have anything about possible miners in Bessemer area? Christer has been searching for Kristian Kloo forever; might be a possibility for info. on his missing ancestor. I can't find Kristian Kloo anywhere in Bessemer and it's got me even frustrated! :mad: Cool about your father working for Longyear, Karen. Have you ever read about that family? I have a book at home, can't remember the title right now, but I'll dig it out tonight after work and get back to you. Thank-you! :D
Cousin,
Denise

Denise
16-02-08, 21:31
Karen,
Just thought of something; I ordered a book from there before, but they are closed for the winter, and they told me they couldn't send me anything until May when they reopened.

Denise

Denise
16-02-08, 21:38
Hi Karen,
Matt Granbacka worked in the mines in Crystal Falls; in case you didn't know. When I get home tonight I have the name of the mine he worked at if I can find it.

Denise

Denise
16-02-08, 22:00
Hi Karen,
Matt Granbacka worked for Judson Mining Co. in Amasa. It's on his WW1 Draft Card.

Denise

Karen Norwillo
16-02-08, 22:27
Denise,
I believe the book only covers Crystal Falls area mines. I, too, had searched for Kristian Kloo for him forever. Finally gave up. I'll wait for the May shipping. Found 3 copies available at Amazon.com, but would you believe, the person wanted up to 148.00 for a copy. Cheapest was 3X The museum's price. I don't want it that bad. Karen

Denise
17-02-08, 02:11
Hi Karen,
It's unbelievable what people get on Amazon.com for some items! I'd wait too on the book. Have you tried Ebay? The search for Christer's Kristian Kloo is bugging me...especially because Christer has been so helpful to everyone, including me. I would love to take a trip to the UP and just do research for about a month straight! :D

Denise

Karen Douglas
17-02-08, 14:55
Hi, Another place to check for books used - and new - is www.alibris.com. Unfortunately, this book still commands a pretty high price there, though. Copies are $131.23 and $152.23. The book was published in 2001 so it must contain a lot of valuable historical information. If you can get it for $25, plus shipping, that's great! Maybe Amazon and Alibris are hoping to sell it to other museums and educational institutions. Karen

D J Granlund
17-02-08, 16:15
To Karen, Karen and Denise,

I have been recently reminded of the pandemic of 1918, Spanish Flu. By the end of 1920, 12,000 people in Minnesota had died of the flu. Just in October of 1918, 922 people died in the state of Michigan. The boys comming home at the end of the war disseminated the virus thoroughly accross the entire USA. Could this be a factor in not finding the Tukala brothers? David

Denise
17-02-08, 16:46
DJ,
Have you got a date of birth for John and Jacob? Here is a Jakob Tikkala in Ashland, Wisconsin. I forgot to add the image, and using edit, I can't add the record. I'll repost it.

Denise

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Jakob Tikkala
City: Not Stated
County: Ashland
State: Wisconsin
Birth Date: 24 Jul 1884
Race: White
Roll: 1685062
DraftBoard: 0
Age:

Occupation:

Nearest Relative:

Height/Build:

Color of Eyes/Hair:

Signature: View Image



Source Citation: Registration Location: Ashland County, Wisconsin; Roll: 1685062; Draft Board: 0.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Denise
17-02-08, 16:53
DJ,
Sorry, here is the image of Jakob Tikkala in a WW1 Draft Registration.

Denise

Denise
17-02-08, 16:57
Could this possibly be John Tukala?

Denise

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: John Takala
City: Not Stated
County: Humboldt
State: California
Birthplace: Finland
Birth Date: 4 Feb 1892
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1530815
DraftBoard: 0
Age:

Occupation:

Nearest Relative:

Height/Build:

Color of Eyes/Hair:

Signature: View Image



Source Citation: Registration Location: Humboldt County, California; Roll: 1530815; Draft Board: 0.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Karen Norwillo
17-02-08, 16:58
When looking at the Archives household rolls for Vihanti, I noticed the only name I came across close to Tukala was spelled Tikilä. I checked the marriages for a Heikki and Sophia, but records only go to 1875 and I didn't see them. I went back to 1872.

Denise
17-02-08, 17:09
Hi DJ,
Just realized you have posts in several places on this site about the Tukala brothers, so I didn't realize there were bits and pieces posted elsewhere. It's easier if you try to keep all the info. in one thread for others to help you. I learned that myself, and then didn't get confused where to look for previous posts of others that helped me.

Denise

D J Granlund
17-02-08, 17:35
Denise I'm Sorry, the thread is dated and I thought forgotten by now. I really do not mean to be confusing.

Denise
17-02-08, 18:08
Hi DJ,
Did you happen to notice on Ancestry that someone has a family tree started with Tukala? Maybe a connection. Contact Melvin Race: mrace*stny.rr.com

Denise :)

D J Granlund
17-02-08, 22:28
I will check it again but I think I was in touch with the gentleman and if my memory serves me correctly, that Tukala is of Polish decent married into his family. Thanks Denise, David

Karen Norwillo
26-02-08, 20:33
For anyone with ties to the mines in Crystal Falls and Iron County, MI,
I received my copy of Men, Mines & Memories today. While it has some interesting recollections written by a few people about the mines and the hardship those men and women faced, there isn't a whole lot about individuals other than the list of miners killed in the mines. Some years are missing, so it's not complete. It lists over 500 men. If anyone has a name to look for, let me know. There are many Finns and Swedes on the list. I found two of my relatives. I didn't see the Tukula name, but I will check again. But this is only Iron County. There are pictures of alot of the mines.
Let me tell you, if anyone pays the 140.00 the person on Amazon was asking, they're going to be really mad.
Karen

christer
26-02-08, 21:37
Hi Karen
If you find a name like Matti Joensuu( Matt Johnson) who died in mine accident July 11 1904 in Michigan, i dont know if it was in Iron County but if you can check i will be grateful.
Christer

Karen Norwillo
27-02-08, 00:36
Sorry Christer, no Matti Joensuu or Johnson for that year. There is one Matt Johnson, but he was killed in 1891.
I think I will make a list of all the Finn/Swede names, dates and which mine and post it so everyone can search. Karen

christer
27-02-08, 13:34
Hi Karen
Thank you for the look up.I think Matti Joensuu went to Ishpeming in 1900
when he emigrated.I talked to Mattis grandson yesterday and all they know is that death date and that they never found his grandpa and his two partners because the accident happened about 300 feet underground.Well,
this is what he heard ,there is no documention of this so the fact might be someting else.
Christer

D J Granlund
27-02-08, 16:22
Thank You, Karen, for the look up for the Tukala brothers. I also have heard from a voluteer at the Marquette County Genealogy Society that there are no listing of the name Tukala in any directories there in 1902 1904 1912 or 1920. This is the deadest dead end I have ever encountered. They are not in the Kultilahti Cemetery (Palmer Cemetery) either.:(

Karen Norwillo
27-02-08, 19:22
I know how frustrating having a date of death can be and not knowing where and why this occured. I have two such people in my family. I am hoping someday I will knock down that "brick wall." Karen