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19-12-07, 14:37
I am trying to find info about my Great Grandfather who emmigrated abt. 1881/82. The earliest census I have found him in is US Minnesota census in 1895 in Minneapolis.
His death certificate info:
John Jones b: 24 Oct 1854 Finland, Father listed as John Jonas/Jones? and mother don't know d: 11 Aug 1915 Minneapolis, MN
He died in an accident at work at the Cedar Lake Ice Co. in Mpls.
His wife Anna Walborg Ämmälä b: 1 Dec 1873 Kemijärvi, Finland d: 09 Apr 1957 Minneapolis, MN
They may have married in 1899/1900 before the birth of their daughter Ina Wilhelmina Jonas/Jones. Anna raised their 4 children on her own after John's death.
I have been trying to find information about John - given name before changing it in US and where in Finland he may have come from. All my father remembers is something sounding like Urho possibly.
Any other family who may know are gone now and we haven't been able to locate any other descendants.

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