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Eriksson
22-12-07, 00:24
Hi!

This time I am asking for help in search of the following family:

- Husband, Jaakko Karjala, born 1848 in Alavus, Finland; died 21th of December 1924 in Minnesota.
- Wife, Maria (maiden name) Kontoniemi, born 1848 in Alavus, Finland; died 14th of November 1912 in Minnesota.

They were married in 1868. According to one source, Jaakko moved to Minnesota, USA in 1885 and Maria two years later.

This couple had two children who moved to USA with them:

- Tuomas Eemeli, born 1869 in Alavus
- Heikki Nestori, born 1871 in Alavus

So, does someone has any source to use to find out what happened to the kids of this family? Did they have own families; wife, children etc? I am also curious about the place where this family resided in Minnesota.

Thanks again!

Marko

Denise
22-12-07, 05:20
Hi Marko,
Here is the 1905 Minnesota Census for Jacob Karjala and family.

Denise

Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905
Name: Jacob Karjala
Census Date: 17 Jun 1905
County: St Louis
Locality: Pike
Birth Location: Finland
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Race: White
Father's Birth Location: Finland
Mother's Birth Location: Finland
Line: 8
Roll: MNSC_155



Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905

Denise
22-12-07, 05:28
Here is the 1910 US Federal Census for Jacob Karjala.

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Jacob Karjala
Age in 1910: 63
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Spouse's Name: Maria
Home in 1910: Pike, St Louis, Minnesota
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1887
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Karjala 63
Maria Karjala 62




Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Pike, St Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T624_723; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 226; Image: 715.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census

Denise
22-12-07, 05:34
Hi Marko,
On the 1920 Census for Jacob, it appears he is living with his son Heikki/Henry
who is going by the surname Jacobson.

Denise

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Jacob Kayala
[Jacob Karjala]
Home in 1920: Sandy, St Louis, Minnesota
Age: 72 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Father
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Marital Status: Widow
Race: White
Sex: Male
Year of Immigration: 1886
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 959
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Jacobson 49
Tilda Jacobson 49
Jacob Kayala 72




Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Sandy, St Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T625_860; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 188; Image: 959.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census

Denise
22-12-07, 05:36
OOOPPPS! I forgot to attach the census record image. Sorry! :o

Mary Lukkarila
22-12-07, 05:37
It sounds like they lived in what is known as the Iron Range of Minnesota, north of Duluth. I don't see anything for Tuomas or Heikki but the 1920 census has Jacob Karjala in Sandy Township in St. Louis County.
1920 United States Federal Census
about Jacob Kayala
Name: Jacob Kayala
[Jacob Karjala]
Home in 1920: Sandy, St Louis, Minnesota
Age: 72 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Father
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Marital Status: Widow
Race: White
Sex: Male
Year of Immigration: 1886
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 959

Denise
22-12-07, 05:40
Here is Jacob's death record.

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
Name: Jacob Karjala
Death Date: 21 Dec 1924
Death County: Saint Louis
State file number: 026291
Certificate Number: 026291
Certificate Year: 1924
Record Number: 418897



Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002

Denise
22-12-07, 05:56
Here is the 1930 Census for son, Henry Jacobson. There is also a John Karjala with wife Hilda on this census.

Denise

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Henry Jacobson
Home in 1930: Sandy, St Louis, Minnesota
Age: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Filda
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Jacobson 58
Filda Jacobson 58




Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Sandy, St Louis, Minnesota; Roll: 1128; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 166; Image: 928.0.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census

Denise
22-12-07, 06:10
Unsure if this is your Henry Jacobson in this 1910 Census as an inmate. Maybe that is the reason he used the name Jacobson instead of Karjala? Or just changed name because of the usual reason, Jacob's son? The 1920 Census didn't specify how long he had been married so this is a possibility. Let me keep looking.

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Henry Jackson
[Henry Jacobson]
Age in 1910: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Inmate
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Home in 1910: Fergus Falls Ward 3, Otter Tail, Minnesota
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: Un
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William Begalke 37
Fredrick Johnson 62
Julia Nyberg 35
Edward Johnson 63
Ada Gelman 23
I I Knudson 79
Chas R Hill 31
Filipa Jackson 45
William Nebbia 27
Ime m Simmons 35
Hattie Tones 16
Gurt Hilin 79
William David 40
Hattie Johnson 24
Jerome K Coulter 50
Erisa Nelson 41
Ed M Markeson 20
Charlotte Halverson 54
Annie Lee 48
Emma J Wright 37
Hilda Blomquist 19
Fricis M Forstrom 33
Anton Horn 36
Allida Stamer 25
Nancy E Stewart 62
H G Dimmick 11
Bessie R Hallis 25
Chas Sealsy 52
Fritz Danilson 36
Hugo Westerland 28




Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Fergus Falls Ward 3, Otter Tail, Minnesota; Roll: T624_714; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 157; Image: 500.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census

Denise
22-12-07, 06:28
On this census of 1895 in Minnesota there is a Hilda, John, and Eric as well as Henry. For some reason this site isn't letting me attach the image. I've tried 3 times, and even compressed it in a zip file...:( I'll try tomorrow as it is getting late here.

Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905
Name: Henry Jacobson
Census Date: 1895
County: St Louis
Locality: Virginia Ward 2
Birth Location: Finland
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Race: White
Line: 21
Roll: V290_94



Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905

Eriksson
22-12-07, 10:47
Thanks a lot for all the info!

Do you agree, that Tom Karjala on Census 1910 is Tuomas? I think it is probably as his age fits as well as he is mentioned straight after Jacob and Mary. From this paper we can find that Tom/Tuomas had at least one son, Jacob Werner, and a daughter Mamie M. Are you able to check what there is written on later census' about Tom's family?

It seems that Henry did not have kids...?

Marko

Denise
22-12-07, 16:52
Hello,
I'm going to try again to post this census. Yes, I would agree that Tom is Tuomas in the 1910 Census. I'll see if I can find him in a later one.

Denise


Still can't post that census on this site. Sorry.

Denise
22-12-07, 17:04
Hi,
Here is the 1920 Census for Tom Jacobson and family.

Denise

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Tom Jacobson
Home in 1920: Pike, St Louis, Minnesota
Age: 50 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Hilma
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1907
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 967
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Tom Jacobson 50
Hilma Jacobson 39
Jacob Jacobson 15
Marrie Jacobson 13
Mildred Jacobson 9
Emil Jacobson 6
Jack Salo 34




Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Pike, St Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T625_860; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 188; Image: 967.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census

Denise
22-12-07, 17:10
And the 1930 Census for Tom Jacobson...

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Tom Jacobson
Home in 1930: Pike, St Louis, Minnesota
Age: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Helma
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Tom Jacobson 60
Helma Jacobson 49
Jacob Jacobson 25
Mildred Jacobson 19
Emil Jacobson 16




Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Pike, St Louis, Minnesota; Roll: 1128; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 161; Image: 818.0.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census

Denise
22-12-07, 17:15
This appears to be Tom Jacobson's son Emil death record.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Emil Jacobson
SSN: 477-07-2753
Born: 22 Jan 1914
Died: Jun 1973
State (Year) SSN issued: Minnesota (Before 1951 )



Source Citation: Number: 477-07-2753;Issue State: Minnesota;Issue Date: Before 1951.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index

Denise
22-12-07, 17:31
I believe this would be Tom Jacobson's spouse Hilma's death record.

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
Name: Hilma Susanna Jacobson
Birth Date: 28 Nov 1880
Death Date: 1 Oct 1961
Death County: Saint Louis
Mother's Maiden Name: (No Record)
State file number: 017245
Certificate Number: 017245
Certificate Year: 1961
Record Number: 1479702



Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002

Ed Mickelson
22-12-07, 22:26
Marko,,I work with a Todd Karjala and he said that his grandfathers name was Henry Karjala..He is going to talk to his father to see if he can get more information for you..He also mentioned that there was a Jacobson in his family though not sure where..I also know another Karjala family(not related to the other)and will talk to him to see if he has any information to share that might help you..Ed M from northern Minnesota

Eriksson
22-12-07, 22:48
Thanks again to Denise for great research work! This really helped me a lot.

Sad that all Tom's children may be deceased by now, since they all were born in early 1900's and the even youngest of them should be over 90 years old if living. It would have been interesting to contact them; not only because I am curious about getting know "new" relatives, also because I would like to know that does there exist any picture of Mary Karjala. She was a sister of my greatgreatgrandfather. It is possible, unfortunately, that today's descendants wouldn't know anything about her or her picture.

And to Ed: incredible coincidence if the Karjala(s) you know is member of this family I am researching for! It wouldn't be impossible, perhaps even likely, since Karjala is a rare name in Finland and most of them are from Alavus town, from where these relatives are. However, let me know what you hear from them!

I am leaving tomorrow to the same tiny town as we are talking about right now, and I won't be back until January 1st, so don't wonder why I am so quiet and don't react to message(s)...