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Angelalanders1
06-09-08, 15:04
We are trying to find my father-in-laws family from Finland. He came to USA in the 1920's with his brother. Father-in-laws name: William Saarela. Anyone who knows him or his brother, please let us know.

D J Granlund
06-09-08, 15:59
A little more information would be helpful. I have many Sarrelas in my ancestry including a William (Vilhelm). These Sarrelas came to Minnesota from central Finland. Please tell me more so I can determine if this is the same or different family. David

Karen Douglas
06-09-08, 23:50
In the 1980s, I met an Einar Saarela at the Finn Creek Museum in New York Mills, Minnesota. We corresponded for a few years but he has since passed away. His wife's name was "Mim." I believe he did some historical writing for the Finn Creek Museum. It may be worth a try to check with someone there for more details. Karen