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Title Koski Ernest – Superior, WI (Manager of Työmies & Co-op Stores, Blacksmith)
Date c.1917-1983
Document Type Personal Account; Photograph
Reference IHRC1560, Box 3, Folder K-8
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project, c.1860-1984
Description History of the Koski family, including details on escaping Russian army drafts in Finland, life on the homestead and farm, working on the Net Lake Indian reservation, the flu epidemic, married life and career. Also includes family photographs, biographical information, a 70th Anniversary journal for the Tyomies Society including a history of Finnish labour in the US, letters and ephemera.
Series Description The Minnesota Finnish American Family History Collection (c.1860-1984) materials range from brief genealogies to extensive family history narratives relating the experiences of several generations. Collections include photographs, documents, and oral histories. The Collection offers a wealth of primary material with special strengths in women's, regional and family studies, as well as political and social events important to the area's Finnish Americans. The collection also provides a reliable tool for genealogical research, including as it does documents such as birth, death and citizenship certificates and papers.
Biographical Note / History Begun in 1979 and completed in 1984, the Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project had as its purpose the documentation of the personal histories and experiences of Minnesota Finnish Americans. The Project was sponsored by the Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society and the Iron Range, St. Louis County, and Otter Tail Historical Societies.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Finland
Country (to) United States of America
Places Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Superior, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality Finnish; Russian; European; American Indian
People Koski, Ernest; Koski, Charles; Koski, Mary
Keywords family, entertainment, dancing, labour, homestead, epidemic, health and sickness, disease, farming, First World War, logging, theatre, cooperatives, army, burial and graves, farming, agriculture, politics, societies, socialism
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Immigration History Research Center Archives catalogue.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English; Finnish
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