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Title Interview with Edward Aho (New York Mills, MN) [Part 1]
Author Aho, Edward; Aho, John; Aho, Esther
Date 21 Mar 1981
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Aho, Edward
Date of Recording 21 Mar 1981
Duration 00:32:04
Reference IHRC1560, Box 1, Folder A-1
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project, c.1860-1985
Description Edward and his brother John talk through the arrival if their parents and grandparents in Minnesota, the start of the family farm and the early education the children had. Although the parents spoke little English, the children learned to be bilingual. Many of Edward's siblings died of diptheria as children. The interview goes on to discuss John's involvement in the First World War and the injuries he suffered in France.
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 New York Mills, Sebeka, Minnesota, United States; France; Belgium
Nationality Finnish; Swedish; European
Keywords farming, agriculture, livestock, family, children, iron, mining, miner, health and sickness, disease, death, diptheria, religion, priest, employment, education, First World War
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English; Finnish
Document(s) linked to Interview with Edward Aho (New York Mills, MN) [Part 2]
Interview with Edward Aho (New York Mills, MN) [Part 3]
Interview with Edward Aho (New York Mills, MN) [Part 4]
Edward Aho (New York Mills, MN) – Narrative History
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