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Title Edward Aho (New York Mills, MN) – Narrative History
Author Aho, Edward E
Date 1 Jun 1981
Document Type Personal Account; Photograph
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.1860-1984
Description Edward Aho gives an account of his family's immigration history, describing the various occupations of relatives once they arrived in America, and describing reasons behind many Finnish families' decision to emigrate. He notes that many young men left in order to avoid conscription into the army. Family photographs run throughout.
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) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Finland
Country (to) United States of America
Places Alajarvi, Finland; Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Indiana, United States; Denmark
Ports New York, United States
Nationality Finnish; European; Scandinavian
People Doby, Velma M; Aho, John
Keywords imemigrant, history, immigration, holidays and celebrations, family, family records, biography, social life, passport, marriage, settlement, land, housing, living conditions, weather, postal service, Lutheranism, religion, literature, occupation, medical treatment, death, mining, labour, push factors, conscription, army, agriculture, homestead, First World War, education, trade, textiles, adoption, hospital, cooperatives, finance, employment, food, industry, shopping, insurance,
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
Document(s) linked to Interview with Edward Aho (New York Mills, MN) [Part 1]
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