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Title Interview with Katri Saari [Part 2]
Author Saari, Katri
Date 2 Feb 1980
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Saari, Katri
Interviewer Doby, Velma
Date of Recording 2 Feb 1980
Duration 00:29:42
Reference IHRC1560, Box 4, Folder M-5
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project, c.1860-1985
Description Katri Saari explains that her family emigrated due to the poverty in Finland at the time, they packed and came to America via England. The trip took three weeks. Katri worked as a maid on a farm and explains how she saved for clothing and where the children were born.
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) Motives for Emigration; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Finland
Country (to) United States of America
Places Virginia, Minnesota, United States; Quebec, Canada
Nationality Finnish; European
Keywords taxes, poverty, railway, shipping, wages, health and sickness, farming, domestic service, employment, children, family
Additional Information Please note: No time-coded transcription is available. The interview is in Finnish.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language Finnish
Document(s) linked to Interview with Katri Saari [Part 1]
Interview with Katri Saari [Part 3]
Katri Saari Family History
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