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Edward Aho papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC108

DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

Compilation of autobiographical materials pertaining to the Aho family history. Includes 60-page typed autobiography, photographs, personal documents. Autobiography also available on microfilm in the American Immigrant Autobiographies Series, interview on tape as part of the Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project. Negatives of photographs available in the IHRC photograph collection. Each immigrant was asked to provide answers to the listed questions. Most biographies are in English; some are in the immigrant's native language.

0709 Edward Aho. [Autobiography in English.] 60pp.

1. Country of origin? Edward Aho's father was born in A1ajarvi, Finland, in 1870, his mother in 1865.

2. Occupation in native country? No information.

3. Reason for immigration? In the 18908 many men left Finland to avoid the draft.

4. Date of immigration? Aho's father came to America in 1890. Aho's paternal grandparents came to the country in 1893.

5. Did the author repatriate or remain in the U.S.? Aho remained in the U.S.

6. State(s) and city(s) of settlement in the U.S.? The family settled in Blowers Township, Minnesota, later moving to Sebeca, Minnesota. Aho lived in New York Mills, Minnesota.

7. Occupation(s) in the U.S.? Aho helped on the family farm. He started as a bookkeeper. In 1945 he opened his own store. In 1960 he became general manager of an insurance company and in 1980 retired. His father was a farmer.

8. Political affiliations in the U.S.? (also ethnic affiliations?) No information.

9. Labor or occupational affiliations in the U.S.? No information.

10. Information on family life?-nuclear and/or extended family? The paternal grandparents lived with their sons' families.

11. Information on courtship or gender roles? In 1924 he married Lillian Raatikka. She died in 1927. In 1928 he married Esther Tuorila.

12. Information on the wider ethnic community? No information.

13. Experiences with discrimination or political persecution? No information.

14. Any other outstanding features worthy of notice? Aho described the log house where both families lived.

15. Any account of the immigration process, voyage, Ellis Island inspection? No information.

Dates

  • 1890-1960

Creator

Language of Materials

English

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

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HISTORICAL SKETCH

Edward Aho's father was born in Alajarvi, Finland, in 1870, his mother in 1865. In the 1890s many men left Finland to avoid the draft. Aho's father came to America in 1890. Aho's paternal grandparents came to the country in 1893. Aho remained in the US. The famnily settled in Blowers Township, Minnesota, later moving to Sebeca, Minnesota. Aho lived in New York Mills, Minnesota. Aho helped on the family farm. He started as a bookkeeper. In 1945 he opened his own store. In 1960 he became general manager of an insurance company and in 1980 retired. His father was a farmer. The paternal grandparents lived with their sons' families. In 1924, he married Lillian Raatikka. She died in 1927. In 1928, he married Esther Tuorila.

Extent

1 linear inch

Abstract

Compilation of autobiographical materials pertaining to the Aho family history. Includes 60-page typed autobiography, photographs, personal documents.

PROVENANCE

Collection donated to the IHRC by Edward Aho in 1981 as part of the Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project (1979-1981). Later, the autobiographical materials were included in the American Immigrant Autobiography Series microfilming project by University Publications of America (1988). Descriptive information encoded and formatted for display on the IHRC Web site in 2005.

Creator

Author
IHRC Archives
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

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