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Feldt Family from Finland & Norway

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Feldt Family from Finland & Norway

Joan (View posts)
Posted: 6 Aug 2006 1:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking for information on Erik Feldt who had a shoe repair shop in New York Mills, Minnesota around 1905 and was mentioned in a letter to Turtola, Finland. An Eric Feldt and Henry Kauppi also opened a general store in the village of Heinola, MN around 1910. Is this the same Erik(c) Feldt? According to family lore, Erik Pakisjarvi/Feldt (b. 1851 in Finland) with his son Karl Rikard (b. 5/1/1882), and possibly a daughter Mary, immigrated through Vadso, Norway around 1890. In family notes written in Norwegian, it is not clear whether Karl Rikard changed his name to Rikala when he married Mary Rikala or if Mary Feldt married a Rikala. Reportedly Mary Rikala corresponded with the Feldt family in Norway up until the 1930s when contact was lost. Any information or leads on the Erik Feldt/Pakisjarvi family would be greatly appreciated.

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