Trying to locate any information on Jani/johanas kantola born in Finnland 11/29/1883. He came to the US when he was about 24yrs old (1907?) He lived in Ironwood MI. He married Elizabeth "Lisi" Mattila, also born in Finland 4/18/1884. She lived in Kortjarvi (Alahama?) Finland. She Married Jani in Minneapolis I think. They had 2 children in Ironwood, Pearl and Arne. My grandfather, Arne was born 3/19/1910. They moved to Plummer MN when Arne was 18months old. They had 4 more children..Silvia,Mamie,George, and Roy.
Arne married Emeline Margaret Johnson in Minneapolis in 1934. Emeline was born 3/27/1915 in Mpls, MN. Her parents were Emil Johnson and wife Mary. I believe they were from Finnland /or Sweeden. I don't have any history on the Johnson side. Arne and Emeline had 4 children in Plummer MN. Arne Raymond 9/25/35, Johanne 3/1938, LeeRoy Robert born 1939 and my father Roger John born 12/19/1940. I know the family grew up in plummer. Arne was a roofer and farmer and eventually brought the family to Sacramento Cal., then to Applegate Oregon in the early 1960's.
Any help would be great.
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