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 The Archive of American Folksong Recording AFS2392 Side A.
The Archive of American Folksong Recording AFS2392 Side A.
Part 1 of the recording done by Alan Lomax on the evening of September 28. 1938, in the home of Kusti Simila, Fulton Michigan.
 
 
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'Photo of photo' of view from Anna Maria Holmberg's house in Lovisa Finland.
"Photo of photo" of view from Anna Maria Holmberg's house in Lovisa Finland.
This was a picture of a photograph owned by the current owners of the house that Anna Maria Holmberg worked in as a maid. It show the view down the road to Lovisa Bay. This is the view that Anna Maria Holmberg would see. 
 
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1856 Map of Kokkola/Lohtaja Area.
1856 Map of Kokkola/Lohtaja Area.
Updated map received from my 3rd cousin Mika Kero. Blue is the city of Kokkola, Yellow is Lohtaja, and Green is the Kero Farm.

The colors are active links that will bring up a current google map of the area.
Kiitos Mika!
 
 
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1910 Federal Census for Gust Simila and Family - Page 1.
1910 Federal Census for Gust Simila and Family - Page 1.
Listed on Page1 of this document are Gust and Esther Simila. Living in Calumet Michigan, occupation Copper Miner. 
 
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1910 Federal Census for Gust Simila and Family - Page 2.
1910 Federal Census for Gust Simila and Family - Page 2.
Listed on the next page are Gust and Esther's first 2 sons - Toivo and Edwin. 
 
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1914 map of Sections 11 and 12, Township 56 R16, St. Louis County, Minnesota
1914 map of Sections 11 and 12, Township 56 R16, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Kusti and Esther Simila had their farm in Section 11, Township 56, R16 St. Louis County Minnesota. It was on this farm that our mother Esther Simila was born in 1919.

Note that in Section 12 is the property of Thomas Flom Kero, the uncle of Esther Kero. 
 
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1920 Federal Census for Holmberg Family in Cleveland.
1920 Federal Census for Holmberg Family in Cleveland.
Census Record from 1920. Einar's name is spelled "Anor". Living at 1540 West 27th Place, Cleveland Ohio. 
 
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1920 Federal Census for Matti Kero.
1920 Federal Census for Matti Kero.
In 1920 he is living with new wife Kattie, lines 39-40. In Allouez Township, Michigan. 
 
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1920 Federal Census for Simila Family in Minnesota.
1920 Federal Census for Simila Family in Minnesota.
Listed on lines 81-89. Living in Township 56 Range 16. On line 89 is listed 2 month old "Elvira" - our mother. 
 
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1930 Federal Census for Holmberg Family in Cleveland.
1930 Federal Census for Holmberg Family in Cleveland.
Living at 2532 Detroit Ave.  
 
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1930 Federal Census for Simila Family.
1930 Federal Census for Simila Family.
Now living in Mohawk. Esther Simila Holmberg is listed on line 19. 
 
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1940 Census for Simila Family.
1940 Census for Simila Family.
They are listed on lines 3-13. Still living at 361 Center Street, Mohawk(Fulton) Michigan. 
 
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1940 Census Leo Pekka Holmberg
1940 Census Leo Pekka Holmberg
Living in a Rooming House on North LaSalle Street, Chicago. (Line 70) 
 
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75th Jubilee, Makinen Minnesota.
75th Jubilee, Makinen Minnesota.
This document, the 75th Jubilee of Makinen/Corbin Minnesota was published in 1975. It contains photographs of Andrew Kero, and his daughters Hilma and Mary.
It was sent to me by Bonnie Mills, the granddaughter of one of the original families Antti and Hilma Maki./ 
 
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Amanda Holmberg and Pekka Holmberg arrive in U.S. on  S.S. Arabic, sailing from Liverpool November 2, 1913.
Amanda Holmberg and Pekka Holmberg arrive in U.S. on S.S. Arabic, sailing from Liverpool November 2, 1913.
On this passenger list is Amanda Holmberg - my grandmother, Pekka Holmberg my father, and Anna Holmberg my aunt. 
 
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Amanda Valkonen Holmberg
Amanda Valkonen Holmberg
 
 
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Amanda Valkonen/Einar Holmberg Divorce papers
Amanda Valkonen/Einar Holmberg Divorce papers
Grandma's official divorce from Einar. He was already dead for 10 years when this happened. 
 
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Amanda Walkonen Census form from the 1908 Helsinki population registry,
Amanda Walkonen Census form from the 1908 Helsinki population registry,
She is working as a maid in the home of August Benjamin Heickel. The address is
Boulevardsgatan 26 (Bulevardi 26) in Google Maps today. Many thanks to Paivi Mecklin who found this information in the Helsinki Registry.

Mr. Heickel was an engineer. 
 
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Andrew Kero in Makinen Minnesota.
Andrew Kero in Makinen Minnesota.
This photo is from the 75th Jubilee Publication for Makinen Minnesota, where Andrew Kero lived until 1921. 
 
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Anna Kaikkonen/Johan Suomela marriage record from Hiski.
Anna Kaikkonen/Johan Suomela marriage record from Hiski.
Record of the marriage of Anna Kaikkonen and Johan Suomela. Married on March 11, 1827 in Haukipudas Finland. 
 
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Anna Maria Birth Record.
Anna Maria Birth Record.
The original birth record of Anna Maria Holmberg. Born on January 27, 1823, and christened on January 29, 1823. 
 
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Anna Maria Holmberg info received in email from Ritva Heinonen in Finland
Anna Maria Holmberg info received in email from Ritva Heinonen in Finland
This is a table created by Ritva Heinonen, from the original Finnish records. She said :

"I have made a table of ancestors for both Anna Maria Holmberg and Maria Sofia Ruotsalainen.

Anna Maria has two sets of grandparents - Gustaf Holmbergs parents Gustaf and Lena (Helena), and his wife Maria Lena's parents Mats Qvarnström and Helena Bertilsdotter. It was Mats Qvarnström who worked at Strömfors Iron Works."
 
 
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Article from the Sullivan County Democrat, August 3, 1950.
Article from the Sullivan County Democrat, August 3, 1950.
This is a story about the 50th wedding anniversary of Andrew Kero and Selma Nixon. 
 
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Baptism Record for Maria Sofia Ruotsalinen
Baptism Record for Maria Sofia Ruotsalinen
Copy of Baptism record from familysearch.org. Christened Aug. 20, 1848. 
 
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Birth Certificate of Esther Elvira Elizabeth Holmberg.
Birth Certificate of Esther Elvira Elizabeth Holmberg.
Certified copy of Esther Simila Birth Certificate, obtained from St.Louis County, Minnesota. 
 
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Birth of G3 Grandfather Gustaf Holmberg
Birth of G3 Grandfather Gustaf Holmberg
Born June 7, 1802 in Askola Parish, Stigsbole(Tiilla) Village. 
 
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Birth of Gustaf Holmberg and Lena Nordstrom's first child - Lena Lovisa
Birth of Gustaf Holmberg and Lena Nordstrom's first child - Lena Lovisa
Born in Mantsala Parish, August 23, 1800. 
 
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Birth record for Anna Kaikkonen.
Birth record for Anna Kaikkonen.
Record from Familysearch.org.  
 
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Birth record from hiski.
Birth record from hiski.
 
 
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Bureau of Land Management Deed - Anders/Andrew Kero.
Bureau of Land Management Deed - Anders/Andrew Kero.
The original deed from the Bureau of Land Management. Land was located in Township 46, Range 20, Section 20. 
 
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Bureau of Land Management Deed - Thomas Flom Kero.
Bureau of Land Management Deed - Thomas Flom Kero.
The dded to Thomas Kero Flom's land - Section 3, Township 56, Range 16W in St. Louis County, Minnesota. 
 
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Calumet Michigan City Directory - 1910.
Calumet Michigan City Directory - 1910.
Gust Simila is listed about 1/2 way down on the left. Address is 238 2nd, Cent. Heights. Occupation is miner. 
 
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Chromosome match for an anonymous 3rd cousin.
Chromosome match for an anonymous 3rd cousin.
A map of our our chromosomes match, with a 3rd cousin who prefers to remain anonymous. Our common ancestors are Antti Kero and Elisabet Niemi, my/our Great*2 Grandparents. 
 
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Chromosome Match for my 2nd cousin once removed  Tauno Kero.
Chromosome Match for my 2nd cousin once removed Tauno Kero.
Tauno Kero is my closest DNA relative in Finland. Our common ancestors are Antti Kero and Elisabet Niemi, my Great*2 Grandparents, and Tauno's Great Grandparents. 
 
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Chromosome Match for my 3rd cousin Ake Bjornfort
Chromosome Match for my 3rd cousin Ake Bjornfort
A map of how our chromosomes match. Our common ancestors are Erkki Valkonen and Kaisa Vironen, my Great*2 Grandparents. Ake is my 3rd cousin. 
 
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Chromosome Match for my 3rd cousin Mika Kero
Chromosome Match for my 3rd cousin Mika Kero
A map of how our chromosomes match. Our common ancestors are Antti Kero and Elisabet Niemi, my Great*2 Grandparents. Mika is my 3rd cousin. 
 
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Chromosome Match for my 4th cousin Markku Poutiainen
Chromosome Match for my 4th cousin Markku Poutiainen
A map of how our chromosomes match. Our common ancestors are Kaaperi Korhonen Kettunen and Liisa Laukka, my Great*3 grandparents. Our X match comes from Liisa Laukka - she contributed 25% of my X-DNA. 
 
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Chromosome Match for my 5th cousin  Hannu Olavi Mertaniemi
Chromosome Match for my 5th cousin Hannu Olavi Mertaniemi
A map of how our chromosomes match. Our common ancestors are Matti Tallman Laukka and Kristina Makela Laukka, my Great*4 Grandparents. He matches with me and Markku Putaininen on Chromosome 14, probably through the Laukka family. 
 
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Chromosome Match for my 5th cousin Helmi Silven.
Chromosome Match for my 5th cousin Helmi Silven.
A map of how our chromosomes match. Our most recent common ancestors are Samuel Nousiainen and Anna Kokkonen, my Great*4 Grandparents. She is also my 12th cousin through another set of common ancestors,Lars Sinius and Katarina Sursil, my Great*11 Grandparents! 
 
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Chromosome Match for my 5th cousin Liisa Solonen
Chromosome Match for my 5th cousin Liisa Solonen
A map of how our chromosomes match. Our common ancestors are Erik Samuelson Paananen and Eva Henricsdr, my Great*4 Grandparents. Liisa is my 5th cousin. 
 
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Church Book Utajarvi 1928-1835
Church Book Utajarvi 1928-1835
Matti Korhonen Kettunen record in Church Book. 
 
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Church Record for Karl Eriksson and Loviisa Eriksdr.
Church Record for Karl Eriksson and Loviisa Eriksdr.
Karl Eriksson Paananen and Maja Lisa noted in green. 
 
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Common ancestor chart for Leo and Riitta B
Common ancestor chart for Leo and Riitta B
My 6th cousin Riitta B and I have the common ancestors of Tuomas and Kertu Vuolle. Their daughter Eliisa Vuolle is my 6x Great Grandmother.

Their daughter Susanna Vuolle is Riitta B's 6x Great Grandmother.

Info from Riitta B. 
 
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Communion Book from Tessio(Tesjoki). showing both G4 and G3.
Communion Book from Tessio(Tesjoki). showing both G4 and G3.
Both G4 Gustaf and wife Helena and G3 Gustaf and wife Maria are here in this page from the Comminion Book in Tesjoki Finland. 
 
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Death of Anna Maria Holmberg
Death of Anna Maria Holmberg
Original Finnish Church record of Anna Maria's death. 
 
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DNA Comparison Between Jason Turri and Leo Holmberg
DNA Comparison Between Jason Turri and Leo Holmberg
DNA comparison from data on 23andme.com. Jason is my second cousin once removed. Our common ancestors are Matti Kero and Anna Greta Grekila. 
 
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DNA Comparison between Leo Holmberg and Mika Koponen.
DNA Comparison between Leo Holmberg and Mika Koponen.
This is the DNA comparison from gedmatch.com. I think we are 4th cousins through the line of Matts Sarkkinen, my Great*3 Grandfather. We also share smaller dna segments through the Tuomaala line. All are ancestors of my Grandmother Esther Kero. 
 
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Einar arrives in U.S. Right side of Page.
Einar arrives in U.S. Right side of Page.
He arrived with 3 friends. All going to 3056 Mabel Ave. Cleveland.
Notice "H. Holmberg" as friend - Einar's sister Hulda. 
 
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Einar Holmberg arrives in U.S. 1913 - Left side of page.
Einar Holmberg arrives in U.S. 1913 - Left side of page.
This is the manifest of the S.S. Campania which arrived in New York after sailing from Liverpool on June 28, 1913. he lists his last permanent residence as Waikeala, and his nearest relative as "Wife Mandi Holmberg" in Kymintehdas. 
 
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Einar Holmberg Full KGB File in Russian
Einar Holmberg Full KGB File in Russian
This is the entire file (24 pages) I received from the Russian government of Einar Holmberg. Many thanks to the current Russian government for making this available. 
 

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