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Hirvonen Index

Jussu Hirvonen self-published Michiganin Kuparialue ja Suomalaiset Siirtolaiset in 1920, with the Päivälehti in Duluth handling the printing.  The work is a history of the Finns in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties in Michigan, also known as "The Copper Country," Kuparisaari ("Copper Island") in Finnish.  In this book there are short biographies of many early Finnish American community leaders and businessmen, listed below.

Finding aid created by Megan Ott and Kent Randell, October, 2011.  All place names are in Finland, except where noted.

Name Birthplace Page
Anderson, David P.   167
Autere, Pastori S. Teuva 14 Feb 1893 60
Bergstad, G.F. Nurmijärvi 45
Bram, Andrew 30 Nov 1869 161
Daavettila, Henry Alklkula 162
Durchman, Axel Viitasaarella 9 June 1881 146
Eilola, Frank Merijärvi 1864 133
Elk, Henry R. Rovaniemi 7 April 1880 143
Elonen, Herman Laihia 163
Erickson, Nels Ylitornio, Sweden 1864 134
Ervast, Herman Kuusamo 25 Mar 1868 142
Forster, Henry Paavola 2 Feb 1896 164
Fredrickson, John Alkkula 13 July 1858 149
Frimodig, C.H. Calumet, Mich. 26 Sept 1879 158
Frimodig, Isaac W. Kåfjord Mine, Norway 29 Sept 1855 128
Frisk, John P. Sweden 137
Haapanen, Pastori A. Karvia 19 Aug 1874 65
Hamina, Hilma Korpilahti 13 July 1876 172
Hartman, Pastori Rafael Bergö 10 Sept 1877 171
Hendrickson, Henry Muhos 163
Hendrickson, Walfrid   159
Heusa, Karl Sievi 21 Aug 1864 148
Hill, Emil E.   167
Hiltunen, Mrs. Lotta   170
Honkanen, Matti Pielisjärvi 163
Huhta, Matti   170
Immo, Axel A.   167
Immonen, Pastori Antti Kiihtelysvaara 173
Ingman, Oskar Kuusamo 1851 144
Jääskö, C.E.   167
Jackola, Tuomari C.O. Kemijärvi 4 July 1872 129
Järvenpää, John Haapajärvi 19 June 1872 156
Järvis, Tyyne Vaasa 154
Jasberg, Juho Heikki Kivijärvi 1 Nov 1861 124
Johnson, Ed. Reisjärvi 162
Johnson, Frank Calumet, Mich. 1876 169
Johnson, Michael Jr.   169
Johnson, Opettajatar Sofia   170
Johnson, William Quincy, Mich. 3 Feb 1883 140
Kaarto, Pastori Otto Pihtipudas 17 June 1890 155
Kantola, John   166
Keckonen, Oscar Muhos 6 Sept 1876 137
Keisu, Edward Swedish Ylitornio 22 May 1874 143
Kitti, Henry A. Swedish Matarinki Mar 1859 144
Kivelä, John V. Calumet, Mich. April 1885 139
Kivi, Matti Pulkkila 19 Mar [1880?] 155
Klemetti, Hugo Sotkamo 162
Kruka, E.W. "Kuparisaarella" [Houghton or Keweenaw County, Mich.] 156
Kuijala, Jacob   165
Kukkonen, Chas. A. Muhos 19 Oct 1889 158
Lahti, Augusta   160
Latva, John Pulkkila 10 Dec 1864 141
Laurell, Theador Ylistaro 162
Lehto, Isack Matarinki 31 May 1860 141
Lehto, Väinö Johannes 24 Aug 1872 160
Lepistö, Nestori Yliveteli 1882 150
Lohela, Efraim Pyhäjärvi Jan 1882 150
Lohela, Matti Pyhäjärvi 1890? 137
Manley, Jacob   169
Mannerkorpi, Pastori K.H. 18 April 1885 172
Mars, A.K.   170
Matheson, Rudolph Quincy Mine, Mich. 1887 169
Mattson, Matti Nurmo 1881 157
Moilanen, E.H.   170
Moilanen, Heikki Suomussalmi 7 July 1880 152
Moilanen, J.W. Calumeti, Mich. 5 Jan 1892 147
Muikku, Anders Johan Liperi 1846 68
Mustonen, Sanfrid Joensuu 23 Feb 1859 153
Närä brothers Alatornio 159
Nelson, John P. "Kuparisaarella" [Houghton or Keweenaw County, Mich.] 166
Nikander, Juho Kustaa Lammi 9 March 1855 74
Nikander, Verner Muonio 26 June 1865 145
Nordström, Oscar Hietaniemi 26 June 1883 142
Nurmi, K.J. Längelmäki 63
Olgren, Jacob Laihia 163
Ollila, J.L. Ylivieska 18 Dec 1879 170
Olson, John Kittilä 21 Aug 1885 134
Onkka, Aleks Muonio 3 Aug 1859 161
Paananen, Otto   160
Pelto, August Tervola 1858 126
Peltoniemi, Emil Oulainen 161
Perttula, Miina Lohtaja 173
Pesonen, Emil Oulu 171
Petäjä, Andrew   166
Ruonavaara, N.A. Hammerfest, Norway 14 Nov 1882 163
Saastamoinen, Toimittaja Emil   127
Sakari, Henry Mataringi 1863 132
Salmu, Jooseppi Kalajoki 174
Salmu, Matti   170
Sorsen, Oskar Henrik 1 Mar 1872 135
Steinback, P.E. Vesisaari 1877 147
Strang, Jacob Scipio, N.Y. 1813 26
Suokas-Steinback, Elli Viipuri 22 Nov 1893 156
Talso, Jacob Laihia 9 Sept 1872 136
Tapani, Albert Karunki 1880 159
Tingman, A.H. Calumet, Mich. 1887 148
Tolonen, Emil O. Hyrynsalmi 1885 151
Tolonen, F. Karttula 173
Uitti, Jacob Jalajärvi 25 July 1885 154
Vaara, Edward Alkkula 15 Sept 1855 126
Vääränen, Abram Pudasjärvi 1845 149
Väätti, John   160
Väisänen, John Pudasjärvi 166
Viskari, Pastori Matti Jääski 11 Sep 1887 61
Walz, Neiti Maggie Ylitornio 168
Wargelin, Isakki Vähäkyrö 173
Wargelin, Pastori John Isokyrö 26 Sep 1881 83
Weidelman, C.H. Kuusamo 22 Oct 1885 164
Wickström, C.J. Pudasjärvi 28 July 1868 159