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Alfred Nylund
IP: 192.76.86.83
Posted on January 21, 2004 at 09:34:12 AM by Robert E. Nylund

I am trying to find more information about Alfred Nylund, my great grandfather. According to the 1900 U.S. Census, he was born in Finland in December 1869. He came to the U.S. in 1889 and settled in Crystal Falls, Michigan. He worked as a baker and died in 1922.

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Re(1): Alfred Nylund
IP: 81.226.214.217
Posted on January 21, 2004 at 12:42:33 PM by Harri Blomberg

Terve Robert E. Nylund!

Alfred Nylund came from Kvelax in Österbotten, north of the town Vasa. In the book "Hälsning från Amerika", a album published by "Svensk-finnar", Brooklyn, N.Y., 1905", you can read about him and others of Swede-Finns (12 % of inhabitants in Crystal Falls 1904). Many chapters in the book were written by John Udell, who (lived and) wrote that in Crystal Falls, Alfred Nylynd from Kvevlax have been the owner to the biggest bakery in the town the last five years" (1899/1900-1904/1905) (In Swedish: "Alfred Nylund från Kvevlax har varit ägare till största bageriaffären i staden i fem års tid".)

Information I got from the book: "Finlandssvenskar i Amerika", written by Anders Myhrman, Helsingfors 1972, the page 189… but the pages 188-192 are about Crystal Falls, organisations, the Swedish Lutheran church and important persons.

Regards
Harri Blomberg

Re(2): Alfred Nylund
IP: 81.226.214.217
Posted on January 21, 2004 at 12:57:40 PM by Harri Blomberg

Kvevlax (Kveflaks) are Koivulahti in Finnish, but in the parish not live many Finns.

Re(3): Alfred Nylund
IP: 81.226.214.217
Posted on January 21, 2004 at 01:07:30 PM by Harri Blomberg

More info about Kvevlax in English you find here:
http://www.qnet.fi/kajen/klx/k1.htm

... also with pictures and so...

Re(4): Alfred Nylund
IP: 192.76.86.83
Posted on January 21, 2004 at 01:56:37 PM by Robert E. Nylund

Thank you for the information. This will help in my efforts to trace our family's ancestry. Alfred's wife was named Hilda. I don't know her maiden name.

Both Alfred and Hilda are buried in the main cemetery in Crystal Falls, Michigan. I have seen their graves. All but one of their children are buried there, too. Their oldest child, Oscar, is buried in Portsmouth, Ohio, where he died in 1936. He married Josephine Boutin (1901-1943) in Crystal Falls in 1920. They later moved to Ohio. Their son, Robert Alfred Nylund, was my father. He was born 19 March 1926, and died 10 September 2002.

Re(5): Alfred Nylund
IP: 81.226.214.217
Posted on January 22, 2004 at 01:42:33 AM by Harri Blomberg

Terve Robert!

The Genealogical Society of Finland,
HisKi project, Koivulahti - Kvevlax - married, Man's last name: NYLUND => Nylund:
Married 8.12.1844, Village Qveflax, Man inh(ysningen) Jac(ob) Jacobss(on) Nylund and Wife p(igan) Maria Beata Jonaedr (Jonasdotter) Hjort.

The HisKi-project can not help you more today, you must wrote to parish of Kvevlax: kvevlax.forsamling@evl.fi and ask after your great grandfathers parents and so. Maybe som persons in this site can help you, if you have some questions? ("Discuss genealogy in Ostrobothnia." - If you are looking for ancestors in Ostrobothnia, Finland, you can search for them in this forum. Even if the language of this forum is swedish, you can ask in english.) Look at homepage:
http://www.qnet.fi/westside/discus/

Good luck!
Harri Blomberg

Re(6): Alfred Nylund
IP: 81.226.214.217
Posted on January 22, 2004 at 01:48:12 AM by Harri Blomberg

... the married persons Jacob Jacobsson Nylund and Maria Beata Jonasdotter Hjort in Kvevlax, 8 dec 1844, maybe are your relatives in some way... I do not knew...

Re(7): Alfred Nylund
IP: 192.76.86.83
Posted on January 22, 2004 at 09:11:17 AM by Robert E. Nylund

Thank you for the additional information. This is very helpful and very interesting. I found Kvevlax on www.mapquest.com. I also saw photographs of the village on the unofficial website. I really appreciate your help.

Robert Nylund

Re(8): Alfred Nylund
IP: 192.76.86.83
Posted on January 26, 2004 at 03:44:32 PM by Robert E. Nylund

Alfred Nylund was born in Kvevlax on 12 December 1869. It appears that he changed his last name from Nygard. He worked as a baker in Finland before going to the U.S.A. The official Finnish census indicates that "disappeared," probably because he left Finland to avoid being drafted into the Russian Army.

Re(9): Alfred Nylund
IP: 192.76.86.83
Posted on January 27, 2004 at 09:19:06 AM by Robert E. Nylund

Alfred Nylund was born Alfred Svarvar on 12 December 1869, in Kvevlax, Finland. His father was Anders Johan Mickelsson Svarvar, born 14 December 1830, in Kvevlax. His mother was Johanna Jacobsdottter Nygard, who was born 30 August 1830 in Kvevlax and died 12 November 1872 in Kvevlax. I have not learned the date that Anders died.

Re(10): Alfred Nylund
IP: 192.76.86.83
Posted on February 6, 2004 at 09:43:36 AM by Robert E. Nylund

Alfred Nylund died in June 1924 and is buried in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls, Michigan, USA.

 

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Desperately Seeking
IP: 144.138.209.234
Posted on January 9, 2004 at 11:03:08 PM by Lissa

I am desperately seeking ANY information on the parents of my grandfather Daniel Johannes Kara. My grandfather was born in Lapua in approx. 1906, and was one of 10 children. Daniel migrated to Canada but I don't believe any of his siblings did. I THINK his father's name was Gabriel Verner Kara. With so many brothers and sisters, I am certain there must be some living family members still in the Lapua area. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to find some information? I am all the way in Australia, so a visit to the church in Lapua is impossible.
Many Thanks for ANY help or ideas!

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Re(1): Desperately Seeking
IP: 62.248.208.7
Posted on January 10, 2004 at 05:56:38 AM by Staffan Storteir

Hi Lissa,

There are 10 persons with the surname Kara listed in the phone book for the Seinäjoki are to which Lapua belongs. At least two of them live in Lapua. I'll send their phone numbers and addresses to your private e-mail address.

Regards,
Staffan

 

Re(2): Desperately Seeking
IP: 144.139.173.28
Posted on January 10, 2004 at 09:58:07 PM by Lissa

THANK YOU Staffan! Any possible link is absolutely fantastic!
Lissa

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