University of Minnesota

Aho, Edward, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Aho, Edward
Dates: 1890-1960
Abstract: Compilation of autobiographical materials pertaining to the Aho family history. Includes 60-page typed autobiography, photographs, personal documents.
Quantity: 1 lin.in.
Language: English
Collection ID: IHRC108

PROVENANCE

Collection donated to the IHRC by Edward Aho in 1981 as part of the Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project (1979-1981). Later, the autobiographical materials were included in the American Immigrant Autobiography Series microfilming project by University Publications of America (1988). Descriptive information encoded and formatted for display on the IHRC website in 2005.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Edward Aho's father was born in Alajarvi, Finland, in 1870, his mother in 1865. In the 1890s many men left Finland to avoid the draft. Aho's father came to America in 1890. Aho's paternal grandparents came to the country in 1893. Aho remained in the US. The famnily settled in Blowers Township, Minnesota, later moving to Sebeca, Minnesota. Aho lived in New York Mills, Minnesota. Aho helped on the family farm. He started as a bookkeeper. In 1945 he opened his own store. In 1960 he became general manager of an insurance company and in 1980 retired. His father was a farmer. The paternal grandparents lived with their sons' families. In 1924, he married Lillian Raatikka. She died in 1927. In 1928, he married Esther Tuorila.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

Compilation of autobiographical materials pertaining to the Aho family history. Includes 60-page typed autobiography, photographs, personal documents. Autobiography also available on microfilm in the American Immigrant Autobiographies Series, interview on tape as part of the Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project. Negatives of photographs available in the IHRC photograph collection.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Aho, Edward collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Aho, Edward collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

For further information regrading the copyright, please contact the IHRC.


CITE AS

The Aho, Edward Papers, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Finnish
Family History
Aho, Edward
Minnesota

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