|Abstract:||Born in Tartumaa, Laeva County as a farmer's youngest son. he studied agronomy and worked at the Univ. of Tartu bacteriological laboratories. Took part in WWI. Later worked as an agronomist. then became editor to "oma Maa" - the farmers' newspaper his work expanded as a journalist, short story and paphlet writer. His family - wife Eliise, daughter Kaja and son Endel left Estonia in 1944. after an eventful flight west they spent 1945-50 in Augsberg- Hochfeldt Dpcamp. He became the editor of "Paevauudised" - bulletin and later "Eesti Pada" newspaper. Immigrating to USA 1950 he worked as a gardner in conn. His work in organizing, collecting and catagorizing material in ref. to the DP camps in germany In 1964 the Estonian National Council entrusted him with the documentation of the DP's, this material became the basis of Estonian Archives in USA, Inc. (box 3and4) Kaja kool Magi daughter biographical information|
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Collection acquired from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A., Lakewood, New Jersey, in 2003-2005.
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The Kool, Ferdinand Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota