University of Minnesota

Nylund Family History, Records

Finding Aid


IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1873-1992
Abstract: Collection consists of the Nylund Family History (15 pp.), written by Robert E. Nylund in December 1992.
Quantity: .25 linear in.
Language: English
Collection ID: IHRC1707

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Born in Evijarvi, Finland, in 1873, John Nylund came to Minnesota in 1896 to work as an iron miner in Ely. After serving a brief stint in the U.S. Army, Nylund returned to Minnesota and married Wendla Elizabeth Pyylampi (born 1877), who had come to the U.S. in 1898. After the births of five of their children, the family moved to South Dakota in 1910 to try homesteading; one more child was born. After just two years, they returned to Ely, Minnesota. More children were born, and in 1920, the family moved to Virginia, Minnesota, where John worked as a carpenter. Eventually the Nylund children grew up and moved away; their various stories are recounted in detail.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Nylund Family History collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Nylund Family History collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Nylund Family History Records, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Nylund, John (b. 1873)
Pyylampi, Wendla Elizabeth (b. 1877)
Nylund Family
Finland--Emigration and immigration
Emigration and immigration--United States

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