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Subject: Lester and Elma (HIRVELA) MC DONNELL
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Surnames: HIRVELA, MC DONNELL, TOPPILA, SIMILA
Lester Vincent MC DONNELL and Elma Amelia HIRVELA were married in Detroit on 3 May 1923. Elma was born in Calumet, Houghton, MI, on 3 Sept 1899, the daughter of Daniel HIRVELA and Amelia SIMILA. I believe they had at least one daughter named Elma.
Was Daniel the brother of Henrik (Henry) HIRVELA who married Maria (Mary) TOPPILA in Calumet? And was Mary the sister of my greatgrandfather, Nils TOPPPILA, born in Rantsila, FI? I'm hoping MC DONNELL descendents might know the relationship.