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Lejon/Toivola from Finland

Lejon/Toivola from Finland

Virpi Kytöaho (View posts)
Posted: 931231119000
My grandmother's grandfather Anders Lejon (later: Anders Toivola), born 1.5 1847 moved from Finland to MN, USA in 1888. I'm looking for the members of his family, his three children moved to USA:
- Liisa (Elisabeth) Toivola (b. 28.2 1871), husband: Andrew William Heikkilä
- Andrew (Anders)Toivola (b. 23.6 1875), wife: Saima Maijala-Toivola
- Sanna Matilda (Tilda) Toivola(b. 5.7 1882), husband: Otta Saavanlampi (later Lake).

They lived in Minnesota, maybe in Chisholm or Hibbing.

You can find some information (in Finnish, sorry !) from my website:

I'm especially looking for descendats who are still alive... Contacts to my e-mail address, please. Thank you !

Re: Lejon/Toivola from Finland

Posted: 1052924166000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lejon/Toivola/Savallampi/Lake
My great grandmother was Sanna Matilda Toivola Lake she was married to Otto Savallampi Lake. Her father was Anders Lejon Toivola. He lived with them prior to his death (according to the US Federal Census and photo I have) I am looking for any info about their life in Finland prior to their immigration to US. I have tried (very slowly) to translate the family history information on your website.

Re: Lejon/Toivola from Finland

Posted: 1354238103000
Classification: Census
Have you seen this
0 United States Federal Census about Peter Lejon
Name: Peter Lejon
[Peter Tensen Lejon]
Age: 38
Birth Date: Feb 1862
Birthplace: Finland
Home in 1900: Calumet, Houghton, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1891
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sophia Lejon
Marriage Year: 1884
Years Married: 16
Father's Birthplace: Finland
Mother's Birthplace: Finland
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Lejon 38 Finland carpenter came to US in 1891
Sophia Lejon 38 Norway
John Lejon 15 Norway
Magnus Lejon 11 "
Edwin Lejon 9 Mich
Arthur Lejon 5
Annie Lejon 2

Re: Lejon/Toivola from Finland

Posted: 1361205951000
Classification: Query
Are you still looking? Your post is very old. We can help if you are still looking. Here's a start.

Chisholm and Hibbing are both towns in Saint Louis County [St. Louis County], Minnesota. Most of the Finnish immigrants to this area at this time worked in iron mines.

Minnesota BIRTH Index, Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota DEATH Index, also at Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Official Marriage System at
Toivola marriages in Minnesota, at this


Date of Birth: 18 OCT 1910
Mother Maiden Name: TOIVELLA
Minnesota birth certificate# 1910-24091
County of Birth: ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minnesota, USA


Date of Birth: 07 SEP 1908
Mother Maiden Name: MAIJALA
Minnesota Birth Certificate# 1908-23779
County of Birth: ST. LOUIS

Date of Birth: 11 JUN 1910
Mother Maiden Name: MAIJALA
Minnesota Birth Certificate# 1910-24834
County of Birth: ST. LOUIS

Date of Birth: 09 NOV 1915
Mother Maiden Name: MAIJALA
Minnesota Birth Certificate# 1915-31130
County of Birth: ST. LOUIS

A Toivo Toivola and Toivo E. Toivola.
Toivo Toivola served in World War I, Michigan.
Both buried Oneonta Cemetery, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota;


Date of Birth: 13 AUG 1908
Mother Maiden Name: TOIVOLLA
Minnesota Birth Certificate# 1908-23771
County of Birth: ST. LOUIS

Date of Birth: 11 MAR 1910
Mother Maiden Name: TOIVOLA
Minnesota Birth Certificate# DC-67555
County of Birth: ST. LOUIS

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