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Pihlaja

Updated 23 Aug 2014
with Facebook links throughout

Updated 6 May 2012
with Omerza family data from the 1930 and 1940 censuses


with Albie family data from the 1930 and 1940 censuses



The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed.
Generation 28 is my own; 27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.
John M. Gwin, Mar 2009

The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011




On 19 July 2001, Charity Elizabeth Gwin, the older of Sharon's and my daughters and first of our three children to marry, said "I do" to Beau Scott Pihlaja, the older of Scott and Mary Jo's sons and the first of their three children to marry. Beau and Charity lived for three years in Deerfield, IL, near Scott and Mary Jo and where they were active in the Evangelical Free Church.  Beau graduated a second time from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in May 2008, ending up with both master of divinity and master of theology degrees.  With her bachelor's from NMSU in Journalism and English, Charity was an associate editor for three construction/trade magazines in the Greater Chicago area while they were in Deerfield.  God led them to Bangalore, India, where Beau taught for a year at a small evangelical seminary.  His students were pastors and pastors-to-be from all over India.  After a trying "trying" time, God in His timing and grace gave them a healthy baby boy, Asher Samuel Neeraj Pihlaja, born 29 September 2008.  They returned to the U.S. in June 2009, as it seems God is leading Beau into a doctorate program--PhD? ThD?--at an as-of-yet-undisclosed location.  But in the fall 2009, He brought them back to the southwest. Beau is teaching again, this time at the University of Texas at El Paso. It's good to have them so close.  Now God has given them a second child, Cressida Noel Pihlaja, born in El Paso, TX, on 11 Dec 2010.  She's Sharon's and my sixth grandchild--and first granddaughter!
--John M. Gwin


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Ahnentafel in Family Tree Format:
An Overview of Both Scott's and Mary Jo's Lines







32--Mr. Pihjala














16--Mr. Pihjala
33--Mrs. Pihjala





08--Jack N. Pihlaja









34--unk.






17--Mrs. Pihjala (nee unk.)








35--unk.




04--Howard N. Pihjala










36--Mr. Niska






18--Peter Niska








37--Mrs. Niska





09--Ina Marie Niska









38--Mr. Taskinen






19--Eva Maria Taskinen








39--Mrs. Taskinen (nee unk.)


02--Scott S. Pihjala



























40--Mr. Albie






20--Mr. Albie








41--Mrs. Albie (nee unk.)




10--Ralf Albie









42--unk.






21--Mrs. Albie (nee unk.)







43--unk.



05--Rosemarie Albie










42--unk.





22--John Wentworth














11--Ruth A. Wentworth








46--unk.





23--Lydia (nee unk.)








47--unk.










01--Beau S. Pihlaja
m. Charity E. Gwin



48--Mr. Ravnikar






24--Mr. Ravnikar
49--Mrs. Ravnikar













12--Louis J. Ravnikar, Sr.









50--unk.





25--Mrs. Ravnikar (nee unk.)







51--unk.



06--Ernie Ravnikar










52--Mr. Melovosich






26--Mr. Melovosich








53--Mrs. Melovosich (nee unk.)




13--Josephine Melovosich









54--unk.






27--Mrs. Melovosich (nee unk.)































55--unk.



03--Mary Jo Ravnikar











56--Mr. Jamnick






28--Mr. Jamnick








57--Mrs. Jamnick (nee unk.)




14--Joseph J. Jamnick









58--unk.






29--Mrs. Jamnick (nee unk.)







59--unk.




07--Mary Jamnick










60--Mr. Omerza






30--John Omerza








61--Mrs. Omerza (nee unk.)




15--Mary C. Omerza









62--Mr. Poderzay






31--Mary Poderzay (nee unk.)







63--Mrs. Poderzay (nee unk.)













Sources:
--John M. Gwin


26.00--Jack Nestor Pihlaja, b. ca. 1895; d. 1976; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1918 to Ina Marie Niska (b. ca. 1902; d. 1985; bd. unk.); at least 12 ch.;

[listed as Jack N. Pihlaja, Finland/Finland/Finland, age 35 and md. at age 24, in the 7 Apr 1930 census of Good Hope Twp., Itasca Co., MN]

[listed as Ina M. Pihlaja, Finland/Finland/Finland, age 28 and md. at age 17, in the 7 Apr 1930 census of Good Hope Twp., Itasca Co., MN]

Here are their twelve known children:

27.01--Hans Pihlaja m. never
27.02--Laila Pihlaja m. Art Carlson
27.03--Maija Pihlaja m. Harry Over
27.04--Howard Nestor Pihlaja m. Rosemarie Albie 
27.05--Robert E. Pihlaja m. unk.
27.06--Aune M. Pihlaja m. Leland Anderson
27.07--Delia Pihlaja m. Alan Hovi
27.08--Helen Pihlaja m. Blaine Carlson
27.09--Arnold Pihlaja m. unk.
27.10--Shirley Pihlaja m. Cliff Jacobsen
27.11--Arlen Pihlaja m. Jane (nee unk.)
27.12--Mike Pihlaja m. Lynda (nee unk.)

And here they are again in more detail:

27.01--Hannes E. "Hans" Pihlaja, b. 31 Jul 1919; d. 14 Dec 1923; bd. unk.; m. never; no ch.

[age 5 mo. in the 1920 census of Good Hope, Itasca Co., MN];
[unlisted in the 1930 census of Good Hope, Itasca Co., MN, and assumed deceased]

27.02--Laila/Lyla Emy Pihlaja, b. 2 Apr 1921; d. 26 Feb 1976; bd. Sand Lake Cem., Itasca Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 76109268; m. Arthur "Art" Carlson (b. 1913; d. 1973; bd. Sand Lake Cem., Itasca Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 76109235); unk. ch.

[age 8 in the1930 census of Good Hope, Itasca Co., MN]

27.03--Miriam E. "Maija" (say MY yah) Pihlaja, b. 2 Dec 1922; d. 13 Jan 2001; m. Harry Over (b. 1910; d. 1997); unk. ch.
[age 8 in the 1930 census of Good Hope, Itasca Co., MN]

27.04--Howard Nestor Pihlaja, b. 17 Oct 1924 in Blackduck, MN; operates heavy equipment in SD; m1. unk. to Rosemary Albie (b. 1932; d. 15 Jan 2008); one child; m2. Jean (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]
[age 5 in the1930 census of Good Hope, Itasca Co., MN]

Howard Pihlaja, age 86, in 2010

28.01--Scott Stewart Pihlaja, [PRIVATE] m. Mary Josephine "Mary Jo" Ravnikar [PRIVATE], d/o Ernest "Ernie" Ravnikar and Mary Jamnick [PRIVATE] oldest of four siblings: Ernie Jr., Paul, Laura, Tony); three children;

29.01--Beau Scott Pihlaja, [PRIVATE] m. Charity Elizabeth Gwin [PRIVATE] d/o John Gwin and Sharon Lynn Hamrick [PRIVATE]

30.01--Asher Samuel Neeraj Pihlaja [PRIVATE]

30.02--Cressida Noel Pihlaja [PRIVATE]
29.02--Stephen Scott Pihlaja [PRIVATE]; m.  Yoko Kawada [PRIVATE];

30.01--Naomi Kawada Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Mei Kawada Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

30.03--Mia Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

29.03--Miranda "Mandy" Christine Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

27.05--Robert E. "Bobby" Pihlaja, b. 17 Nov 1926; d. 9 Apr 1985 in Alaska; m. unk.; unk. children

27.06--Aune M. Pihlaja, dau., b. 17 Apr 1929; d. unk. (Delia's obit. says still living in 2007); m. Leland Anderson (b. unk.; d. unk.); at least 5 ch.

28.01--Janet Anderson, b. 3 Apr 1948; d. 19 Sep 1990; m. Martin Reller [PRIVATE]; at least 2 ch.

29.01--Theresa Reller facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Doug Franz [PRIVATE] 

30.01--Molly Elise Franz facebook [PRIVATE]

30.02--Justin Franz facebook [PRIVATE]

30.03--Jacob John Franz facebook [PRIVATE]

30.04--Peter Franz facebook [PRIVATE]

30.05--Emily Franz facebook [PRIVATE]

29.02--Laurie Reller facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Dieder Humbert [PRIVATE]

30.01--Jenna Lea Humbert facebook [PRIVATE];

30.02--Benjamin "Ben" Humbert facebook [PRIVATE]

30.03--Janet Elizabeth Humbert facebook [PRIVATE]

30.04--Blaine David Humbert facebook [PRIVATE];

31.01--Blaine Humbert facebook [PRIVATE]; facebook

28.02--Vonna Anderson facebook [PRIVATE]; m. David Sather [PRIVATE]

29.01--Angela Sather [PRIVATE]; m. Rob Sekula [PRIVATE]

29.02--Joe "Joey" Sather facebook [PRIVATE]; m.  Autumn Johnson facebook [PRIVATE];

30.01--Nolan "Nollie" Sather [PRIVATE];

30.02--Sather [PRIVATE];

28.03--Tom Anderson [PRIVATE]

28.04--Tim Anderson facebook [PRIVATE]

29.01--Jared Anderson [PRIVATE]

29.02--Ryan Anderson facebook [PRIVATE]

29.03--Chelsey Anderson facebook [PRIVATE]; m.  Mr. Kuffenkam [PRIVATE];

30.01--Kuffenkam, [PRIVATE];

29.04--Tyler Anderson facebook [PRIVATE]; m.  Lani Marie (nee unk.) facebook [PRIVATE];

30.01--Anderson, [PRIVATE];

30.02--Anderson, [PRIVATE];

28.05--Debbie Anderson, b. 10 Aug 1956; d. 21 May 2004; m. Al Pochelon [PRIVATE]

29.01--Jeremy Pochelon [PRIVATE]

27.07--Delia M. Pihlaja, b. 11 Apr 1931 in Squaw Lake, MN; d. 7 Aug 2007; bd. Squaw Lake Cem. (aka Niska Memorial Cem.), Squaw Lake, Itasca Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 20871056; m. 28 Jul 1956 in Squaw Lake, MN, to Allan T. Hovi (b. 19 Oct 1931); at least two ch.


Delia's Obituary taken from Facebook.com


Delia M. Hovi, 76, of Grand Rapids, Minnesota died Tuesday, August 7, 2007. She was born April 11, 1931 to Jack and Ina Pihlaja in Squaw Lake, Minn. and attended school in Squaw Lake graduating from Blackduck High School in 1949. She received her Teaching Certificate in Duluth, Minnesota and then taught in Aurora and Coleraine, Minn. She was united in marriage to Allan Hovi on July 28, 1956 in Squaw Lake. After their marriage, Delia was a homemaker and was later employed at J.C. Penney in Grand Rapids. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and was involved in several church activities. Delia enjoyed the outdoors, spending time at their cabin in Squaw Lake and most of all spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary; two sisters, Lyla Carlson and Mia Over; and three brothers; Hans, Bobby and Arnold Pihlaja. She is survived by her husband, Allan; one daughter, Karla (Jeff) Trappe of Bemidji, Minn.; one cedaughter-in-law, Jody Hovi of Grand Rapids, Minn.; three sisters, Aune Anderson of Little Fork, Minn., Helen Carlson of Squaw Lake, Minn., Shirley (Cliff) Jacobson of Minnetonka, Minn.; three brothers, Howard (Jean) Pihlaja of Philip, S.D., Arlen (Jane) Pihlaja of Big Falls, Minn., Mike (Lynda) Pihlaja of Grand Rapids, Minn.; three grandchildren, Jared (Jada) Hovi, Kevin and Amy Trappe all of Bemidji, Minn. VISITATION:5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2007 in the Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, Minn. and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2007 in First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Minn. Rev. Michael L. Eckert will officiate. Burial will be Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Squaw Lake Cemetery in Squaw Lake, Minn.
Published in the Duluth News Tribune on 10 Aug 2007.

28.01--Karla Hovi, [PRIVATE] m. Jeff Trappe facebook [PRIVATE]; at least 2 ch.

29.01--Kevin Trappe [PRIVATE]

29.02--Amy Trappe [PRIVATE]

28.02--Gary Hovi, b. 16 Aug 1963; d. bef. 2007; m. Jody )(nee unk.--facebook [PRIVATE] m2. Mr. Connolly  [PRIVATE]); at least 1 ch.

29.01--Jared Hovi facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Jada (nee unk.) facebook [PRIVATE]

30.01--Hovi, [PRIVATE];

27.08--Helen Pihlaja [PRIVATE]; m. Blaine Carlson [PRIVATE]; at least 1 ch.

28.01--Kathy Carlson facebook [PRIVATE]

27.09--Arnold "Arnie" James Pihlaja, b. 18 Jan 1935; d. 10 Nov 2006; m. unk.; at least 3 ch.

28.01--Keith Pihlaja [PRIVATE]; m. Kim [PRIVATE]; at least 2 ch.;

29.01--Eric Pihlaja [PRIVATE]

29.02--Kylie Pihlaja [PRIVATE]

28.02--Tracy Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]; m. Frank Vignola [PRIVATE]

28.03--Julie Pihlaja [PRIVATE]; m. Kim [PRIVATE] ; at least 2 ch.;

27.10--Shirley Pihlaja [PRIVATE]; m. Cliff Jacobsen [PRIVATE]; at least 3 ch.

28.01--Robin Jacobsen, son, [PRIVATE]; m. Kathie [PRIVATE]; at least 2 ch.

29.01--Dawson Jacobsen [PRIVATE]

29.02--Sawyer Jacobsen [PRIVATE]

28.2--Mark Jacobsen [PRIVATE]; m. Barb [PRIVATE]; at least 2 ch.

29.01--Nicole Jacobsen [PRIVATE]

29.02--Garrett Jacobsen [PRIVATE]

28.03--Holly Jacobsen [PRIVATE]

27.11--Arlen "Iggy" Pihlaja, b. 26 Aug 1940; d. ca. 1 May 2010; m. Jane (nee unk.) facebook [PRIVATE]; at least 3 ch.

28.01--Roland Pihlaja [PRIVATE]

28.02--Taresa Pihlaja facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Boyum [PRIVATE]; at least 5 ch.

29.01--Coty Boyum facebook [PRIVATE]

29.02--Brittney Boyum facebook [PRIVATE] m. Mr. Schwartz [PRIVATE]

29.03--Heather Boyum facebook [PRIVATE] m. Mr. S [PRIVATE]

29.04--Brooke Boyum, twin, [PRIVATE]

29.05--Blake Boyum, twin, [PRIVATE]

28.03--Bill Pihlaja [PRIVATE]; m. Beth [PRIVATE]; at least 2 ch.

29.01--Taylar Pihlaja facebook [PRIVATE] facebook

29.02--Jack Rowley Pihlaja [PRIVATE]

27.12--Michael "Mike" Pihlaja, (Howard says "not Michael" :-) [PRIVATE]; m. Lynda [PRIVATE]; at least 2 ch.

28.01--Paula Pihlaja [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Olson [PRIVATE]; at least 4 ch.

29.01--Tyler Olson [PRIVATE]

29.02--Jordan Olson [PRIVATE]

29.03--Coulton Olson [PRIVATE]

29.04--Aina Marie Olson [PRIVATE]

28.02--Kim Pihlaja [PRIVATE]; m. Marty Campbell [PRIVATE]; at least 2 ch.

29.01--Ashley Campbell [PRIVATE]

29.02--Emma Campbell
[PRIVATE]




Some Pertinent Pihlaja Census Data


From the 5 Jan 1910 census of an unorganized town, Twp. 148, Rg. 27, Itaska Co., MN
Names in 1910 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN Age YOI
Peter Niska 29 1903
Eva Niska 31 1904
Ina Niska 8 1904
Kattie Niska 6 1904
Lizzie Niska 4 b. WI
Ella Niska 2 b. MN
Ellan Niska 2 b. MN
Anna Niska 1 2/12 b. MN
Erland O Ikonen 24 boarder
Jalmar Leino 23 boarder


From the 5 Jan 1920 census of an unorganized town, Twp. 148, Rg. 27, Itaska Co., MN
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Est.
DOB
Age
Marr.
Stat.
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
FM/14/14
Peter Niska
head
wm
1881
39
m
Finland/Finland/Finland
farmer
Immigrated 1903;
naturalized 1912
Peter is Ina's father, Jack's father-in-law, Howard's maternal grandfather, one of Scott's four g-grandfathers, one of Beau's eight gg-grandfathers, and one of Asher's 16 ggg-grandfathers.

Eva
wife
wf
1880
40
m
MN/Finland/Finland

Eva is Ina's mother, Jack's mother-in-law, Howard's maternal grandmother, one of Scott's four g-grandmothers, one of Beau's eight gg-grandmothers, and one of Asher's 16 ggg-grandfmothers.

Katie E.
daughter wf
1904
16
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Alice
daughter wf
1906
14
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Ellen
daughter (twin?) wf
1908
12
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Ella
daughter (twin?) wf
1908
12
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Enna
daughter
wf
1910
10
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Elsa
daughter wf
1911
9
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Elma
daughter wf
1912
8
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Edith
daughter wf
1914
6
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Elva
daughter wf
1915
5
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Elna
daughter wf
Jan 1917
3yr 0mo
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Emmie daughter wf
Jul
1918
1yr 6mo
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Jack N. Pihlaja
son-in-law
wm
1895
25
m
Finland/Finland/Finland laborer
Unk./Unk.


Ina M. Pihlaja
wife
wf
1902
18
m
Finland/Finland/Finland
Unk./Unk.

Hannes E. Pihlaja
daughter wf
Sep
1919
5mo
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Gust. W. Soumie
boarder
wm
1891
29
s
Finland/Finland/Finland farmer




From the 7 Apr 1930 census of Good Hope Twp., Itasca Co., MN
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Est.
DOB
Age
M.S./Age
1stMd.
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
---/36/36
Jack N. Pihlaja
head
wm

35
m/24
Finland/Finland/Finland
farmer, general farm
Immigrated 1913; From his immigration date, 1913, we see that Jack will not be found in the 1910 census. I don't know if Minnesota held a state census in mid-decade, but that will be our next best bet at finding Jack's parents.

Ina M. Pihlaja wife
wf

28
m/17
Finland/Finland/Finland
Immigrated 1904;

Laila E. Pihlaja daughter
wf

8
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Miriam E. Pihlaja daughter
wf

7
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Howard N. Pihlaja sn
wm

5
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Robert E. Pihlaja son
wm

3yr 5mo
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Aune M. Pihlaja daughter
wf

11mo
s
MN/Finland/Finland





Some Interesting Census Data
of Not-yet-related Pihlaja
Families


From the 7 Jun 1900 census of Ashtabula, Ashtabula Twp., Ashtabula Co., OH
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB
Age
MarStat/
YrsMd.
ChBn/
ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
89 High St./
40/95
John Pihlaja
head
wm
Oct 1872
27
m/8

Finland/Finland/Finland dock labor
Immigrated to the US in 1896; US resident for 4 yrs.

Gavina Pihlaja wife
wf
Oct 1864
35
m/8
4/3
Finland/Finland/Finland
Immigrated to the US in 1896; US resident for 4 yrs.

Matt C. Pihlaja son
wm
Oct 1894
5
s

Finland/Finland/Finland
Immigrated to the US in 1896; US resident for 4 yrs.

R_________e Pihlaja son
wm
Oct 1896
3
s

OH/Finland/Finland



Maria Pihlaja daughter
wf
May 1900
0mos.
s

OH/Finland/Finland



From the 4 Jun 1900 census of New York Mills Village, Newton Twp., Otter Tail Co., MN
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB
Age
MarStat/
YrsMd.
ChBn/
ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
---/142/148
Petter Pihlaja
head
wm
Mar 1862
38
m/18

Finland/Finland/Finland railroad laborer
Immigrated to the US in 1882; US resident for 18 yrs.

Anna G. Pihlaja wife
wf
Jan 1864
36
m/18
8/5
Finland/Finland/Finland
Immigrated to the US in 1882; US resident for 18 yrs.

Ida M. Pihlaja daughter
wf
Oct 1884
15
s

MN/Finland/Finland kitchen work

Ida will marry, have several children, and die before the 1910 census

Anna A. Pihlaja daughter
wf
Jan 1887
13
s

MN/Finland/Finland at school



John H. Pihlaja son
wm
Nov 1888
11
s

MN/Finland/Finland at school

Since three of their children have died young, I'm guessing that all three were born in the 8-year gap between John and Lempi and that their ages, had they lived, would here have been 9, 7, and 5.

Lempi A. Pihlaja daughter
wf
Jun 1896
3
s

MN/Finland/Finland



Carl P. Pihlaja son
wm
Apr 1899
1
s

MN/Finland/Finland

Carl will die before the 1910 census.


From the 4 Jun 1900 census of Bluffton Twp., Otter Tail Co., MN
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB
Age
MarStat/
YrsMd.
ChBn/
ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
---/19/19
Sacras Bihlaja
head
wm
Apr 1850
50
m/28

Finland/Finland/Finland
farmer
Immigrated to the US in 1881; US resident for 19 yrs.
We're not yet sure how or if this person/family is related to our Pihlajas, but we think the spelling of the last name may have been a misunderstanding on the part of the enumerator, the actual name being Pihlaja.  I did a search on Ancestry.com for Pihlaja in 1900, and this was the first family to surface. (Someone had later added Pihlaja to the Bihlaja transcription, Ancestry having originally mistranscribed it as "Behdaja".)

Amilel F. Bihlaja wife
wf
Dec 1851
48
m/28
9/5
Finland/Finland/Finland
Immigrated to the US in 1881; US resident for 19 yrs. Ancestry transcribed her name as Amilie, which is possible, but I believe it looks more like Amilel.  Perhaps finding her in another census will give a clearer rendering.

Sakris Bihlaja son
wm
Nov 1873
26
s

Finland/Finland/Finland farm laborer
Immigrated to the US in 1881; US resident for 19 yrs.

Sophia H. Bihlaja daughter
wf
July 1882
17
s

MI/Finland/Finland

These two younger children were born in Michigan, not Minnesota, and the family immediately below is from Michigan as well.  Since their mother says she has borne 9 children, only five of whom still live, I believe Charles and Oscar may be the other two, brothers to Sakris, Sophia, and John.

John E. Bihlaja son
wm
Feb 1884
16
s

MI/Finland/Finland farm laborer



From the 11 Jun 1900 census of Red Jacket, Calumet Twp., Houghton Co., MI
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB
Age
MarStat/
YrsMd.
ChBn/
ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
---/258/258
Charles Bihlaja
head
wm
Aug 1872
27
m/5

Finland/Finland/Finland carpenter
Immigrated to the US in 1881; US resident for 19 yrs. Again, we're not sure how or even if this family is related to ours.  Nevertheless, everything matches up for these two brothers, Charles and Oscar, to be the two other surviving children of Sacras and Amilel, above. That both brothers are carpenters by trade would give them perfect reason to remain behind together in the northern tip of Michigan when the parents and other children, all of whose occupations were in agriculture, moved to Minnesota in the tri-state area near ND and SD, some 300 miles west. 

Concerning the spelling of the last name, if the word is actually Pihlaja, then
it seems to me quite coincidental that BOTH enumerators--300 miles apart--would have heard and written it incorrectly. So perhaps these are not Pihlajas after all.  I hope finding them in other census will straighten it out.

Elina Bihlaja wife
wf
Jun 1876
23
m/5
2/2
MI/Finland/MI



Lillian Bihlaja daughter
wf
Jan 1897
3


MI/Finland/MI



Charles Bihlaja son
wm
Sep 1898
1


MI/Finland/MI



Oscar Bihlaja brother
wm
Jan 1877
23


Finland/Finland/Finland carpenter
Immigrated to the US in 1881; US resident for 19 yrs.


From the 8 Jun 1900 census of Chicago, Hyde Park Twp., Cook Co., IL
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB
Age
MarStat/
YrsMd.
ChBn/
ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
345 43rd St./130/234
Erik Pihlaja
head
wm
May 1861
39
m/8

Finland/Finland/Finland shoemaker
Immigrated to the US in 1891; US resident for 8 yrs. We're not sure whether or not this family is related to us. But the last name fits, and so we add them to this list of discoveries in hopes that sooner or later, someone will surface who can make the connection.

Alexnandra (sic) Pihlaja wife
wf
Mar 1868
32
m/8
1/1
Russia/Russia/Russia

Immigrated to the US in 1892; US resident for 8 yrs.

Erik Pihlaja, Jr.
son
wm
May 1898
2
s

MI/Finland/Russia





From the 10 May 1910 census of New York Mills Village, Newton Twp., Otter Tail Co., MN
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Est.
DOB
Age
MarStat/
YrsMd.
ChBn/
ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
---/45/46

Peter Pihlaja
head
wm
1860
50
m1/27

Finland/Finland/Finland bar tender, Temp saloon
Immigrated to the US in 1882

Anna K. Pihlaja wife
wf
1865
45
m1/27
13/6
Finland/Finland/Finland house keeper own family
Immigrated to the US in 1882 OK, I have attempted here to list all 13 of their children based on their names and DOB.  This will be transferrable to the outline should we ever connect this family to our Pihlajas. Five names are unknown and their approximate DOB speculated. I wonder what caused this poor family to lose so many children early.

01--Ida M. Pihlaja, b. Oct 1884; d. bef. 1910
02--Anna A. Pihlaja, b. Jan 1887
03--John H. Pihlaja, b. Nov 1888
04--unk. Pihlaja, d. bef. 1900, b. ca. 1890
05--unk. Pihlaja, d. bef. 1900, b. ca. 1892
06--unk. Pihlaja, d. bef. 1900, b. ca. 1894
07--Lempi A. Pihlaja, b. Jun 1896
08--Carl P. Pihlaja, b. Apr 1899; d. bef. 1910
09--Aule William Pihlaja, b. ca. 1902
10--Peter Arthur Pihlaja, b. ca. 1903
11--Esther P. Pihlaja, b. ca. 1906
12--unk. Pihlaja d. bef. 1910, b. ca. 1908
13--unk. Pihlaja, d. bef. 1910, b. ca. 1909

Annie Pihlaja daughter
wf
1887
23
s

MN/Finland/Finland house work at home



John H. Pihlaja son
wm
1889
21
s

MN/Finland/Finland laborer, odd jobs



Lempi A. Pihlaja daughter
wf
1897
13
s

MN/Finland/Finland



 Aule William Pihlaja son
wm
1902
8
s

MN/Finland/Finland



Peter Arthur Pihlaja son
wm
1903
7
s

MN/Finland/Finland



Esther Pihlaja daughter
wf
1906
4
s

MN/Finland/Finland



Mary L. Haney
granddaughter
wf
1906
4
s

MN/WI/MN


These older two grandchildren have different last names, so perhaps Ida was married twice and had one child by each husband before she died.

John P. Aarna
grandson
wm
1904
6
s

MN/Finland/MN


These older two grandchildren have different last names, so perhaps Ida was married twice and had one child by each husband before she died.

Hilma H. Pihlaja
granddaughter
wf
1908
2
s

MN/Finland/MN

From the last name, this grandchild must be (1) the legitimate daughter of a son, and the only possiblilty is John H., who would then be a widower or divorcee, neither of which is marked in the marital status column; or (2) the illegitimate daughter of a daughter, the most likely possiblity of whom would be Annie.

Hilda A. Pihlaja
granddaughter
wf
Apr 1910
1mo.
s

MN/Finland/Finland

From the last name, this grandchild must be (1) the legitimate daughter of a son, and the only possiblilty is John H., who would then be a widower or divorcee, neither of which is marked in the marital status column; or (2) the illegitimate daughter of a daughter, the most likely possiblity of whom would be Annie.




Howard Pihlaja, at 86 years old, still the man to operate heavy equipment




 
Niska


25.00--Peter Niska, b. 1881 in Finland; d. 1961; immigrated 1903; made home in Itaska Co, MN, in 1906 (according to Western Itaska Review, "Looking Back", 31 Dec 2011); m. unk. date/place to Eva Maria Taskinen (b. 1879; d. 1947); 12 ch.
Names in 1910 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN Age
Peter Niska 29
Eva Niska 31
Ina Niska 8
Kattie Niska 6
Lizzie Niska 4
Ella Niska 2
Ellan Niska 2
Anna Niska 1 2/12
Erland O Ikonen 24
Jalmar Leino 23
Names in 11 Apr 1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN
Age
Peter Niska 49
Eva M Niska 51
Elsa E Niska 19
Edith S Niska 16
Elvia Niska 15
Elna E Niska 13
Edla E Niska 11
Arnie P Niska 10
Jemmie A Niska 6


26.01--Ina Marie Niska, b. ca. 1902; d. 1985; m. ca. 1918 in MN to Jack Nestor Pihlaja (see above); unk. ch.
[age 18 in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN]

27.04--Howard N. Pihlaja, b. 17 Oct 1924 in Blackduck, MN; still living; m. unk. to Rosemary Albie (b. unk., parents unk., unk. sibs.; d. spring 2008); one child
[age 5 in the 1930 census of Good Hope, Itasca Co., MN]

28.01--Scott Stewart Pihlaja; m. unk. to Mary Josephine "Mary Jo" Ravnikar (d/o Ernest "Ernie" Ravnikar {b. unk.; m. unk. to Mary Jamnick [b. unk.; d. unk.], who has one living sister assumed to still be in Ely, MN}; oldest of four siblings: Ernie Jr., Paul, Laura, Tony); three children, [PRIVATE]

29.01--Beau Scott Pihlaja, m. Charity Elizabeth Gwin (d/o John Gwin and Sharon Lynn Hamrick, [PRIVATE]

30.01--Asher Samuel Neeraj Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Cressida Noel Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Stephen Scott Pihlaja, m. Yoko Kawada, [PRIVATE]

30.01--Naomi Kawada Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Mei Kawada Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

30.03--Mia Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

29.03--Miranda "Mandy" Christine Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

26.02--Katri "Katie" Esther Niska, b. 1903 in Kuopio, Finland (according to SHammer5367 on Mundia.com); d. 1995 in St. Louis Co., MN (according to SHammer5367 on Mundia.com); m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 16 in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN];
[not listed in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN, and assumed married and not living at home]

26.03--Alice Niska, b. ca. 1905 in WI (according to SHammer5367 on Mundia.com); d. 1965 (according to SHammer5367 on Mundia.com); m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 14 in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN];
[not listed in the 11 Apr
1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN, and assumed married and not living at home]

26.04--Ellen Niska, b. 8 Jun 1907 in MN (twin); d. 10 Nov 1992; bd. Squaw Lake Cem. (aka Niska Memorial Cem.), Squaw Lake, Itasca Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 38811769; m. Mr. Baginski (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[age 12 in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN];
[not listed in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN, and assumed married and not living at home]

26.05--Ella Niska, b. 8 Jun 1907 in MN (twin); d. 17 Jan 2001 in Itasca Co.,MN; bd. Squaw Lake Cem. (aka Niska Memorial Cem.), Squaw Lake, Itasca Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 38813428; m. 30 Aug 1933 in Cook Co., IL, to Henry Dhennin (b. 20 Dec 1910; d. 20 Dec1982; bd. Squaw Lake Cem. (aka Niska Memorial Cem.), Squaw Lake, Itasca Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 38812388); one ch. only
[age 12 in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN];
[not listed in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN, as living with her parents]

From Ancestry.com SS Death Index
Name: Ella Dhennin
SSN: 472-32-0400
Last Residence: 56681  Squaw Lake, Itasca, MN
Born: 8 Jun 1907
Died: 17 Jan 2001
State (Year) SSN issued: Minnesota (Before 1951)
MN Death Index
Name: Ella Dhennin
Birth Date: 8 Jun 1907
Birth City: Squaw Lake
Birth State: Minnesota
Death Date: 17 Jan 2001
Death County: Itasca
Death City: Grand Rapids
Mother Nee: Taskinen
State File No.: 2001-MN-501953
From Ancestry.com SS Death Index
Name: Henry Dhennin
SSN: 335-09-0172
Last Residence: 56681  Squaw Lake, Itasca, MN
Born: 20 Dec 1910
Died: Dec 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)

27.01--Jerry Bruce Dhennin, b. 1934 in Squaw Lake, MN; m. 21 Mar 1959 to Elizabeth "Beth" A. Welbaum, CONTRIBUTOR, [PRIVATE]

Hi, John...Interesting to hear from you! Perhaps I can add some information from the Niska line of my husband, Jerry Bruce Dhennin (b. 1934) - only child of Ella Niska (b. 1908) and Henry Dhennin in Squaw Lake, MN. However, I am certain that you have access to much of that as well. Please let me know if I can fill-in a bit of the "old stuff" for you - some going back to Farmer Per Niskanen in 1701. Jerry and I are parents of Mark Henry (b.1961)-now married to Colleen Stippel, and Rebecca Allen (b.1964) - married to Daniel Luetje. Each couple are parents of one boy and one girl.


28.01--Rebecca Allen Dhennin, b. 1959; m. 7 Apr 1990 to Daniel Craig Luetje, b. 1962 [PRIVATE]

29.01--Elizabeth Allen Luetje, b. 1994 [PRIVATE]

29.02--Henry Daniel Luetje, b. 1998 [PRIVATE]

28.02--Mark Henry Dhennin, b. 1961; m. 27 Jun 1981 to Colleen P. Stiple, [PRIVATE]

29.01--Katherine Alyssa Dhennin, b. 1987 [PRIVATE]

29.02--Matthew Henry Dhennin, 1989 [PRIVATE]

26.06--Enna A. Niska, b. ca. 1910 in Itaska Co., MN (according to SHammer5367 on Mundia.com); d. 1992 in Itaska Co., MN (according to SHammer5367 on Mundia.com); m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 10 in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN];
[not listed in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN, and assumed married and not living at home]

26.07--Elsa E. Niska, b. 1910 in Itaska Co., MN; d. 1985 in Itaska Co., MN (according to SHammer5367 on Mundia.com); m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 9 in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN];
[age 19 in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN]

26.08--Elma Niska, b. ca. 1912; d. 1924 in Itaska Co., MN (according to SHammer5367 on Mundia.com); m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 8 in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN];
[not listed in the 11 Apr
1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN, and assumed deceased or married and not living at home]

26.09--Edith S. Niska, b. ca. 1914; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 6 in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN];
[age 16 in the 11 Apr
1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN]

26.10--Elva/Elvi "Eppie" Niska, b. 27 Dec 1914; d. 31 Jan 2005; bd. Squaw Lake Cem. (aka Niska Memorial Cem.), Squaw Lake, Itasca Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 38814709; m. Wayne W. Lom (b. 23 Jan 1908 in MN; d. 11 Jan 2000 in Koochiching Co., MN; bd. Squaw Lake Cem. (aka Niska Memorial Cem.), Squaw Lake, Itasca Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 38814055); unk. ch.
[age 5 in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN];
[age 15 in the 11 Apr
1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN]
Name: Waino W Lom
Birth Year: abt 1908
Home in
1930:
Good Hope, Itasca, Minnesota
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: John Lom
Mother's name: Amelia Lom
Household Members:
Name Age
John Lom 53
Amelia Lom 46
Edward E Lom 24
Waino W Lom 22
George G Lom 17
Arthur A Lom 15
Rudolph R Lom 13
Violet V Lom 9
26.11--Elna E. Niska, b. 1 Jan 1917; d. Jan 1996; bd. Squaw Lake Cem. (aka Niska Memorial Cem.), Squaw Lake, Itasca Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 38813729; m. Edwin Arthur Downs (b. 23 Jun 1913; d. 21 May 1982 in Hennepin Co., MN; bd. Squaw Lake Cem. (aka Niska Memorial Cem.), Squaw Lake, Itasca Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 38813571); unk. ch.
[age 3 yrs, 0 mo. in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN];
[age 13 in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN]

26.12--Emmie/Edla E. Niska, b. ca. Jul 1918; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 1 yr., 6 mo. in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Township 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN];
[age 11 in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN]

26.13--Arnie P. Niska, b. ca. 1920; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 10 in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN]

26.14--Jan "Jimmie" Alan Niska, b. 1923 in Itaska Co., MN (according to SHammer5367 on Mundia.com); d. 2001 in Hopkins, Hennepin Co., MN (according to SHammer5367 on Mundia.com); m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 6 in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Max, Itasca Co., MN]



Some Pertinent Niska Census Data

From the 19 Apr 1910 census of Twp. 148, Range 27, Itasca Co., MN
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Est.
DOB
Age
MarStat/
YrsMd.
ChBn/
ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
---/17/17
Peter Niska
head
wm
1881
29
m1/8

Finland/Finland/Finland logger, lumber work



Eva Niska wife
wf
1879
31
m1/8
6/6
Finland/Finland/Finland



Ina Niska daughter wf
1902
8
s

Finland/Finland/Finland



Kattie Niska daughter wf
1904
6
s

Finland/Finland/Finland



Lizzie Niska daughter wf
1906
4
s

WI/Finland/Finland



Ella Niska daughter wf
1908
2
s

MN/Finland/Finland



Ellan Niska daughter wf
1908
2
s

MN/Finland/Finland



Anna Niska daughter wf
Feb
1908
1yr 2mo
s

MN/Finland/Finland



Erland O. Jkonen
boarder
wm
1886
24
s

Finland/Finland/Finland iron mines miner



Jalmar Leino
boarder
wm
1887
23
m1/3

Finland/Finland/Finland laborer lumber camp



From the 5 Jan 1920 census of an unorganized town, Twp. 148, Rg. 27, Itasca Co., MN
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Est.
DOB
Age
Marr.
Stat.
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
FM/14/14
Peter Niska
head
wm
1881
39
m
Finland/Finland/Finland
farmer
Immigrated 1903;
naturalized 1912
Peter is Ina's father, Jack's father-in-law, Howard's maternal grandfather, one of Scott's four g-grandfathers, one of Beau's eight gg-grandfathers, and one of Asher's 16 ggg-grandfathers.

Eva
wife
wf
1880
40
m
MN/Finland/Finland

Eva is Ina's mother, Jack's mother-in-law, Howard's maternal grandmother, one of Scott's four g-grandmothers, one of Beau's eight gg-grandmothers, and one of Asher's 16 ggg-grandfmothers.

Katie E.
daughter wf
1904
16
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Alice
daughter wf
1906
14
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Ellen
daughter (twin?) wf
1908
12
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Ella
daughter (twin?) wf
1908
12
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Enna
daughter
wf
1910
10
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Elsa
daughter wf
1911
9
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Elma
daughter wf
1912
8
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Edith
daughter wf
1914
6
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Elva
daughter wf
1915
5
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Elna
daughter wf
Jan 1917
3yr 0mo
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Emmie daughter wf
Jul
1918
1yr 6mo
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Jack N. Pihlaja
son-in-law
wm
1895
25
m
Finland/Finland/Finland laborer
Unk./Unk.


Ina M. Pihlaja
wife
wf
1902
18
m
Finland/Finland/Finland
Unk./Unk.

Hannes E. Pihlaja
daughter wf
Sep
1919
5mo
s
MN/Finland/Finland



Gust. W. Soumie
boarder
wm
1891
29
s
Finland/Finland/Finland farmer






From Beth Dhennin's good page located at
http://www.mundia.com/us/Person/12163236/-311367130

Ella Niska

 1907-2001
Born: Minnesota
Died: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, United States

Family Members
 





Ravnikar






26.00--Louis J. Ravnikar, Sr., b. ca. 1892 in Yugoslavia; d. betw. 1930 and 2008; bd. unk.; m. Josephine Melovosich (b. ca. 1906; d. betw. 1930 and 2008; bd. unk.); at least six ch.
[listed as Louis Ravnikar, Sr. [understandably mistranscribed by Ancestry.com as Revnikar], 48, b. in Yugoslavia, iron mine miner, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-37A, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]

[listed as Josephine Ravnikar, 34, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-37A, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]


Name Parent or spouse names Home in 1930
(City, Co., ST)
Est. YOB POB Relat View Image
Louis Ravnikar Josephine Ely, St Louis, MN 1892 Yugoslavia Head
Josephine Ravnikar Louis Ely, St Louis, MN  1906   Wife
Louis Ravnikar, Jr.
Louis,
Josephine
Ely, St Louis, MN  1925   Son
Josephine Ravnikar Louis,
Josephine
Ely, St Louis, MN  1926   Dau
Helen Ravnikar Louis,
Josephine
Ely, St Louis, MN  1928   Dau

27.01--Louis J. Ravnikar, Jr., b. 20 Apr 1924; d. 7 Feb 2008, Lake View Mem. Hosp., Two Harbors, MN; bd. Lakeview Cem.; m. 1949 to June Erickson (b. unk.; d. 2003; bd. unk.); at least three ch.
[listed as Louis Ravnikar, Jr., 16, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-37A, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]


Obituary
Duluth News Tribune
, Monday, February 16, 2009 (sic)
copied from this page at Ancestry.com


Louis Ravnikar, 83, Two Harbors, died Thursday, February 7, 2008 at the Lake View Memorial Hospital in Two Harbors. He was born April 20, 1924 to Louis and Josephine (Melovosich) Ravnikar in Ely, where he grew up and attended school. He enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre. Louis returned to Ely and worked in the underground mine, and in 1948 moved to Two Harbors where he was employed by the DM&IR Railroad as a carman until retiring in 1984. Louis married June Erickson in 1949. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Two Harbors, and the DM&IR Veterans Employees, and enjoyed fishing on Lake Superior, woodworking, and time spent at the family cabin on Stone Lake.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, June, in 2003; and brothers, Ernie and David. Louis is survived by his daughters, Kathy Pattni of Bloomington, and Karen (Mark) LaMourea of Virginia; a son, Jim (Gloria Prebarich) Ravnikar of Virgina; five grandchildren, Sean (Missy) and Chris (Shelly) Anderson, James (Kristina) Ravnikar Jr., Steven (Amber) and Jennifer LaMourea; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Bailey, and Olivia; sisters, Jessie (Louis) Ryg of Minneapolis, Phyllis (John) Welch of Princeton, and Helen Champa of Ely; several nieces and nephews, and special friend Irene Smith. VISITATION:10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Two Harbors. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements by Cavallin Funeral Home.

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28.01--Kathy Ravnikar [PRIVATE], m. Mr. Pattni [PRIVATE]

28.02--Karen Ravnikar [PRIVATE], m. Mark LaMourea [PRIVATE]

Roland F. "Buster" LaMourea
Roland F. "Buster" LaMourea, 92, of Great Scott Township died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at his home.  He was born March 21, 1919, in Duluth to Henry and Angeline (Langlois) LaMourea and grew up there, and attended St. Jean's School in Duluth through graduation.
On July 26, 1947, he married Jeanne Myers and they lived in Duluth until moving to Mountain Iron in 1969. They had been Great Scott Township residents for many years. 
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; five children, Lynn Stoyanoff of Duluth, Mark (Karen) LaMourea of Virginia, R. Patrick (Barb) LaMourea of Duluth, Timothy (Kathy) LaMourea of Cook and Dennis (Connie) LaMourea of Eveleth and special daughter Jodi (Gary) Ullman of Great Scott Township; grandchildren, Steven (Amber) LaMourea, Jennifer (John) Hausman, Patrick (Lori) LaMourea, Cami (Todd) McLaughlin, Chad LaMourea, Timothy LaMourea, Jr., Telly LaMourea, Jeremy (Tara) LaMourea, Jeff (Carrie) LaMourea and Beau LaMourea; and two special grandchildren, Jarrett and Austin Ullman; six great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter; one sister, Lorraine Giernett of Duluth; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Buster worked in the Purchasing Department and Engineering Department for U.S. Steel for many years, first in Duluth and then in Mountain Iron.  Roland was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 4025th Signal Service Group in New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon.  Buster was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church of Virginia; Pratt-Volden-Mickelson-Anderson American Legion Post 239 and Crellin-Tini VFW Post 1113, both of Virginia.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Al LaMourea; two sisters, Eleanor Heibler and Adeline LaMourea; and a son-in-law, Chris Stoyanoff.  Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia with the Rev. John O'Donnell as celebrant. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Virginia. Arrangements are with the Landmark Funeral Home of Virginia.
Mesabi Daily News--December 21, 2011


29.01--Steven LaMourea [PRIVATE], m. Amber (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]

29.02--Jennifer LaMourea [PRIVATE], m. John Hausman [PRIVATE]

28.03--James "Jim" Ravnikar, Sr. [PRIVATE], m1. unk.; m2. 24 Mar 2007 to Gloria Prebarich (b. 25 Dec 1955 in Virginia, St.Louis Co., MN; d. 4 Dec 2012 Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN; bd. Eveleth Cem., Eveleth, St. Louis Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 101960621--[contains obit.]); one known ch.

29.01--James Ravnikar, Jr. [PRIVATE], m. Kristina (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]

27.02--Josephine "Jessie" Ravnikar [PRIVATE], b. ca. 1926 in MN; d. bef. 2008; bd. unk.; m. Louis Ryg [PRIVATE]; unk. ch.
[listed as Josephine Ravnikar, 14, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-37A, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]

27.03--Helen Ravnikar [PRIVATE], b. ca. 1928 in MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Champa [PRIVATE]; unk. ch.
[listed as Helen Ravnikar, 12, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-37A, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]

27.04--Ernest "Ernie" Ravnikar, b. ca. 1931 in MN; d. 1976 ca. age 35; bd. unk.; m. 15 May 1954 in Ely, MN, to Mary L. Jamnick (b. 4 Jul 1934 in Ely, St. Louis Co., MN, d/o Joseph J. Jamnick and Mary C. Omerza; d. 10 Jan 1999 in Gurnee, Lake Co., IL; bd. Ely Cem., Ely, St. Louis Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 82723465); five ch.
[listed as Ernest Ravnikar, 9, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-37A, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]


Obituary for
Mary L. Jamnick Ravnikar

Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - January 12, 1999
Mary L. Ravnikar
, 64, of Ely, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 in her daughter's home in Gurnee, Ill.

She was born July 4, 1934, in Ely, to Joseph J. and Mary C. (Omerza) Jamnick. She married Ernest Ravnikar on May 15, 1954 in Ely.

She most recently was an employee of Norwest Bank in Ely, where she worked for 20 years.

She was a past member of the board of directors of Ely-Bloomenson Hospital and was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Ely Cemetery Committee, New Horizons, Ely Rotary Club and numerous civic organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest in 1976; her father, Joseph J. Jamnick in 1978; and her brother, Joseph A. Jamnick in 1994.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jo (Scott) Pihlaja of Gurnee and Laura (Ben) Johnson of Holmen, Wis.; three sons, Ernie (Lori) of Iron Mountain, Mich., Paul (Mary) of Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Tony (Ronnalee) of Burnsville, Minn.; her mother, Mary C. Jamnick of Ely; 10 grandchildren, Beau, Stephen and Miranda Pihlaja, Nicole and Eric Ravnikar, Jacquelyn Ravnikar, Kristopher and Kali Johnson and Ryan and Danielle Ravnikar; two step-grandchildren, Cami and Craig Kirschner; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with 7 p.m. prayers in Kerntz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Father Jim Scheuer officiating. Spring burial in Ely Cemetery. Arrangements by Kerntz Funeral Home, Ely.

Edition: FINAL; Page: 05B



28.01--Mary Josephine "Mary Jo" Ravnikar, m. to Scott Stewart Pihlaja; three ch.; 
29.01--Beau Scott Pihlaja; m. Charity Elizabeth Gwin (d/o John Gwin {m. 1976} and Sharon Lynn Hamrick);

30.01--Asher Samuel Neeraj Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Cressida Noel Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Stephen Scott Pihlaja; m. Yoko Kawada, [PRIVATE]

30.01--Naomi Kawada Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Mei Kawada Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

30.03--Mia Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

29.03--Miranda "Mandy" Christine Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

28.02--Ernest "Ernie" Ravnikar, Jr., m1. unk.; m2. Lori (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]

29.01--Eric Ravnikar, [PRIVATE] FB

29.02--Nichole Ravnikar, m. unk. [PRIVATE]

30.01--daughter, [PRIVATE]

30.02--son, [PRIVATE]

28.03--Paul Ravnikar, m. Mary (nee unk.), [PRIVATE]

29.01--Jacqueline "Jackie" Ravnikar, m. Tom Smith [PRIVATE]

30.01--Agnes Smith, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Anthony, [PRIVATE]

28.04--Laura Ravnikar, m. Ben Johnson, [PRIVATE]

28.05--"Tony" Ravnikar, m. Ronnalee (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]

27.05--Phyllis Ravnikar, b. ca. 1935; d. bef. 2008; bd. unk.; m. John Welch; unk. ch.
[listed as Phyllis Ravnikar, 5, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-37A, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]

27.06--David Ravnikar 28 Nov 1938, b. ; d. 20 Dec 1997; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as David Ravnikar, 1, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-37A, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]

Birth Nov 28, 1938
Death Dec 20, 1997 (age 59)














Jamnick










26.00--Joseph J. Jamnick, b. unk.; d. 1978; m. 25 Apr 1933 in Ely, MN, to Mary C. Omerza (b. 19 Jul 1913 in Ely, St. Louis Co., MN, d/o John and Mary Poderzay Omerza; d. 24 Jul 2004 at Ely, MN; bd. Ely Cem., Ely, St. Louis Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 82553956);  ch.


This table lists all the Poderzays on Findagrave.com in July 2012.
Does it surprise anyone that they're all in St. Louis County?

Poderzay, Dolores Ann Schwaderer 65178578
b. Apr. 1, 1932 d. Jan. 23, 2010
Lake View Cemetery
Tower
St. Louis County, MN
Poderzay, Edward Joseph "Ed" 66675915
b. Dec. 16, 1927 d. Mar. 5, 2011
Gilbert Cemetery
Gilbert
St. Louis County, MN
Poderzay, Janelle Suomi 72076777
b. May 4, 1960 d. Sep. 24, 2006
Embarrass Cemetery
St. Louis County, MN
Poderzay, John J, Jr 52058989
b. Jul. 24, 1923 d. Nov. 12, 2000
Gilbert Cemetery
Gilbert
St. Louis County, MN
Poderzay, Phyllis Kutcher 90629961
b. Aug. 4, 1930 d. Aug. 6, 1999
Gilbert Cemetery
Gilbert
St. Louis County, MN
Poderzay, William John "Bill" "Pooper" 89769365
b. Oct. 18, 1951 d. May 5, 2012
Calvary Cemetery
Virginia
St. Louis County, MN

From the 1930 census of Gilbert, Dist. 109, St. Louis Co., MN
Surname Given Name R2HoH Age
POB FPOB MPOB
Poderzay John Head 34 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Poderzay Mary Wife 25 Minnesota Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Poderzay Mary M Daughter 9 Minnesota Yugoslavia Minnesota
Poderzay John Son 7 Minnesota Yugoslavia Minnesota
Poderzay Edw Son 2 Minnesota Yugoslavia Minnesota
Obituary for
Mary
C. Omerza Jamnick

Mesabi Daily News (Virginia, MN) - July 26, 2004

Mary C. Jamnick

SERVICES: Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthonys Catholic Church in Ely, with the Rev. James Scheuer as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Ely Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Kerntz Brothers, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Ely. To share a remembrance online, go to www.baumanfuneralhome.com.

Mary C. Jamnick, 91, of Ely died Saturday morning, July 24, 2004, at the Ely Bloomenson Nursing Home.

She was born in Ely on July 19, 1913, to John and Mary Poderzay Omerza. On April 25, 1933, she married Joseph Jamnick in Ely.

Mary spent most of her life in the Ely area, where she was a Red Cross volunteer and Auxiliary member of the Ely Bloomenson Hospital for many years. She was a lifetime member of St. Anthonys Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters, Catholic Council and the Slovenian Womens Union.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Theresa Jamnick, of Ely; grandchildren, Mary (Scott) Pihlaja, Ernie (Lori) Ravnikar, Paul (Mary) Ravnikar, Laura (Ben) Johnson, Tony (Ronna) Ravnikar, Joe (Denise) Jamnick, John (Diane) Jamnick, Mike (Deb) Jamnick, Theresa (Brant) Harris, Matt (Shelly) Jamnick and Ann (Warren) Johnson; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rose Lassi, of Ely; sisters-in-law, Mary Debeltz, Dorothy Jamnick, Mary Omerza; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; a daughter, Mary L. Ravnikar; son, Joseph A. Jamnick; granddaughter, Patricia Jean Jamnick; and six brothers and sisters.


Author: Staff Writer
Copyright © 2004 Mesabi Daily News, American Consolidated Media. All rights reserved.


27.00--Mary "Tootsie" L. Jamnick, b. 4 Jul 1934 in Ely, St. Louis Co., MN; d. 10 Jan 1999 in Gurnee, Lake Co., IL; bd. Ely Cem., Ely, St. Louis Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 82723465; m. 15 May 1954 in Ely, MN, to Ernest "Ernie" Ravnikar (b. unk.; d. 1976; bd. unk.); 5 ch.

Obituary for
Mary L. Jamnick Ravnikar

Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - January 12, 1999
Mary L. Ravnikar, 64, of Ely, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 in her daughter's home in Gurnee, Ill.

She was born July 4, 1934, in Ely, to Joseph J. and Mary C. (Omerza) Jamnick. She married Ernest Ravnikar on May 15, 1954 in Ely.

She most recently was an employee of Norwest Bank in Ely, where she worked for 20 years.

She was a past member of the board of directors of Ely-Bloomenson Hospital and was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Ely Cemetery Committee, New Horizons, Ely Rotary Club and numerous civic organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest in 1976; her father, Joseph J. Jamnick in 1978; and her brother, Joseph A. Jamnick in 1994.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jo (Scott) Pihlaja of Gurnee and Laura (Ben) Johnson of Holmen, Wis.; three sons, Ernie (Lori) of Iron Mountain, Mich., Paul (Mary) of Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Tony (Ronnalee) of Burnsville, Minn.; her mother, Mary C. Jamnick of Ely; 10 grandchildren, Beau, Stephen and Miranda Pihlaja, Nicole and Eric Ravnikar, Jacquelyn Ravnikar, Kristopher and Kali Johnson and Ryan and Danielle Ravnikar; two step-grandchildren, Cami and Craig Kirschner; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with 7 p.m. prayers in Kerntz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Father Jim Scheuer officiating. Spring burial in Ely Cemetery. Arrangements by Kerntz Funeral Home, Ely.

Edition: FINAL; Page: 05B



28.01--Mary Jo Ravnikar m. Scott Stewart Pihlaja;

27.00--unk. Jamnick, dau, b. unk.; assumed to still be in Ely, MN


We're not sure who this family is.
Name: George Jamnick
Home in 1930: Livonia, Sherburne, Minnesota
Age: 57
Estimated birth year: abt 1873
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Millie
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
George Jamnick 57
Millie Jamnick 53
Harold Jamnick 20
Marie Jamnick 17
Herbert Jamnick 14
Clifford Jamnick 12


The following was excerpted from
the University of Minnesota at Duluth website:   
#50 Steve Jamnick

Position:
C

Height: 6-11

Weight: 275

Year: Fr

Hometown: Soudan, MN

AS A University of Minnesota at Duluth BULLDOG:
Spent the 2005-06 season as a redshirt.

BEFORE UMD: Arrived at UMD after a stellar five year varsity career at Tower-Soudan H.S. ... a member of the prestigious 1,000 point and 1,000 rebound club, he was named the Mesabi Daily News Player of the Year his senior year for his efforts ... took home All- State honors as a senior, as well as All-Area honors his junior and senior years ... the 2004-2005 Golden Eagles captain was three times named to the Arrowhead All-Conference team his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... was the leading scorer his senior year, as well as the leading rebounder his sophomore, junior, and senior years ... in addition to basketball, Jamnick was a four-year letterman in football at the Tight End and Defensive End positions ... was named to the All-Iron Range football team his senior year.

PERSONAL: Born Stephen Joesph Jamnick on November 7, 1986, in Ely, MN, he is the son of Joe and Helen Jamnick, has one younger sister (Katie), and is undecided on a major.




Bemidji State University
Women's Basketball #31
Katherine "Katie" Jamnick
Excerpted from the following website:
http://info.bemidjistate.edu/Sports/sports/whoops/roster/2006-07/jamnick,katie.html
Tower-Sudan High School Career: A three-sport athlete at Tower-Soudan High School, Jamnick earned a total of 10 varsity letters as a prep...a starter for the Golden Eagles’ basketball team since she was in eighth grade, she was five-time letter winner and was named All-St. Louis County Conference three times...en route to leading Tower-Soudan to a Region 7A Championship and a berth in the 2004-05 Minnesota State Tournament, Jamnick collected Region 7A All-Tournament Team honors...the conclusion of her junior campaign also brought recognition from The Duluth New Tribune, Hibbing Tribune and Mesabi Daily News as an all-area team selection...at the conclusion of her final season, Jamnick garnered All-State Honorable mention honors and was named to the Minnesota Elite Team...finished her prep career as a member of the 1,000-point club and grabbed in excess of 1,000 rebounds...she has also participated in back-to-back AAU National Tournaments as a member of the Northern Lights AAU squad...Jamnick was also a two-year starter and three-time letter winner for a Golden Eagles’ volleyball team that earned a sixth place finish in the 2004 Minnesota State Tournament...a member of the National Honor Society, the Tower-Soudan High School Honor Roll honoree has been selected to the National Honor Roll and Who’s Who Among American High School Students.

Personal: A native of Ely, Minn....She was born to Joe and Helen Jamnick April 16, 1988...plans to major in Clinical Lab Sciences while at BSU...brother Steve stands 6-11 and is a center for Gary Holquist at Minnesota Duluth






Albie











26.00--Ralfael "Ralf" Albie, b. ca. 1892 in Italy/Italy/Italy; d. 2 Jun 1937 in Itasca Co., MN; bd. unk.; m1. Hulda Oli(v?)ia Elj (b. ca. 1901 in unk. place; d. unk.; bd. unk.); m2. Ruth A. Wentworth (b. ca. Jan 1895 in MN/PA/OH; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. to Mr. Hamalin; m2. to Ralf Albie; m3. to Mr. Stelter); at least three ch.
[listed as Ralph Alby, 28, fireman in ore mine, b. in Italy/Italy/Italy, imm. 1910, in the 1920 census of Twp. 58, Rg. 23, Itasca Co., MN]
[listed as Ralf Albie, 38, farmer b. in Italy/Italy/Italy, imm. 1909, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Twp. 58, Rg. 22, Itasca Co., MN]

[listed as Hulda Alby, 19, b. in ND/Sweden/Sweden, in the 1920 census of Twp. 58, Rg. 23, Itasca Co., MN]

[listed as Ruth Albie, 35, b. in MN/PA/OH, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Twp. 58, Rg. 22, Itasca Co., MN]
[listed as Ruth A. Albie, 45, widowed, b. in MN, in the 14 May 1940 census of Twp. 58, Rg. 22, Itasca Co., MN]

Name: Ralph Albie
Death Date: 2 Jun 1937
Death County: Itasca
State File Number: 006370
Certificate Number: 006370
Certificate Year: 1937
Record Number: 757653



John,
I found this info online to help in your search for more family on our side.
Harold Hamalain was my mother’s (Rosemarie's) step brother.  In other words, Hamalain was her mother’s (Ruth's) first husband’s family name.
Attached are two items I found on-line concerning Harold.
Ruth would have had these names:  Ruth A. Wentworth (Maiden name), Ruth Hamalain, Ruth Albie, and finally Ruth Stelter.
I found her name in the “Teachers’ Training School List of Bemidji, MN, dated 7/20/1916” 
http://genealogytrails.com/minn/news_schools.html
Scott

Some Census Summaries for the Families and Ancestors of Ruth Wentworth
Name: Ruth Wentworth
Age: 2
DOB: Jan 1898
POB: Minnesota
Home in
1900:
Black Duck, Beltrami, MN
R2HOH: Daughter
Father: John Wentworth
FPOB: Pennsylvania
Mother: Lydia Wentworth
MPOB: Ohio
House-
hold:
Name Age
John Wentworth 49
Lydia Wentworth 29
Byron Wentworth 6
Ruth Wentworth 2
Olive Wentworth 3
John Wentworth 4/12

1905 Minnesota State Census
for Blackduck, Beltrami Co.

Name
Age POB
Wentworth, John A
54
PA/PA/PA
Wentworth, Lydia A.
34
OH/OH/OH
Wentworth, Byron N.
11
MN/PA/OH
Wentworth, Ruth A.
10
MN/PA/OH
Wentworth, Olive B.
9
MN/PA/OH
Wentworth, John J.
5
MN/PA/OH
Wentworth, Wilfred W.
3
MN/PA/OH

Name: Ruth Wentworth
Age: 15
YOB: 1895
POB: Minnesota
Home in
1910
:
Blackduck, Beltrami, MN
R2HOH: Daughter
Father: John Wentworth
FPOB: Pennsylvania
Mother: Lydia Wentworth
MPOB: Ohio
House-
hold:
Name Age
John Wentworth 59
Lydia Wentworth 39
Dyron Wentworth 16
Ruth Wentworth 15
Olive Wentworth 13
John Wentworth 10
Welfred Wentworth 8
Mary Wentworth 4
Cicelia Wentworth 0

1 May 1875 Minn. St. Census
for Marine, Washington Co.

Name
Age POB
Wentworth, J. A.
25
PA/PA/PA
Wentworth, Elisebeth, living several doors away from John, but could be his mother.
57
PA/PA/PA


John A. Wentworth
Age: 29
Birth Year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Prior, Big Stone, Minnesota
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members:
Name Age
John A. Wentworth 29

June 1895 Minn. State Census
for Crookston, Polk Co.

Name
Age POB
Wentworth, John A, Bricklayer
45
PA
Wentworth, Lydia A.
25
OH
Wentworth, Allen
6
MN
Wentworth, Byron
2
MN
Wentworth, Ruth
5 mos.
MN


Not found in 1850

Not found in 1860
Name: S H Wentworth
Age in 1870: 46
Birth Year: abt 1824
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska
Occupation: Stonemason
Household Members:
Name Age
S H Wentworth 46
Ellen Wentworth 45
George Wentworth 23
John Wentworth 20
Ann Wentworth 18
Mary Wentworth 15
Wm Wentworth 12
Robt Wentworth 10
Ellen Wentworth 8


[27.01]--Harold Hamalin, b. ca. 1920 in MN/Italy/MN; d. in WW2, according to Scott Pihlaja; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch;
[listed as Harold Albie, 10, b. in MN/Italy/MN, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Twp. 58, Rg. 22, Itasca Co., MN]
[listed as Harold Hamaline, 20, widowed, b. in MN, in the 14 May 1940 census of Twp. 58, Rg. 22, Itasca Co., MN]

27.02--Richard Albie, b. 29 Jan 1924 in Itasca Co., MN/Italy/MN; d. 30 Oct 1990 in Crow Wing Co., MN; bd.  Lakewood Cem., Crosby, Crow Wing Co., MN, Plot: 1 H 107 3--Find A Grave Memorial# 48614580; m1. Alice Elaine Harrison (b. 5 Aug 1924 in Crow Wing Co., MN; d. 1 Feb 1950 in in Crow Wing Co., MN; bd.  Lakewood Cem., Crosby, Crow Wing Co., MN, Plot: 1 H 107 3--Find A Grave Memorial# 48627500); unk. ch; m2. Irma Sylvia Talvtie (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as Richard Albie, 6, b. in MN/Italy/MN, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Twp. 58, Rg. 22, Itasca Co., MN]
[listed as Richard Albie, 16, b. in MN, in the 14 May 1940 census of Twp. 58, Rg. 22, Itasca Co., MN]

Richard Michael Albie


Birth: Jan. 29, 1924, Itasca Co., MN
Death:  Oct. 30, 1990, Crow Wing Co., MN


Tec 5 US Army WWII

Minnesota Birth certificate Index
Albie, Richard Michael
Date of Birth: 29 Jan 1924;  Mother Maiden Name: Elj
certid# 1924-13195;  County of Birth: Itasca

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 about Richard Michial Albie
Name: Richard Michial Albie
Birth Date: 29 Jan 1924;  Death Date: 30 Oct 1990; Death County: Crow Wing
Mother's Maiden Name: Elj
State File Number: 025630; Certificate Number: 025630; Certificate Year: 1990
Record Number: 2371531

Son of Ralph and Hulda Olilia Elj Albie
His 2nd wife was Irma Sylvia Talvitie

Burial: 11/03/1990
Family links: 
 Spouse: Alice Elaine Harrison Albie (1924-1950)
Burial:     Lakewood Cem., Crosby, Crow Wing Co., MN, Plot: 1 H 107 3--Find A Grave Memorial# 48614580
Created by: Jim Lee;  Record added: Feb 23, 2010

Alice Elaine Harrison Albie
Birth: Aug. 5, 1924
Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1950
Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA


Minnesota Birth Certificate Index
Harrison, Alice Elaine
Date of Birth: 05 Aug 1924
Mother Maiden Name: Bellefeille
certid# 1924-07368
County of Birth: Crow Wing

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 about Alice Elaine Albie
Name: Alice Elaine Albie
Death Date: 1 Feb 1950
Death County: Crow Wing
State File Number: 003279
Certificate Number: 003279
Certificate Year: 1950
Record Number: 1116618
Burial: 02/04/1950

Family links: 
 Parents:

  William Daniel Harrison (1896 - 1962)
  Mable Mary Bellefeuille Harrison (1904-1995)
 

 Spouse: Richard Michael Albie (1924 - 1990)
 
Burial: Lakewood Cem., Crosby, Crow Wing Co., MN--Plot: 1 H 107 2
Created by: Jim Lee, Record added: Feb 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48627500



27.03--Lydia Albie, b. ca. 1931 in MN/Italy/MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch; 
[listed as Lydia Albie, 9, b. in MN, in the 14 May 1940 census of Twp. 58, Rg. 22, Itasca Co., MN]

27.04--Rosemarie "Rose" "Rosie" Albie, b. 10 Jan 1932 in MN/Italy/MN; d. 15 Jan 2008 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ; bd. unk.; m. Howard Nestor Pihlaja (b. 17 Oct 1924 in [Beau says prob. in Blackduck] MN); graduated Bemidji State Univ. in 1975; one ch.
[listed as Rose Albie, 8, b. in MN, in the 14 May 1940 census of Twp. 58, Rg. 22, Itasca Co., MN]
28.01--Scott Stewart Pihlaja, [PRIVATE] m. Mary Josephine "Mary Jo" Ravnikar [PRIVATE], d/o Ernest "Ernie" Ravnikar and Mary Jamnick [PRIVATE] oldest of four siblings: Ernie Jr., Paul, Laura, Tony); three children;

29.01--Beau Scott Pihlaja, [PRIVATE] m. Charity Elizabeth Gwin [PRIVATE] d/o John Gwin and Sharon Lynn Hamrick [PRIVATE]

30.01--Asher Samuel Neeraj Pihlaja [PRIVATE]

30.02--Cressida Noel Pihlaja [PRIVATE]
29.02--Stephen Scott Pihlaja [PRIVATE]; m.  Yoko Kawada [PRIVATE];

30.01--Naomi Kawada Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Mei Kawada Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

30.03--Mia Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

29.03--Miranda "Mandy" Christine Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]; m.  [PRIVATE];






A L B I E    N O T E S :



Albee Family Genealogy Forum --www.genforum.com

Re: albee spelling to allbee spelling
Posted by: Chuck DuBay--crd314@gte.net
Date: April 27, 2001 at 16:04:14
In Reply to: albee spelling to allbee spelling  by allen allbee
323 of 451

Hi:
Bernard and his father spelled their name Albee. My relative who fought in the revolution is buried next to his wife his name is spelled Albee hers Allbee. 

The first Albee who came to Braintree in 1637 spelled name his Albee, Alby, Albie in various references.  Probably some spelled Allbee so they they wouldn't called Al-bee. 

Joesph Albee, teacher, War of 1812 veteran, born near Albany, N.Y. in 1787, died 12/1/1852--changed name in later life to Allbee; m. Electra Crippen about 1811.
13 children -Bernard C. was 4th.
Joesph's father was Eleazer Albee died 1808, a scout in Amer. Rev.; wife was Diana

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Re: Albee's Machis, me. Stephen or roy
Posted by: Chuck DuBay
Date: June 14, 2001 at 12:41:46
In Reply to: Re: Albee's Machis, me. Stephen or roy    by Lynn Smith
348 of 451

Hi;
Your line of Albees is 1-Benjamin, 2-James, 3-Benjamin, 4-Obediah, 5-Lt William.
My line is same except my relative was William's older brother another Benjamin.
1-Benjamin Albee came from Norwich, England in 1637 to Braintree, Ma.  We are still trying to find more on him in England, no soap so far--although his father may have been Edward Albee (Allbee, Alby Albie Albeye).   Chuck

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From: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Date: Tue Jun 08, 2004  08:52:00 PM US/Mountain
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: notes from Howard Pihlaja

Notes taken 8 Jun 2004 in Gurnee, IL, by John Gwin during phone conversation with Howard Pihlaja in Philip, SD, transcribed on Scott's computer and emailed by John to himself:

26.00--Jack (not a nickname) Pihlaja, b. in Finland ca. 1900 (derived from given info); just missed draft for WWI; too young; came to Canada at age 17; had 2 bro. in Canada and one left behind in Finland who was killed during the war; m. at age 17 (sometime around 1917-18) to Ina Niska (b. Finland--7 years younger than Jack; to Pete Niska (b. unk., d. in early 1950s) and Eva (nee unk., b. unk.; d. ca. 1943); 12 ch. (6 boys, 6 girls)

27.01--Hans Pihlaja, b. unk.; d. as toddler, age 3

27.02--Lyla Pihlaja, b. unk. (but 2 years younger than Hans; was age one when Hans died); d. of Altzheimers same week as their dad, Jack; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.03--Miriam "Maija" (say /MY yah/) Pihlaja, b. unk.; d. of Altzheimer's 4-5 years ago; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.04--Howard Pihlaja, (Beau's paternal grandfather) b. 17 Oct 1924 in (Beau says prob. in Blackduck) MN; m1. unk. to Rosemary Albie (b. 10 Jan 1932 in MN, parents unk., unk. sibs.; d. 15 Jan 2008 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ); only one child; m2. to unk.; several ch.  Basic training in Oklahoma, then to Normandy, but on the "tail end of the invasions" (13th wave on Omaha Beach); "most of punch already taken out of the Germans when I got there, but the bodies were still there"; was in 5 major campaigns, wounded twice (but never claimed or received Purple Hearts ("they were just badges to us; guys were getting them for getting a cut," etc.);

27.05--Robert "Bobby" Pihlaja, b. 17 Nov 1925; d. in Alaska; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.06--Arnold "Arnie" Pihlaja, b. unk.; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.07--Aune Pihlaja, b. unk.; d. ? LIVING;  m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.08--Delia Pihlaja, b. unk.; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.09--Helen Pihlaja, b. unk.; d. ? LIVING still where they were all born and raised in Squaw Lake, MN;  m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.10--Shirley Pihlaja, b. unk.; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.11--Arlen "Iggy" Pihlaja, b. unk.; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.12--Mike (not Michael) Pihlaja, b. 2 Sep 1943 (2 days before Howard went into service on 4 Sep 1943); d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

















Omerza





Name: [John Omerza] 
Age: 32
YOB: abt 1888
[1887] 
POB: Slovenia
Home in
1920:
Morse, St Louis, Minnesota
Imm. Yr.: [1906] 
R2HOH: Head
MarStat: Married
Spouse: Mary Omeza
FPOB: Slovenia
MPOB: Slovenia
House-
hold:
Name Age
John Omeza 32
Mary Omeza 26
Mary Omeza 6
Frances Omeza 5
Anna Omeza 4
John Omeza [2 11/12] 
Anton Omeza [11/12] 

Name: [John Omerza] 
[John Omurza
YOB: abt 1887
POB: Yugoslavia [Austria] 
Home in
1930:
Ely, St Louis, Minnesota
MarStat: Married
Imm. Yr: 1906
R2HOH: Head
Spouse: Mary O Murza
FPOB: Yugoslavia
MPOB: Yugoslavia
House-
hold:
Name Age
John O Murza 43
Mary O Murza 37
Mary O Murza 16
Frances O Murza 15
Annie O Murza 14
Tony O Murza 11
Rose O Murza 8
Joe O Murza 5
Helen O Murza [1 10/12] 

25.00-- John Omerza, b. in Yugoslavia/Yugoslavia/Yugoslavia ca. 1887; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. btwn. 1910 and 1914 in MN to Mary Poderzay (b. in Yugoslavia ca. 1887; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 4 ch.
[listed as John Omrza, 32, iron ore miner, imm. to US in 1904, in the 8 Apr 1920 census of Morse Twp., Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]
[listed as John Omurza, 43, iron ore miner, imm. to US in 1906, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Pct. 4, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]
[listed as John Omerza, 53, contract mining in iron ore mines, lvg in same house in 1935, in the 15 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-38C, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]

[listed as Mary Omurza, 37, imm. to US in 1910, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Pct. 4, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]
[listed as Mary Omerza, 46, lvg in same house in 1935, in the 15 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-38C, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]
Name:  Mary Omerza--Is this our Mary Poderzay Omerza?
Birth:  31 Jan 1890
Death:  Dec 1980 - Aurora, Saint Louis, Minnesota, United States of America
Civil:  Minnesota

26.01-- Mary Caroline Omerza, b. 19 Jul 1913 in Ely, St. Louis Co., MN; d. 24 Jul 2004; bd. Ely Cem., Ely, St. Louis Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 82553956; m. 25 Apr 1933 in Ely, MN, to Joseph J. Jamnick (b. unk.; d. 1978;  bd. unk.); at least 7 ch.
[listed as Mary Omurza, 16, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Pct. 4, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]

Obituary for
Mary C. Omerza Jamnick

Mesabi Daily News (Virginia, MN) - July 26, 2004
Deceased Name: Mary C. Jamnick
SERVICES: Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthonys Catholic Church in Ely, with the Rev. James Scheuer as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Ely Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Kerntz Brothers, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Ely. To share a remembrance online, go to www.baumanfuneralhome.com.

Mary C. Jamnick, 91, of Ely died Saturday morning, July 24, 2004, at the Ely Bloomenson Nursing Home.

She was born in Ely on July 19, 1913, to John and Mary Poderzay Omerza. On April 25, 1933, she married Joseph Jamnick in Ely.

Mary spent most of her life in the Ely area, where she was a Red Cross volunteer and Auxiliary member of the Ely Bloomenson Hospital for many years. She was a lifetime member of St. Anthonys Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters, Catholic Council and the Slovenian Womens Union.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Theresa Jamnick, of Ely; grandchildren, Mary (Scott) Pihlaja, Ernie (Lori) Ravnikar, Paul (Mary) Ravnikar, Laura (Ben) Johnson, Tony (Ronna) Ravnikar, Joe (Denise) Jamnick, John (Diane) Jamnick, Mike (Deb) Jamnick, Theresa (Brant) Harris, Matt (Shelly) Jamnick and Ann (Warren) Johnson; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rose Lassi, of Ely; sisters-in-law, Mary Debeltz, Dorothy Jamnick, Mary Omerza; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; a daughter, Mary L. Ravnikar; son, Joseph A. Jamnick; granddaughter, Patricia Jean Jamnick; and six brothers and sisters.

Author: Staff Writer
Copyright © 2004 Mesabi Daily News, American Consolidated Media. All rights reserved.


27.01--Mary L. Jamnick, b. 4 Jul 1934 in Ely, St. Louis Co., MN; d. 10 Jan 1999 in Gurnee, Lake Co., IL; bd. Ely Cem., Ely, St. Louis Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 82723465; m. 15 May 1954 in Ely, MN, to Ernest "Ernie" Ravnikar (b. unk.; d. 1976; bd. unk.); 5 ch.
Obituary for
Mary L. Jamnick Ravnikar

Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - January 12, 1999
Mary L. Ravnikar, 64, of Ely, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 in her daughter's home in Gurnee, Ill.

She was born July 4, 1934, in Ely, to Joseph J. and Mary C. (Omerza) Jamnick. She married Ernest Ravnikar on May 15, 1954 in Ely.

She most recently was an employee of Norwest Bank in Ely, where she worked for 20 years.

She was a past member of the board of directors of Ely-Bloomenson Hospital and was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Ely Cemetery Committee, New Horizons, Ely Rotary Club and numerous civic organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest in 1976; her father, Joseph J. Jamnick in 1978; and her brother, Joseph A. Jamnick in 1994.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jo (Scott) Pihlaja of Gurnee and Laura (Ben) Johnson of Holmen, Wis.; three sons, Ernie (Lori) of Iron Mountain, Mich., Paul (Mary) of Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Tony (Ronnalee) of Burnsville, Minn.; her mother, Mary C. Jamnick of Ely; 10 grandchildren, Beau, Stephen and Miranda Pihlaja, Nicole and Eric Ravnikar, Jacquelyn Ravnikar, Kristopher and Kali Johnson and Ryan and Danielle Ravnikar; two step-grandchildren, Cami and Craig Kirschner; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with 7 p.m. prayers in Kerntz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Father Jim Scheuer officiating. Spring burial in Ely Cemetery. Arrangements by Kerntz Funeral Home, Ely.

Edition: FINAL; Page: 05B



28.01--Mary Josephine "Mary Jo" Ravnikar, m. Scott Stewart Pihlaja

28.02--Ernest "Ernie" Ravnikar, Jr., b.; m. Lori (nee unk.)

28.03--Paul Ravnikar, b.; m. Mary (nee unk.)

28.04--Laura Ravnikar, b.; m. Ben Johnson

28.05--Tony Ravnikar, b.; m. Ronna (nee unk.)

27.02--Joseph Jamnick, b. 5 Feb 1938 in St. Louis Co., MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Theresa Jamnick; unk. ch.

Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002 about Joseph Jamnick on Ancestry.com

Name: Joseph Jamnick
Birth Date: 5 Feb 1938
Birth County: Saint Louis
Father: Joseph J. Jamnick
Mother: Mary Caroline Omerza
File Number: 1938-MN-030658

28.01--Joe Jamnick, b.; m. Denise (nee unk.)

28.02--John Jamnick, b.; m. Diane (nee unk.)

28.03--Mike Jamnick, b.; m. Deb (nee unk.)

28.04--Theresa Jamnick, b.; m. Brant Harris

28.05--Matt Jamnick, b.; m. Shelly (nee unk.)

28.06--Ann Jamnick, b.; m. Warren Johnson

26.02--Frances Omerza, b. ca. 1915 in MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Frances Omurza, 15, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Pct. 4, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]

26.03--Annie Omerza, b. ca. 1916 in MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Annie Omurza, 14, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Pct. 4, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]

26.04-- Anthony John "Tony" Omerza, b. 15 Feb 1919 in MN; d. 3 Oct 1989 in Babbit, St. Louis Co., MN; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Tony Omurza, 11, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Pct. 4, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]
[listed as Tony Omerza, 21, lvg in same house in 1935, in the 15 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-38C, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]
Name:  Tony J. Omerza
Birth:  15 Feb 1919
Death:  3 Oct 1989 - Babbitt, St. Louis, MN, USA
Civil:  Minnesota
Name: Anthony John Omerza
Birth Date: 15 Feb 1919
Death Date: 3 Oct 1989
Death County: Saint Louis
Mother's Maiden Name: Poderzay
State File Number: 027175
Certificate Number: 027175
Certificate Year: 1989
Record Number: 2333842

26.05-- Rose Caroline "Rosie" Omerza, b. ca. 1922 in MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Eino Lassi; at least one ch.
[listed as Rose Omurza, 8, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Pct. 4, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]
[listed as Rosie Omerza, 18, lvg in same house in 1935, in the 15 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-38C, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]

27.01-- Richard Lassi, b. 10 Feb 1941 in St. Louis Co., MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
Name: Richard Lassi
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1941
Birth County: Saint Louis
Father: Eino Lassi
Mother: Rose Caroline Omerza
File Number: 1941-MN-027639

Minnesota Divorce Index, 1970-1995 -- Marriage & Divorce
Name:  Richard W Lassi
Spouse:  Deanna L Lassi
Birth:  abt 1941
Divorce:  2 Jul 1971 - St Louis
Divorce:  1971

27.02-- Thomas Charles Lassi, b. 30 Jun 1943 in St. Louis Co., MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. 25 May 1964 in St. Louis Co., MN, to Virginia Ann Wedll; div. 15 Mar 1979; at least 2 ch.; m2. 27 Jun 1980 in St. Louis Co., MN, to Lucille N. Howell;
Name: Thomas Charles Lassi
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1943
Birth County: Saint Louis
Father: Eino Lassi
Mother: Rose Caroline Omerza
File Number: 1943-MN-033898

Name: Thomas C Lassi
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1944
Age: 35
Spouse Name: Virginia A Lassi
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1947
Age: 32
Divorce Date/County: 15 Mar 1979/St Louis

28.01-- Jeanette Marie Lassi, b. 26 Sep 1966 in St. Louis Co., MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

Name: Jeanette Marie Lassi
Birth Date: 26 Sep 1966
Birth County: Saint Louis
Father: Thomas Charles Lassi
Mother: Virginia Ann Wedll
File Number: 1966-MN-041493

28.02-- Nancy Jo Lassi, b. 19 May 1970 in St. Louis Co., MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
Name: Nancy Jo Lassi
Birth Date: 17 May 1970
Birth County: Saint Louis
Father: Thomas Charles Lassi
Mother: Virginia Ann Wedll
File Number: 1970-MN-010639
27.03-- Rose Ann Lassi, b. 7 Jul 1946 in St. Louis Co., MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
Name: Rose Ann Lassi
Birth Date: 7 Jul 1946
Birth County: Saint Louis
Father: Eino Lassi
Mother: Rose Caroline Omerza
File Number: 1946-MN-064924

27.04-- Harold James Lassi, b. 20 Jul 1950 in St. Louis Co., MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
Name: Harold James Lassi
Birth Date: 20 Jul 1950
Birth County: Saint Louis
Father: Eino Lassi
Mother: Rose Caroline Omerza
File Number: 1950-MN-016852

26.06-- Joseph John "Joe" Omerza, b. 18 Mar 1925 in MN; d. Dec. 1981; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Joe Omurza, 5, b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Pct. 4, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]
[listed as Joe Omerza, 15, lvg in same house in 1935, in the 15 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-38C, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]
Name:  Joseph Omerza
Birth:  18 Mar 1925
Death:  20 Dec 1981
Civil:  Minnesota
Other:  Virginia, Saint Louis, Minnesota, United States of America


26.07-- Helen Ann Omerza, b. 16 Jul 1928 in St. Louis Co., MN; d. 17 Dec 2000; bd. Ely Cem., Ely, St. Louis Co., MN--Find A Grave Memorial# 82487942; m. William Richard Maki; at least 4 ch.
[listed as Helen Omurza, 1 yr, 10 mos., b. in MN, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Pct. 4, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]
[listed as Helen Omerza, 12, lvg in same house in 1935, in the 15 Apr 1940 census of Enum. Dist. 69-38C, Ely, St. Louis Co., MN]


Obituary:
Helen A. Maki
Mesabi Daily News (Virginia, MN) - Dec. 19, 2000

SERVICES: Memorial mass will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in St. Anthonys Catholic Church in Ely, with the Rev. James Scheuer as celebrant. Spring inurnment will be in Ely Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kerntz Funeral Home in Ely.

Helen A. Maki, 72, of Ely, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, in her home.

She was born on July 16, 1928, in Ely to John and Mary (Poderzay) Omerza. For over 30 years, she owned and operated Maki Upholstery in Ely.  She was a member of St. Anthonys Catholic Church and the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary.

Survivors include three daughters, Sharon (Milt) Young of Iowa, La., and Monica Sheets and Sandi (Jim) Hoberg, both of Ely; two sons, William R. (Kathy) Maki of International Falls, and Richard W. (Kelly) Maki of Cape Coral, Fla.; two sisters, Rose Lassi and Mary Jamnick, both of Ely; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Sailor on Aug. 5, 1994; two sisters, Frances Blank and Anne Omerza; and three brothers, Tony, John, and Joseph Omerza.

Author: Staff Writer
Copyright © 2000 Mesabi Daily News, American Consolidated Media. All rights reserved.



27.01-- Monica Jean Maki, b. 21 Sep 1951 in St. Louis Co., MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

Name: Monica Jean Maki
Birth Date: 21 Sep 1951
Birth County: Saint Louis
Father: William R Maki
Mother: Helen Ann Omerza
File Number: 1951-MN-012018

27.02--William Richard Maki, b. 2 Nov 1955 in St. Louis Co., MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
Name: William Richard Maki
Birth Date: 2 Nov 1955
Birth County: Saint Louis
Father: William Richard Maki
Mother: Helen Ann Omerza
File Number: 1955-MN-023049

27.03--Richard William Maki, b. 25 Jun 1958 in St. Louis Co., MN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
Name: Richard William Maki
Birth Date: 25 Jun 1958
Birth County: Saint Louis
Father: William Richard Maki
Mother: Helen Ann Omerza
File Number: 1958-MN-071799

27.04--Sandra Marie Maki, b. 3 May 1961 in St. Louis Co., MN;
Name: Sandra Marie Maki
Birth Date: 3 May 1961
Birth County: Saint Louis
Father: William Richard Maki
Mother: Helen Ann Omerza
File Number: 1961-MN-053986








I'm not sure how these Omerzas relate to ours, but here in the 1940 census of Ely (Enum. Dist. 69-38C) is this family:

Joe F. Omerza, 48, b. Yugoslavia, in same house as 1930, laborer in the iron ore mines.
Name:  Joe Omerza
Birth:  5 Apr 1892
Death:  18 Nov 1971 - Ely, Saint Louis, Minnesota, United States of America
Civil:  Minnesota
Mary Frances Omerza, 29, b. MN, in same house as 1930
Name:  Mary Frances Omerza
Birth:  28 Oct 1910
Death:  29 Mar 1991 - Ely, Saint Louis, Minnesota, United States of America
Civil:  Minnesota
Mary A. Omerza, 6, b. MN,
Name of Deceased: Mary Ann Omerza
Death Date: 28 Apr 2011
Death Place: Mountain Iron, MN, USA
Obituary Date: 1 May 2011
Newspaper Title: Duluth News Tribune
Newspaper Location: Duluth, MN, USA
Residence (at time of death): Mountain Iron, MN
Molly A. Omerza, 4, b. MN,
Name:  Molley Ann Omerza
Father:  Joseph Omerza
Birth:  29 Feb 1936 - Saint Louis, Minnesota
Rose M. Omerza, 11 mos., b. MN
Name:  Rose Marie Omerza
Father:  Joseph F. Omerza
Birth:  25 Apr 1939 - Saint Louis, Minnesota

Minnesota Marriage Collection, 1958-2001 about Rose M Omerza--Ancestry.com

Name: Rose M Omerza
Gender: Female
Birth Date: abt 1939
Age: 24
Spouse: Donald W Pennala
Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Date: abt 1929
Spouse Age: 34
Marriage Date: 27 Jun 1963
Filing Location (County): St Louis
State: Minnesota
And here they are again, this time on Findagrave.com:
Mary Ann Omerza
Birth:  Mar. 22, 1934, Ely, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Death:  Apr. 28, 2011, Mountain Iron, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA

Published: Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:00 PM CDT, Mesabi Daily News

Mary Ann Omerza, 77, a former Ely resident, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at her home in Mountain Iron, surrounded by her loving caregivers and friends.

Mary Ann was born March 22, 1934, in Ely to Joseph and Mary (Lah) Omerza. She worked at the Eveleth DAC until her retirement. She enjoyed visiting with family, going out to eat and shopping. She looked forward to going to parties, dances and animal shelters with her South Grove family.

She is survived by her sister, Rose (late Donald) Pennala of Babbitt; a brother, Robert (Amy) Omerza of Ely; nieces Terri (Chad) Loewen and their children Krista, Cody, Thomas and Travis of Babbitt, and Lisa (Glen) Salo of Embarrass, as well as other nieces, nephews, her loving staff and roommates. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister Molly (Martin) Pulis.

Private family funeral will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Babbitt. The Rev. Bill Skarich will officiate. Burial will be in the Ely Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely. 
 
Burial: Ely Cemetery, Ely, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Created by: JudyH; Record added: May 01, 2011; Find A Grave Memorial# 69177745