Descendants of Frans Oskar Saari
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Frans Oskar Saari

of Meeker Co., Minnesota

Descendants of Frans Oskar Saari

1 Frans Oskar Saari aka: Saari b: April 09, 1877 in Keräsjänkkä, Neder-Torneå, Sweden d: June 01, 1938 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN +Anna Teresia Isaksdotter b: Abt. 1877 m: Abt. 1899 in Neder-Torneå, Sweden *2nd Wife of Frans Oskar Saari: +Johanna Katarina Ruonala aka: Hanna b: April 24, 1886 in Overtornea, Norrbotten, Sweden m: March 09, 1907 in Mohawk, Keweenaw County, Michigan d: November 20, 1958 in Kimball, Meeker County, MN

2 Elmina Minnie Saari aka: Minnie b: December 17, 1907 in Mohawk, Keweenaw County, Michigan d: October 17, 1970 in Meeker Co., MN +Harry Carl Linderholm aka: Linderholm b: June 19, 1901 in Minnesota m: July 15, 1929 in Litchfield, Meeker Co., MN d: March 12, 1977 in Hennepin County, MN Burial: Meeker Co., MN

2 Oskar Arvid Saari b: August 08, 1910 in Mohawk, Keweenaw County, Michigan d: July 20, 1992 in Hennepin Co., MN +Lydia Lampher b: 1910 in Sweden m: December 05, 1928 in Litchfield, Meeker Co., MN

2 Carl Harold Saari b: March 20, 1915 in Meeker County, MN d: December 07, 1933 in Meeker County, MN

2 Marvin William Saari b: October 30, 1917 in Meeker County, MN d: November 07, 1917 in Meeker County, MN

2 William Arnold Saari b: February 20, 1919 in Kimball, Meeker County, MN +Delilah Elaine Abrahamson b: December 23, 1915 in Dassel, Meeker County, MN m: August 24, 1937 in Litchfield, Meeker Co., MN d: April 24, 1942 in Dassel, Meeker County, MN Burial: Cokato Finish Cemetery, Wright Co., MN

2 Mildred Evelina Saari b: August 24, 1921 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN+John Edwin Tapio b: May 08, 1916 in Minnesota m: November 07, 1941 in Cokato, Wright Co., MN d: August 13, 1973 in Meeker County, MN Burial: Cokato Finish Cemetery, Wright Co., MN

2 Gunnar Elmer Saari b: May 10, 1923 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN +Beverly Delores b: May 28, 1923 in Mangha, Minnesota d: November 28, 1996 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado Burial: December 08, 1996

2 Richard Ellis Saari b: March 15, 1925 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN

2 Ruth Hellin Saari b: June 10, 1927 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN d: March 29, 1983 in Hennepin Co., MN +Hall b: Abt. 1927 m: Abt. 1947

2 Gustof Albert Saari b: January 24, 1929 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN

Frank Saari and wife Johanna "Hanna" and Elmira Minnie

Photo taken Abt. 1908

Frank Saari went to the Mohawk, Michigan area in the late 1890's and according to records was a miner and was employed at a copper mine. According to family, after the death of Frank's wife, he returned to his home land at Kattilasaari, Sweden. In Sweden he purchased some land, which he disposed of around 1902 and returned to the United States. In 1902 upon returning to Michigan he went back to work in the copper mines. He applied for citizenship in 1904 and March of 1907, he married Johanna Katrina Runola. They had ten children and lived near Kimball, MN, in Meeker County on the Tyna farm. Frank died there in 1938 and his wife died in 1958. [Ref: Bill Saari's family information, and his son's booklet of the Saari-Ferrell History]

In 1900 Frank Saari was listed in his father's household. And also Alex and Karl Leo are still in Sweden at this time. That reading is to follow:
1900 Census, Parish: Neder Torneå
Per Persson Hök (Kattilasaari) f. 1836 Neder Torneå
About the person About the household
Homeparish: Neder Torneå
Residence: Keräsjänkkä County: Norrbotten
Year of birth: 1836 Place of birth: Parish of birth: Neder Torneå Country of birth:
Occupation: Hemmansegare [a farmer] Title:
Marital status: G (Married)
Gender: M (Man)
Family status: Family status code: F (Father/husband)
Other details: f. (see 1890)
SVAR volume: CB0015 Card nr: 41 Page: 4 Row: 8
Persons in the household - Fam nr: 1
Per Persson Hök (Kattilasaari) f. 1836, Hemmansegare [a farmer]
Brita Kajsa Larsdotter f. 1841
Anna Henrika f. 1879
Alexander f. 1883
Karl Leo f. 1884
Oskar Arvid f. 1887
Fam nr: 2 [Frank and his wife are listed as family number 2]
Frans Oskar f. 1877
Anna Teresia Isaksd:r K

In 1910 Frank Saari was living in Kingman Co., Michigan. He had two children at the time. That record reads: 1910 Federal Population Schedules, US Census listed in house # 5 and family # 5 as head of house hold Frank Saari in Kingman County, Michigan, age 31, born in Finland and listed both of his parents as born in Finland and he spoke Finish. He was listed as a Miner. His wife was listed as Hanna, age 24, and she has had 4 children and 3 are living. Children listed are Helen, daughter, age 2 born in Michigan; Minnia, daughter, age 1 born in Michigan; and Roy, son, age 7 mos old, born in Michigan.

In 1913 on a farm's atlas Frank Sarri [sic], with wife Hannah, and daughter Minnie and, son, Oscar on Section 10 of Meeker County. He had lived there for one year and was in Kingston Township and had a Kimball address. Also listed in the same county was his brother, William Saari, with wife Hilda and their children Walter, Wilbert, and Verner. He was on Section 9 and they had been in the county for 15 years. William had a Kimball, MN address. Ref: Kurth, Ann, comp. Benton, Meeker, and Todd Counties, Minnesota Farm Directory, 1913-14. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Webb Publishing Co. of St. Paul, MN. Collection of Minnesota County Atlases, #175, Roll 8. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society, 1913-14.

In 1920, Frank Saari's family was listed in Kingston Township. That record reads: 1920 Federal Population Schedules, US Census listed in house # 75 and family # 83 as head of household Frank Saari in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN, Ed # 126. He was age 45 and he came to the US in 1877 and was naturalized in 1903. [1903 is not clearly written] He was born in Sweden and listed both of his parents as born in Sweden. He spoke Finish and was a farmer. His wife's name was given as Hania, age 33, born in Sweden. She listed both of her parents as born in Finland and she was speaking Finish. She came to the US in 1877 and was naturalized in 1933. Children were given as Minnie, daughter, age 15, born in Michigan and she spoke Finish; Oscar, son, age 7, born in Michigan and he was speaking Finish; Charlie, age 3 mos old, born in MN; and William age 3 mos old born in MN. The census was taken Jan of 1920. [Research Note: Carl may be incorrectly listed and given as Charlie 3 mos old.]

In 1930 Frank was living in Kingston Township of Meeker County. That record reads: 1930 Federal Population Schedules, US Census listed in house # 77 and family # 80 as head of household Frank Saari in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN. He was age 52, and married at age 30, born in Sweden, a farmer, who listed both of his parents as born in Sweden. He spoke Finish and his wife was Hana, age 43, and she married at age 21 and was born in Sweden but spoke Finish. She listed both of her parents as born in Sweden. Their children were listed as Carl H., son, age 15, born in MN; William A., son, age 11, born in MN; Mildred E., age 6, born in Minnesota; Gunnar E., age 5, born in MN; Richard E., age 5, born in MN; Ruth H., age 2, born in MN; and Gustal A., 1 year and age 2 mos old, born in MN. Ref: Year: 1930; Census Place: Kingston, Meeker, Minnesota; Roll: T626 1106; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 0907.

The death record for Frank Saari is listed on Death Certificate ID# 1938-MN-008360, and in Meeker County, MN. He died June 1, 1938. His father was listed as Peter Saari. He was ill for 5 hours and died of bronchitis. Certificate ID# 1938-MN-008360. State File # 008360.

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Information from Frank Saari's Bible reads: Frank and Johanna Katarina Runoala were married in Calumetisa, Michigan on Mar 9, 1907 by Pastor L. Heitmann.

Elmira "Minnie" Saari born Dec 17, 1907, born Mahawk, Michigan
Oskar Arvid Saari born Aug 8, 1910, born Mahawk, Michigan
Carl Harold Saari born Mar 4, 1915, born Kingston, MN
Marvin Viljam "Wm" Saari born Dec 20, 1917, born Kingston, MN
Viljam "Wm" Arnold Saari born Feb 20, 1919, born Kingston, MN
Mildret Evelina Saari born August 24, 1921, born Kingston, MN
Gunnar Elmer Saari born May 10, 1923, born Kingston, MN
Rickar "Richard" Elis Saari born Mar 15, 1925, born Kingston, MN
Ruth Hellin "Hellen" Saari born June 10, 1927, born Kingston, MN
Gustof Albert Saari born Jan 24, 1929, born Kingston, MN

Frans Oskar Saari - Frank Saari's family. Pictured are Oskar Arvid, Viljam "Bill", Gunnar Elmer, Rickar Elis "Richard", Gustof Albert, Ruth Hellin, Mildret Evelina, Elmira "Minnie"

Clayton W. Saari

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