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The + indicates the homeland of the Hök - Saari family.

This area is located in the Haparanda area of Sweden today, and at one time was part of Finland.

In the year of 1745 the Karl Gustav Parish was named Karungi kapellag. In 1783 it was renamed Karl Gustav. The Church books give births beginning in the year of 1793. Nedertorneå - Haparanda became a city in 1848. In 1809-09-05 that area was created as Neder-Torneå from part of Nedertorneå fg in Finland (when Sweden lost Finland to Russia after the war).

Kukkola and Kattilasaari are in Norbotten and near Haparanda but Kukkola was once in Karl Gustav or Carl-Gustavs and is also near the Haparanda area and in that same municipality.

Descendants of Willhelm Isak - William Isaac Saari

1 Willhelm Isak Saari aka: William Saari b: April 1867 in Keräsjänkkä, Neder-Torneå, Sweden d: March 17, 1950 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN Burial: Apostolic Lutheran Church, Kingston Cemetery, Meeker County, MN +Hilda Caroline Kenttä b: August 03, 1865 in Sweden m: February 28, 1891 in Tower - Soudan, Saint Louis County, MN d: April 22, 1939 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN Burial: Apostolic Lutheran Church, Kingston Cemetery, Meeker County, MN

2 John N. Saari b: October 1891 in Saint Louis County, MN d: March 01, 1953 in Medicine Lake, Hennepin County, MN Burial: Apostolic Lutheran Church, Kingston Cemetery, Meeker Co., MN

2 William A. Saari b: March 15, 1892 in Minnesota d: January 08, 1931 in Meeker County, MN Burial: Apostolic Lutheran Church, Kingston Cemetery, Meeker Co., MN

2 Walter Saari b: October 07, 1894 in Meeker County, MN d: December 30, 1972 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN +Selma M. b: June 17, 1891 in Michigan m: Abt. 1919 in Minnesota d: June 30, 1968 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN

2 Wilbert Saari b: November 28, 1899 in Meeker County, MN d: May 30, 1961 in Hennepin County, MN +Mable E. Johnson b: May 07, 1901 in Meeker County, MN m: Abt. 1924 in Minnesota d: June 11, 1983 in Hennepin County, MN

2 Verner Frans Saari b: July 07, 1904 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN d: July 01, 1966 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN Burial: Apostolic Lutheran Church, Kingston Cemetery, Meeker County, MN +Irene Mildred Johnson b: June 14, 1908 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN m: November 06, 1926 in Meeker Co., MN d: December 22, 1966 in Kingston Twp., Meeker County, MN Burial: Apostolic Lutheran Church, Kingston Cemetery, Meeker County, MN

Notes

William's name was either Willhelm Isak Saari or Isak Willhelm Saari. It was located in the records both ways.

From records that were obtained it is known that William Saari was naturalized in Saint Louis County, MN, July 28, 1900. His wife Hilda, stated on the federal census that she had become a citizen in 1900 but no record of that was located. Perhaps her marriage and through William's naturalization, gave her citizenship.

William Saari may have moved to Meeker County area some time around 1897 or 1898 according to the farm directory records. The 1913 Farm Directory for Meeker County, MN listed William Saari with wife Hilda and children Walter, Wilbert, and Verner. He was on Section 9 and had been 15 years in the county of Meeker. He was listed in Kingston Township with a postal address of Kimball, MN. 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.

Year: 1930: Census Place: Kingston, Meeker, Minnesota; Roll: T626 1106; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 0908. Listed as head of household was William Saari, age 63, born Finland and he also listed that his parents were born in Finland. His wife was given as Hilda, age 64, born in Finland and she listed that both of her parents were also born in Finland. She was age 25 when she first married and William was age 24 when he first married. William was a farmer, doing general farm work and came to the US in 1888. Hilda listed that she too came in 1888. Both were speaking Finish. Children were listed as William J., age 36, single, born MN, son, doing farm work; and son Verner F., age 25, born in MN, and he listed that he was doing farm work. He first married at age 22. His wife, Irene M., was listed as age 21, and she first married at age 18. She was listed as a daughter-in-law, and was born in MN with both of her parents born in Sweden. The Saari family lived between the Isaacson and the Peterson families. And the Rumsey and the Lakander families lived nearby.

Meeker County, MN death certificate for William Saari listed his death date as March 17, 1950. Certificate ID# 1950-MN-008925 in Meeker County, MN. State File Number: 008925.

Clayton W. Saari

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