This week I want to talk about my Great Grandfather Isak’s brothers and sisters. He had many. Most were half brothers and sisters. Greta Johanna, Born July 10, 1836. Karl Henrik Born February 23, 1839. Johan Gabriel Born June 28, 1840 and died February 1, 1897. Abraham Gabriel Born June 21, 1841. Isak Gustaf Born October 10, 1842 and died March 13, 1843. Olaf Born October 29, 1843 and died April 24, 1844. In 1843 their father Gabriel died. It must have been a sad year for Liisa Greta Lahti Yliniemi.
Some time in 1852 Liisa Greta must have been lonesome. She took up with a farm hand and had some children. The farmhands name was Juho Mattias Ala born January 4, 1825 in Kittila Finland. He was employed at the farm of Gabriel and Liisa Yliniemi from 1841 to 1862.
Children born out of wedlock to Matti and Liisa were:
Greta Matilda Born August 25, 1853 and died May 29, 1941
Greta Matilda and her husband Hans in Finland.
Isak (My Great Grandfather) Born September 19, 1857 in Muonio Finland. Died December 9, 1932 In Minnesota.
Then apparently there is another child….because Verniel has a photo of him.
The photo is labeled Isak’s brother Emanuel Isaacson Yliniemi. Born April 15, 1860.
That would have made Liisa Greta 46 years old when she gave birth. Maybe there are more children..who knows for sure?
I don’t know about the rest of you but having an old photo of relatives helps them come alive instead of just names and dates on a sheet of paper.