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The Founding of an American Family

The Founding of an American Family

Finnish immigrants Alfred and Sanna Maija (Pienimaa) Nynas arrived in the United States in 1900 and acquired 40 acres of land in Thomson Township in 1908.  They would build a farm on what today is the Nynas Road near its intersection with Jay Cooke Road.  They raised nine children on the farm (one daughter died prior to arrival here), including the five in this pastoral scene from 1910.  The children, from left, are Waino, Marta, John (with violin), Ludwig and Gustave.  One of the children born later, Emerth, would become the father of today’s Esko Historical Society president, Ken Nynas.  (Photo courtesy of Ken Nynas)      

Uploaded: Mon Jul 05, 2010 @ 08:52PM by Eva Lisa Nynas


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