Thursday, January 12, 2012

Photo Number 765

This is a photo from the antique shop in Perham Minnesota.
Kust Ojala perham
The photographer was O. E. Moilan, he was in Virginia Minn in 1906.
Kust Ojala back perham antiques
Kusti Ojala something something Minn

In the Center:  Gutsogale Tsorgale= 26 ( circled)

New York Mills Minn

At the bottom it says : Kust Ojala

Someone once told me that many times old photos were marked with crosses above the people who were deceased.   I am not sure if that is correct or not..I suppose it is a possibility.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Update from Iggy:
 Kust Ojala married Elsa Tuomaala

They had a daughter named Hilma.

Per relatives this is not the Kust or Gust or Gus that married Elsa.

Find A Grave shows a "Gust Ojala" Birth: Nov. 2, 1880 
Death: Nov. 25, 1913 
Prairie Cemetery 
New York Mills
Otter Tail County
Minnesota, USA



Update:
This photo was mailed to Tricia a cousin in Wisconsin on March 06, 2012


This photo went Full Circle 49 on March 19 2012

8 comments:

  1. I'm sure the man is dead (now).

    Seriously, Ojala is a Finnish name. I see a Kust Ojala married to Elsa Tuomaala and an Elsa Ojala that died in Wadena, MN on 28 Jun 1915.

    They had a daughter named Hilma.

    Waldena is close to New York Mills, MN.

    Find A Grave shows a "Gust Ojala" Birth: Nov. 2, 1880
    Death: Nov. 25, 1913
    Prairie Cemetery
    New York Mills
    Otter Tail County
    Minnesota, USA

    There are records for about 30 other Ojala's buried in New York Mills, MN.

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  2. Oh ya, I figured it was one of those strong Finnish names! Thanks Iggy:)

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  3. Interesting info obtained from the penciling on the back.

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  4. This is my Great-uncles son! Do you have any more Ojala photos??

    Tricia

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  5. He was born in Finland in 1880 and his family came to the states within the next 2 years. The only other thing I know about him from family stories is that he was a big man and went to 'Dakota' to harvest. He went to a saloon one night and drank himself sick. He never recovered, and he died at 33 years old. I don't think he ever married, but I am still sorting out the family tree. Who knows what I'll find! :)

    Thank you so much Connie!

    Tricia

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  6. He died at tha age of 33. Looks like the find-a-grave record is him.

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  7. Interestingly, my grandfather marked all the people in his scrapbooks who had died with a star. His photos are from 1913-1920.

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