Father John came to the United States in 1881 at the age of 19 & worked in Ironwood. He boarded with his sister & her husband, John Junells. Brita Nyman immigrated in 1887 & worked for the Junells as a maid. John & Brita were married 1892 in Ironwood & moved to Felch shortly afterward. They are the parents of 2 daughters & 3 sons: Ida, born in Ironwood; Selma, Theodore & Elvar were born in Felch Mountain & Edwin in Metropolitan.
Paddy, along with ideas from Ed Forsman, were the creators of "God's Acres" Potato Farm. Farmers around the Metropolitan area planted, harvested & shipped to Chicago & Detroit among other places. Average yield was 1200 bushels. More about this project can be found in the(Felch Centennial Book: 1878-1978).
Gerda Evelyn Blomquist Anderson (1909 - 1956)*
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Record added: Jan 20, 2014
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