Obit: Niemi, Laura M. (1878 - 1951)

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Surnames: Niemi, Frazier, Langford, Fisher

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/07/1951

Niemi, Laura M. (24 JAN 1878 - 31 MAY 1951)

Funeral services were held June 2 at two o’clock from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at Longwood for Mrs. Laura Mary Niemi who passed away at a hospital in Waukegan, Ill., on the 31st of May 1951. The Rev. T. M. Nelson officiated at the final rites and burial was made in the family lot of the church cemetery.

Laura Mary Niemi was born in Finland on Jan. 24, 1878, and came to this country in 1895. She was united in marriage to Michael Niemi on Oct. 14th, 1899. To this union was born eight children, five sons and three daughters. The sons are Richard of Chicago; Albert of Lake Forest, Ill.; William of Owen; John of Lake Bluff, Ill.; and Theodore of Deerfield. The daughters are Mrs. Clifford (Amy) Frazier, Wilmette, Ill.; Mrs. Ila Langford, Oak Park, Ill.; and Mrs. Curtiss (Anne) Fisher of Lake Beulah.

She is survived by her husband, Michael, her eight children, 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers, Richard of Waukegan, Ill., and Jack of Finland, and a host of friends.

Bio: Niemi, Laura M. (1878 - 1951)

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----Source: Clark Co., Wisconsin published biographies

The Michael Niemi Family, Longwood Township

After coming to this country in 1895, Mrs. Michael Niemi and six children returned to her native Finland in 1909 to reside on a farm which Mr. Niemi had purchased during a three-month visit to Finland in 1906. Mr. Niemi expressed his doubtfulness as to their contentment in Finland as a future home. Eventually it was proven that he was correct as the children were dissatisfied as they had become accustomed to the luxuries in America. After writing her husband and obtaining the power of attorney to dispose of their holdings in Finland, he and her children bid her native Finland farewell in 1910 to return to America. In May of 1911, they settled on a farm in this community where she has since resided until her death at the age of 73.



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