Obit: Karye, Hannah [Raihala] (1876 - 1952)

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Surnames: Karye, Hadsell, Alajoki, Bjornstad


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 05/22/1952, Federal Census Reports and family records


Karye, Hannah (17 Jun 1876 - 15 May 1952)


Mrs. Hannah Margaret Karye, 75, former resident of this city (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.), passed away Thursday evening, May 15, 1952 at the home of her son,  Charles Karye, route 1, Ashland.


Funeral services were held at the Pascoe-Gildersleeve Chapel, Ashland, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17 and at Bethany Lutheran Church, Owen, at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Sam Kovala and Rev. Arvid Isaacs officiating.  Burial was made at Riverside Cemetery.


Serving as pallbearers were Matt Hautamki, Jack Winamaki, Arvid Finila, Ed Nevela, Henry Pertunen and Moses Makkinen.  Those in charge of floral offerings were Mrs. Pete Jensen, Mrs. Eino Bjorn, Mrs. Wm. Kangas and Audrey Jensen.


Mrs. Karye was born June 17, 1876 at Kalajoki, Finland, and came to Ludington, Mich. In 1899.  From there she moved to Negaunee, Mich., where she lived until 1912, at which time she and her family moved to a farm south of the city.  Here they resided on the farm now occupied by Walter Needham until 1947 when she moved to Owen, making her home with her son.  Her husband passed away in 1918.


She was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church.


Surviving are three sons, Sanfrid, Chicago, Frank, Owen and Charles, route 1, Ashland; three daughters, Alma (Mrs. Fred Hadsell), Waukegan, Ill., Esther (Mrs. George Alajoki), Melrose Park, Ill. and Elsie (Mrs. Arne Bjornstad), Owen, Wis.; nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


1930 Federal Census, Longwood, Clark, Wisconsin


Name: Hanna Karye 
Gender: Female
Age: 53
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Birthplace: Finland
Estimated Birth Year: 1877
Immigration Year: 1899
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Finland
Mother's Birthplace: Finland
Enumeration District Number: 22
Family Number: 15
Sheet Number and Letter: 1B
Line Number: 64
Household Gender Age
Hanna Karye F 53
Child: Frank Karye M 28
Child: Charles Karye M 26
Child: Elsie Karye F 15


1920 Federal Census, Clark, Wisconsin


Name: Hannah Carye
Estimated Birth Year: 1877
Age: 43
Birthplace: Finland
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Finland
Mother's Birthplace: Finland
Household Gender Age
Hannah Carye F 43y
Child Sanfred Carye M 19y (1901)
Child Frank Carye M 18y (1900)
Child Charles Carye M 16y (1904)
Child Alma Carye F 14y (1906)
Child Aili Carye F 7y (1913)
Child Elsie Carye F 5y (1915)




My great grandmother's surname was Karye (sometimes there is some variation on the spelling) and she was married to William. My grandmother Alma took on the last name of Hadsell. The daughter there listed (Esther Alajoki) was her last living daughter and died about a month ago at age 98 ½. I have some family information but of course there is always so much more I would like to know! Her husband died from the 1918 flu epidemic along with a Child: so she was left to run the farm and raise the children. Her eldest son Sam quit school to help her out.  Karen Magnuson Ormachea.




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