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Petter Arvid Patron ,Emigrant no: 1, born 1869-03-03 in Koivukylä village Hietaniemi parish, Torne River Sweden d. 1945-04-06 in Ishpeming Michigan USA
Petter Arvid was born as the 3rd child to Johan Petter Patron and Helena Christina Patron. The other children were Karl Johan, Isak Wilhelm and Maria. In 1890, Karl Johan had married and moved to Korpilombolo/Jukkasjärvi. Isak Wilhelm had emigrated to Franklin 1881. It seems that Petter Arvid also emigrated to Minnesota.
Peter married Hilma Modig from Armasjärvi 1890, in Beaver Falls, probably he was in touch with his brother , Isak Wilhelm who moved to Champion 1895 and from there to Brocket North Dakota 1896.
Peter and Hilma moved to Champion 1891-1892. Peter worked in the mines. An injury prevented him from further working in the mine and he become an orderly at the mine hospital, The whole family supported this venture. His wife Hilma cooked the meels and the children helped to distribute the food to patients.
Peter worked many years
with the famous Dr. Van Riper. Van Riper's son has written a book with the
title "My father , Doctor Van", published 1982 by Marquette County
Historical Society Library, Michigan 49855. The book gives a good historical
view of champion 1890-1917. Van Riper was at first assistant to Dr. Beech.
Peter Patron and Hilma Patron (Modig) got 6 children:
Samfrid Bruno, Julia Dagmar, Helen Margaret, Lempi (Linda) Jean, Theodore Arvid and John Rudolf.
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Source by: Descendants to Peter in USA and Herbert Wirlöf
Latest revised date 2009-01-28