Antti "Andrew" Hernesniemi

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Andrew Hernes (Hernesniemi)

Swedish: Anders Mattsson Hernes (Hernesniemi), Finnish: Antti Matinpoika Hernes (Hernesniemi)
Also Known As: "Andrew Hernes", "Antti Hernes", "Andrew Hernesniemi"
Birthplace: Lappajärvi, Finland
Death: June 08, 1936 (63)
Lawrence, South Dakota, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Matti Hernesniemi and Anna Antintytär Pitkäsalo
Husband of Elizabeth Hernes
Father of William Hernes; Olga Maria Severe; Hilda Elisabeth Bovey; Martha Adele Wagner; Walter Henry Hernes and 3 others
Brother of Liisa Matintytär Hernesniemi; Anna Matintytär Hernesniemi; Matti Matinpoika Hernesniemi; Johannes Matinpoika Hernesniemi; Erkki Matinpoika Hernesniemi and 2 others

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About Antti "Andrew" Hernesniemi

  • Lappajärvi > syntyneet, 1867-1885 > 111: 1873
  • June 7, 1873 - June 8, 1938
  • Lead Daily Call newspaper, June 9, 1938 - "Andrew Hernes, 65, a resident of Lead since 1910 and a member of the Homestake Veterans association, died at the family home at 403 East Summit street at 6:20 o'clock yesterday afternoon, following an illness which began last November. Mr. Hernes is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hernes; four sons, William of Chicago, and Walter, Eino and Raymond, of Lead; four daughters, Mrs. W.K. Wagner, of Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. James N. Roberts, of Deadwood, and Mrs. Earl Severe and Miss Hilda Hernes, of Lead. Three grandchildren also survive. The deceased was born in Finland on June 7, 1873. He came to the U.S. in 1894, settling in Calumet, Mich. There he was married on Aug. 15, to Miss Elizabeth Ketelinmaki. The family moved to Lead ten years later, and have made their home here since. Mr. Hernes worked for the Homestake mine for 20 years, and for the past ten years had been a watchman. Besides the Homestake Veterans association he is a member of the North Dakota A.O.U.W. lodge. The family is awaiting word from absent relatives before making funeral arrangements, which will be announced later."
  • South Lead Cemetery records note that he was born in Finland; died of pulmonary TB on "6-28-1938;" mortuary - Rounsevell.
  • Rounsevell Mortuary records of Lead state that he died at 403 E. Summit in Lead on June 8, 1938; miner at Homestake Mining Company in Lead; Finnish Lutheran; both parents born in Finland; husband of Elizabeth Hernes; resident of South Dakota for 28 years; funeral on June 12, 1938. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FILE #182751 [All the above was provided by Don Toms - THANK YOU SO MUCH!]
  • On the 1900 census in Osceola Township, Houghton County, MI, it lists Andrew living with the Leviski family, along with several other boarders. The head of the household and his wife, Henri and Kali, are both b in Finland, as are all of the boarders. Andrew is 23 and born 3/1876 (which is incorrect), he and his parents were b in Finland, single, he immigrated in 1895 and is working as a trammer in the copper mine.
  • On the 1910 census at 35 Hubbel Street in Allouez, Keweenaw County, MI, he's living with the Maki family, a servant and several other boarders. Interestingly, Maki is also a shortened version of his future wife's last name, though I'm not sure if this family is related (I have a strong suspicion they are). Listed are: Erik Maki (42, he and parents b in Finland, his native tongue is English, married once before, currently married to Elsa for 9 years, immigrated in 1886, naturalized, job: retail liquor dealer); his wife Elsa (27, she and parents b in Finland, married once before, she had 4 kids but only 3 living in 1910, immigrated in 1900 and is naturalized); and their kids Barney (8), Sophia (7) and Mary (11 months) - all b in MI. Also listed are ser vant Katie Hilliman (23, single, b in Finland, immigrated 1907); and boarders Charles Meiova (24, single) and Gustav Mattson (35, single) both b in Finland and working as miners at the copper mine; Andrew Hernesniemi (35, single, job: trammer at copper mine); and two bartenders from the saloon - Louis Peterson (26, single, b in Sweden) and Henry Oller (30, single, b in Norway).
  • Andrew (nor Lizzie) were listed as not able to read or write as of the 1920 census, but as of the 1925 SD state census and the 1930 federal census, it lists they can read. However, Andrew was listed on the 1900 census as being able to do both. Lizzie only had up to a 4th grade education. Andrew was naturalized as a citizen in 1919.
  • On South Dakota's 1925 census, it lists Andrew's marriage year as 1900.
  • There are Hernesniemi family listings in Calumet, MI that are probably related.
    • *His given name is Hernesniemi, but he shortened it at some point. 1900/1920/1930 census says Hernes, 1910 census and naturalization says Hernesniemi.

Family Members Spouse Photo Elizabeth Ketelimaki Hernes 1873–1954

Children Hjalmer Matthias Hernes 1901–1902

Photo William A. Hernes 1903–1966

Olga Maria Hernes Severe 1904–1983

Hilda Elizabeth Hernes Bovey 1906–1995

Photo Martha Adela Hernes Wagner 1908–1985

Photo Walter Henry Hernes 1909–1988

Photo Eino Matt Hernes 1911–1975

Photo Anna Esther Hernes Roberts 1913–1978

Photo Raymond J Hernes 1916–1963

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Antti "Andrew" Hernesniemi's Timeline

June 7, 1873
Lappajärvi, Finland
February 28, 1903
Michigan, United States
August 25, 1904
Houghton, Michigan, United States
June 22, 1906
Houghton, Michigan, United States
January 14, 1908
Hougton, Michigan, United States
December 2, 1909
Michigan, United States
July 22, 1911
Lawrence, South Dakota, United States
October 20, 1913
Lawrence, South Dakota, United States
June 8, 1936
Age 63
Lawrence, South Dakota, United States