Sanna Valpuri Aho

Female27 February 1863–3 April 1947

Brief Life History of Sanna Valpuri

When Sanna Valpuri Aho was born on 27 February 1863, in Lapua, Vaasa, Finland, her father, Gustaa Ahola, was 24 and her mother, Maria Israelsdr, was 22. She married Matti Jarvenpaa on 4 November 1883. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 3 April 1947, in Virginia, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood Township, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matti Jarvenpaa
Sanna Valpuri Aho
Marriage: 4 November 1883
Elizabeth Wilkins
Stillborn Santa
Aandes Kustaa Santa
Aline Marie Santa
Matt Santa
Hjalmar Holmes Santa
Ida Katerina Santa
Oscar Modeus Santa
Liisa Johanna Santa
Anna Sophia Santa
Oscar Mathew Santa

Sources (26)

  • Susanna Santa, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Susanna Santa, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
  • Susanna Santa in entry for Matt Santa, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1883
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Finnish peasants allowed to buy land.


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.


    Age 23

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Finnish Reino, Eino, Toivo, Wilho, Armas, Aarne, Aarre, Aatos, Arvi, Kaarin, Raili, Sulo. Scandinavian Alvar, Swen, Iver, Nels, Viljo.

    Finnish: from aho ‘glade, forest clearing’ (areas of woodland adjacent to farmhouses were cleared by slash-and-burn techniques to produce glades, which eventually became pastureland). The name is recorded in the Karelian Isthmus in eastern Finland from the 16th century. In northern Finland this was a popular ornamental surname, adopted especially among people converting from Swedish surnames to Finnish in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In North America, Aho may also be a shortened form of the cognate Ahonen .

    Assyrian/Chaldean: from a short form of the personal name Ahikar, name of ancient Assyrian origin, borne by a semi-legendary sage.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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