Sanna Valpuri Aho

27 February 1863–3 April 1947 (Age 84)
Lapua, Vaasa, Finland

The Life 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 5 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
1861–1927
Sanna Valpuri Aho
1863–1947
Marriage: 4 November 1883
Santa
1887–
Stillborn Santa
1888–1888
Aandes Kustaa Santa
1889–1954
Aline Marie Santa
1891–1971
Matt Santa
1893–1895
Hjalmar Holmes Santa
1895–1969
Ida Katerina Santa
1898–1968
Oscar Modeus Santa
1901–1907
Liisa Johanna Santa
1903–1999
Anna Sophia Santa
1906–1979
Oscar Mathew Santa
1909–1972

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 November 1883
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1838–1909Male

    Maria Israelsdr

    Female1840–1919Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1864

Age 1

Finnish peasants allowed to buy land.
1865

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1886

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Finnish: from aho ‘glade’, ‘forest clearing’. Areas of woodland adjacent to farmhouses were cleared by slash-andburn 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 it was a popular ornamental name, adopted especially among people converting from Swedish surnames to Finnish in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is now a so-called ‘protected’ name in Finland, meaning that it may not be adopted except through birthright or marriage. In the U.S. it may also be an abbreviation of Ahonen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Susan Santa in household of Matt Santa, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Susana Santa, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Susanna Santa in household of Matti Santa, "United States Census, 1910"

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