Finns in Dickey County


Here's a quick off-site link to the poem "Pilgrims of the Midnight Sun" written by Melba Hansen.


The Finns in America by Taru Spiegel is an excellent presentation with a bibliography giving the chronology of Finnish Immigration.

In Valley Township, Section1, there is a Finnish cemetery affiliated with the Finnish Lutheran Synod. The cemetery is small. All of the marked graves are listed below. But know that there are several sunken graves that are unmarked.

Youley, Esther Katarina
8-25-1932--2-26-1933

Youley, Frank Donald
10-25-1903--11-19-1923

Koivo, Arthur Edward
1917-1922

Youley, Leeroy Oscar Wm.
1902-1923

Ivari, Koivu Everett
1919-1921

Krapu, Ernest & Sanford
babies--1907--

Krapu, Lillis
Mar. 23, 1908--May 25, 1923

Krapu, Aili H.
1883-1964

Krapu, John E.
1883-1953

Krapu, Knut
1872-1946

Krapu, Anna M.
1876-1945

Krapu, Mamie M.
1917-1932

Thank you to Alison Ligman for contributing this information from Cemeteries of North Dakota; North Half of Dickey County, Vol. 18 compiled by the Red River Genealogical Society, pub. 1987.

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