Confirmation Records for the Finnish Lutheran Church, Savo Township, Dakota Territory


Confirmation Records for the Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church, Savo Township, Dakota Territory. The church was built 1884 and restored 1972-1973. Records are from the Dedication Brochure of May 28, 1973.

Typed by Jim Himanga, Houston Texas.

March 25, 1886
Instructors were Rev. N. P. Starkka, Rev. Carl Daniels and Henry Nikkila
Carl Joseph Peldo
Paul Alexander Ritola
August Ritola
John Jacob Merta-Buro
Hilma Himanga
Aatofina Merta-Buro
Brita Lisa Laho
Peter Herman Wanttaja
Henry William Poykko
Albert Koskiniemi
Maria Karolina Yrjon-Heikki
Emelia Pietila
Ida Alexandra Poykko
March 26, 1887
John Wuolu
Kaisa Maria Laho
Susanna Christina Mukkala
Greta Liisa Wanttaja
Kaisa Gustava Pelto
March 28, 1889
Johan Herman Boussu (Boss)
Sakris Forsti
Eli Johan Merta-Buro
Christian Walter Kuoppala
Henry Wuolu
Maria Johanna Laarson
Maria Starkka
Emma Elizabeth Laho
Anna Aliina Poykko
Edward Westola (West)
March 30, 1891
Confirmed by N. P. Starkka
Johan Henrik Nikkila
Matias Arvid Poykko
Johan Henrik Kuoppala
Johan Nathan Sikainen
Kalle Simon Wuolu
Johan Peter Wanttaja
Henrik Sikainen
Aina Onnia Aksina Poykko
March 27, 1892
Confirmed by N. P. Starkka
Brita Fredricka Peldo
Jenny Alwina Forster
Johan Edward Nikkila
Axel Herman Nikkila
Emelija Hendrika Larsson
March 26, 1894
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka
Carl Oskar Bousu
Johan Hjalmar Daniels
Mattias Himanga
Uno Leopold Korpua
Frans Wilhelm Wanttaja
Hilda Katrina Nikkila
Jemina Theresia Sikanien
March 17, 1895
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka
Waldemar Nikkila
Johan August Waist
Emel Liimatta
Herman Liimatta
August Bousu
Kristian Nikkila
Wilhelm Peldo
Oskar Wileni
Henrik Kyllonen
Albert Westola
Sakari Pelikka
Maria Evelina Martinson
Selma Hilda Waist
Clara Liimatta
Eugenia Daniels
Anna Olivia Laho
Anna Karolina Tervo
Anna Matilda Larson
Hilda Johanna Naatus
Anna Sophia Wirolu
Maria Katirina Westola
June 24, 1896
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka
Emil Edward Wanttaja
Tuomas Eli Poykko
Johan Wirkkunen
Matt Taiwal
Hilmar Edwin Holmstrom
Gideon Aksel Daniels
Gustaf Arthur Mertala
Ida Karolina Kuoppala
Hilda Maria Poykko
Hilda Elizabeth Boussu
Emmi Mary Oikemus
March 12, 1898
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka
Johan Hjalmar Korpua
Sakari Waldemar Wanttaja
Johan Frederick Holmstrom
Johan Leonard Laho
Isak Hjalmar Peldo
Nils Levi Peldo
Carl August Iljana
Aksel William Kyllonen
Hilda Alina Maria Hokana
Elizabeth Nikkila
Anna Miriam Martinson
Hilma Forster
Maria Alina Waist
Fannie Sophia Waist
Emma Elvira Kuoppala
Hilma Maria Kuoppala
Hilma Poykko
Maria Gustava Wanttaja
Hilda Sophia Wiitala
Hilma Erickson
March 18, 1900
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka
Jacob Parviainen
Walter Abiel Daniels
Nikolai Wileni
Nikalai Westola (West)
Johan Edward Hokana
Leewi Nikkila
Wilhelm Naatus
Johan Jalmar Pietila
Antti Jacobson
Jenny Josefina Erickson
Alma Eugenia Pietila
Maria Selina West
Luvisa Wuolu
Wendla Miriam Laho
Alina Lydia Kyllonen
Elizabeth Larson
Hilma Sophia Walimaa
March 23, 1902
Confirmed by N. P. Starkka
Richard Korpua
Aate Abner Waisanen (Weiste)
Josua Walter Laho
Frans William Wirkkunen
Carl Johan Westola (West)
Johan Emel Impola
Mattias Arvid Merta-Buro
Otto Iljana
Antti William Typpo
Johan Abram Forster
Hilda Daniels
Hilma Aurora Wiitala
Ida Starkka
Hilda Wilhelmina Erickson
Johan August Reiso
Johan Peter Wattula
Kalle Walimaa
Ruusa Pietila
Hanna Erika Forster
Ida Fredrika Maunu
Olga Maria Peldo
Hilma Elizabeth Wattula
Aili Maria Naatus
Senia Maria Korpua
Kaisa Erickson
Hillia Sophia Wirkkunen
Hilda Josephine Martinson
July 4, 1904
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka
Wili Wiherianinen
Oskar Forster
August Rosendahl
Aksel August Maunu
Jacob Naatus
Erkki Abiel Starkka
Eli E. Jumisko
Kalle Oscar West
Carl William Hokana
Joseph Liimatta
Edward Moilanen
Lydia Luukkonen
Olga Natalia Korpua
Elizabeth Martinson
Jenny Selma Kuoppala
Josephina Liimatta
Anieliika Selvala
Hilda Kopua
Kaisa Maria Kyllonen
Selma Eugenia Hokana
Amanda Iljana
Ida Maria Moilanen
Ida Elizabeth West
Emma Elizabeth Poykko
Jenny Elvira Waist
June 24, 1906
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka
Otto Wirkkunen
Gideon Liimatta
Mikhail Emil Hokana
Arthur Arvid Impola
Walter Jalmer Kyllonen
Lempi Erikson
Hilda Starkka
Anna Selvala
Lilli Pietila
Ida Jumisko
Emma Wanttaja
Maria Pesio
Hilma Tuoppala
June 28, 1908
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka
Walter Martinson Emil Maunu
William Staudinger
Victor Staudinger
Walter Ylitalo
Jalmer Ylitalo
Edward Liimatta
Walter Johnson
Jonathan Daniels
Jacob Wuolu
Richard Boussu
Anna Erikson
Emma West
Anna Iljana
Hilda Iljana
Hilda Jacobson
Linda Jumisko
Evelina Hanhela
Aina Hanhela
June 24, 1910
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka and Rev. Carl Daniels
Steen Arthur Staudinger
Arthur Starkka
Arvid Abiel Wanttaja
Jonathan Martinson
John Maunu
Levi West
Arvid Johnson
Toiva Wattula
Albert Aronson
Emil Kyllonen
Jenny Ylitalo
Maria Serafina Oikemus (Sakkrison)
Hilia Raisanen
Anna Olivia Abramson
Richard Harju
Edward Weist
Hanna Miriam Daniels
Olga Hokana
Maria Liimatta
Hilda Selina Jumisko
Lempi Pesio
Lydia Pesio
Amalia Kivi Waino
Selma Kyllonen
Flora Elizabeth Abramson
Ida Hanhela
Betty Aho
June 9, 1912
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka and Rev. Carl Daniels
Emil Abram West
Jalmer Antwin Raisanen
Benjamin Elvin Pesio
Waino William Lainen
Levi Maunu
Arthur Weiste
Edward Martinson
Benjamin Naatus
Arthur Hokana
Jalmer Paivarinta
Kathryn Kangas
Minda Jumisko
Lempi Lainen
Miriam Jacobson
Elizabeth Hanhela
Hilia Wattula
Edla West
June 24, 1914
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka and Rev. Carl Daniels
Eino Jacobson
Peter Kyllonen
Steen Wallio
Eino Lainen
William West
Arthur Johnson
Herman Kyllonen
Benjamin Daniels
Nikolai Daniels
Clemens Korpua
Yrjo Wattula
Ribert Wiitala
Toivo Arvid Hokana
Benhardt Ylitalo
Edward B. Maunu
Solomon Lahti
Miriam Johnson
Edna Pesio
Edla Hanhela
Hilda Buro
Helen Eliason
Ina Hill
Helmi Helen Jukuri
Hillia Jumisko
Mina Waino
July 4, 1916
Confirmed by Rev. N. P. Starkka and Rev. Carl Daniels
Fred West
William West
Arthur West
John West
Elmer Weiste
Edna West
Theodore Jacobson
Eino Maunu
Arvo Maunu
Lempi Rosendahl
Aili Raisanen
Nina Martinson
Mamie Harju
Ester Hokana
Aili Haapala
Nina Weiste
Mamie Lainen
Ernest West
Mamie Ylitalo
June 1, 1919
Confirmed by Rev. Israel Hagel
Edwin Elmer Johnson
Arvo Oscar Jacobson
Isaac West
Frans Edwin Lainen
Walter West
Leino Poykko
Walter Benhart Jumisko
Kalle Anshelm Jumisko
John Hendrik Wallio
John Arthur Haapala
Mattias Leonard Maunu
Heimo Victor Rosendahl
Erick William Poyhanen
Lillian Miriam Liimatta
Nina Selina Poykko
Katie Ellen Buro
Helen Lempi Alatalo
Millie Mamie Hokana
Anna Aurora Ylitalo
Eva Eugenia West
Nina Maria Boussu
Hilda Eda Wallio
Lisi Eriga Eliason
July 3, 1921
Confirmed by Rev. Israel Hagel
Waino Richard Hendrickson
Benjamin West
Victor Nikolai Wanttaja
Albert Anselm Wanttaja
August Nestor Kyllonen
Fred Edwin Liimatta
William Edwin Koskela
Leo Evalt Wanttaja
Theodore Edward Pikkarainen
Theodore William Melartine
Elsie Altai Pikkarainen
Sigret Viola Koskela
Anna Esther West
Katie Ellen Poykko
Wendla Maria Haapala
Hanna Elenora Wallio
Lydia Johanna Hegen
June 17, 1923
Instructors were Rev. N. P. Starkka, Johan Humola
Delbert Maunu
Arthur Koskela
Arne Raisanen
Fred Jumisko
Esther Haapala
Nelma Holmstrom
Edna Kyllonen
Lempi W. Wanttaja
Amanda Boss
Dagmar Peldo
Martha Korpi
Edna Jumisko
Alice Liimatta
Martha Anderson
Sikre Hendrickson
Nina Ylitalo
Florence Alatalo
June 24, 1925
Confirmed by Rev. John Ylen (river Country)
Leona Jacobson
Teckla Jacobson
Helen Lainen
Hilda West
Millie West
Hilda Liimatta
Nina Liimatta
Ludwig Maunu
Hilda Wattula
Sadie Wattula
Howard West
Sadie Peldo
Elma Wanttie
Lillian Wanttie
Lulu Hill
Edwin Hill
Mary Anderson
Eino Buro
Pearl Buro
Aino Holmstrom
Hilda Pikkerinen
Arthur West
Nettie West
Eino Hoikkala
Eino Hendrickson
Tyyne Marsula
Nina Salstrom
Lillian Erickson
Lillian Haapala
Eino Holmstrom
Note: This is not a complete list of the 1925 confirmants. There were 33 in all. Further records of confirmants are not available.