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Henrick Nikolai MARTILLA
Anna Eldiida KESTI
Husband:  Henrick Nikolai MARTTILA / Henry Nicholas MARTILLA
Birth:  13 Feb 1875, of Lapua, Vaasa, FIN
Death:  21 Mar 1921, presumably in Brown Co., SD
Occupation:  farmer
Immigrated to United States:  1881
Father:  Henrick / Henry MARTTILA
Mother:  Kaisa Kreeta / Catharina VIITALA
Marriage:
Wife:  Anna Eldiida / Elvira "Annie" KESTI
Birth:  24 Apr 1878, of Hailuota, FIN
Death:  10 Sep 1961, SD
Occupation:  homemaker
Immigrated to United States:  1885
Children born in Brown Co., SD:
1.  Hilda Josepina MARTILLA, b. 16 Jun 1898
2.  France / Francis / Frank Henry MARTILLA, b. 12 Nov 1899
3.  Maime / Mayme / Maymie / Mammie Elisabeth MARTTILA, a.k.a., Mamie Elizabeth MARTILLA, b. 27 Jul 1901
4.  Edwin Verner MARTILLA, b. 10 Mar 1903
5.  Arne William MARTILLA, b. 19 Jan 1905
6.  Ida Esther MARTILLA, b. 5 Mar 1906
7.  Melvin Johannes MARTILLA, b. 1 Mar 1911
8.  Lester Elbert MARTILLA, b. 21 Jul 1915

Some of the middle names given by secondary sources do not jibe with their middle initials in the censuses.  I don't know which is correct.

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FIN, FI, Finland, Finlândia; USA, US, United States, South Dakota

Sources:

1.  Interviews of Dale Arthur Matthiesen.

2.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

3.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 4):  Greenfield Twp., Brown Co., SD, Roll 1547, p. 201A, SN 4, SD 2, ED 48, enumerated 9 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 27 28
49 49 Marttila Henry Head W M Feb 1875 25 M 3     Finland Finland Finland 1881 19 Na Farmer 0 Y Y Y R F 50
             Annie Wife W F May 1878 22 M 3 2 2 Finland Finland Finland 1885 15       Y Y Y      
             Hilda Dau W F Jun 1898  1 S       South Dak Finland Finland                      
             France Son W M Nov 1899 6/12 S       South Dak Finland Finland                      

4.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 6):  Richland Twp., Brown Co., SD, Roll T624_1477, p. 150B, SN 2B, SD 1, ED 56, enumerated 21 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
25 28 Marttila Henry N Head M W 35 M1 12     Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn) 1879 N Eng farmer farm OA     Y Y   O Y Y 27
    ________ Annie E Wife F W 31 M1 12 6 6 Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn) 1883   Eng none         Y Y          
    ________ Hilda J Daughter F W 12 S       S Dakota Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn)     Eng           Y Y Y        
    ________ Frank H Son M W 10 S       S Dakota Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn)     Eng           Y Y Y        
    ________ Maymie E Daughter F W  8 S       S Dakota Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn)     Eng           Y Y Y        
    ________ Edwin Son M W  7 S       S Dakota Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn)     Eng           Y Y Y        
    ________ Arne Son M W  5 S       S Dakota Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn)     Eng           N N N        
    ________ Ida Ester Daughter F W  4 S       S Dakota Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn)     Eng           N N N        
    Pavarinta John Employee M W 22 S       Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn) Finland (Finn) 1905 N Finn farm laborer farm work W N 0 Y Y N        

5.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 6):  Richland Twp., Brown Co., SD, Roll T625_1715, p. 191A, SN 6A, SD 2, ED 51, enumerated 20-21-22 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 94 98 Martilla Henry Head O F M W 49 M 1882 Na 1900   Y Y Finland Finnish Finland Finnish Finland Finnish Y Farmer General farm Em 104
      ________ Anna Wife     F W 41 M 1883 Na 1885   Y Y Finland Finnish Finland Finnish Finland Finnish Y None      
      ________ Hilda J Daughter     F W 21 S         Y Y South Dakota   Finland Finnish Finland Finnish Y Housekeeper House W  
      ________ Frank H Son     M W 20 S       N Y Y South Dakota   Finland Finnish Finland Finnish Y Farm laborer Home farm W  
      ________ Mammie E Daughter     F W 18 S       N Y Y South Dakota   Finland Finnish Finland Finnish Y Teacher Public School W  
      ________ Edwin W Son     M W 16 S       N Y Y South Dakota   Finland Finnish Finland Finnish Y Farm laborer Home farm W  
      ________ Ida E Daughter     F W 13 S       N Y Y South Dakota   Finland Finnish Finland Finnish Y None      
      ________ Melvin J Son     M W  8 S       Y     South Dakota   Finland Finnish Finland Finnish   None      
      ________ Lester J Son     M W  4 S             South Dakota   Finland Finnish Finland Finnish   None      
      Leveit Hilda Boarder     F W 24 S         Y Y South Dakota   Norway Norwegian Norway Norwegian Y Teacher Public School W  

6.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 10):  Frederick Town, [Frederick Twp.,] Brown Co., SD, Roll 2219, p. 32A, SN 4A, ED 7-25, SD 3, enumerated 5 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30
80 81 Martilla Anna E Head O 2000 R N F W 51 Wd Y Y Finland Finland Finland Finnish 1926 Al Y Home Worker   W Y  
    ________ Arnie W Son         M W 25 S N Y South Dakota Finland Finland       Y Salesman Electric M? W Y N
    ________ Melvin J Son         M W 19 S Y Y South Dakota Finland Finland       Y None        
    ________ Lester C Son         M W 14 S Y Y South Dakota Finland Finland       Y None        
Listed four households from married son, Edwin J. MARTILLA (æ 27, b. SD).

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

8.  According to the USGS Geographic Names Information System, there is a "Martilla School" in Brown Co., SD.

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