Rauhallinen Farm Side Gardens


During my last week of vacation, the grandsons and I went to the County Courthouse and visited the Register of Deeds, to look up the history of our farm. We found that Otto and Sanna Riekko, of Finlander descent, bought my property in 1910 and built the farmhouse, in addition to a number of others on the property, in 1920. Mr. Riekko was born in Finland 1877 and came to the USA in late 1800's. He died in 1935 and the local newspaper at that time decribed him as an original pioneer in Ironwood Township.