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Pastor Rudolph "Rudy" Kemppanen Interview Transcript

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  • 2012-01-19


Pastor Kemppanen discusses his Finnish background; his grandparents’ migration to the United States; their farm (located in Salo, MI); the Finnish community in the Upper Peninsula; mining; the Quincy mine; life growing up on his family’s farm; the process of milking cows; how he became interested in the ministry; his schooling at Hancock High School and Suomi College; his knowledge of the Finnish language; his seminary studies; the different branches of the Lutheran Church; the LCA (Lutheran Church in America); the Lutheran Church in the Upper Peninsula; his career; doing church services in Finnish; the Finnish culture; Finnish Christmas celebrations; Finnish traditions; Finnish socialists; the Toomies publishing company; Finnish communists; Finnish newspapers; preparing sermons; and the Finnish ethnic community. Interviewed by Russell M. Magnaghi

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