I have been looking for Niemi's from Virginia Minnesota for over a year in another forum.
I was born a Niemi in Virginia in 1940. My father was Walter Henry Niemi, he was born in Cherry Minnesota on January 1, 1918 to Anna Elizabeth and Matthew Niemi.
My Mother is Margaret Trebilcock Niemi, still living in California.
I went to school in Virginia, first in West Virginia at the little school there, then on to Horace Mann on the south side through the 6th grade.I went then to Virginia Jr. High, and finished the 7th grade.
We moved to the San Francisco Bay area then, and I only visited Virginia after that.
There is so little information of my grandfather Matthew Niemi, who migrated to Minnesota directly from Finland.He came with some young male cousins...he and my Grandmother married about 1914....had Helen (1916) and Walter(1918).He was in a mine cave in Eveleth Minnesota, about 1921 or so....he went then with his injuries and a lung condition to Nopheming Sanitorium, and died about the age 29.
My Grandmother remarried later in 1934.She married my step grandfather Michael Leroy Comeau.She was Anna Elizabeth Ikola Niemi Comeau.
I dont have any info for you on a May Niemi....I dont remember having any Niemi relatives.Now that I think of it....hmmmmm....why?They may have been cousins many times removed, or maybe....they arent relatives at all.As my Grandfathers name originally would be Niemisto.....so many changed from another name to Niemi.
Let me know if you have found these Niemi's in any other forum....Id be interested to hear about your findings..