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22-02-17, 21:52

I am not quite sure how to put this together, but I am a soon to be 18-years-old from Finland who wants to know more about her relatives. I've been trying to do some research on my roots, but it's been pretty hard...
Anyways, my name is Iina Åby and I was born in Kokkola/Karleby, Finland, 1999. My father is Robert Åby (born 1969) and his mother was named Qunvor Maria Åby (born 1949, passed 1990). My great grandfather was named Toivo Åby (born 1915 passed 1977) and his parents were Jaakko Åby (born 1880, passed 1956) and Amanda Vilhelmina Åby Née. Lassila (Born 1883, passed unknown). That's pretty much what I know right now.
All I know is that some of my relatives moved to the US and then visited my dad when he was a little kid. I've always wondered if I have relatives in the US, even distant ones...
I don't know if this is gonna help me find my roots, but at least I am trying.

There was a post in here where a man asked about the last names 'Aby' and Keto, from Evijärvi. I tried messaging him a couple years back. But his post was from the year 2005, so as I figured I didn't get a response.

If some of you know someone or you yourself know something about my possible relatives please contact me via Private Message or answer to this post. I'd love to give as much info as I possibly can! :)

-Iina Åby

23-02-17, 05:51
might these folks be your great great grandparents?

Jakob, born 17.11.1880, Jokela, Evijärvi; parents Johan Jacob Johansson Åby and Edla: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/evijarvi/syntyneet_1869-1885_mko50-56/128.htm

Amanda Wilhelmina, born 15.6.1883, Jokela, Evijärvi; parents Jakob Jakobsson Lassila and Mina: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/evijarvi/syntyneet_1869-1885_mko50-56/161.htm

Evijärvi Communion Book, 1879-1889, Jokelan Kylä 3, Åby: Johan Jaako Juhonp. Åby, born 16.9.1857; wife Edla Jaakontr, born 24.6.1855; Emilia, born 5.2.1879; Jaako, born 17.11.1880; Hanna, born 19.12.1882; Alfred, born 7.3.1885

Evijärvi Communion Book, 1869-1878, Jokela 3, Åby (link from SSHY free site): http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/evijarvi/rippikirja_1869-1878_mko85-104/202.htm

Evijärvi Communion Book, 1879-1889, Jokelan Kylä 1, Lassila: Jaako Jaakonp. Lassila, born 11.10.1844; wife Wilhelmina Heikintr, born 13.9.1850; Hilma Sofia, born 10?.10.1870; Eda Maria, born 24.6.1872; Alma, born 5.9.1874, died 21.4.1884; Aleksi, born 8.2.1877; Hanna, born 19.4.1879, died 8.2.1880; Jaako, born 27.11.1880; died 6.4.1883; Amanda Wilhelmina, born 15.6.1883

Evijärvi Communion Book, 1869-1878, Jokela 1, Lassila (link from SSHY free site): http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/evijarvi/rippikirja_1869-1878_mko85-104/189.htm

23-02-17, 06:06
Institute of Migration Passport Information, Jakob Johan Jakobsson Åby, born 1880, Home Parish Evijärvi

Institute of Migration Passenger Information, Jaako Åby

1900 New York Passenger List (line 14): Jaako Aby, age 20, going to join friend Kalle Lassila, Manistique, Michigan

23-02-17, 06:20
Institute of Migration Passport and Passenger Information, Alfred Åby, born 1885

Institute of Migration Passport and Passenger Information, Hanna Åby, born 1882

23-02-17, 06:21
Institute of Migration Passport and Passenger Information, Edla Åby, born 1855

23-02-17, 06:35
1900 New York Passenger List (lines 20-21): Hanna Aby, Edla Aby; both going to New York, NY

1903 New York Passenger List (lines 12-13): Madi? Aby, Alfred Aby; both going to join friend Elijas Jacobson, Gogebic, Michigan

23-02-17, 14:13
oops...Matti Åby on the 1903 New York Passenger List...not Madi...

also, Emilia Juho Jaakontr, born 5.2.1879; died 1.2.1891, Jokelan Kylä 3, Åby, Evijärvi

23-02-17, 18:38
i should have attached more of this page from Evijärvi Communion Book, 1879-1889...because it shows that Johan Jaako Juhonp. Åby, born 16.9.1857; died in America, 19.9.1889

Johan Jakob Johansson Åby and Edla Jakobsdr Elgbacka, married 13.3.1878: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/evijarvi/vihityt_1869-1886_mko148-149/18.htm

23-02-17, 18:47
Edla, born 24.6.1855, Elgbacka, Evijärvi: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/evijarvi/syntyneet_1837-1868_mko41-49/145.htm

Shown here in Evijärvi Communion Book, 1869-1878, Sydänmaa 3, Elgbacka:

24-02-17, 20:23
The last communion marking shown for Johan Jaako Juhonp. Åby, born 16.9.1857, is 26.7.1885...so this could be him on the SS Romeo, which departed Göteborg, Sweden on 5.11.1886, destination Hull, England...his final destination was Grand Rapids...perhaps Grand Rapids, Michigan

The last communion marking shown for wife Edla, is 5.4.1891...there is also the notation "kotiin 99"...which I take to mean she returned home (to Finland) in 1899...

She may have traveled to America in 1891...but I cannot be certain that is her...

25-02-17, 17:08
Your great grandmother was Lea Maria Larsson, born 2.2.1917, Esse; her parents were Lars Hugo Larsson, born 16.1.1885, Esse (http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski/7synzq?en+0659+kastetut+11089) and Edla Maria Johansdr Snellman, born 25.11.1891, Källby, Pedersöre (http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski/7symwo?en+0399+kastetut+33995)

Esse Communion Book, 1877-1886, Ytteresse by 5, Lassfolk (from SSHY free site): http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/ahtava/rippikirja_1877-1886_mko88-99/67.htm

Pedersöre Communion Book, 1891-1900, Kållby7, Torp (extract attached)

Pedersöre Communion Book, 1871-1880, same farm (from SSHY free site): http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/pedersore/rippikirja_1871-1880_mko217-243/250.htm

Johan Erik Mattsson Snellman was married twice, first to Greta Lovisa Larsdr Strang, on 19.6.1870, Pedersöre (http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski/7symwo?en+0399+vihityt+4881)

Greta Lovisa died 4.6.1887, Kållby Torp: http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski/7symwo?en+0399+haudatut+24085

Edla Mattsdr Korp, born 25.9.1862, was the second wife of Johan Erik Mattsson Snellman...she was born in Karleby: http://en.www.digihakemisto.appspot.com/edit?kuid=8284478&kuvanumero=45&ay=2622394&sartun=315163.KA&atun=324342.KA&amnimeke=Kaarlelan+seurakunta&sarnimi=Syntyneiden+ja+kastettujen+luettelot&aynimi=Syntyneiden+ja+kastettujen+luettelot+1860-1875&ay2=122195

Johan Erik Mattsson Snellman and Edla Mattsdr Korp were married 24.8.1888, Karleby (extract attached)

28-02-17, 15:36
This might be Hanna, born 19.12.1882...

Walter Tissari, age 25, from Kangasniemi; and Johanna Åby, age 20, from Evijärvi; married 7.6.1902, New York (left page, 2nd entry)

01-03-17, 14:55
Walter, born 1.6.1877, Kangasniemi; parents Filip Tissari and Anna Manninen: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/kangasniemi/syntyneet_1874-1883_mko19-26/74.htm

Kangasniemi Preconfirmation Records, 1870-1877, Kauppila 7, Kaukola; children of Filip Mattsson Tissari and Anna Manninen, born 5.3.1840: http://en.www.digihakemisto.appspot.com/edit?kuid=40128415&kuvanumero=126&ay=839831&sartun=110388.KA&atun=223063.KA&amnimeke=Kangasniemen+seurakunnan+arkisto&sarnimi=Lastenkirjat&aynimi=Lastenkirjat+1870-1877+%28I+Ab%3A8%29&ay2=267030

Kangasniemi Communion Book, 1869-1877, same farm: Filip Mattsson Tissari, born 21.1.1845 (HisKi shows 27.1.1845); wife Anna Henriksdr Manninen, born 5.3.1840: http://en.www.digihakemisto.appspot.com/edit?kuid=40201489&kuvanumero=250&ay=839547&sartun=110377.KA&atun=223063.KA&amnimeke=Kangasniemen+seurakunnan+arkisto&sarnimi=P%C3%A4%C3%A4-+ja+rippikirjat&aynimi=P%C3%A4%C3%A4-+ja+rippikirjat+I+1869-1877+%28I+Aa%3A16%29&ay2=267070

Kangasniemi Communion Book, 1900-1909, extracts from pages at SSHY members' site attached: No. 113, Tissari, Walter (to America)

01-03-17, 15:18
US Social Security Applications and Claims Index and WWI Draft Registration, Walter Peterson, born 1.6.1877; wife Hanna

US Census records show 2 sons, Walter and Edward, both born in New York

Walter Peterson, Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137682586&ref=acom

Hanna Peterson, Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Peterson&GSiman=1&GScid=8394&GRid=137682593&

More to follow...

02-03-17, 16:42
1905 New York State Census; 1910, 1920 and 1940 US Census; Walter Peterson

02-03-17, 16:43
1930 US Census, Parts 1 and 2, Walter R Peterson

03-03-17, 01:08
Walter Peterson, born 1.6.1877; California Death Index and Headstone

Hanna Peterson, Headstone

03-03-17, 15:00
New York, New York City Births: Walter Peterson, born 4.3.1903, Manhattan, New York, New York; father Waltter Petterson, age 25, born Finland; mother Hannah Coby (sic), age 20, born Finland

WWI Draft Registration, dated 11.9.1918: Walter Peterson, born 4.3.1900 (sic), a Seaman; nearest relative Mrs. Hannah Peterson, 1631 Belvedere, Berkeley, California. The address is the same as that on the 1920 US Census for Walter Peterson, wife Hanna; sons Walter and Edward

Crew List for Star of Holland Crew, which departed Sidney, Australia and arrived San Francisco, California on 19.4.1919: Walter Roosevelt Peterson (#21)

1930 US Census, Alameda County, California (lines 23-25): Walter R Peterson, age 27, born New York, parents born Finland; a General Carpenter; wife Annette G, age 27, born Australia; daughter Jeanetta A, age 3 years and 3 months

03-03-17, 15:10
Passenger List for SS Makura, which sailed from Sidney, Australia on 28.11.1929; and arrived San Francisco, California, on 20.12.1929 (lines 3-4): Peterson, Anne G, age 28, born 14.10.1902, Sidney, Australia; daughter Jeanette A, born 7.12.1927, Berkley, California; address in US, 1021 Key Route Boulevard, Berkley (same address as on 1930 US Census)

1940 US Census, 1021 Key Route Boulevard, Alameda County, California (lines 29-31): Walter Peterson, wife Annette, daughter Jeanette

Walter Roosevelt Peterson, California Death Index; Mother's maiden name, Opi; father's surname, Peterson

Anne Grace Peterson, California Death Index and Social Security Death Index

03-03-17, 15:17
I attached the wrong New York, New York City Birth Record Index for Walter Peterson, born 4.3.1903, Manhattan...this one shows information for mother and father...

03-03-17, 17:38
Passenger List for SS Sonoma, which departed Sidney, Australia, 25.7.1923; and arrived San Francisco, CA, 23.8.1923, Part 1 (line 10): Martin, Anna G, age 22, single, jewel mfgr; British Citizen; last permanent residence, Sidney, Australia; nearest relative in country from whence came, mother, Mrs. Martin, 15 Riby St North, Sidney, N.S.W.; final destination San Francisco, California

Part 2 of passenger list (line 10): Passage paid by father; going to join friend Mrs. Peterson, 1631 Belvedeor Ave, Berkely; born in Sidney, Australia; 1631 Belvedere, Berkely, was the address shown for the family of Walter Peterson, wife Hanna, sons Walter and Edward; in the 1920 US Census; so Mrs. Peterson, referenced in the passenger list is most likely Hanna (Åby) Peterson

Anna G. Martin is most likely Anna Grace Peterson, born 14.10.1902, Sidney...who married the son Walter Peterson, born 1903...who traveled to Sidney with daughter Jeanette in 1929...and who died 29.5.1979, in Contra Costa, California...

05-03-17, 14:40
New York City, New York Birth Index: Charles Peterson, born 13.2.1905, Manhattan

1940 US Census, Berkley, Alameda, California (lines 65-67): Peterson, Edward, son-in-law, age 35, born New York, carpenter; wife Ann, age 30, born California; son Clinton, age 7, born California; Gordon Pursell is Ann's father (line 60)

Ancestry Family Group Sheet: Anna Josephine Pursell, born 14.5.1909, California

1920 US Census, Berkley, Alameda County, California (lines 14-20): Anna J Pursell, age 10; shown with parents and siblings

California Birth Index: Clinton Edward Peterson, born 2.5.1932

05-03-17, 14:45
California Death Index and Social Security Death Index: Edward Charles Peterson, born 13.2.1905, died 26.5.1982, Alameda (County, California

California Death Index and Social Security Death Index: Anna Josephine Peterson, born 14.5.1909, died 13.9.1995, Alameda (County), California

05-03-17, 14:53
1950 Berkley High School Year Book: Clinton Peterson

California Marriage Index: Clinton E Peterson, age 30; Elsa B Haglund, age 23; married 16.6.1962, Contra Costa, California

California Divorce Index: Elsie B Haglund, spouse Clinton E Peterson, divorced October 1969

California Birth Index: Elsie Belle Haglund, born 14.11.1938, Alameda County; mother's maiden name, Swanson

Ancestry Family Tree: Ethel Margaret Swanson Haglund, born 18.4.1910, California