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29-03-04, 17:36
My grandmother, Jenny Malvina Piispanen, emigrated on the SS Majestic from Saarijarvi in 1903. She came alone, she was 14 and had a note pinned to her coat giving an address in Ashtabula. I can't seem to track any Finnish ancestory, my mom swears that Jenny was from Kuopoo.

My grandfather, Urho Kauppila (1884-1959), emigrated with his mother, Lena in 1886. They came to Fairport Harbor to meet my great grandfather, Mattias who had been in the US since 1882. The family name was changed to Gustason at some point. My mom thinks that the family was fom Ylistaro.This is where another problem starts as there isn't any immigrant ship or passport info for the 1880s. I can't find any Kauppila Hiski records for the right time/location.

Does anyone have a suggestion for what to do next?

Jennifer Ripley
Tallahassee, FL

Kaj Granlund
31-03-04, 17:21

Suppose you have this from the passportslist at

Last name Piispanen
First names Jenny Malvina
Other names *
Birth date . .1889
Marital status 1
Religion Lut.
Occupation Itsell. tr
Home parish Saarijärvi
Province VAA
Passport date 13.07.1903
Passport number 2831
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by VAA
Remarks *
So I would contact Saarijärvi parish.

Addresses to the others mentioned:
Saarijärven ev.lut. seruakunta,
Urheilutie 5, FIN-43100 Saarijärvi
try this email marjaana.raitonen%40evl.fi

Ylistaron ev.lut seurakunta
Markinsalontie 2 b , 61400 YLISTARO
email: ylistaron.seurakunta%40evl.fi

Kuopion ev.lut serakunnat
PL 1064 , FIN- 70101 Kuopio
email: keskusrekisteri.kuopio%40evl.fi

June Pelo
31-03-04, 22:32
I found this site which deals with immigration records 1882 and thereafter.Immigration records (http://www.archives.ca/02/020202/0202020401_e.html)

If you go to http://www.google.com and type US immigration records 1882 in the search box you'll come up with more websites.