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Joanne Williams
03-04-18, 19:39
My husband's maternal grandmother emigrated from Finland with her parents, and possibly a brother, to Monessen, PA in 1893. Her name was Jennie Susanna Kauppila, born 7 Feb 1886 • Ylistaro, Lansi-Suomen Laani, Finland. Her mother was Sanna Loviisa born 19 Jul 1866. Sanna's father may have been Samuel Koivisto but we are not sure of this.

Jennie's father was called Joe in old census documents from the US that we have found but may have been Jaako Kauppila. He was born in Finland in 1863. We are not sure if her parents were originally from Ylistaro or not.

Jennie seems to have had a brother who called himself George Jacobson after they emigrated, but we cannot find any evidence of his birth in Finland or in the US nor of his arrival in the USA although we know that he was here as we have a picture of him with his wife and the rest of the family taken around 1916.

If anyone can help with learning more about Jennie's family - parents, siblings, or otherwise, any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any assistance you might provide. Joanne Williamson

BessemerFinn
03-04-18, 23:07
the parents of Jenny Susanna were:

Josef Samuelsson Kauppila, born 23.3.1863, Teuva (http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/teuva/syntyneet_1855-1864_uk194/74.htm); shown here at Kauppila, in Teuva Communion Book, 1872-1880 (http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/teuva/rippikirja_1872-1880_mko159-181/357.htm); Josef Kauppila moved from Teuva to Ylistaro on 14.2.1881 (right page) (http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/teuva/muuttaneet_1821-1882_uk194-195/141.htm)

Susanna Lovisa Samuelsdr, born 15.7.1866, Kurikka (http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/kurikka/syntyneet_1851-1868_mko20-33/185.htm); shown here at Keski Koivisto in Kurikka Commnion Book, 1865-1871 (http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/kurikka/rippikirja_1865-1871_mko20-41/23.htm)

BessemerFinn
03-04-18, 23:24
Jenny Susanna had at least 3 siblings:

Verner Walfrid, born 4.7.1887; died 20.5.1889, Ylistaro

Josef ? Evert, born 6.3.1892; died 5.4.1893, Ylistaro

Juha Yrjö, born 31.3.1895, Ylistaro

BessemerFinn
03-04-18, 23:30
Institute of Migration Passport and Passenger Information: Yrjö Kauppila, born 1895

BessemerFinn
03-04-18, 23:38
1911 SS Campania Passenger List (line 19): Yrjö Kauppila, age 16, Last Permanent Residence, Ylistaro; Aunt Sofia Neminen, Wasa; final destination Monessen, PA; in Part 2, the name of the person in Monessen is difficult to read; but the last name is Kauppila and the address is 405 Reed Ave

BessemerFinn
03-04-18, 23:42
forgot to add that George is the English language equivalent of Yrjö...

BessemerFinn
03-04-18, 23:46
Yrjo Kauppila, born 31.3.1895, Ylistaro; Declaration of Intention; same address as on passenger list, 405 Reed Avenue, Monessen, PA

BessemerFinn
03-04-18, 23:58
according to Kurikka Communion Book, 1883-1892, Susanna Lovisa married Josef Kauppila on 29.11?.1884...she moved out of Kurikka (to Ylistaro) on 6.7.1885 (right page) (http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/kurikka/muuttaneet_1853-1885_uk92/84.htm)

BessemerFinn
04-04-18, 00:10
correction: Marriage Banns were published on 29.11.1884, Kurikka, for Jooseppi Samuelinpoika Kauppila from Ylistaro; and Susanna Lovisa Samuelintytär Keskikoivisto (link from SSHY members' site) http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut_eng/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=13769&pnum=3

BessemerFinn
04-04-18, 00:52
Juho Yrjö was born out of wedlock, 31.3.1895, Kaukola, Sorvari, Ylistaro; mother Sanna Lovisa Samuelsdr Kauppila, age 32; father not identified (link from SSHY members' site) http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut_eng/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=10281&pnum=287

BessemerFinn
04-04-18, 16:26
Yrjö Kauppila, WWI and WWII Draft Registration...apparently he changed his name to George Jacobsson between Jun 1917, the date on the WWI Draft Registration...and Jan 1920, the enumeration date for that part of the 1920 US Census...

BessemerFinn
04-04-18, 16:37
Yrjo Kauppila, age 21, of Monessen, PA, a Mill Worker; and Annie Nyyssonen?, age 21, of Monessen; married 13.3.1915, in Monessen, by Yrjo Joki, Finnish Lutheran Pastor

BessemerFinn
04-04-18, 17:19
there was an Anna Nyyssönen from Virtasalmi, who emigrated to Ashtabula, OH in 1913...

Joanne Williams
04-04-18, 19:55
Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for this helpful information! It's lovely to know more about "Uncle George" and there are some cousins that I know will be excited to learn more about him too! Joanne

BessemerFinn
05-04-18, 02:36
you're welcome Joanne...glad i could help... :)