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Joanne Williams
03-04-18, 19:43
I am so excited to have found this forum and since I am new I hope that I am using it correctly. Please let me know if I am doing something wrong.

My husband's maternal grandparents were both born in Finland and we are trying to find more information about his Finnish ancestors. Searching online and through Ancestry has not turned up much useful information. I will post what we know and hope that someone can help us learn more.

His grandfather, Juho Iisakinpoika Huhta or Huntamaa, was born 31 Jul 1879 • Ilmajoki, Lansi-Suomen Laani, Finland. He emigrated to Monessen, PA in 1899. We believe that Juho's father was Issakki Huhtamaa born 14 Dec, 1842 in Ilmajoki and died there in 1920 and that Juho's mother was Maria Jaakontr Hakala born in 1839 and died in 1915 in Ilmajoki.

We would love to verify if this is accurate AND to learn more about their families. We believe that Juho had siblings that also emigrated and believe that one of them may have been Jacob (Jaakko) Iisakinpoika Huhta born 23 Jan 1874 Ilmajoki, Lansi-Suomen Laani, Finland and that he emigrated to Ashtabula, Ohio. Is this accurate, and were there other brothers and sisters who either emigrated or stayed in Finland?

Any help with this search is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your assistance. Joanne Williamson

Jaska Sarell
03-04-18, 22:09
Juho's birth: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/ilmajoki/syntyneet_1870-1885_mko34-46/220.htm
Jaakko's birth: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/ilmajoki/syntyneet_1870-1885_mko34-46/94.htm
Matti's birth: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/ilmajoki/syntyneet_1851-1870_ik416-417/291.htm
Family in communion book 1878-1887: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/ilmajoki/rippikirja_1878-1887_mko124-168/592.htm
Family in communion book 1868-1877: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/ilmajoki/rippikirja_1868-1877_mko87-123/820.htm
Family in communion book 1858-1867: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/ilmajoki/rippikirja_1863-1868_mko56-86/816.htm

Father's birth in HisKi: http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski?en+t1865712
Mother's birth in HisKi: http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski?en+t1865059

You may search more at http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/index_eng.htm with the help of HisKi database http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski?en
For members of the SSHY/FFHA also later data is available.
I checked the communion book 1889-1898 (member page (http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut_eng/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=7718&pnum=895)). It mentions that Jaakko left for America in 1891 (date unclear), and also older brother Matti b. 22 Aug 1865. Matti married Susanna Mäenpää b. 6 Sep 1867, who didn't follow him during this book. No later communion books available yet.

:) Jaska

Joanne Williams
03-04-18, 22:45
Thank you so much for your swift response. I will check these out immediately!