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07-01-05, 01:19
SFHS office received this query by snailmail:
Looking for descendents of the following:
Petter Henriksson (or Nyman or Hendrickson) born 4.14.1837 Pedersöre, to Helsingfors, then nothing. Did he go to US?

Felix Henriksson born 5.11.1858 Pedersö Died 1920 in Alabaster Mich. [ I discovered his name on Talko with wife's name. Syrene]

Johan Victor Andersson Turnquist, born 10.18.1870 Edsevö, died 26.8.1935 in Conover Wisc to America 1888

Herman Johansson Gunnila born 12.20.1869 Bennäs. to Syd Afrika, then ???

Gustaf Alexander Johansson Gunnila born 9.30.1874. Bennäs. to America 3.16.1898

Anders Johansson Gunnila born 11.6.1876, Bennäs, to America 1904

Johan(nes) Fredriksson (Lars Gustaf Tarvos) born 7.7.1869 Kråknäs. To Canada 1886.

Niklas Fredriksson born 9.26.1862, Kråknäs to America 1881

Anders Alfred Fredriksson born 1.10.1872 Östensö to America in 1894

Anders August Jakobsson, or Tarvos or Fredriksson, born 10.21.1885 Östensö. to America 1905.

I'll be happy to mail any information you have on to Margareta Fransén in Jakobstad, Finland.

12-01-05, 04:34
Hi Syrene,
One possible so far:

1930 census
Gustaf Johanson
Ella Johanson
Moss Point, Jackson, MS
born abt 1874 in Finland
son Linwood, 17
dau Alma, 13

Immigration year shows 1900, though.

This was the closest match.

12-01-05, 04:45
1930 census:
Name: Gust Jacobson
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Matilda Jacobson
Race: White
Home in 1930: Crystal Falls, Iron, Michigan

along with:
Matilda, wife, 45 immigrated 1906
Catherine Niemi, stepdaughter, 19, b.MI
Reino Jacobson, son, 14, b.MI
John Niemi, stepgrandson, 1/12, b.MI

Gust's immigration year is 1905.

Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Crystal Falls, Iron, Michigan; Roll: 994; Page: ; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 617.0.

12-01-05, 04:54
1920 Census
Name: John v Turnquist
Age: 49 years
Estimated birth year: 1870
Birthplace: Finland
Race: White
Home in 1920: Bessemer, Gogebic, Michigan
Roll: T625_767
Page: 10B
ED: 93
Image: 0136

Too much to type so here's the image. Immigration year is 1888

12-01-05, 05:09
Closest I could find

1910 Census
Name: Nicholas Fredrickson
Age in 1910: 47
Estimated birth year: 1862
Home in 1910: OAKLAND TWP, ALAMEDA, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Series: T624
Roll: 72
Part: 3
Page: 205A
Year: 1910

Immigration year listed as 1885

12-01-05, 05:12
Thanks, Kevin.
We'll send this to the inquirer, and let her sort through the material. You must have eaten your wheaties this morning!

12-01-05, 05:13
Closest in 1910

Name: Andrew Frederickson
Age in 1910: 38
Estimated birth year: 1871
Home in 1910: 5-WD SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, Utah
Race: White
Gender: Male
Series: T624
Roll: 1607
Part: 2
Page: 227A
Year: 1910

Immigrated in 1895

12-01-05, 05:18
1910 Census. This was the only one born in Finland. Immigration year is blank. ?? Listed as a lodger.

Name: Andrew Jacobson
Age in 1910: 24
Estimated birth year: 1885
Home in 1910: 5-WD MINNEAPOLIS, HENNEPIN, Minnesota
Race: White
Gender: Male
Series: T624
Roll: 702
Part: 1
Page: 280B
Year: 1910

12-01-05, 05:28
Originally posted by syrene
You must have eaten your wheaties this morning!

Ha Ha! :)

Just trying to be useful. ;)

June Pelo
12-01-05, 18:40

I have him and his wife in my database. He was married to Edla Andersdotter Nabbala, b. 1863 in Karleby, to US 1884. Felix came in 1876 and they married 1877 in Alabaster, Michigan. I show they had a son Henry Amos Gabriel Henriksson, b. 9 Jun 1898 in Alabaster. I'm almost positive that my aunt and uncle knew them - they also lived in Alabaster and the place was so small that everyone knew everyone, especially since there were so many people from Finland living there. The US Gypsum Co. had a mine there and many residents worked there. That's all the info. I have about this family - and sadly, everyone who might have known them has long passed away. Some of this data is in the East Tawas church records (Abigail Lutheran Church which no longer exists). I have put those records online on Finngen. If you're interested, I'll look up the URL.


June Pelo
12-01-05, 18:44
Whoever gave me the date of 1884 for Edla's emigration was in error - I note that she married in Alabaster in 1877.


June Pelo
12-01-05, 21:58
I did some further checking and feel that I should correct my previous mail on these people.

Felix Henriksson (sometimes Hendrickson) could be born 1856 or 1858 - no record of his birth in Pedersöre in 1856. The marriage date for him and Edla is not 1877 - don't know what it is. Did not find a marriage record for them after 1896 in Alabaster or Tawas, MI. They also had a daughter Hildur Linnea Katharina, b. 26 Feb 1897, Alabaster. Edla's parents are found in the Lars Friis book. I also found Edla's name in the immigration list prepared by Frans Lillsunde.


12-01-05, 22:50
fpr taking the time to double check. I'll copy off the materials you all have gathered and mail it to Finland.
I know she'll be grateful.

12-01-05, 23:58
Gustaf Alexander Johansson Gunnila born 9.30.1874. Bennäs. to America 3.16.1898 Could this be the record for Gustaf?

First Name: Gustaf
Last Name: Johanson
Ethnicity: Finnish
Last Place of Residence: Finland
Date of Arrival: March 26, 1898
Age at Arrival: 23y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: St. Paul / American Line
Port of Departure: Southampton
Date of Departure: March 19, 1898
Manifest Line Number: 0022
Final Destination: Alamosa, Colorado
Going to friend: Nicholas Hanson??
Also travelling to Alamosa Herman Finne been previously in 1897 age 37 Con Tkt no. 1888 Alfred Petterson age 23 Contract ticket number 1882 Gustav Jakobson age 20 CTN 1885

Anders August Jakobsson, or Tarvos or Fredriksson, born 10.21.1885 Östensö. to America 1905. The emigration year is wrong but he came from what looks to me like Ostensjo with mention of Herman Johanson.
First Name: August
Last Name: Fredriksen
Ethnicity: Finland Scandinavian
Last Place of Residence: Dosensjo
Date of Arrival: June 05, 1904
Age at Arrival: 20 Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: St. Paul
Port of Departure: Southampton
Date of Departure: 28 May 1904
Manifest Line Number: 0001
Final Destination: Hibbing, Chisholm, MINNESOTA
Going to: Cousin Herman Johanson Box 41 Chisholm, MN

For Anders Johansson Gunnila born 11.6.1876, Bennäs, to America 1904
I found an Anders Johanson age 27 who arrived at Ellis Island on May 09, 1904 aboard the Celtic. He was travelling with Maria Anderson age 27, Sofia Anderson age 21 and Emil Johanson age 19.Unfortunately the wrong manifest shows so unable to locate any more information which might help identify them.


13-01-05, 01:52
A couple more finds in the 1910 census

Surname,GivenName,Age,Sex,Race,Birthplace,County,L ocality,T624-Roll,Part,Page,Subpage, State


13-01-05, 03:46
See, it's good to have multiple resources working on these tasks. Still not sure why these two wouldn't show up in the census but now with Jeanettes additional data, I found them quickly! :)

First Felix:

13-01-05, 03:47
...and the Turnquist family. BTW, these are both from the 1910 census that Jeanette mentioned.

11-02-05, 21:16
I was searching for another name when I saw this and thought to write it here:

Anna Kristina Turnquist, b. 12-28-1863 at Oravais. She arrived to Virginia from Eveleth, MN - a daughter is listed with her.


13-02-05, 01:49
Thanks. I will assemble this material and send it on. You guys are really remarkable!