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29-11-05, 06:53
Do you have any information of Johannes Möyts or in USA Johannes or John Benson born 10 dec. 1889 in Korsholm Finland died in Minneapolis 30 apr. 1953.
Henrik Mangs

Karen Norwillo
29-11-05, 23:44
I searched the SSDI and the MN Death Index. There are no matching entries with that exact info. I did find a John Benson who died in Minneapolis, but his DOB was 17 Apr 1889 and his DOD 4 Sep 1977. I found him and his brother on Emigrant Register. Johannes Möyts age 18 going to Eveleth, MN 08.05.1907 Polaris, 15.05.1907 Teutonic. He arrived at Ellis Island 23 May 1907, going to brother Abraham Benson in Eveleth, MN.
I found Abraham Möyts, 22, going to Vermontin, MI 11.01.1905 Polaris, 18.01.1905 Baltic. The 1910 census has a John Benton, 21, Finn/Swede, US 1907, laborer iron mine in Bovey, Itasca, MN and in 1930, I found a John Benson, age 40, single, Finn, US 1907, laborer steam railroad, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN. He's listed as a lodger along with 75 pages of mostly men on Hennepin Avenue. Hope this helps, Karen

29-11-05, 23:50
Is this your John Benson. There are many John Bensons but this is one born in Finland and immigrated in 1907 as listed in the Migration Institute.

1910 USA census

Name: John Benson
Age in 1910: 21
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Home in 1910: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota
Occ: labourer in iron mine
Imm: 1907

1920 USA Census

Name: John Benson
Age: 30 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Finland
Race: White
Home in 1920: Stuntz, St Louis, Minnesota
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Year of immigration: 1907
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Occ: Teamster - twp roads

1930 USA census

Name: John Benson
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to head-of-house: Lodger
Race: White
Home in 1930: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Occ: labourer - steam railroad
Imm: 1907