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john000son
23-05-06, 18:32
Hello Everybody,

I'm posting my information on my Great Grandfather Ano John William Johnson alone this time because he is my main genealogical problem child.

His first name is Ano, according to his WWI US draft card (1917). His wife, and maybe himself wrote his name as Eino later in life. Both ways should sound the same I'm told by one of my Finnish cousins.

He was probably born in Pudasjarvi, but I don't have a source of this information. Somebody in my family has the record of his mother having the name Maria Johansson but we don't have a source.

Ano (Eino) John William Johnson
b. July 24, 1890 or 1891, Finland
d. April, 4 1944, Superior, Wisconsin, USA

After his WWI draft registration, he dropped the name Ano and mostly went by John William Johnson.

I'm told that he came to the US as a very young man, alone, but this has no source.

I have a lot of information on his family here in the US, and tons of information on his Wife Alma Johnson's family from Pudasjarvi, Finland. See my previous post entitled Pudasjarvi - Kocko, Kokko, Johnson.

Thanks for any help!

Mike

Art Fors
24-05-06, 06:28
Hello Mike,

Re: 1930 United States Federal Census > Wisconsin > Douglas > Brule > District 3

John W. Johnson immigrated to the United States in 1901. That would make him about 11 years old at the time.

Name: John W Johnson
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Finland
Year of immigration: 1901
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Alma Johnson
Race: White
Home in 1930: Brule, Douglas, Wisconsin

From the Institute of Migration I did a passenger search for the name Eino. (Nothing came close that matched the name "Ano")

Below are the closest matches I could find.

Last name: Härmälä
First names: Eino
Age or age group: 17
Port of departure: Hanko
Place of destination: New York
State of destination: NY
Country of destination: USA
Price of ticket: FIM 195
Ship from Finland: Polaris
Date of departure from Finland: 14.12.1901
Ship from England: *
Date of departure from England: 99.99.9999
Ocean Line: Cunard Line
Port of departure in England: *
List and page: 17/52
Remarks: *

Last name: Hirvelä
First names: Eino
Age or age group: 13
Port of departure: Hanko
Place of destination: Houghton
State of destination: MI
Country of destination: USA
Price of ticket: FIM 206
Ship from Finland: Polaris
Date of departure from Finland: 19.11.1902
Ship from England: Merion
Date of departure from England: 27.11.1902
Ocean Line: Dominion Line
Port of departure in England: *
List and page: 30/7
Remarks: Mk Maria, Maria, Saima ja Jaakko Hirvelä.

Last name: Juntunen
First names: Eino
Age or age group: 17
Port of departure: Hanko
Place of destination: Hancock
State of destination: MI
Country of destination: USA
Price of ticket: USD 57
Ship from Finland: Urania
Date of departure from Finland: 03.06.1903
Ship from England: Tunisian
Date of departure from England: 11.06.1903
Ocean Line: Allan Line
Port of departure in England: *
List and page: 34/10
Remarks: *

Last name: Kaukola
First names: Eino
Age or age group: 18
Port of departure: Hanko
Place of destination: Hurley
State of destination: WI
Country of destination: USA
Price of ticket: FIM 332
Ship from Finland: Urania
Date of departure from Finland: 12.04.1905
Ship from England: Teutonic
Date of departure from England: 19.04.1905
Ocean Line: White Star Line
Port of departure in England: *
List and page: 44/22
Remarks: *

Last name: Kyrö
First names: Eino
Age or age group: 11
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination: Iron Belt
State of destination: WI
Country of destination: USA
Price of ticket: FIM 243
Ship from Finland: Arcturus
Date of departure from Finland: 11.10.1902
Ship from England: *
Date of departure from England: 99.99.9999
Ocean Line: White Star Line
Port of departure in England: *
List and page: 31/17
Remarks: Mk Jakob Kyrö.

Last name: Salomi
First names: Eino
Age or age group: 10
Port of departure: Hanko
Place of destination: Biwabik
State of destination: MN
Country of destination: USA
Price of ticket: USD 36
Ship from Finland: Polaris
Date of departure from Finland: 15.09.1900
Ship from England: *
Date of departure from England: 99.99.9999
Ocean Line: Dominion Line
Port of departure in England: *
List and page: 18/52
Remarks: Mk Jalniina, Wiktor ja Lempi Salomi.

I also did a passport record search on passengers with the name Eino with home parish - Pudasjärvi. See below.

Last name First names Passport date Date of birth Home parish Destination
Harju Eino Aukusti 25.05.1906 04.10.1893 Pudasjärvi Amerikka
Moilanen Eino Aatami 30.06.1911 30.09.1909 Pudasjärvi Amerikka
Paasovaara Eino Uulavi 10.07.1907 20.04.1905 Pudasjärvi Amerikka
Paavola Eino Evert 31.05.1904 18.05.1882 Pudasjärvi Amerikka
Petäjäniemi Eino 10.05.1900 . .1897 Pudasjärvi Amerikka
Vikström Eino 05.04.1909 12.01.1891 Pudasjärvi Amerikka
Virkkula Eino 14.07.1897 . .9999 Pudasjärvi Ruotsi
Wikström Eino Aukusti . .1901 . .1899 Pudasjärvi AmerikkaI hope this information is helpful.

Art

john000son
24-05-06, 18:00
Thanks Art.

The 1920 US Federal Census for Brule, WI also states that he immigrated to the US in 1901.

Mike

Art Fors
24-05-06, 19:29
Hello Mike,

From the Institute of Migration here is the detailed passport information (closest match) of passengers named "Eino".

Last name: Hirvelä
First names: Eino
Other names: *
Date of birth: . .1889
Marital status: 1
Religion: *
Occupation: Taloll. pka
Home parish: Ylivieska
Province: OU
Passport date: 04.11.1902
Passport number: 1795
Passport valid (year:month): 5:0
Destination: Amerikka
Passport issued by: OU
Remarks: Ph äiti Maria Kustaava s. 1863.

Last name: Kyrö
First names: Eino Waldemar
Other names: *
Date of birth: . .1888
Marital status: 1
Religion: *
Occupation: Itsellisen pka
Home parish: Piippola
Province: OU
Passport date: 25.09.1902
Passport number: 1569
Passport valid (year:month): 5:0
Destination: Amerikka
Passport issued by: OU
Remarks: *

Last name: Salomi
First names: Einar
Other names: *
Date of birth: . .1889
Marital status: 1
Religion: Lut.
Occupation: Itsell. pka
Home parish: Jämsä
Province: HÄM
Passport date: . .1900
Passport number: 0
Passport valid (year:month): 5:0
Destination: Amerikka
Passport issued by: HKO
Remarks: Ph äiti Jemina s. 1860.

Art

john000son
25-05-06, 17:41
Thanks again Art!

I just received another piece of the puzzle from my mother:

"The story I have always heard was that John was born in Finland, but moved to Sweden and then on to America. If so, his port of departure would have been Sweden."

Mike