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BrendaForsman
15-06-06, 21:33
I am seeking information on the family of Jacob Forsman born in 1852 in Jeppo Finland.
ALso the family of Eriika Koski married to a Victor (Wihtori) Juopperi (both used Koski in the U.S.) in Finland having one child, Eino ALexander in 1906 and then coming to Michigan soon after. I think they were from Vaasa (sp?).
Jacobs son eventually married Eriika and Victor's daughter in Michigan. All settle in the U.P. of Michigan. If anyone needs records from that area, there are some on the internet and I will try to help you find them. I actually live in Wisconsin, but will try to help. Thanks!

christina
16-06-06, 09:31
Hi.
Hiski churchbooks for Nykarleby (Jeppo) ends in 1851 so you can´t find Jakob there. But these could be his parents and a brother Mathias born in 1848


Nykarleby - Uusikaarlepyy – christened
Born Christened Village Farm Father Mother Child

9.9.1848 10.9.1848 Jungarby Grötas inh: Jac: Johss: Forsman Lisa Matts d:r 33 Mathias



Nykarleby - Uusikaarlepyy - married
Announc. Married Village Farm Man Wife Village Farm

4.1.1843 Jungar sjöm. Jac. Joh.ss. Fors pg. Lisa Mattsdr. Grötas

Hälsningar
Christina Nordback

BrendaForsman
16-06-06, 16:12
Thanks you so much! We wondered if there was a Mathias in there somewhere! You are awesome!

granskare
17-06-06, 04:21
Swenson S 27-3 =Michigan, Iron Co, Crystal Falls, Finnish Lutheran (merged with Swedish to form United Lutheran)

Chu. Pos Given names Surname Other data Born Parish Em.

S 27-3 b59mw Hilda Maria Forsman Jul 30 1885 Jeppo unk
(b59mw = 2nd book on the reel, page 59, m=married, w=wife (my redundancy)
Swenson S 26-2 = Michigan, Iron Co, Amasa, Bethany Lutheran

S 26-2 5h Jacob Forsman Dec 26 1852 Finland unk
S 26-2 5w Anna Sofia Mar 25 1865 Finland unk


There are more but your information is sketchy. I just kept to exact info from you: first one I stuck with Jeppo
2nd one I used Forsman/1852

If you have more names, ages, birth dates, towns in the UP, etc, that will make the search simpler.

http://www.augustana.edu/swenson/genealogy.html

Good luck,
Chuck

Karen Norwillo
17-06-06, 19:51
I found Victor Koski in the WWI Draft Records.

Victor Koski
19 Sep 1879
age 38
Crystal Falls, Iron, MI
alien, Russia (not unusual to have Finlanders labelled as from Russia)
Wife, Erika Koski, Crystal Falls Twsp, Iron, MI

There were several Koski families in Crystal Falls Twsp. That's where my paternal grandparents lived.
No luck as yet finding them on the census, but with Chuck's info, it looks like were in the right place.
Karen

Karen Norwillo
17-06-06, 20:27
Iron County GenWeb, Crystal Falls

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, name, grave location, death

Eino Koski 5 R13G3 section, row, grave, this usually means a military site Feb 11,1952

Victor Koskie 5 R4G17 Dec 12, 1927 this may not be the correct Victor, spelling different

Jacob Forsman 3 174 Jan 20, 1940

Edward Forsman same site Jan 20, 1947

Ray Forsman same site Sep 3, 1933

Anna Sophia Forsman same site Mar 4, 1953

Margareta L
18-06-06, 17:45
Hello all, here little more. Jakob's (b.1852) brother Erik Jakobsson Forsman (b.1855) and his descendants have been our neighbour's in Jeppo :) .
Table 1
I Jakob Johansson Forsman, Sjöman, b. 14 Jan 1818 Jeppo, Lillsilvast.
Spouse: Married 4 Jan 1843 Jeppo, Jungar Lisa Mattsdotter Grötas, b. 21 Feb 1815 Jeppo, Grötas.
Children:
Maria Jakobsdotter Ryss e. Forsman, b. 25 Mar 1844 Jeppo, Forss.
Johannes Jakobsson Forsman, b. 4 Jun 1845 Jeppo, Grötas, d. 28 Dec 1846 Jeppo, Grötas.
Sanna Jakobsdotter Forsman, b. 24 Dec 1846 Jeppo, Grötas, d. 26 Feb 1847 Jeppo, Grötas.
Matts Jakobsson Forsman, b. 9 Sep 1848 Jeppo, Grötas, d. 18 Feb 1850 Jeppo, Grötas.
Jakob Jakobsson Forsman, b. 29 Nov 1852 Jeppo, Grötas. To table 2
Erik Jakobsson Forsman, b. 1 Feb 1855 Jeppo, Grötas. To table 4
Anders Jakobsson Forsman, b. 21 Sep 1856 Jeppo, Grötas, d. 1857 Jeppo, Grötas.
Table 2
II Jakob Jakobsson Forsman, b. 29 Nov 1852 Jeppo, Grötas. "In Amerika".
1. Spouse: Anna Lovisa Jakobsdotter Dahl e. Forsman, b. 24 Aug 1854 Esse, d. 19 Mar 1944 Jeppo
2. Spouse: Sophie Anna Forsman e. –
Children:
Emil Jakobsson Forsman, b. 1902 Alpha Michigan USA. To table 3
Table 3
III Emil Jakobsson Forsman, Layman pastor in Alpha, b. 1902 Alpha Michigan USA.
Spouse: Lillian Marie Forsman e. Koski
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Table 4
II Erik Jakobsson Forsman, Farmer, b. 1 Feb 1855 Jeppo, Grötas, d. 21 Apr 1912 Jeppo, Ruotsala.
1. Spouse: Maja Caisa Samuelsdotter Forsman e. Roos, b. 11 Mar 1859 Jeppo Gunnar, d. 24 Nov 1888 Jeppo Ruotsala.
Children:
Hilda Maria Eriksdotter Forsberg e. Forsman, b. 30 Jul 1885 Jeppo, Ruotsala. To table 5.
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2. Spouse: Married 4 Nov 1889 Jeppo Sanna Samuelsdotter Forsman e. Roos, b. 18 Dec 1863 Jeppo Gunnar, d. 11 Sep 1913 Jeppo Ruotsala.
Table 5
III Hilda Maria Eriksdotter Forsberg e. Forsman, b. 30 Jul 1885 Jeppo, Ruotsala. Passport to Amerika 1.5.1903.
Spouse: Married 14 Oct 1905 Chrystal Falls, Michigan USA Ernst Sigfrid Forsberg, b. Helsingfors.

Margareta

Karen Norwillo
18-06-06, 18:29
1920 and 1930 census for Alpha, Iron, MI...very close to Crystal Falls has the family of a Jacob and Anna Sophia Forsman, but says they were born in Sweden, not Finland on both. Sons listed on 1920 are Edward, 27, born MI. Alfred, 24, WI, Otto, 21, WI Emil, 17, MI and Ray, 15, MI. In 1930, Edward, 36, is single, at home, Emil and his wife Lillian, 26 and 21 respectively. Her parents are Finn. I tried to find a Lillian Koski in the earlier census, but none to match with Victor and Erika. I did find Emil and Lillian on the SSDI died in Racine, WI, Emil 22 Oct 1902-11 Oct 1996, Lillian 16 Jan 1909- Jul 1979. Don't know why Jacob and Anna Sophia said they're from Sweden, unless this isn't the correct family.

Margareta L
18-06-06, 20:39
Yes, it is the same family. I have all children but with incomplete dates.
Table 1
I Jakob Jakobsson Forsman, b. 29.11.1852 Jeppo, Grötas.
1. Spouse: Anna Lovisa Jakobsdotter Dahl e. Forsman, b. 24.8.1854 Esse, d. 19.3.1944 Jeppo.
Children:
Anders Gustav Jakobsson, b. 6.1.1881 Jeppo. To table 2.
Johan Wilhelm Jakobsson, b. 3.3.1884 Jeppo.
Matts Leander Jakobsson , b. 10.12.1886 Jeppo.
2. Spouse: Sophie Anna Forsman e. –
Children:
Emil Jakobsson Forsman, b. 1902 Alpha Michigan USA. To table 3.
Alfred Jakobsson Forsman. To table 4.
Otto Jakobsson Forsman, b. 1896 USA. To table 5.
Ray Jakobsson Forsman
Ed Jakobsson Forsman
Table 2 (from table 1)
II Anders Gustav Jakobsson Forsman, b. 6.1.1881 Jeppo, d. 22.4.1963 USA.
Spouse: Olga Marie Andersdotter Forsman e. Berg, b. 1891 Gardener Mass. USA, d. 8.8.1943 Iron River Michigan USA.
Table 3 (from table 1)
II Emil Jakobsson Forsman, Layman pastor in Alpha, b. 1902 Alpha Michigan USA.
Spouse: Lillian Marie Forsman e. Koski
Table 4 (from table 1)
II Alfred Jakobsson Forsman
1. Spouse: Verna Forsman e. -
2. Spouse: Marie Forsman e. Simon d. 1999 USA.
Table 5 (from table 1)
II Otto Jakobsson Forsman, b. 1896 USA.
Spouse: Married Chrystal Falls, Michigan USA Annabelle Forsman e. Kukura

salole2
19-06-06, 12:00
"Don't know why Jacob and Anna Sophia said they're from Sweden, unless this isn't the correct family."

I guess this was (still is?) quite common, because Swedish speaking persons from Finland with poor knowledge of Finnish, rather would be connected with other immigrants that spoke Swedish (i.e. from Sweden) than with Finnish speaking immigrants. Also with poor knowledge of English, it was to difficult to explain to Americans why you have no knowledge of Finnish though you are from Finland.


Lena (swedish speaking from Finland!)