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June Pelo
24-10-07, 23:02
I have a request for help from someone in Finland looking for information about his relatives who emigrated to the US:


Erik Röndahl, Ronndahl?, Rundahl? born 25 Jan 1852
wife Maria b. 25 July 1859
daughters:
Anna Lovisa b. 1884
Brita Maria b. 1882
Ida Elisabeth b. 1887
They emigrated to Bessemer, Mich 1 May 1902
Anna Lovisa and Ida Elisabeth were living in Ramsey, Mich.; Anna married John Holmquist, b. 1 Sep 1878; Ida was married to Colman.

Any information would be appreciated.

June

Kerstin
25-10-07, 01:42
Hello!

Border Crossings from Canada to U:S 1895-1956 about Erik Roundahl
Name Erik Roundahl
Arrival date 16 May 1902
Age 45
Birth date abt 1857
Gender Male
Ship name Lake Champlain
Port of Arrival Quebeck Canada
Port of Departure Liverpool England
He and his wife Maria and three daughters Brita 20, Anna 18 and Ida 15 are going to Bessemer Michigan to nephew Erik Backlund.

And this is from cencus 1920
Ida Coleman is living in Bessemer Gogebic, Michigan
Household members are
Arel Coleman 36 Born in Finland abt 1884. Immigrated 1902 Miner in iron mine
Ida Coleman 33
Olvas Coleman 9
Walter Coleman 5
Edwin Coleman 3
Ganner Coleman born abt 1919. All the children are born in Michigan

In cencus 1930 it looks like this for the family Coleman
Household members are Axel O Coleman 46
Ida E Coleman 42
Oliver O Coleman 19
Walter C Coleman 15
Edward A Coleman 13
Gunnard Coleman 11

Social security death index about Axel Coleman
Name Axel Coleman
SSN 373-38-3315
Last residence 49959 Ramsay Gogbic Michigan United States of America
Born 22 mar 1884
Died jun 1966
State (Year)SSN Issued Michigan (1955)

US Veterans Gravesites ca 1775-2006 about Edward Axel Coleman
Name Edward Axel Coleman
Service info S SGT US ARMY WWII
Birth date 30 sept 1916
Death date 19 oct 2000
Cementary Valhalla Memorial Gardens
Cementary address 5402 North 91 stStreet Milwaukee WI 53225

And this is also from cencus 1930 about John and Anna Lovisa Holmquist. They are also living in Bessemer Gogebic Michigan
Household members are
John Holmquist 52 Born abt 1878 in Finland
Anna L Holmquist 45
Thure Holmquist 24
Arvid Holmquist 22
Anna I holmquist 13
John E Holmquist 11
Elsa holmquist 9
Ruth L Holmquist 3
Thure is born in California but the rest of the children are born in Michigan John has immigrated in 1902 and he and Anna has been married to each other for 26 years. John is also working as a miner in an iron mine.

There is an WW1 draft regristration card for´John Holmquist were it says that he is born 1 sept 1878. He is living with his wife Anna in Ramsay Gogebic Michigan

In the cencus of 1920 the family Holmquist is living in Bessemer and have the following household
John Holmquist 41
Anna Holmquist 35
Ture Holmquist 14
Arvid Holmquist 12
Anna Holmquist 2
John Holmquist born abt 1919

MVH Kerstin

June Pelo
25-10-07, 02:32
Kerstin,

Thank you for all that interesting data. I'll forward it to Finland right away.

June

Kerstin
25-10-07, 02:45
Social security death index about Gunnard R Coleman
Name Gunnard R Coleman
SSN 366-14-5637
Last residence 49911 Bessemer Gogebic Michigan United States of America
Born 14 apr 1919
Died 20 may 2001
State (Year)SSN Issued Michigan (Before 1951)

US Veterans Gravesites ca 1775-2006 about Gunnard R Coleman
Name Gunnard R Coleman
Service Info TEC 5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth date 14 apr 1919
Death date 20 may 2001
Cementary Hillcrest cementary
Cementary address 410 East Cinnebar Street 906-667-0333 Bessemer MI 49911


MVH Kerstin

Kerstin
25-10-07, 18:02
In cencus 1910 the family Holmquist is living in Bessemer
Household members are
John Holmquist 32
Annie Holmquist 24
Ture Holmquist 4. Here it says that he is born in Michigan
Arvid Holmquist 2
Agnes Holmquist Born abt 1910

MVH Kerstin

June Pelo
25-10-07, 20:34
Kerstin, Thank you once again for the latest information - I'll forward it to Finland.

June