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June Pelo
01-11-07, 21:23
I have another request from Finland for information about their relatives who emigrated ca 1900 to Ramsay and Bessemer, MI. They appear to be related to my previous query about Holmquist and Coleman from the same areas. Any information will be appreciated.

June

Erik Backlund b. 1876
Emil Backlund b. 1899
Alfred Fahler, I think same age as Erik B.
Anna Fahler b. 1880 (sister to Erik)
The Fahlers had two children Albert and another son.

Karen Norwillo
02-11-07, 16:23
June,
Here's what I found on Erik Backlund so far.

Karen Norwillo
02-11-07, 16:25
More about Erik Backlund. I'll keep looking. Karen

Karen Norwillo
02-11-07, 17:06
June,
Here's Emil Backlund. Can't find much on Fahler. Was Alfred Finnish? I found Anna Fahler's death record on SSDI and the MI Death Index.
Anna Fahler 23 Dec 1880-Nov 1978 Ramsay, Gogebic, MI
Also found an Arvid Fahler 6 Apr 1904-1 Nov 1984 Bessemer, Gogebic, MI. Nothing on Alfred yet. The only one I found was in Allentown, PA, different family. I'll keep looking. Karen

Karen Norwillo
02-11-07, 17:35
No wonder I had such a time finding them. 1910 under Teller, looks like Feller on the census, 1920 under Fakler, looks like Fahler, 1930 under Falso, looks like Falar. It would appear Alfred died before the 1920 census. Also, Anna's date of death was 24 Nov 1978. I'll keep looking. You'll see Emil Backlund is on this same sheet, I just didn't see the Fahler because of the spelling. Found John V Backlund's death on MI Death Index. John V Backlund 22 Jul 1921-27 Apr 1991 Bessemer, Gogebic, MI. He also served in WWII. Found his enlistment on 15 Jun 1942. There is a living Donald M Backlund. These are the sons of Emil. Karen

June Pelo
02-11-07, 22:27
Karen,

Thanks for all the information and sorry about the name problems. Between you and Denise I've been busy sending info. on to Erik who is delighted and thanks everyone for their help.
June

Karen Norwillo
03-11-07, 02:35
June,
Institute of Migration has several passports and passenger records for an Alfred Fahler. It would appear Alfred was born in 1864. The other was 1892, too young to be the father of Arvid and Albert. Trips in 1899 and 1901. Karen

Denise
03-11-07, 03:34
Here are the passenger records from the Institute of Migration that Karen spoke of in the previous post.

Denise


Detailed passport information
Last Name Fahler
First names Alfred
Other names *
Date of birth . .1864
Marital status 2
Religion Lut.
Occupation Kauppias
Home parish Vaasa
Province VAA
Passport date 20.06.1906
Passport number 3789
Passport valid (year:month) 5:00
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by VAA
Remarks Sp vmo Ida s. 1862 ja Aili s. 1897 ja Alfred s. 1892.


Detailed passport information
Last name Fahler
First names Alfred
Other names *
Date of birth . .1864
Marital status 2
Religion *
Occupation Kauppias
Home parish Vaasa
Province VAA
Passport date 05.08.1899
Passport number 2702
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Ruotsi
Passport issued by VAA
Remarks Sp vmo Ida ja pka Alfred Johannes


Detailed passport information
Last name Fahler
First names Alfred
Other names *
Date of birth . .9999
Marital status *
Religion *
Occupation Kauppias
Home parish Vaasa
Province VAA
Passport date 15.03.1902
Passport number 707
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Saksa
Passport issued by VAA
Remarks *

Detailed passport information
Last name Fahler
First names Alfred Johannes
Other names *
Date of birth 08.06.1892
Marital status 1
Religion *
Occupation Kauppiaan pka
Home parish Vaasa
Province VAA
Passport date 05.08.1899
Passport number 2702
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Ruotsi
Passport issued by VAA
Remarks Ph isä Alfred Fahler.

Denise
03-11-07, 03:40
And here are two more records from the Institute of Migration.

Denise

Detailed passport information
Last name Fahler
First names Alfred Johannes
Other names *
Date of birth 08.06.1892
Marital status 1
Religion *
Occupation Kauppiaan pka
Home parish Vaasa
Province VAA
Passport date 05.08.1899
Passport number 2702
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Ruotsi
Passport issued by VAA
Remarks Ph isä Alfred Fahler.


Detailed passenger information
Last name Fahler
First names Alfred
Age or age group 28
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination Hurley
State of destination WI
Country of destination USA
Price of ticket FIM 301
Ship from Finland Arcturus
Date of departure from Finland 09.02.1901
Ship from England *
Date of departure from England . .9999
Ocean Line Allan Line
Port of departure in England *
List and page 12/54
Remarks *

Denise
03-11-07, 03:44
One More...


Detailed passenger information
Last name Fahler
First names Alfred
Age or age group 19
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination New York
State of destination NY
Country of destination USA
Price of ticket FIM 155
Ship from Finland Polaris
Date of departure from Finland 21.10.1899
Ship from England *
Date of departure from England . .9999
Ocean Line Allan Linen
Port of departure in England *
List and page 6/17
Remarks *

Denise
03-11-07, 03:59
Detailed Sheriff's records information


Last name Fahler
First names Aili Maria
Occupation -
Home parish / residence Vaasa
Born in 1897-Dec-22
Date of passport/migration 1921
Place of destination Abroad
Additional information Passport Nr 488.
Source Passport archive of Vaasa province. Box 23.



First names Aili Maria
Occupation -
Home parish / residence Vaasa
Born in 1897-Dec-22
Date of passport/migration 1922
Place of destination Abroad
Additional information Passport Nr 499.
Source Passport archive of Vaasa province. Box 23.


Last name Fahler
First names Åke
Occupation -
Home parish / residence Vaasa
Born in Not given
Date of passport/migration 1916
Place of destination Abroad
Additional information Passport Nr Not given. Remarks: Sal D 483/72 1916 II
Source Passport archive of Vaasa province. Box 23.


Last name Fahler
First names Alfred
Occupation -
Home parish / residence Vaasa
Born in 1864-Nov-07
Date of passport/migration 1928
Place of destination Abroad
Additional information Passport Nr 1339.
Source Passport archive of Vaasa province. Box 23.


Last name FAhler
First names Märta
Occupation -
Home parish / residence Pietarsaari
Born in 1890-June-04
Date of passport/migration 1927
Place of destination Sweden
Additional information Passport Nr 1587.
Source Passport archive of Vaasa province. Box 23.

Karen Norwillo
03-11-07, 17:08
Family Search, LDS, has the marriage of Alfred Fahler and Anna Brita Backland (Backlund) on 2 May 1903 in Bessemer. So I'm assuming Alfred Johannes was the son of Alfred and Ida? Am I correct that the son born in Finland was Alfred and not Albert? The 1904 birth of Arvid fits. They give Alfred Sr's father as Isaac, no name for mother. There are two passport entries for Anna Brita Backlund, born 1880 and several passenger entries for an Anna Backlund, 24.03.1900 and 22.03.1902 look the most promising. Denise, would you look at those on Institute of Migration? Karen

Karen Norwillo
03-11-07, 19:31
These are from the Gogebic Range Genealogical Society

Deaths
Backlund, John 08/26/1935
Backlund, Mrs. Victor 02/26/1938
Backlund, Helmer 01/19/1948
Backlund, Harald B 03/1950
Backlund, Victor 03/23/1950
Backlund, Maria 01/03/1951
Backlund, Mrs. Ellen 03/27/1951
Backlund, Emil 06/22/1951
Backlund, Mrs. Emil 05/28/1952
Backlund, Mrs. Eric (Britta Lisa Orling) 03/11/1959
Backlund, Roderick H 02/10/1973
Backlund, Vernon J 04/27/1991
Backlund, John Vernon Jr 01/30/2002 Backlund, Albin W 01/16/2005
These all have obits available from the Ironwood Daily Globe.

1928 Bessemer City Directory

Emil Backlund- married- Ramsay delivery man 2 boys
E Backlund -married -Ramsay farmer 2 girls 3 boys
Mrs Anna Fahler -Ramsay housewife
Arvid Fahler laborer

1938 Bessemer Township

Albin Backlund -Ramsay miner Eureka Mine Castile Mining Co
Ellen M Backlund -Ramsay
Emil (Anna) Backlund -Ramsay miner Anvil Mine Youngstown
Karen

June Pelo
03-11-07, 21:18
Denise and Karen, Thank you over and over for all your research. I am snowed under trying to organize it for Erik. I know he will be amazed to get it.

June

lasare2
13-11-07, 15:10
My cousin, Astrid Nyman, (Chicago) married Eskil Backlund who "hailed" from Felch, Michigan. The only information have is about a huge house owned by the Backlunds, in Felch, used to accomodate Chicago "Swede Finns" and it seems logical that Eskil ties in there somewhere with those other "E" names up there in the UP. any help appreciated.

Bill Wright Lasare2

Denise
13-11-07, 16:58
Hi Bill,
Here is some info. on Eskil Backlund! :D

Best Regards,
Denise

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Eskil Backlund
Home in 1900: Felch, Dickinson, Michigan
Age: 10.12
Estimated birth year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Michigan
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father's name: Matt
Mother's name: Johana
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Matt Backlund 27
Johana Backlund 27
Eskil Backlund 10.12





Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Felch, Dickinson, Michigan; Roll: T623 709; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 52.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census
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1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Eskil Backlund
Age in 1910: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1900
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Matt
Father's Birth Place: Sweden
Mother's name: Johanna
Mother's Birth Place: Sweden
Home in 1910: Felch, Dickinson, Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Matt Backlund 38
Johanna Backlund 37
Eskil Backlund 10
Arthur Backlund 8
Ester Backlund 6
Salem Backlund 5
Martha Backlund 3
Maria Nyman 58
Alfred Nyman 23
Hilja Land 20




Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Felch, Dickinson, Michigan; Roll: T624_644; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 61; Image: 739.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census

Denise
13-11-07, 17:04
And a bit more... there are 2 records of death for him-same person? :confused:

Denise

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
Name: Eskil Backlund
Death Date: 15 Mar 1979
County of Death: Manatee
State of Death: Florida
Age at Death: 79
Race: White
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1900

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
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Social Security Death Index
Name: Eskil Backlund
SSN: 367-14-0848
Last Residence: 52638 Middletown, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America
Born: 13 Jan 1900
Last Benefit: 52638 Middletown, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America
Died: Mar 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 )



Source Citation: Number: 367-14-0848;Issue State: Michigan;Issue Date: Before 1951.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index

Kerstin
13-11-07, 17:41
Hello Bill!

This is from 1900 cencus.

Name Eskil Backlund
Home in 1900 Felch,Dickinson , Michigan
Estimated birth year abt 1899
Birthplace Michigan
Relationship to head of house son
Father´s name Matt
Mother´s name johana
Race White
Household members Matt Backlund 27. Born in Finland in nov 1872. Came to America in 1892. Laborer in woods.
Johana Backlund 27 .Born in Finland in apr 1873. Came to America in 1898.
Eskil Backlund 10.12

And from cencus 1910
Home in 1910 Felch, Dickinson, Michigan
Household members
Matt Backlund 38
Johanna Backlund 37
eskil Backlund 16
Arthur Backlund 8
Ester Backlund 6
Salem Backlund 5
Martha Backlund 3
Maria Nyman 58 Servant
Alfred Nyman 23 Boarder
Hilja Land 20 Boarder

MVH Kerstin

lasare2
13-11-07, 19:13
Thank you , ladies, for this information about Eskil. His one big fortune was
in marrying Astrid who had once been the personal cook of a Vice President
of the National Biscuit Company. Though not substantiated, it is said the
mortician who prepared Eskil's body for burial didn't know quite what to do
with the grin of satisfaction on Eskil's face. One wonders what that grin
"meant".:)

Kerstin
13-11-07, 21:49
Maby this is Eskils brother?
California death index 1940-1997 about Arthur John Backlund.
Name Arthur John Backlund
Social security # 372124506
Sex Male
Birth date 16 okt 1901
Birthplace Michigan
Death date 17 okt 1994
Death place Humbolt
Mother´s maiden name Newman

There is a Johnna Nyman arriving to New york on the 23 of oct 1897. She is going to friends in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Michigan deaths 1971-1996 about Salem J Backlund
Name Salem J Backlund
Birth date 29 mar 1905
Death date 8 nov 1972
Gender Male
Residence Breen Dickinson Michigan
Place of death Iron Mountin Michigan

MVH Kerstin

lasare2
13-11-07, 22:06
Thank you ,Ladies, for all that information about Eskil. I remember him as
a very pleasant, affable kind of guy. If I read the information correctly, he
was named after his father which suggests a significance that perhaps
only father and son shared. As the Apostle Paul, in his epistle to the
church in Ephesus, chapter 5, verse 29, Eskil lived that verse to the "fullest"
married to Astrid. A real nice guy.