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Markku_R
13-12-07, 21:18
Hello everybody!
My name is Markku Raappana, I live in Siikajoki, Finland in the district of Oulu.

I am trying to start my genealogy search, but I do have too little time for it, but I try to write down something for later time.

I would like to get some information about my grandmother's brother, who migrated to America 1909.

His name was Kustaa (Kustu), Huhta born 01.06.1876 in Lumijoki, Finland
he died 07.04.1945 in Maple Ridge, Michigan

Hoping to find something about him


Markku

Denise
13-12-07, 21:48
Hi,
This appears to be your Kustaa Huhta in this WW1 Draft Registration.

Best Regards,
Denise

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Gustof Huhta
City: Not Stated
County: Delta
State: Michigan
Birth Date: 1 May 1876
Race: White
Roll: 1675135
DraftBoard: 0
Age:

Occupation:

Nearest Relative:

Height/Build:

Color of Eyes/Hair:

Signature: View Image



Source Citation: Registration Location: Delta County, Michigan; Roll: 1675135; Draft Board: 0.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Denise
13-12-07, 21:53
Hi,
Here is the 1920 Census for him.

Denise

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Gust Huta
[Grat Hata]
Home in 1920: Turin, Marquette, Michigan
Age: 43 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Year of Immigration: 1909
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 1193
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John Niemela 46
Emmi Niemela 42
Lorma Niemela 16
Arnie Niemela 14
Reine Niemela 2 6/12
Matti Maki 29
Ed Rukanen 34
Gust Huta 43




Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Turin, Marquette, Michigan; Roll: T625_784; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 254; Image: 1193.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census

Denise
13-12-07, 21:55
Here is the actual census for 1920.

Denise

Denise
13-12-07, 22:04
Hi,
This appears to be the 1930 Census for Gust, going by August Huhta.

Denise

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: August Huhta
Home in 1930: Maple Ridge, Delta, Michigan
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Andrew Aalto 45
Halga Aalto 43
Donald L Aalto 16
Wm A Aalto 18
Osmo L Aalto 15
Matt H Aho 41
August Huhta 54
Sander Koivu 35




Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Maple Ridge, Delta, Michigan; Roll: 982; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 579.0.


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census

Markku_R
14-12-07, 10:51
Hi Denise!

Thank You very much for this info!

I'm afraid that Kustaa or Gust over there was single and had no children, and we don't have relatives there.

But let's see what else comes up.

Markku

Denise
14-12-07, 18:38
Hi Markku,
Do you have access to the Institute of Migration? If not, I will post these Huhta's for you. Are these known relatives of your Kustaa Huhta?

Anna Huhta b. 11.9.1857 Lumijoki passport date: 7.5.1903
Antti Huhta b. 1882 Lumijoki passport date: 25.4.1902
Heikki Huhta b. 21.2.1860 Lumijoki passport date: 7.5.1903


Best Regards,
Denise

Markku_R
14-12-07, 20:57
Hi Denise

I am not sure but Antti Huhta b. 1882 matches with Kustaa's brother b. 4.4.1882
d.10.12.1921

Anna Maria Huhta b. 30.4.1885 was the name of my grandmother but she stayed in Lumijoki

These names and years are hard to find (for me anyway) because the records of Lumijoki were destroyed in a fire 1902

regards Markku

Karen Norwillo
14-12-07, 22:00
Institute of Migration shows a Kustu Huhta leaving 28.04.1909. This matches with what Denise showed you. In 1920, he is a single lodger, age 43, US 1909a woodsman in Turin Twsp, Marquette, MI. The 1930 census has him in Maple Ridge, Delta, MI, again as a lodger, 54, single, US 1909, a woodsman. This place matches with the place of death you have. Karen

Denise
14-12-07, 22:04
Hi Markku,
Here are the passport records and passenger records of Antti, Anna and Heikki. Maybe you will find they are related. I will see what I can find on these names in the U.S.

Denise

Detailed passport information
Last name Huhta
First names Antti
Other names *
Date of birth . .1882
Marital status *
Religion *
Occupation Torpp. pka
Home parish Lumijoki
Province OU
Passport date 25.04.1902
Passport number 657
Passport valid (year:month) 1:0
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by OU
Remarks *


Detailed passenger information
Last name Huhta
First names Antti
Age or age group 20
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination Houghton
State of destination MI
Country of destination USA
Price of ticket FIM 297
Ship from Finland Polaris
Date of departure from Finland 17.05.1902
Ship from England *
Date of departure from England 99.99.9999
Ocean Line Allan Line
Port of departure in England *
List and page 24/67
Remarks *

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Detailed passport information
Last name Huhta
First names Heikki
Other names *
Date of birth 21.02.1860
Marital status 2
Religion Lut.
Occupation Mökkil.
Home parish Lumijoki
Province OU
Passport date 07.05.1903
Passport number 979
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by OU
Remarks Sp vmo Anna s. 1857.


Detailed passenger information
Last name Huhta
First names Heikki
Age or age group 43
Port of departure Oulu
Place of destination Port Arthur
State of destination ON
Country of destination CDN
Price of ticket USD 48
Ship from Finland Urania
Date of departure from Finland 20.05.1903
Ship from England Bavarian
Date of departure from England 28.05.1903
Ocean Line Allan Line
Port of departure in England *
List and page 34/4
Remarks *

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Detailed passport information
Last name Huhta
First names Anna
Other names *
Date of birth 11.09.1857
Marital status 2
Religion Lut.
Occupation Mökkil. vmo
Home parish Lumijoki
Province OU
Passport date 07.05.1903
Passport number 979
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by OU
Remarks Ph mies Heikki s. 1860.

Detailed passenger information
Last name Huhta
First names Anna
Age or age group 45
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination Port Arthur
State of destination ON
Country of destination CDN
Price of ticket FIM 240
Ship from Finland Urania
Date of departure from Finland 20.05.1903
Ship from England Bavarian
Date of departure from England 28.05.1903
Ocean Line Allan Line
Port of departure in England *
List and page 34/4
Remarks *

Denise
14-12-07, 22:14
Hi Markku,
Here is the passport record of Kustaa Huhta. I'm not seeing his passenger record on the Institute of Migration.

Denise

Detailed passport information
Last name Huhta
First names Kustaa
Other names *
Date of birth 01.06.1876
Marital status 1
Religion Lut.
Occupation Torpp. pka
Home parish Lumijoki
Province OU
Passport date 19.04.1909
Passport number 915
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by OU
Remarks *

Denise
14-12-07, 22:23
Found it! :D

Detailed passenger information
Last name Huhta
First names Kustu
Age or age group 33
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination Superior
State of destination WI
Country of destination USA
Price of ticket FIM 325
Ship from Finland Arcturus
Date of departure from Finland 28.04.1909
Ship from England Tunisian
Date of departure from England 06.05.1909
Ocean Line Allan Line
Port of departure in England *
List and page 68/76
Remarks Oulu! Peruttu C.P.R. Line! Hinta!

Denise
14-12-07, 22:28
Hi Markku,
Found this under dwellers and farm names for Huhta on the Institute of Migration.

Denise

Search results (Farm names)
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Dweller's name Parish name Village name Farm name/Status Time period
Huhta Lumijoki Lumijoki Kukkoyli No 10 1860 census

Denise
14-12-07, 22:56
Hi Markku,
I found Kustaa Huhta's actual passenger record from the Canadian Archives and Library.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/ He is passenger number 7193.

Best Regards,
Denise


Passenger Lists, 1865-1922
Detailed Description
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Ship: TUNISIAN
Shipping Line: Allan Line Steamship Co.
Departure Port and Date (yyyy/mm/dd): Liverpool, England - 1909-05-06
Port and Date of Arrival: Montreal, Que. - [1909-05]
Quebec, Que. - 1909-05-20
List includes: Children's group in the chage of Miss Pickford to "Belleville, Ont."
Reference: RG 76
Microfilm: T-4760

Markku_R
15-12-07, 21:11
Hi Denise

You have been searching hard, thank You for it!

That passenger list is interesting, there are many familiar family names from Lumijoki.
I think that allmost all passengers that have the same destination (Superior ???) as Kustu, could come from Lumijoki

How many ships did come to Canada that time? Was it a standard port for migrators to come to USA?

all the best Markku

Denise
16-12-07, 04:47
Hi Markku,
I'm sure there is a list somewhere online that name all the ships that came into Canadian ports; here is one that may be helpful.

http://home.att.net/%7Earnielang/shipgide.html

The passengers on that particular list on the page with Kustaa Huhta going to Superior, Wisconsin may have been from Lumijoki, but since that wasn't a question asked of the passengers, it's hard to tell, unless you recognize the other names or unless they were travelling together. There are numerous ports one could have travelled into Canada. On that site it will list the different ports. I just checked, so I could write them down for you, but the site is down for scheduled maintenance right now! :(


Best Regards,
Denise