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Ayla
14-01-08, 14:25
Hello everyone. I hope everyone had a good weekend.

Please can anyone help me with the entry dates into the USA, from Finland for the following people. This is further to my post from a few weeks ago.I have to retrace my steps to try and prove something.....

1. Aina Sigrid Määttä born 27.12.1982 - apparently arrived in the USA in 1915I am assuming she was already married when she set sail. Her maiden name was Brander. Who did she travel with,her hubby? Any children?

2. Tille or Matilda Määttä born 18 April 1912 in Finland. Not sure when she arrived in the States. Also, was she alone?

3. Also, is it possible to find out about a marriage for John or Johan Määttä please? I would like to find out who he married. Apparently, they lived on Lake Michigan and also had a home in Louisville. He was married twice, I'm just not sure if they were in the States or Finland.

4. Also, is it possible to find a date of death for Aina Sigrid Määttä please?

It is all a bit complicated but I am trying to solve a puzzle involving my great aunt. Many thanks as always.

Ayla
xxx

Ayla
14-01-08, 17:43
Regarding number 2 above, about Tille, I dont think she was in the 1920 census but she is listed on the 1930 census so I am assuming from this that she went to the States during the 20's? :confused:

Ayla
15-01-08, 00:28
Sorry :o , of course I mean Aina was born in 1882 and not 1982 :o

Denise
15-01-08, 05:18
Hi Ayla,
Here is a passenger record for an Aina Määttä going to a friend's, in New York named Heikki "Tuava"? at the "Albington" Hotel. It should be Abington Hotel. I also have found an Aina Mättä travelling with mother Anna and sister Hanna and going to Calumet, Michigan to her father in a border crossing from Canada to the US. Both Aina's born within a couple years of each other. I'll see if I can find the actual passenger record of their arrival into Canada on the Canadian Archives and Library site.

Denise

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Aina Maatta
Arrival Date: 24 Nov 1913
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Ethnicity/Race*/Nationality: Finnish
Ship Name: Carmania
Search Ship Database: View the Carmania in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Finland
Line: 10
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2227
Birth Location: Finland
Birth Location Other: aulu
Page Number: 51



Source Citation: Year: 1913; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_2227; Line: 10; .


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

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Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
Name: Aina Matta
Arrival Date: 11 May 1901
Age: 8
Birth Date: abt 1893
Race/Nationality: Finnish

Ship Name: Tunisian
Port of Arrival: Quebec, Canada
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England



Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956

Denise
15-01-08, 05:24
Hi Ayla,
There is another Aina with middle initial M. in the 1910 Census, Minnesota, born in 1902, just thought I'd pass along another one even though she's not the one you're searching!


1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Aina M Maatta
Age in 1910: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Minnesota
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Andrew
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Mother's Name: Ida J
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Home in 1910: Newton, Otter Tail, Minnesota
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Andrew Maatta 41
Ida J Maatta 44
Hilma M Maatta 13
Selma S Maatta 12
Lenia w Maatta 9
Aina M Maatta 8
Eina r Maatta 7
Antti J Maatta 5
Ida J Maatta 2
Elma E Maatta 1




Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Newton, Otter Tail, Minnesota; Roll: T624_714; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 167; Image: 743.


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

Denise
15-01-08, 05:32
Here are the John Määttä's in the 1910 Census.


Name Parent or spouse names Home in 1910
(City,County,State) Birth Year Birthplace Relation


John Maatta Hazel Oakland Ward 2, Alameda, CA abt 1884 California Head


John Maatta John,
Hazel Oakland Ward 2, Alameda, CA abt 1909 California Son


John Maatta Jennie St Helena, Napa, CA abt 1877 Finland Head


John Maatta Mary Paris, Oxford, ME abt 1881 Finland Head


John Maatta Katerina New Bedford Ward 1, Bristol, MA abt 1872 Austria Head


John Maatta Kingston, Meeker, MN abt 1858 Finland Head


John A Matta
[John A Maatta] Fredericka Newton, Otter Tail, MN abt 1871 Finland Head


John E Matta
[John E Maatta] John A,
Fredericka Newton, Otter Tail, MN abt 1899 Minnesota Son


John P Martta
[John P Maatta] Greeta Astoria Ward 3, Clatsop, OR abt 1860 Finland Head


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

Denise
15-01-08, 05:36
1920 Census records for John Määttä's.



Name Parent or spouse names Home in 1920
(City,County,State) Estimated
Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation


John H Maatta Mary Paris, Oxford, Maine abt 1882 Finland White Head


John Maatta Detroit Ward 2, Wayne, Michigan abt 1881 Finland White Lodger


John Maatta Jacob,
Sophia Green Valley, Becker, Minnesota abt 1890 Minnesota White Son


John J Maatta August W,
Elizabeth Kalavala, Carlton, Minnesota abt 1908 Finland White Son


John Maatta Kingston, Meeker, Minnesota abt 1858 Finland White Head


John A Maatta Fredricka Newton, Otter Tail, Minnesota abt 1871 Finland White Head


John Maatta Joseph,
Lizzie Blueberry, Wadena, Minnesota abt 1901 Michigan White Son


John E Maatta Ema,
Minnie Butte Ward 3b, Silver Bow, Montana abt 1919 Montana White Son


John W Maatta Henry,
Samma M Marengo, Ashland, Wisconsin abt 1903 Wisconsin White Son


John M Maatta Andrew H,
Helma Hill, Price, Wisconsin abt 1914 Wisconsin White Son


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

Denise
15-01-08, 05:40
1930 Census records for John Määttä's.



Name Parent or spouse names Home in 1930
(City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Relation


John Maatta Aina Louisville, Jefferson, KY abt 1881 Finland Head


John H Maatta Mary Paris, Oxford, ME abt 1881 Finland Head


John E Maatta Emil,
Minnie Baltimore, Baltimore (Independent City), MD abt 1920 Son


John T Maatta Thomas,
Maggie Chassell, Houghton, MI abt 1920 Son


John Maatta Josephine Portage, Houghton, MI abt 1868 Finland Head

John A Maatta Fredrica Newton, Otter Tail, MN abt 1871 Finland Head


John Maatta Andrew,
Hilma Hill, Price, WI abt 1913 Son


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

Denise
15-01-08, 05:44
Here are the SS Death records for John Maatta's.



Name Birth Date Death Date Last Residence
(City,County,State)


John W. Maatta 27 May 1902 28 Feb 1988 El Cerrito, Contra Costa, California


John E. Maatta 29 Sep 1919 15 Feb 1993 Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland


John W. Maatta 4 Mar 1947 14 Mar 2001 Joppa, Harford, Maryland


John M. Maatta 28 May 1913 1 Dec 2003 Ogema, Price, Wisconsin


John Maatta 8 May 1889 Aug 1963


John Maatta 23 Jul 1907 Dec 1961


John Maatta 12 Dec 1900 Sep 1983 Sultan, Snohomish, Washington


John Maatta 22 May 1903 Oct 1973 Clatskanie, Columbia, Oregon


John Maatta 10 Jan 1909 Jun 1967


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index

Ayla
15-01-08, 10:30
Thank you ever so Denise.
My Aina Määttä's mother stayed in Finland and was called Maria Sofia so this one cant be it, (that you mention with sister Hannah and mother etc)
Her sisters also had different names. :((

Also, this Tille/Matilda I am looking for, any idea when she came into the Staes? She was born 18.04.1912 and was not on the 1920 census that you posted for me before but she is on the 1930 one age 18. I would love to know if she travelled alone or with someone. Huge thanks again Denise.

Ayla

Denise
15-01-08, 17:18
Hi Ayla,
Did I send this to you before? I can' remember!!! :rolleyes:

Denise

Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999
Name: Pamela L Eichele
Date of Birth: 19 Aug 1953
County: Jefferson
Mother's Name: Matilda Maatta
Volume Number: 080
Certificate Number: 39981
Volume Year: 1953



Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999

Denise
15-01-08, 18:46
Hi Ayla,
I'm having no luck on passenger records for Matilda, or death records for Aina. Just a thought, though, my grandmother's name was Aina on her birth record, and she used the spelling "Ina" on all other records I found on her. So the spelling Ina may be a possibility.

Denise

Ayla
15-01-08, 18:55
That's an idea, thank you! I never thought about that. My goodness, I am learning so much being here! Also, Matilda can also be known as Tilly, Tille, probably even more variations too.
I've just now emailed Tilly's daughter Ann to tell her the news. :(
We have to expect these knock backs now and then. Let's hope my Aina and her grandad did have some children, there could still be a connection!
Back to the drawing board eh!

Denise
15-01-08, 20:12
Hi Ayla,
Here is a Matilda, listed as a male! :(

Denise

Discover Your Family StoryNew York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Mathilda Maatta
Arrival Date: 30 Nov 1895
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Ethnicity/Race*/Nationality: Finnish
Ship Name: Lucania
Search Ship Database: View the Lucania in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 38
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_651
Page Number: 4



Source Citation: Year: 1895; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_651; Line: 38; .


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
--------------------------------------------------------------------------Also found this...:confused:

Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957
Name: Hilda Katarina Maatta
County: Virginia
Reel: 47
Code: 283
Volume: 46
Page: 18



Source Information:
Peterzen, Conrad, ed.. Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957

Ayla
15-01-08, 21:15
Listed as a male! Well I never! :)))

This isn't her....him :)) ....the date is way off. My Tille was born 18 April 1912.

Ayla
24-01-08, 11:29
A little update, I think I have got as far as I can with my great aunt Aina Sigrid Määttä, it doesn't look like there were any children sadly :((.
Her step grand daughter Ann sent me a photo of her taken with her grandfather, my great uncle John Määttä, in the 1940s.

The resemblance to my grandmother is unbelievable, it was like looking at a photo of my grandmother. They were sisters of course but to see such a striking similarity made me quite emotional!
Shame there were no children, but is good to finally have found one of my great aunts.

All that is missing from my records is her date of death and place. I can't find her on Ancestry and Ann doesn't know as they were not in contact.

So, now I am concentrating on my other great aunt Ines Ingrid Jokinen and in particular her daughter Elli. (Loads of posts elsewhere about her :D)

Ayla