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bariutt
10-02-08, 18:48
I am trying to find any relatives or ancestors of my grandfather Ander Viljam Riutta. (in or around the Toholampi area). My grandfather migrated to Canada from Finland in the early 1920s from a farm around Toholampi, Finland.

My grandfather's name was Anders Viljam Riutta and he was born March 29, 1889 in Toholampi (or Toholammilla). My grandmother's name was Iida Maria, S. Urpilainen who was born August 18, 1890. While living in Finland they had 7 children. They had 3 more children in Canada for a total of 10. My father's name was Uuno Lutvikka Riutta and he was born February 10, 1919 (as the seventh child).

Here are some records that I found in my father's belongings:

Uuno Lutvikki Riutta synt. 02.10.1919-515V Toholammilla,
siirtynyt 1920 Amerikkaan
Vanhemmat : Ander Vil jam Riutta, synt. 29.03.1889 Toholammilla ja vaimo Iida Maria, S. Urpilainen syst. 18.08.1890 Toholammilla.
Kuolleet : mies 09.12.1946 ja vaimo 12.07.1964.

I am especially trying to find out if my grandfather had any other brothers or sisters. I would especially like to find out my granfather's father and mother's names and birth dates.

Any information that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Please email me - Brian Riutta at riuttafamily*sympatico.ca if you have any information at all that you could share.
Regards
Brian Riutta

Karen Norwillo
11-02-08, 01:22
Brian,
I checked on Hiski (which is a Finnish database) in Toholampi. The name Riutta or Riuttanen is very prevalent in this area. Unfortunately, the records only go to 1850 in births, 1864 in deaths and 1871 in marriages. There were a total of 367 records of people with this surname. On the Urpilainen name, there was only one record, a 1879 marriage of a Johan Johansson Asiala and Mariana Johansdotter Urpilainen. Possibly these were Iida's parents. One possibility is writing to the parish in Toholampi. Since you have some definite dates of birth, they may be able to give you the parents names etc. Here's the parish email address, toholamminn.seurakunta*evl.fi (insert the "at" sign where the star is) Hiski gives the contact as Mikko Pöyhtäri. Good luck.
Karen

Karen Norwillo
11-02-08, 01:52
On Migration Institute, there are Anders Riutta and Ida Riutta leaving Finland 27 Nov 1920. There are 9 other Riutta's leaving same day. Impi, Lauri M, Leevi V, Lempi T, Inga I, Impi M, Antti O, Autto J and Otto E. Some of these could be children of Anders and Ida. They have 2 Impi listed. I no longer have a paid subscription, but maybe someone who does will check which belong to them. Karen

Karen Norwillo
11-02-08, 02:42
On the Archives page for Toholampi in 1880, I found the Riutta farm and the Asiala farm. The Johan Johansson and wife Mariana are there. The numbers after the names are the last two digits of their birth year. When you find Anders patronymic, these will help to determine if any of these are his parents.

Denise
11-02-08, 03:19
Hi,
Here is the information from the Institute of Migration.

Best Regards,
Denise


Detailed passenger information
Last name Riutta
First names Anders
Age or age group 31
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination St. John
State of destination NB
Country of destination CDN
Price of ticket FIM 1806
Ship from Finland Arcturus
Date of departure from Finland 27.11.1920
Ship from England Victorian
Date of departure from England 10.12.1920
Ocean Line C.P.O.S. Line
Port of departure in England *
List and page 105/39
Remarks Mk Ida, Impi, Leevi, Lempi, Antti, Lauri, Inga ja Uuno Riutta.
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Detailed passenger information
Last name Riutta
First names Autto J.
Age or age group 26
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination St. John
State of destination NB
Country of destination CDN
Price of ticket FIM 2500
Ship from Finland Arcturus
Date of departure from Finland 27.11.1920
Ship from England Victorian
Date of departure from England 10.12.1920
Ocean Line C.P.O.S. Line
Port of departure in England *
List and page 105/39
Remarks *
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Detailed passenger information
Last name Riutta
First names Otto E.
Age or age group 19
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination St. John
State of destination NB
Country of destination CDN
Price of ticket FIM 2500
Ship from Finland Arcturus
Date of departure from Finland 27.11.1920
Ship from England Victorian
Date of departure from England 10.12.1920
Ocean Line C.P.O.S. Line
Port of departure in England *
List and page 105/38
Remarks *

Denise
11-02-08, 03:37
Detailed passport information
Last name Riutta
First names Abraham Karlsson
Other names *
Date of birth . .1871
Marital status *
Religion *
Occupation Torpp. pka
Home parish Toholampi
Province VAA
Passport date 29.04.1897
Passport number 0
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Pohj. Am.
Passport issued by KOK
Remarks Sj vanhemmat.

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Last name Riutta
First names Anna Lisa Mattsdotter
Other names *
Date of birth . .1870
Marital status 2
Religion *
Occupation Taloll. vmo
Home parish Toholampi
Province VAA
Passport date 11.06.1897
Passport number 0
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Pohj. Am.
Passport issued by KOK
Remarks Sj ei ketään.
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Last name Riutta
First names Antti William Johansson
Other names *
Date of birth . .1885
Marital status 1
Religion Lut.
Occupation Taloll. pka
Home parish Toholampi
Province VAA
Passport date 15.11.1902
Passport number 1334
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by KOK
Remarks *
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Last name Riutta
First names Juho Alfred Sefaniasson
Other names *
Date of birth . .1885
Marital status 1
Religion Lut.
Occupation Itsell. pka
Home parish Toholampi
Province VAA
Passport date 24.11.1902
Passport number 1381
Passport valid (year:month) 4:0
Destination P-Amerikka
Passport issued by KOK
Remarks *
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Last name Riutta
First names Juho Wilpas Sakrisson
Other names *
Date of birth . .1886
Marital status 1
Religion Lut.
Occupation Taloll. pka
Home parish Toholampi
Province VAA
Passport date 15.11.1902
Passport number 1333
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by KOK
Remarks *
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Last name Riutta
First names Liisa Andersdotter
Other names *
Date of birth . .1862
Marital status 2
Religion Lut.
Occupation Taloll. vmo
Home parish Toholampi
Province VAA
Passport date 22.12.1902
Passport number 1469
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by KOK
Remarks Sj 1 lapsi.
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Last name Riutta
First names Matti Herman Johansson
Other names *
Date of birth . .1885
Marital status 1
Religion Lut.
Occupation Itsell. pka
Home parish Toholampi
Province OU
Passport date 05.09.1901
Passport number 879
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination P-Amerikka
Passport issued by KOK
Remarks *
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Last name Riutta
First names Matti Oskari Andersson
Other names *
Date of birth . .1863
Marital status 2
Religion Lut.
Occupation Torpp.
Home parish Toholampi
Province VAA
Passport date 15.11.1902
Passport number 1325
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by KOK
Remarks Sj vaimo ja 4 lasta.
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Last name Riutta
First names Matts Oskar Andersson
Other names *
Date of birth . .1863
Marital status 2
Religion *
Occupation Torpp.
Home parish Toholampi
Province VAA
Passport date 20.04.1899
Passport number 0
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination P-Amerikka
Passport issued by KOK
Remarks Sj vanhemmat, vaimo ja 2 lasta.
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Last name Riutta
First names Tobias Oskar
Other names *
Date of birth . .1864
Marital status *
Religion *
Occupation Taloll. pka
Home parish Toholampi
Province VAA
Passport date 22.01.1897
Passport number 78
Passport valid (year:month) 5:0
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by VAA
Remarks *

Denise
11-02-08, 03:42
Detailed information (Reference records)
Last name: Riutta
First names: Andrew
Other name: *
Date of birth: 99.99.9999
Place of birth: Toholampi
State of birth: VAA
Country of birth: SF
Date of death: 99.99.9999
Place of death: *
State of death: *
Country of death: *

References: - Siirtokansan kalenteri 1945: 132 ("Kultahääpareja").
Remarks: Ikä: 75. Pso: Anna Kolabacka. Vih: Fitchburg, MA, USA. Lapset: 4 poikaa. Amm: maanviljelijä. KS: Templeton, MA, USA. LS: > USA > MI > Fitchburg, MA > Templeton, MA.
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Denise
11-02-08, 03:45
Detailed information (Finnish Americans)

Last name Riutta
First names Impi
County Levack
State Ontario
Country USA
Year of Source info 1926
Additional information -
Source Ilmonen, S.: The History of Finnish Americans 1926, page 310

Denise
11-02-08, 03:48
Search results (Sheriff's records)

Last name First names Home parish Born in Date Destination
Riutta Anders Viljam Toholampi 1889-Mar-29 1920 Canada
Riutta Anito Jalmari Mikonpoika Toholampi 1894-May-20 1920 Canada
Riutta Antti Oskari Toholampi 1913-Nov-30 1920 Canada
Riutta Antti Viljami Kiviniemi Toholampi 1907-Jan-01 1928 Canada
Riutta Esko Olavi Toholampi 1928-Oct-31 1929 Canada
Riutta Hanna Josefiina Toholampi 1901-Jan-19 1929 Canada
Riutta Iida Maria Toholampi 1890-Aug-18 1920 Canada
Riutta Impi Maria Toholampi 1907-Nov-21 1920 Canada
Riutta Inga Ines Toholampi 1917-Oct-22 1920 Canada
Riutta Lauri Matias Toholampi 1916-Feb-18 1920 Canada
Riutta Leevi Viljo Toholampi 1910-May-13 1920 Canada
Riutta Lempi Familia Toholampi 1912-Mar-13 1920 Canada
Riutta Lilja Elviira Toholampi 1908-Nov-04 1929 Canada
Riutta Otto Emil Oskarinpoika Toholampi 1901-Oct-11 1920 Canada
Riutta Uuno Ludvig Toholampi 1919-Oct-02 1920 Canada

Denise
11-02-08, 03:50
Search results (Farm names)

Dweller's name Parish name Village name Farm name/Status Time period
Riutta Toholampi Toholampi Järvenoja No 10 185?-1861



Search results (Farm names)

Dweller's name Parish name Village name Farm name/Status Time period
- Toholampi Toholampi Riutta No 1 185?-1861

Denise
11-02-08, 04:09
Here are a couple death records from Canada for a George and Esko Riutta.

Denise :)

Denise
11-02-08, 04:14
Name Arrival Date Estimated Birth Year Port of Arrival

Alfred Riutta Jan 1903 abt 1886 Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, USA
Alfred Riutta 14 Sep 1902 abt 1883 Quebec, Canada
Emma Riutta 15 Sep 1911 abt 1888 Quebec, Canada
Otto E Riutta Dec 1922 abt 1901 Buffalo, USA
Saima Riutta 21 Jun 1912 abt 1891 Quebec, Canada
John Riutta Riuttables 5 Aug 1900 abt 1884 Quebec, Canada


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

Karen Norwillo
11-02-08, 16:21
On Hiski, by selecting all parishes, I found a marriage record in Himanka-Himango, close by Toholampi parish, 17.7.1887 Bondesonen Anders Oskar Isaksson Riutta and Bondedottren Selma Johanns Mattsdotter Akolahti. Groom i kyrkan af G O Aspelin age 22, Bride from Toholampi age 17. Possibility for Anders parents???

Karen Norwillo
11-02-08, 21:10
Member Arto Hautala has an extensive Riutta listing on his family tree on Talko. Maybe if you Private Message him, he may have something about your family. I did not see Anders listed on his, but perhaps he can set you in the right direction for your search for Anders parents. Karen

Karen Norwillo
12-02-08, 15:18
Does anyone know how to contact Arto Hautala. Can't find him on the members list under "a" or "h," so Private Messaging won"t help.

Denise
12-02-08, 15:34
Hi Karen and Brian,
This might be a possiblity for Arto Hautala. I googled and found his website too.
Regards,
Denise

http://netti.nic.fi/~wirmaila/henkilo/hautarto.html

toiste*gmail.com

sten47
14-02-08, 00:44
Thank you so much for the information on the Asiala Farm. I printed and am going to see if some can enlarge it so that I can study it more closely. I am very excited!! Thank you!! Barbara

sten47
14-02-08, 01:04
Johanne Syri was a Judge in Lestijarve,Toholompi, State of Waasawlaani, married Hlja Maria Heinonen born in Monttikoski, March 19 1883. They had a son Alexanter Santeri syri b.31 Jan 1878 married to Hilja Aliina Heinonen b.1883. Their Daughter was my Great Grandmother,Hilda Otteliana Syri 1874 Toholompi, married Sefan Asiala. Alex got a letter from his brother in law Antti Tornikoski in 1916. Heinonen could be spelled Hainonen for Hilda. I am taking this information from family notes and they are not easy to read. Any thing would be helpful. Barbara

Karen Norwillo
14-02-08, 17:20
Barbara,
Better check your date of birth for the mother Hjla Maria, couldn't be 1883 if their son was born in 1878.

Karen Norwillo
14-02-08, 18:07
Barbara,
Here is the 1880 Household roll for the Syriä farm in Lesti. It is listed in the Archives as Lestijärvi, but shows as Lesti on the actual pages. Note the spelling of Syriä. Would still be pronounced Syri. This is the only one I found.
Karen