PDA

View Full Version : Sahlgren - Hakkila



June Pelo
31-10-09, 19:20
I have a request from Finland for help finding info. about twin brothers Henry and Charles Sahlgren, born 30.3.1880 in Finland. They immigrated to USA 1896-1899. Their names are mentioned in 1900 census Adams Houghton Michigan. They boarded with Matt Hakkila family. After that contact was lost and relatives in Finland wonder about marriage, children and death dates. It's assumed the twins remained in the area. Don't know if it's possible to find anything about them?

Denise
31-10-09, 22:33
Hi June,
Here is what I found from Institute of Migration: Nothing on Charles Sahlgren or Matti Hakkila.

Best Regards,
Denise

Detailed passport information
Last name Sahlgren
First names Heikki Heikinp.
Other names *
Date of birth . .1880
Marital status *
Religion *
Occupation Itsellinen
Home parish Oulainen
Province OU
Passport date 10.03.1899
Passport number 189
Passport valid (year:month) 1:0
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by OU
Remarks *

Detailed passenger information
Last name Sahlgren
First names Heikki
Age or age group 19
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination Houghton
State of destination MI
Country of destination USA
Price of ticket USD 53
Ship from Finland Urania
Date of departure from Finland 18.03.1899
Ship from England *
Date of departure from England . .9999
Ocean Line Allan Linen
Port of departure in England *
List and page 8/7
Remarks *

Denise
31-10-09, 22:54
Hi June,
From Ancestry here is Heikki's border crossing from Canada to the USA. He states he is going to Calle's (Kalle) which I am guessing is Charles who already arrived before Heikki. Heikki is number 13 on this passenger record.

Best Regards,
Denise

Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
Name: Heikki Sahlgren
Arrival Date: 12 Apr 1899
Age: 19
Birth Date: abt 1880
Gender: Male
Ship Name: Carthaginian
Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England

June Pelo
31-10-09, 22:56
Thanks, Denise. Someone found this info. for them which shows that Henry and Charles were boarding with Matti Hakkila in 1900. We assume that the twins emigrated at the same time. But other than that nothing more is known of what happened - whether the twins married, etc. Can Sahlgren or Hakkila be found in later census records?

Name: Matt Hakkila
Home in 1900: Adams, Houghton, Michigan
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Finland
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Hilma
Race: White
Occupation:
Immigration Year: 1885
Neighbors:
Household Members: Name Age
Matt Hakkila 40 section laborer on railroad immigrated 1885
Hilma Hakkila 27 married 8 years, 4 children three living immigrated 1893
Alma Hakkila 7
Annie Hakkila 2
Aili Hakkila 9.12
Henry Sahlgren 20 boarder
Andrew Hietala 25 "
Charles Sahlgren 20 "
John Sillankorva 19 "

Denise
31-10-09, 23:03
Hi June,
Just got your message, but Kalle arrived in 1895...at 14 years of age! I'll see what else I can find.

Best Regards,
Denise

Detailed passenger information
Last name Sahlgren
First names Kalle
Age or age group 14
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination Hancock
State of destination MI
Country of destination USA
Price of ticket USD 42
Ship from Finland Astraea
Date of departure from Finland 27.04.1895
Ship from England *
Date of departure from England . .9999
Ocean Line Allan Line
Port of departure in England *
List and page 3/29
Remarks *

Denise
31-10-09, 23:10
From the 1930 Census I found this Charles who states he is from Sweden, and the birth year a bit off, which is not unusual but... I'll keep looking.

Denise :)

1930 United States Federal Census 1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Charles A Sahlgren
Home in 1930: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
View Map
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Sweden
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Alida J
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles A Sahlgren 54
Alida J Sahlgren 53
Albert H Hawkinson 24

June Pelo
31-10-09, 23:59
Thanks, Denise. I'll send this on to Finland. Suppose that Charles spoke Swedish and maybe the census taker assumed he was from Sweden.