View Full Version : Searching for relatives of Lilian Linnea Jernström.

27-01-11, 20:08
Lilian Linnea Jernström was my paternal grandmother. She was born 11.10.1893, I think in Stockholm, Sweden, but I'm not sure. Her father was Sea Captain Karl Gustaf Jernström. Her mother was Alexandra Amalia Österman.

She married Karl Gustaf Wähämäki in 1918. She had two children: Lilian Linnea Ann-Mary, born 21.4.1920, and Leo Karl Gustaf Walter, born 10.11.1922.

She died 17.1.1928 in China, I believe in Shanghai.

Karen Norwillo
29-01-11, 17:55
I found father and son in CA on Ancestry.com. I found a Naturalization card for both and them on the CA Death Index.
Karl G Wahamaki 30 May 1892 other country
20 Dec 1980 Alameda county, CA
Leo K Wahamaki 9 Nov 1922 other country
27 Aug 1976 Contra Costa county, CA
Copies of naturalization cards attached.
I also posted a query to Anbytarforum, a Swedish genealogical site for any info about possible siblings to Lilian Linnea and verification of her birth place. Will update as info received.

Karen Norwillo
29-01-11, 18:09
I'm sending you a private message with possible living relatives in CA.
Found names on the CA Birth Index that could be children of Leo Wahamaki.

Karen Norwillo
30-01-11, 03:27
Replies from Anbytarforum show no luck with birthplace of Lilian Linnea Jerström. Did get some very interesting info about the daughter Lilian. Suggest you find a copy of a book entitled "Avery Brundage and the Olympic Movement" by Allen Guttman. See pages 48-49. I will send you another PM with some details.

Karen Norwillo
30-01-11, 16:57
Heard back from Fred. He already knows most of the info I found. He is looking for siblings of his grandparents, Lilian and Karl Wähämäki and their descendants.