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eromar
10-02-11, 19:15
Looking for relatives to Selma Lovisa, maiden name Schmaltz, born 3.7.1874 in Korsholm, Finland. Married to Oskar Yli-Mahomaki, born 1877 dead 1900. Selma emigrated to USA 1901 with their daugther Anna Linnea born 10.12.1899 in Korsholm, Finland. I don´t know anything about where they went or if Selma perhaps got married again in USA, so this is not an easy one! Anna was my grandmother´s cousin.
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BessemerFinn
27-02-11, 20:54
Lovisa Mahomäki, age 29 and Anna Mahomäki, age 2, arrived Philadelphia, PA on 31.8.1902; going to join brother Albert Smaltz, 455 Cabinett Street, Pittsburgh, PA

The 1920 US Census shows Louise Mahomaki, age 44, widowed and daughter Anna, age 20, single, at 323 39th Street (rent), Pittsburgh (Ward 6). Louise cleans for a private family; and Anna is a Stenographer with Miller Co.

1910 US Census shows Albert Smaltz, age 45; wife Charlotta and children Randolph, Mabel and C. Albert, in Pittsburgh. In 1900, Albert Smaltz, born Sep 1865, is living in Pittsburgh, with wife Charlotte and son Landorf.

eromar
28-02-11, 09:08
Thank you! This is almost unbelievable, I knew so little about them and only a few months ago I did not even know about their existence. I knew that my grandmother had an oncle who died at the age of 23, but I knew nothing about the widow and child, so this is a big step forward!

How do I go on with this? Is there any possibility to find out if Anna got married an had childern for instance?

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BessemerFinn
28-02-11, 20:36
Neither Louise nor Anna Mahomaki are living at 323 39th Street, Pittsburgh, in the 1930 US Census.

And I could not find them on any page in that part of the 1930 Census.

Nor can I find them elsewhere in 1930.

Maybe they went back to Finland????

BessemerFinn
28-02-11, 20:43
Neither Louise nor Anna Mahomaki are living at 323 39th Street, Pittsburgh, in the 1930 US Census.

And I could not find them on any page in that part of the 1930 Census.

Nor can I find them elsewhere in 1930.

Maybe they went back to Finland????

eromar
28-02-11, 21:24
No, they did not come back. They where both declared dead in the records, Louise 1961 and Anna 1974. Could it be that Louise died somewhere between 1920 and 1930? And Anna got married and changed both name and address? Or perhaps she died as well during that time?

But thank you for helping me!
ER

BessemerFinn
28-02-11, 22:12
any of those scenarios are possible...

do you have...can you get...or do you want the immigration and census records for Lovisa and Anna Mahomäki?

nunnally19
06-07-13, 03:43
I know this thread is a couple years old, but I just stumbled on it by a Google search. I hope someone is still checking it.

Anne was my grandmother, Louisa my g-grandmother. They did indeed move to Pittsburgh. Anne married Douglas Seeley Donkin in the 1930s I believe. They had one child, my mother Carolyn Donkin, born in 1941. She still lives in Pittsburgh.

Louisa died in the 1950s having never remarried. I believe she had lived with my grandparents up until the time of her death. Douglas died soon after. Anne survived nearly 30 more years. She passed away in 1983 at the age of 84. She is buried, along with Douglas and Louisa, in Allegheny Cemetary in Pittsburgh. A few of the Smaltz family members are buried very close by.

I never knew much about the Mahomaki family. I only knew about my grandmother and great grandmother. We actually didn't find out that Anne was born in Finland until after her death. She had always told us that she was born in the states. My mom had told me that Louisa was widowed very early. I had heard that Oskar was a fisherman and had died at sea. Is that true? What can you tell me about him?

eromar
07-07-13, 23:00
It´s an old thread, yes, but I get the updates to my e-mail. And this is so amazing news! I was thinking that well, this is as far as I get on this. I found some records just recently which told that Anna married a man named Donkin, but I was not really sure if it was the same person. Oskar Mahomaki was my great grandmother's younger brother. He was born in Kauhava, Finland 28.10 1877 and died 11.1.1900 in Korsholm, Finland (near the town of Vasa). I think he worked in the harbor and had some kind of accident during work. He was married 11.7.1897 to Selma Lovisa/Louise Schmaltz, born 3.7.1874 in Korsholm. They had an older daughter called Fanny Linnea born 22.9.1897, who died 31.12.1899, just two weeks before Oskar. Must have been terrible for his poor wife! And according to the records their secind daugther Anna Linnea was born 10.12.1899, and declared dead 13.2.1991.

His parents where Matts Nikolai (Nikolaus) Johansson Yli-Mahomäki born 18.8 1848 and dead 23.2 1913 in Korsholm just outside the town of Vasa, and Anna Jakobsdotter Tusula born 4.8 1848, d. 6.1 1927 in Korsholm. They got 7 childern together, Oskar being the second oldest. My great grandmother was the oldest sibling. If you are interested I can send you more details about the family as a Privat message?

Thank you so much for sending me the information!

BessemerFinn
08-07-13, 01:17
this is great... :)

nunnally19
08-07-13, 02:18
This is amazing information! Thanks for replying.

Yes, please send me more information. My mother will be thrilled. She's been researching our family for some time and never got very far on the Mahomaki side. I think it may have been because either Louisa or the immigration folks changed the spelling to Mahomake.

My email is nunnally19*hotmail.com