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10-02-04, 00:59
Searching for information about my aunt's father and his ancestors. Matts Mårtensson STRAND born May 12, 1867 in Bertby, Vörå dying in Seattle, Washington September 5, 1924. Married Lena Lovisa Johanna Karlsdotter NYGÅRD on August 22, 1891 in America. A brother, Erik returned to Finland to be a teacher in Helsinki. A sister was mentioned named possibly named Betty Newman with a daughter Ellen.

10-02-04, 04:05
It's me again Vern :)
And as I mentioned at the Long posting, add more data if you don't get something from the Finnish side.

When did he emigrate, to where, where did they marry, and so forth.

Good luck,

12-02-04, 09:49
Hi Vern,

I checked the Scandinavians in the 1910 US Federal census index cd by Heritage Quest and couldn't find any listing for Matt STRAND but there was one for the following man. It could be a bad reading of poor handwriting. I'm hoping someone with the 1910 census
can use this info and check for you.

STROUD Matt age 42 b. Finland
Census WA, King County, 13-WD Seattle T624-roll 1660 part 1 page 199 subpage A.

Best wishes,

12-02-04, 14:58
Here's the image from the census. It shows Matt immigrated 1888 and Hanna 1891. He was a carpenter for a railroad bridge.

12-02-04, 15:43
Hello Vern
In the 1930 census for King, Meadow Point are
Carl Soderman 35, 32 at marriage born Finland
wife Edna 27, 24 at marriage born Michigan
sister in law Dorine Strand 14, born Wash.
The Dorine above agrees with the 1920 census in which she is listed with parents Matt and Hannah, siblings Esther and Edna.
I am unable to find Hannah the mother in the census for 1930.
I did find this death record: It does not match her age in the census.

Washington Death Index, 1940-1996
Viewing record 1 of 1 match for:
Hannah Strand

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Name Place of Death Date of Death Residence Age Gender SSN Certificate

Hannah Strand 601 29 Nov 1951 68 F 21503
Alicia Marshall

19-02-04, 01:19
Hello Vern,
I found somebody that is possibly Matt Strand's son Carl so here it is for what it is worth:

Bethel Lutheran Church Seattle

on page 6
Carl Bruno Strand
born 1-5-1894
confirmed June 6, 1909
received into the church 6-6-1909
dropped 1-5-1914
see page 100