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Ralph Danielson
29-05-14, 14:56
I am searching for records relating to my great grandmother's family. Her name was Edla Maria Johansdotter Saxén & I have her passport from 1900, when she left Nykarleby, Finland for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to marry my great grandfather, Gustav Edwin Danielson who was from Degerby. The passport says she was from Jeppo, Finland and that she was born 22 April 1877. Her father was Johan Saxén and her mother was Maria Johansen (b. 1834). Her mother emigrated to Philadelphia after the marriage, also her brother, Alfred Johansen Saxén (b. 1870). Any help in locating information about these individuals would be greatly appreciated. -Ralph J Danielson

June Pelo
30-05-14, 17:34
I checked HisKi and Talko for the name Saxén, and found 123 names on Talko, but none for Edla Maria, b. 1877.. and none born in Jeppo. The majority of names listed are for Närpes, with some in Kaskö, Salo, Justio, Kemiö, and Pusula. I checked Hiski for Saxén but didn't find the name appearing in Jeppo nor Nykarleby. Maybe someone else has some ideas where to look?

Ralph Danielson
31-05-14, 14:10
Thank you for checking, but I haven't been able to find any of them listed at HisKi either since the records only start in 1887. As I understand the Jeppo parsonage burned down in 1886 along with all its records, so there is a gap in the records from 1851-1887. It would seem that my relatives fell through this gap. Are any other records extant other than the church records? Is it possible to inquire of the HisKi people using English? I sent a long email a couple years ago but received no answer.

June Pelo
31-05-14, 20:28
Ralph, check your private messages..

31-05-14, 22:59
I found her in 1892 - 1901 Pietarsaari / Jacobstad communion book image 369. Says she was born in Oravais. http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut_eng/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=17498&pnum=369

31-05-14, 23:07
Found her birth in Oravis. http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=8404310

June Pelo
01-06-14, 03:26
Good find, Bud. I found the marriage record for her parents in Oravais in 1866. Her father was Johan Wilhelm Lasen and mother was Maja Brita Mattsdotter Kuckus.

01-06-14, 08:18
Can the mother be this?
Maja Brita Mattsdotter Kuckus, born 1835-11-10 Vörå, Kimo.

From birthbook, the bottom of the right side:

From Communion book:


Ralph Danielson
01-06-14, 16:13
Thank you all so much for your help! I thought we would never find any more information about my great grandmother's family, and so disappointing since we traced my great grandfathers' roots back to the 1700's on HisKi. I am truly indebted to you all. Thanks again.
-Ralph Danielson

Jaska Sarell
01-06-14, 23:05
Garfvaren Johan Saxén and wife Maria in Oravais mantalslängd census under Söder
1875: http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=628769 with 3 sons
1880: http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=629895 with 3 sons and 1 daughter
The latter gives birth years 1829 for Johan and 1835 for Maria.

Söder seems to be new name for earlier Kuckus farm (#10 in Kimo village).

:) Jaska