View Full Version : Searching for Greeta Sofia Liisasdr Nivala and daughters

18-01-15, 19:42
I am searching for Greeta's father. She was born in Haapavesi on 1 dec 1858 Her mom is Lisa Staffansdr niemala.

Greeta married Mathea Mattson Nivala on 16 Nov 1879 in Haapavesi. They had 6 children. I can't find Jenny Maria. I have her dob 25 mar 1886, and that she moved to Kannuksaen 1 Feb 1904.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks :D

Karen Norwillo
20-01-15, 18:26
According to Hiski, Lisa Staffansdotter Niemelä had 4 children öä (out of wedlock) Herman 9 Aug 1846, Adam 29 Mar 1849, Greta Sofia 1 Dec 1858 and Johannes 1865. There are no fathers named for these births. Adam died 3 Apr 1850.

20-01-15, 19:32
I happen to have the microfilm of Haapavesi birth records 1811-1863 on loan (FHL #59893). I've attached a scan of Greeta Sofia's birth entry, in case you haven't seen it. 4891

Karen Norwillo
21-01-15, 17:04
Did Jennie Maria emigrate to US? I found a matching person with same DOB in Aitkin county, MN. She is married to Isaac Trast and has several children. There are also 2 sons who are listed as step-sons to Isaac, surname Niemonen. There is an emigration record from 1905 with a Jennie Niemonen going to husband Jaakko Niemonen in Eveleth, MN. Jaakko arrived 3 months earlier. Trast children start in 1915, so they probably married about 1911. The first Niemonen son was born 20 Jul 1909 in MN. I will explore further if you think this is the right Jennie.

Karen Norwillo
23-01-15, 17:32
I'm attaching a word document of what I found. I hope this is your Jennie.

Karen Norwillo
23-01-15, 22:41
Additions to file,
Reino Trast died 6 Feb 1983 in Palisade, Aitkin, MN. In the 50's he lived in Grand Forks, ND.
Tenho Niemonen (Niemon)31 May 1912- died at 77 on 3 May 1989 in La Fiera, TX. Wife Dorothy. He worked for REA-Co-ops, electric company in Finlayson and Tyler, MN. He had Alzheimers. Obit mentions sisters Irja Howe and Taimi Leavelle, brothers Arnold and Orbo Trast and nephews John and Jack Niemonen.