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Gunnel S
28-02-06, 23:50
I'm searching information about 2 brothers Wias: Hugo Alexander, b. 27 Sept. 1893 and Johan Emil, b. 21 Aug. 1888. According to the passenger record Hugo was going to his brother Emil Isaksson, 613 Monroe st. (?), Hoquiam, Wash.

First Name: Hugo
Last Name: Wias
Ethnicity: Finland
Last Place of Residence: Malaks, Finland
Date of Arrival: May 15, 1914
Age at Arrival: 20 Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Lusitania
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Manifest Line Number: 0004

First Name: Ernie
Last Name: Wias
Ethnicity: Finnish
Last Place of Residence: Malaax, Finland
Date of Arrival: Dec 13, 1909
Age at Arrival: 21y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Celtic
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Manifest Line Number: 0005


01-03-06, 04:37
The only close match I came up with is from Ancestry.com, but it doesn't seem to make sense. The Ernest Wias listed is married for a second time, and claims he was born in Georgia, but take a look!

1930 United States Census Harrison, Mississippi

Wias, Ernest (Head) R 52 yrs. old Married age at first marriage 21 Occupation: Cooping? Banal (barrel) making (very hard to read) born in Georgia
Wias, Laurena Wife age 21 yrs. Married at 20 yrs old born in Mississippi
Hollima? James Stepson 1 yr. old born in Mississippi
Hollima, Mary Stepdaughter 0/12 yr. old born in Mississippi
Walker, Elder Boarder 40 yrs. old single born in Georgia
Occupation: Section hand on Railroad

I'll keep on looking!

01-03-06, 05:00
Hi Again!
Found one that is a closer match, maybe a son? in Washington.

1930 United States Census (taken on April 11, 1930)
Grays Harbor, Hoquiam, Washington

Wias, William Head own $3000. 39 yrs Married born in Finland
immigrated 1910 Occupation: Building Trade
Wias, Anna Wife 29 yrs Married born in Finland immig. 1920
Occupation: Marseller? private
Koern, Ole Lodger born in Norway laborer in lumbermill


June Pelo
01-03-06, 16:49
Just wanted to comment that sometimes they used Vias. I have an Isak Jonasson Röj-Vias, b. 1812 in Malax. His great granddaughter lived in Gardner, MA.


Gunnel S
01-03-06, 22:40
Thank you, Denise, for the information. But I don't think it is the right persons. I have got some information from a relative, so I think I know what I need to know.