Hi - the facts as I know them..My grandfather Victor Vaino Haapanen born 12 Nov 1896 in Uusikirko T1 Pyrila Finland ..son of Samual Haapanen and Maria Wilhelmina Manderos. Victor arrived in Pt Lincoln South Australia on 12 may 1922 on the ship Port Caladonia from Cardiff and remained here and became a nationalized Australian -married an Ozzie and so on.
I believe, but am not certain that he had 4 brothers,,,,Samual Werner Haapanen poss. born 7 Jan 1888.....Johan Nester Haapanen possibly born 27 Dec 1890 and possibly came to Aust also.....Frans Eino Haapanen possibly born 16 Nov 1894 and went to America - possibly Connecticutt.....Kustaa Hjalmar Haapanen (Nurmi) possibly born 12 Nov 1896 and also to America
A lot of possibles, I know but still...hoping someone can shed a light somewhere
Terri Brown Australia and very proud of my Finnish heritage