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Tekla Lehtimäki of Soukainen, Laitila in Negaunee, Michigan

Tekla Lehtimäki of Soukainen, Laitila in Negaunee, Michigan

Posted: 12 Sep 2007 11:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lehtimäki, Wänni,
I am at a brickwall right now on only one branch of the family tree...

I'm hoping that someone can provide me with traction regarding the relatives of Tekla Lehtimäki of Soukainen, Laitila. Her 1907 passenger record (attached) appears to show that her birthplace is Soukainen and Hiski indicates that this village is in the parish of Laitila. She married Nils Henrik Henriksson (Nels Henry Hendrickson) of Hirvijärvi, Övertorneå, Norrbotten, Sweden in Negaunee, Michigan.

The US census records suggest that she was born in 1887 or 1888. I cannot find any record of her on the Institute of Migration and her birthdate is too recent for Hiski. Of course there are other Lehtimäkis heading to the Negaunee/Ishpeming area. I can only find one Tekla in the Institute of Migration system but the 1900 passport date does not match her immigration date of 1907.

If anyone can help me out regarding Tekla's siblings and/or parents, I would be very grateful. If anyone has an interest in her US descendants, let me know.

I also posted this inquiry at Finlander Forum.

Thanks,
Mark
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Re: Tekla Lehtimäki of Siikainen in Negaunee, Michigan

Posted: 16 Sep 2007 2:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Karen at Finlander Forum is probably correct. Tekla was from the Siikainen parish.

I'd appreciate any help in learning the name of her parents in Siikainen.

Thank you,
Mark

Re: Tekla Lehtimäki of Soukainen, Laitila in Negaunee, Michigan

Posted: 17 Sep 2007 12:13PM GMT
Classification: Census
Surnames: Hendrickson
In the 1920 and 1930 census, Nels states that he was born in Finland. He does not seem to remember when he emigrated.
In 1930 he states he came in 1890 and she in 1901.
In 1920 they both say a date of 1912.

Nels Hendrickson
[Nile?? Hindiakan??]
[Nels Undnisr??]
Home in 1920: Negaunee Ward 5, Marquette, Michigan
Age: 33 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Teckla
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1912
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 1050
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Nels Hendrickson 33
Teckla Hendrickson 33
William Hendrickson 7
Emil Hendrickson 5
Albert Hendrickson 3

regards,
Alicia Marshall

Re: Tekla Lehtimäki of Soukainen, Laitila in Negaunee, Michigan

Posted: 17 Sep 2007 12:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
This may be your Henry/Nels in Marquette in 1900
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1900 United States Federal Census
about Henry Hendrickson
Name: Henry Hendrickson
Home in 1900: Richmond, Marquette, Michigan
Age: 12
Estimated birth year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Finland
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father's name: Henry
Mother's name: Mary
Race: White
Occupation: View image
Immigration Year: 1890
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Hendrickson 50
Mary Hendrickson 39
Helia Hendrickson 17
Henry Hendrickson 12
Lily Hendrickson 7
Annie Hendrickson 5
Theadore Hendrickson 2
John Matilla 28
Charlie Corby 25
Jacob Pruch 330
Herman Kantula 29
Peter Balson 24
Mattie Mantilla 23
Alicia



Re: Tekla Lehtimäki of Soukainen, Laitila in Negaunee, Michigan

Posted: 17 Sep 2007 5:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lehtimaki
Hi
I found Tekla under Lehtimaki, Tekla in Marquette , Negaunee ward 2
Tekla, 22 Finland Landlady in a boarding house. No emigrant date is filled in.
She has 4 boarders in her home.
I think it is on Lombard St. ?? by Bluff and Tobin St. are the other two on the page before

1910 United States Federal Census
about Tekla Lehtimaki
Name: Tekla Lehtimaki
Age in 1910: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Home in 1910: Negaunee Ward 2, Marquette, Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Tekla Lehtimaki 22
Otto Sakka 36
Oscar Polka 34
Kalle Taijal 28
John Erickson 32
Alicia

Re: Tekla Lehtimäki of Soukainen, Laitila in Negaunee, Michigan

Posted: 18 Sep 2007 2:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lehtimäki Wänni Koskinen Henriksson / Lehtimaki Vanni Hendrickson
Thanks everyone for your help.

I should have been more clear. I have everything I need on this side of the Atlantic but I need some help in Finland for the latter half of the 19th century. The Hiski system should be sufficient for me to use if I can figure out the family members from 1850 to the immigration period. That system only goes up to 1850 so I have about a 50 year gap.

I suspect that several of my immigrant ancestors returned to Finland from the UP during the bad economic times prior to the 1910 census.

If anyone else has an interest, here is what I have figured out so far:

http://www.markandandrea.com/images/family/mark/hendricksons...

Thanks,
Mark

Re: Tekla Lehtimäki of Soukainen, Laitila in Negaunee, Michigan

Posted: 19 Sep 2007 8:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

I don't know if this is obvious but just in case

a) you can contact the parish and ask for the info you want (parents, siblings, etc)
b) you can go to a place where you can access microfilms to find out the same.
c) you can hire a researcher in Finland (with access to the microfilms and or parish records)
d) you can try to find some to volunteer to do the research in Finland

(a) is best because it might be that the "moved-out" list is the easiest way to find Tekla and 1907 might not yet be microfilmed/available due to privacy.

Please note that getting to the "Hiski-period" doesn't mean that you should use that as your only source. If you want to do Finnish research, you will have to be looking at the microfilms at some stage. Or wait until someone has had time&motivation to digitize the records to www.digiarkisto.org

BTW, there is to "Turku-Pori". Turun ja Porin lääni - a now historical entity - is probably meant.

Lehtimäki is not a very unusual name so it might be that the shop keepers with that name currently in Siikainen are of no relation. But if you want to send them a letter just in case the address is on page http://www.tarmo.net/index.php?page=shops&action=show&am...

BR,
Kaisa

Re: Tekla Lehtimäki of Soukainen, Laitila in Negaunee, Michigan

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 6:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Mark,

I just came across your web site regarding Tekla Lehtimaki. Was especially interested to see my family (Kallioinen) so well documented. I can tell you that Juho A. (John) Kallioinen was my grandfather. He had a sister named Alexandra, not Alexander. I have spoken to my Mother who will look into her records to see if there is any link from Alexandra to Tekla. Perhaps you have already broken the code since your post was in 2007! But will try to see what my family can come up with!

Thanks.

Audrey

Re: Tekla Lehtimäki of Soukainen, Laitila in Negaunee, Michigan

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 2:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello! I did some searching, and, I did find a Tekla Hildegard born 2 August 1889 to : Salomon Lähteenmäki and Maria Josefina in Merikarvia, which is in the Siikainen area. Is it possible that the name Lehtimäki was used here instead of Lähteenmäki? Also, did Tekla have some brothers? There are four of them listed as being born before Tekla, so, do you think this may be "your" Tekla?

Re: Tekla Lehtimäki of Soukainen, Laitila in Negaunee, Michigan

Posted: 13 Mar 2009 3:19PM GMT
Classification: Immigration

tname Lehtimäki
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First names Tekla
Age or age group 19
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination Negaunee
State of destination MI
Country of destination USA
Price of ticket FIM 310
Ship from Finland Arcturus
Date of departure from Finland 06.03.1907
Ship from England Cymric
Date of departure from England 14.03.1907
Ocean Line White Star Line
Port of departure in England *
List and page 52/68 g


nger Lists, 1820-1943
about Tekla Lchtimaki
Name: Tekla Lchtimaki
[Tekla Lehtimaki]
Arrival Date: 25 Mar 1907
Age: 19 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Gender: Female
Ethnic Background: Finnish
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Ship Name: Cymric
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Alexandra Wallenius
Last Residence: Finland
Birthplace: Sukoinen,
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Alicia
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