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Disappeared emigrant Josef Oscar Lassfolk - CD-ROM lookup
Posted on August 18, 2002 at 10:11:44 AM by Staffan Storteir

I'd greatly appreciate if someone were able to do a lookup on the CD "Russians to America, 1850-1896 Passenger and Immigration Lists"

I'm looking for a Josef Lassfolk and have found that according to http://www.genealogy.com/allsearch.html a Josef Lassfolk appears on this CD. It must be on Vol.1 Jan 1875-Sept 1882 of the printed series "Glazier, Ira (ed.): Migration from the Russian Empire Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York. Genealogical Publishing Company: Baltimore 1995-ongoing" but this volume is out of print, as he emigrated in 1881. He is not a Russian but a Finland-Swede from Finland. His name is Josef Oscar Lassfolk b. 24.12.1855 in Sideby, Finland. According to the Finnish church records he emigrated to America in 1881. He was by the way one of the first emigrants from this parish as the mass emigration from Sideby started in 1880 with 5 young men emigrating in order to avoid Russian military service. Before that year many probably run away but did it by jumping ships.

I have searched all other available online databases with no success.

Any and all information about Josef Lassfolk on this CD or elsewhere is appreciated.



Re(1): Disappeared emigrant Josef Oscar Lassfolk - CD-ROM lookup
Posted on December 12, 2002 at 04:21:48 PM by Sandra Witt

He was listed as "Oscar Lassfolk" on page 373 of the Glazier book (Volume 1). The ship on which he traveled (the Helvetia) went from Liverpool and Queenstown to NY, arriving on 17 November 1881. He was listed as a 25-year-old male laborer (village unknown; destination USA).

Other Glazier volumes in this series list the following Lassfolks: Carl W. (1889), Gabriel (1889), Johann (1890), and Anna L. (1891).

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