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Ryss/Wahlstedt - may have used name Johnson in U.S.
IP: 64.12.96.137
Posted on January 25, 2004 at 05:09:03 PM by Karen

Searching for descendants of Johan Erik Jonasson Ryss, born October 05, 1849 in Solf, Finland, married Albertina Wahlstedt, born August 13, 1842 in Korsholm. They immigrated to U.S. December 22, 1888, along with their children Christina Sofia Johansdotter Ryss, born April 23, 1875, and Anna Lovisa Johansdotter Ryss, born August 15, 1878.

Re(1): Ryss/Wahlstedt - may have used name Johnson in U.S.
IP: 212.213.39.167
Posted on September 24, 2004 at 08:08:30 AM by Staffan Storteir

Hi Karen,

I have made attempts to find them by searching for variations of names and combinations of names, mostly using Johnson as last name, but had no success. I wonder if you have tried to trace the Ryss's from Solf which can be found in the Emigrant Register. If they were related, their first place of residence might have been the town where the Johan Erik Jonasson Ryss family already lived. I was however able to verify only two destinations: Gladstone, MI for Anna Magdalena Ryss and New York, NY for Kristina Lovisa Ryss. According to Ellis Island Anna was going to join her husband Karl Erikson in Gladstone and Lovisa to join her sister in New York.

There is also a Maria Ryss 28 years of age with her son Arwid 8 years from Solf arriving at EI on June 4, 1900, who was going to meet her sister Sofia Mattson in New York and then continue her journey to her husband in San Francisco.




Passport records for Ryss from Solf (Sulva): 6

- Ryss
Anna Magdalena
23.10.1902
. .1845
Sulva
Amerikka


Place of destination according to the passenger list:


Gladstone
MI
USA

- Ryss
Isak
25.02.1898
. .1880
Sulva
Amerikka

- Ryss
Isak Erik Johansson
03.02.1896
. .1876
Sulva
Amerikka

- Ryss
Karl August
07.02.1896
. .1878
Sulva
Amerikka

- Ryss
Kristina Lovisa
25.09.1899
. .1879

Place of destination according to the passenger list: New York
NY


- Ryss
Stina Lisa
04.03.1902
. .1845
Sulva
Amerikka

Regards,
Staffan

Re(2): Ryss/Wahlstedt - may have used name Johnson in U.S.
IP: 198.81.26.13
Posted on September 24, 2004 at 05:17:28 PM by Karen Monson

Thank you so much for your reply. I have also noted the information you mentioned on the Emigrant register, and also from Ellis Island records. However, I don't think any of these names relate to this particular family. However, Karl August Ryss, born January 04, 1878 would have been my grandfather's uncle's son's son.
Johan Erik Jonasson Ryss, born October 05, 1849, was my paternal grandfather's half brother (their father was married twice). My grandfather was Anders August Jonasson Ryss, born February 13, 1870 in Solf. My grandfather used the name August Johnson when he immigrated. I haven't been able to locate his immigration path, as I believe he immigrated about 1890, before records were made availabe. Anyway, records e-mailed to me by a lady in Finland, show that his half-brother Johan Erik Jonasson Ryss immigrated to the U.S. I'm told the following: Johan Erik moved to Sweden May 31, 1875, then back to Solf. Moved with family December 22, 1888 to America. Someone else had records of Finnish passengers to America from 1850 to 1896. Those records show a Joh Ryss, age 39, destination New York, port of departure Hamburg, Germany, ship Sorrento, arriving March 06, 1889. Perhaps this is Johan Erik and he traveled alone and his wife and two children immigrated later or by a different route. Johan Erik's wife, Albertina Wahlstedt's name is mentioned in the Latter Day Saints website, born August 13, 1842, Mustasaari, Vaasa, Finland. Parents, Emanuel Wahlstedt and Magdelena. It doesn't list a person who submitted this information. I wonder if there is a way to find that out.
Regarding the Ryss family, Johan Erik Jonasson Ryss also had a brother Jonas, born August 28, 1845 - moved 1873 to unknown place (America?), and a sister Ulrika Sofia, born May 20, 1847, moved to Korsholm 1888, moved to Vaasa 1895 surname Östman (did she immigrate to the U.S.?). My grandfather never mentioned anything regarding his relatives in Finland so I have been trying to find out about them.

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family search
IP: 62.254.128.6
Posted on January 24, 2004 at 04:01:58 PM by ray

i am looking for information for the name "fisk" i believe they came across to england in the 1300'3 and settled in the east of england. ray


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Fisk from Finland to England Re(1): family search
IP: 62.248.208.124
Posted on January 24, 2004 at 04:52:37 PM by Staffan Storteir

Hi Ray,

The surname Fisk is not very uncommon in Finland. I found it from several parishes in Finland by searching the HisKi database. To do the searches on your own: please go to http://www.genealogia.fi/hiski?en , click at ´all´, choose for instance ´Christened´ and type fisk as father's last name. The surname Fisk might derive its roots from fisk, fiskare etc which are fish, fisherman in Swedish as you already might know. It would be interesting to know your reasons for thinking they came from Finland and at such an early date as in the 1300's.

Regards,
Staffan

 

Re(1): Fisk from Finland to England Re(1): family search
IP: 62.254.128.6
Posted on January 26, 2004 at 04:40:25 PM by ray

thank you for info,hm it seems i will not get much.i am now stuck as to what to do as records show nothing before the 1600's, thanks for help. ray

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Skutvik Sisters Photo ID Needed
IP: 68.214.119.182
Posted on January 21, 2004 at 01:19:39 PM by Sandra Johnson Witt

Carlton Appelo of Rosburg, Washington has requested that I attempt to locate the identity of the women in this photograph that belonged to his father, Karl Arthur Appelö, who was born in the parish of Sideby, Finland in 1890. He immigrated to the US in 1906, where he changed his name to Carl Arthur (C.A.) Appelo and settled in Deep River, Washington. He returned to Finland several times to visit his Appelö relatives.

The following text is written on the back of the photo: "CA Appelo Pix" Skutvik Systar (Systrar?) ??? beu 4/27/29," which I assume might indicate that it was taken on 27 April 1929. Carlton has indicated that this photo might have been taken in Helsinki.

My question: Can anyone identify the women in this photograph? I appreciate any information that can be provided.

Sandy Johnson Witt



Skutvik Sister Photograph

 

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