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Hilma Gustafsdotter Pitkäkangas Ancestors


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1. Hilma Gustafsdotter PITKÄKANGAS,1 daughter of Gustaf Mattson KOIVULA and Hanna Jakobsdotter BJÖRKBACKA, was born on 13 Jun 1883 in Evijärvi, Finland,1 was christened on 17 Jun 1883 in Evijarvi, Finland,1 died on 28 Feb 1937 in Superior, Douglas County, WI, USA at age 53, and was buried in 1937 in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA. Other names for Hilma were Hilma Gustafsdotter KANGAS and Helma WYSTY.2

General Notes: Listed as Helma Wysty on 1920 US Census

5 Apr 1930 US Cenus lists both Matti and Hilma being 24 years of age when they married. That means they would have had to have been married between 13 Feb 1908 and 13 Jun 1908.

Hilma traveled to the United States and arrived on the SS Athenia.

Athenia (1) was built as a cargo ship for the Clyde-Canada service in 1904. At 7835grt, she proved to be too large for the service, and was converted into the first Donaldson Line passenger ship in 1905, carrying 50 1st and 450 3rd class passengers. Athenia (1) transferred to Anchor-Donaldson in 1916, but was lost to a U-boat in 1917.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: Särkijervi Farm, 13 Jun 1883, Evijarvi, Finland. 1

2. Immigration: Immigrated to the United States, 1909, Finland. Hilma left Glasgow, Scotland 24 March 1909 on SS Athenia. She entered the United States at St Alban border crossing, Vermont.

3. Residence: Maple, Douglas County, WI, USA residence on US census, Jan 1920, Maple, Douglas County, WI, USA. 2 (Spouse)

4. Languages: Finnish and English, 1930, Amnicon Township, Douglas County, Wisconsin. 3

5. Naturalization: 1930 US Cenus lists her as an alien, 5 Apr 1930, Amnicon Township, Douglas County, Wisconsin. 4

Hilma married Matts Johansson MUSTIKKANIEMI,5 son of Johan Mariasson MUSTIKKANIEMI and Lisa Mattsdotter KULTALAX,6 in 1908.4 Marriage status: married. Matts was born on 13 Feb 1884 in Evijärvi, Finland,5 was christened on 17 Feb 1884 in Evijärvi, Finland,5 died on 25 Apr 1950 in Superior, Douglas County, WI, USA at age 66, and was buried in 1950 in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA. Other names for Matts were Mat WISTI, Matti Johansson Mustikkaniemi WISTI, Matts Johansson WISTI, and Matt WYSTY.2

General Notes: The 5 Apr 1930 US Cenus lists both Matti and Hilma being 24 years of age when they married. That means they would have had to have been married between 13 Feb 1908 and 13 Jun 1908

1920 US Census has him listed as Matt Wysty

1930 US Census has him listed as Mat Wisti

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: Särkijervi Farm, 13 Feb 1884, Evijarvi, Finland. 5

2. Immigration: Immigrated to the United States, 1903, Finland. 3

3. Passport: Destination Amerikka, 7 May 1904, Finland.

4. Religion: Lutheran, 7 May 1904, Finland. From detailed passport info.

5. Military: Draft Registration, 12 Sep 1918, Douglas County, WI, USA.

6. Citizenship: 1920 US census lists him as an alien, Jan 1920, Maple, Douglas County, WI, USA. 2

7. Deed: 1920 US cesus lists him as homeowner with a mortgage, Jan 1920, Maple, Douglas County, WI, USA. 2

8. Employment: 1920 US census lists him as working on his own account (not receiving a wage or salary), Jan 1920, Maple, Douglas County, WI, USA. 2

9. Occupation or Social Status: Occupation Farmer on 1920 US Census, Jan 1920, Maple, Douglas County, WI, USA. 2

10. Residence: Maple, Douglas County, WI, USA residence on US census, Jan 1920, Maple, Douglas County, WI, USA. 2

11. Languages: Finnish and English, 1930, Amnicon Township, Douglas County, Wisconsin. 3

12. Occupation or Social Status: Car Repairer for railroad, Apr 1930, Amnicon Township, Douglas County, Wisconsin. 3 1930 Census does not list name of railroad or workplace location. Amnicon Township was residence.

13. Naturalization: 1930 US Cenus lists him as an alien, 5 Apr 1930, Amnicon Township, Douglas County, Wisconsin. 4

Children from this marriage were:

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         iv.  William Walter WISTI was born on 28 Nov 1917 in Maple, Douglas County, WI, USA, died on 24 Aug 1983 in Duluth, St. Louis County, MN, USA at age 65, and was buried in Superior, Douglas County, WI, USA. Another name for William was William WYSTY.7

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