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* Mattila,Prusi,Hintsala,Bjorkbacka,Tuikka,Palmer*

Updated September 5, 2000

I am searching for my family members with the following surnames: Mattila, Prusi, Bjorkbacka, Hintsala, Tuikka, and Palmer.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Locations: Pennsylvania,Massachusetts,Wyoming,Colorado,
Michigan,and Finland--possibly also Canada.
I am looking for information on the following Mattilas:
*Erick (wife:Alvina) Mattila. Erick was born in 1870 in Vaasa, Finland, died 1918 in Wyoming. Alvina Tuikka Mattila was born in 1875 in Finland and died in 1925 in Colorado. They lived in Wyoming and Montana from 1900-1925 (Red Lodge, Montana in 1900 and 1905 at least). Both of their parents' names are unknown. Erick had one sister in the US, possibly in Ironwood, MI. Alvina had either nieces or nephews in the US. Erick and Alvina had five children, (I don't know much about Hilda, except she married in Butte, MT, any information would be appreciated):
*Hilda Lempi (married Elmor Lammi in 1915,died between 1915-1918)
*John Richard died in 1918.
*Laina (married Alfred Weiland)
*Eric Wilmar (married Sara Irene)

Alaska,Arizona, and Finland--possibly also New York.
(Previously referred to as Bruce from Scottland.)
I am especially looking for descendents and ancestors of the following Prusis:
*Matthias August Prusi(wife:Hilda Bjorkbacka)lived in Michigan.
*Andrew Prusi(wife:Hilia)died in Seattle, had at least 1 child.
*John Prusi lived in Alaska.
*Jenny Prusi lived in Michigan, married a Rantanen.
(Matthias, Andrew, John, and Jenny were siblings.)
*James Prusi lived in Pennsylvania in 1860.
*Alexander Prusi lived in New York in 1746 and Minnesota(possibly also went by Bruce).
Locations: Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, and Montana, and Finland.
I am especially looking for descendents and ancestors of the following Bjorkbackas who came to the United States:
*Edith Bjorkbacka lived in Michigan.
*Hilda Bjorkbacka (Prusi) lived in Negaunee,Michigan.
*Abe Bjorkbacka lived in Montana.
*Richard Bjorkbacka lived in New York.
Locations: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, California, and Finland.
I am looking for descendents and ancestors of:
*William Hintsala (wife:Amanda)who lived in Black River, MI.
Locations: Montana, Wyoming, and Finland--possibly even Michigan
I am looking for descendents and ancestors of:
*Alvina Tuikka (husband: Erick Mattila).
Locations: Arkansas and Wyoming.
I am looking for descendents and ancestors of at least the following Palmers:
*Rosco (Gladys) Palmer who lived in Buffalo, Wyoming.

I would appreciate any information regarding any of the above people. I would be willing to share any information I have already obtained on any of these surnames.


Alissa Mattila

Negaunee, Michigan 49866
United States

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