Alan.Over the years I've read quite a few of your messages.But, I need you to post the information you have from the Kotilainen's in Finland(only) and their spouse and children if you know them, along with any dates you may have.associated names you may have (again in Finland only)
If I find a connection I'll let you know. To my knowledge mine didn't come to the US,(at least I haven't found any indication of that--yet)
My grandparents both came here from Kivijarvi Finland. Sylvia Maria Piispanen dob Feb 17 1888 and Alfred Nelson dob ? They married Jan 1908 in Quincy MA and had my dad Feb 18 1909 in Quincy(only child) Sylvia's father was Lauri Piispanen, her mom was Karoline Kinnunen(also from Kivijarvi). Her sibblings were Einar, Alina, Vilheim(William in US) Juho(John in US) Impi(dob 1890--the only sibbling I remember meeting) and I am missing one or two.
Karoline Kinnunen cousin Eva was Lauri's first husband. She died in 1881 I think and Lauri and Karoline were married in Nov 1881.
I have many connections to the Kotilainen's , Kinnunen's Piispanen's etc but right now as I write this my notes are at home.
Thank you for any help you may be able to give me with family in Finland that didn't immigrate .