My Grandmother was Minnie Newman (Nojman, Neuman, Nyman) born Sept., 28, 1879. She was born in the area of Munsala, Finland.We just located what we think is her passenger record aboard the ship Arcturus to San Francisco Sept. 22, 1900.We are told she married my Grandfather John Eric Freelund in San Francisco somewhere between 1900 and 1903.Their 1st son Arvid John Freelund was born in San Francisco in 1903.They moved to Olympia, WA area by 1907 when/where their 2nd son, Eric "Pete" Rudolph Freelund was born. They also had 3 more children: Katrina Elvira Freelund infant daughter born/died 1912, Walter C Freelund born 1914, Arthur George Freelund (my father) born 1926 and still lives in Olympia.
We know that Minnie Newman had a brother who lived in Olympia, Ed Newman.Ed Newman has a daughter, Katherine who still lives in Olympia.
Minnie Newman also had a sister who lived in Olympia. We do not know her name yet, but my dad thinks she was married to an Ed or George Anderson.They had two daughters Helen and Helma.Helen married an Erickson and had a son Steve who worked for UPS in New York somewhere.Helma married in Finland.I can't read the writing for the rest of Helma's information.
Please let me know what you know about your Nyman(Newman) family.Do any of these names sound familiar.