Re: Juho Wiitala/Kaisa Suorsa family in Oulu-lanni 1878-1917?
Thanks to Alan's help, the right family members have been identified as follows --
Father: Johan Thomasson (Juho Tuomannp) Wiitala, b. 12 Oct 1859, Vihanti, Finland
Mother: Kaisa (Catherine/Katarina) Tobiasdotter Suorsa, b. 28 Feb 1861 Kestilä, Finland; last known residence in 1909-Aleksanterinkatu 41, Oulu (city), Oulu, Finland; d. aft 1909.
Married: 18 Jul 1886 Oulu, Finland.
1) Jenny Kristina Wiitala, b. 5 Jul 1886 Oulu, Finland.
2) Hannah Katarina Wiitala; b. 2 Sep 1887, Oulu, Finland; home parish - Oulu (from Finnish Passport); Arrived NY, 26 Nov 1908, ship- Adriatic; Finland contact-mother, Katarina Wiitala; m1. John Christ Aho, 23 Apr 1910 Calumet, Houghton, MI; Three children; m2. Einar Mattley, 30 Mar 1929, Deer Lodge, MT.; d. 18 Jan 1962, North Hollywood, California.
3) Naemi Alexandra Wiitala; b 30 Oct 1888, Oulu, Finland; home parish -Oulu (from Finnish Passport); Arrived NY, 30 May 1909, Finland contact: mother–Kaisa Wiitala; US contact–sister, Hannah Wiitala; m1. Antii (Andrew) Liekkari, 6 May 1911, Hancock, Houghton, MI. One child; m2. Oscar A Isaacsson, Bef 1918, Houghton, MI.; m3. Jacob J Ojala, 7 Sep 1939, Butte, MT.; d. 2 Jul 1974, Billings, MT.