Hilja arrived 17 Oct 1906 on the SS Carmania (# 16 on the list)
In 1910 she filed a declaration of intention to become a US Citizen
Are you sure that she is #16. I would have thought that she's #28?
FYI The place of birth fits with the following:
Kangaslampi - christened
Father: Taloll. Matts Wänttinen
Mother: Waimo Maria Laitinen 42
Child: Hilja Maria
She was also detained on arrival (#63):
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