1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 17, 2021 10:33 AM by Lori Norris

    looking for passenger information about William Kokkonen

    rei kokkonen Newbie

      ?  Hei ! Pekka Wilhelm Kokkonen s. 9.3.1878, muutti SUOMESTA  Amerikan New Yorkiin ilmeisesti vuosien 1900-1903 välisenä aikana. Käytti Amerikassa nimeä William Kokkonen. Löytyisikö tarkempi  muuttovuosi tai tietoa häestä matkustajaluetteloista ? Kiitos osaajille !!

      Rei Kokkonen





      Hey! Pekka Wilhelm Kokkonen, born March 9, 1878, apparently moved to New York, America between 1900 and 1903. In America he used the name William Kokkonen. Would you find a more specific year of migration or information from the passenger lists? Thanks to the experts !!
      Rei Kokkonen

        • Re: looking for passenger information about William Kokkonen
          Lori Norris Wayfarer

          Dear Rei Kokkonen,


          Thank you for posting your request to History Hub!


          The National Archives has custody of Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York 1897-1957 in the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004 (Record Group 85).  These files have been microfilmed and are located at the National Archives at Washington, DC under microfilm T715.  These files have also been digitized and are available on Ancestry under the New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957 collection. 


          We were able to find some results while searching for Pekka Wilhelm Kokkonen and the closest search result we found was under the name Pekka Kekonen who arrived at New York City port on October 13, 1901.  It looks like this person was going to join his brother in America but the final destination is difficult to read.  Misspelling of names was quite common in immigration.  Entries on the manifest include information on relatives, appearance, and other personal information, so these details should help you confirm if this is the correct person. 


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!