Updated May 12, 2019




Group 1


Valle (Walter) Herman Plosila


Petition for Naturalization 14 April 1914.  Ashtabula County, Ohio.

Walder Herman Plosila residing 971 Broad St., Conneaut, Ohio.  Dock Laborer.

I was born on the 24 day of October 1879 at Kurikka, Finland.  I emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England via Montreal, Canada on or about the 1 day of June 1900 and arrived in the United States at the port of Buffalo, New York via Grank Trunk Railroad on the 18 day of June 1900.  I declared my intention to become a citizen of the United States on the 18 day of April 1911 at Jefferson, Ohio.  I am married.  My wife's name is Amelia Katariina Plosila.  She was born in Kouvola, Finland.  I have three children , Paavo Plosila born October 10th, 1909 at Conneaut, Ohio; Bryno Plosila, born August 19th, 1911 at Conneaut, Ohio; and Toini Plosila, born March 28th, 1913 at Conneaut, Ohio.  I have resided continuously in the United States of America for the term of five years at least, immediately preceding the date of this petition, to wit, since the 18 day of June 1900 and in the state of Ohio, continuously next preceding the date of this petition, since the 18 day of June 1900.

Affidavit of witnesses singed by Matti H. Turja, Hoister,  residing at Lake and Buffalo Sts, Conneaut, Ohio, and Alfred Mackey, store keeper, residing at 895 Harbor St., Conneaut Ohio.




- Mikko Iso-Koivisto b. ?  d. 1628, Kurikka,  Finland

  - Klemetti Mikonpoika Iso-Koivisto b. ?   d. 1641, Kurikka,  Finland  married Riitta

   -  Mikko Iso Koivisto Possola b. ? d. 1686  married Liisa Ollintar Possola

      - Jaakko Mikonpoika Possola b. ? d. 1713  married Maija Simontr. Havusela

        - Heikki Jaakonpoika Possola Rahkola  b. 3 Jan 1698, Ilmajoki, Finland  d. 6 Oct 1763, Ilmajoki,

        - Finland  married Margaret Heikintrar Rahkola

          - Matti Heikinpoika Rahko b. 15 Feb 1721, Ilmajoki, Finland d. 1784, Ilmajoki, Finland  married Maria Danielintar

            - Mikko Matinpoika Maki-Rahko  b. 20 Sep 1759, Ilmajoki, Finland d. 28 Mar 1839, Ilmajoki, Finland married Catharina Andersdr Strandberg

              - Herman Maki-Rahko Ala-Aijala b. 10 Oct 1781, Ilmajoki Finland  d. 12 Oct 1849, Kurikka,  Finland  married Margareta Vaha-Jouppila

                - Herman Hermanninpoika Maki-Rahko Ala-Aijala Plosila  b. 29 Feb 1816, Ilmajoki Finland d. 19 Mar 1893, Kurikka Finland  married Hedvig Sofia Jaakont. Havunen                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                    -Hermanni Plosila b. 3 Sep 1858, Kurikka Finland d. ?  married Susanna Yli-Aijala Valle

                     -  (Walter) Herman Plosila b. 20 Oct 1879, Tuiskula, Kurikka Parish, Finland d. 4 Jan 1938, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio  married Amalia Katerina Sorvisto

                           - Paavo (Paul) Plosila b. 10 Oct 1909, Conneaut, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, d. 15 Apr 1961, Downer Grove, DuPage Co. Illinois married Helen Mary Bly  FF-2

                           - Arthur Isaac Plosila* b. 2 Aug 1917, Conneaut, Ashtabula Co., Ohio d. 21 Jun 1994, Conneaut, Ashtabula Co., Ohio P-1, FF-1