Vihtilojarvi? I am working on the Kataisto line and I have found a Sandra Kataisto on a passenger lists at Ellis Island. It listed her nearest relative in Finland was her father Juho Kataisto and the address was Vihtilojarvi, Kankaanpaa. I cannot find this place anywhere. Only the parish. I am trying to connect Sandra [Alexsandra] Kataisto to an Isak Katajisto. I think they are brother and sister.
She was 23 years old when she came on October 9, 1910. She was on the ship Cedric. It says she was going to her brothers Isak in Newberry Michigan.
I have found a Juho Kataisto in Kankaanpaa parish but it is his christening or birthdate and the records don't go any farther to list his marriage or children. Does anyone know where I can look?
Lorene Hesselgrave Schertzl