I am trying to find my Hokkanen family. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.
B: 8-13-1882 Vimpeli, Vaasa, Finland, to unmarried woman Anna (Laasanen, Huhtala, Lindulahti) Lahtinen
Baptized by Pastor Gustav Adolph Rydman 8-17-1882 Godparents: Juho Stomstrang and Maja Liisa Pokela
Immigrated to USA 10-9-1899 on ship: Rhynland
Married Ida Ahola 8-2-1902 in Waukegan at St. Mark's Lutheran Church by Pastor A. Riipa
Married Hanna Korkanen 1942 in San Fransisco, California
D: 2-19-1953 Sanford, Florida - Stroke - buried Redeemer Lutheran cemetery, Kingston, Minn.
Joel Hokkanen was raised by his grandparents, Abraham and Lisa Huhtala on the Huhtala farm - even after his mother's eventual marriage to Elias Lahtinen, he still lived with his grandparents. It is said that his father was a family member.
Joel worked the wire mills in Waukegan, opened a general store in Waukegan, moved to Minnesota in 1909 and farmed and sold insurance for Lutheran Brotherhood (now Thrivent Financial), moved to Minneapolis in 1937 and was a full-time insurance agent and in real estate.
Ida (Ahola) Hokkanen B: 8-8-1883 Nivala, Oulu, Finland, to Wilho Ahola and Matilda (Sorvanen) Ahola
Baptized 8-11-1883 on Honkanen farm, Nivala parish, Finland
Immigrated May, 1886 on ship "Urania"
Married Joel Hokkanen 8-2-1902 in Waukegan at St. Mark's Lutheran Church by Pastor A. Riipa
D: 11-1-1940 - heart attack - buried Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery, Kingston, Minn.
Anna Laasanen, Huhtala, Lindulahti, Lahtinen
B: 10-7-1855 Karstula, Vaasa, Finland on the Huhtala farm, to Abraham Laasanen, Huhtala and Liisa (Oittinen, Huosianmaa, Poranen) Huhtala
Baptized 10-17-1855 by Pastor A. Snellman on Huhtala farm, Karstula parish, Finland
Godparents: Matias Eriksson Huhtala and wife Liisa Johansdaughter (dtr)
Married Elias Lahtinen 10-26-1892 in Karstula
1) Joel Hokkanen B: 8-13-1882 D: 2-19-1953 - unknown father
2) Elias Nikolai Lahtinen B: 1-30-1893 Karstula D: 1959 Kingston, Minn. - never married - no children
3) Juho Nestor B: 3-30-1895 Karstula D: 10-12-1918 Moose Lake, Minn (forest fire)
M: Martha - 1 son - all perished in forest fire 1918
4) Anna Eeva B: 4-14-1898 Karstula D: 4-20-1976 Waukegan, Ill.
M: Wm. Sorvari
C: Helen (Phoenix)
Immigrated with daughter Anna 7-3-1920 on ship "Imperator".
D: 1-11-1941 Waukegan, Ill. - buried Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery, Kingston, Minn.
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