SavonAsukkaat 17April2021 - Person Sheet
SavonAsukkaat 17April2021 - Person Sheet
NameMaria Okker
Birth11 Mar 1887, Konginkangas, Saarijärvi, Vaasan lääni
Death5 May 1954, Ashtabula, Ohio Age: 67
MotherJohanna Kumpulainen (1863-1894)
Spouses
Birth19 Jan 1882, Konginkangas, Saarijärvi, Vaasan lääni
Death15 Sep 1939, Ashtabula, Ohio Age: 57
FatherSamuel Vesterinen (1844-1908)
MotherJustina Paatelainen (1842-1915)
Marriage2 Sep 1906, Konginkangas
ChildrenIda Maria (1908-2000)
 Eimi Mattias (Died as Child) (1909-1913)
 Kalle (1912-1988)
Notes for Maria Okker
1880-1890 LK p 162 Pyyrinlahti 4 Pentillä “87 - No 82”
1880-1890 LK kuva 103

Konginkangas 1890-1899 LK p 201 Pyyrinlahti Kauton Kinkeri 2 Autio “Torppa Matti Pyyn lapsia vmet Johanna Kumpulainen, f. 1863” “Maria, 11/3 1887” “1892 No 146”
Konginkangas 1900-1909 LK p 201 Pyyrinlahti 2 Kautto Pikkula “W LK 201”

Konginkangas 1900-1909 RK p 227 Pyyrinlahti 2 Autiomäen torppa “piika” “1904 fr 219” “1906 t 264”

Konginkangas 1900-1909 RK p 227 Pyyrinlahti 2 Mäenpää “tytär” ”264” “aviokuul No 66 1906” “1906 t 228”

Konginkangas 1900-1909 RK p 228 Pyyrinlahti 2 Autio “II vaimo” “t siv 214 1909”
Konginkangas 1900-1909 RK p 214 Pyyrinlahti 2 Partela “vmo” “09 fr s. 228” “vih 2/9 1906” “Uks. 420”

had a half-sister, Toini Laitinen of Äänekoski
birth date conflict, another book has it as 13.3.1887
last appear in the church record for 1909-1919, went to America in 1916 after the death of Justina who lived with them.

had debilitating arthritis, I don’t remember her speaking one word of English, an extremely kind person

arrived, age 29, at Ellis Island 13 april 1916 on ship Frederick VIII out of Kristiana, Norway..Kangasniemi stated as origin

Her obituary says she was born 13mar1887
Notes for Emil Henrik (Spouse 1)
Konginkasgas Synt. 12.1.1882, Karilan Peltokankaalta 1

1890-1899 RK p 137 Kongingangas 1, Pellokangas, Uotila “Poika, 19/1 1882” “täältä sp 137”” “uk No 171” adm 11/6 98

Konginkangas 1900-1909 RK p 228 Pyyrinlahti 2 Autio “Tp” “19/1 1882” “aviok No 22 1902 siv. 227, Aviok No 60 1906 “t siv 214 1909”
Konginkangas 1900-1909 RK p 228 Pyyrinlahti 2, Autio, Autiomäki “Torp, 19/1 1882” “Avoil No 22 1902:227, Aviol No 60 1906” 1909 t p 214”
Konginkangas 1900-1909 RK p 214 Pyyrinlahti 2 Partela “Its.” “2n” “09 fr s. 228” “vih 2/9 1906” “Amerikaan 1909” “Uks. 420”

acc. to family records....Came via Oslo to NY on 4/14/1913 on the ship Baltic ... in to Conneaut, OH, a friend had come earlier and suggested he come there. Emil left Finland because he did not want to serve in the Russian army. Worked as tailor part-time in Finland, and as a farmer..they had two cows. He worked for Lake Shore Gas company in Ohio. The rest of the family came in 1916, after Justiina died.
Sponsored for citizenship by Ash. Harbor bar owner named Minkkinen -death by ruptured stomach ulcer (possibly cirrosis).
The only picture of him as an adult is the family photo. Acc. to 1918 work permit he was 5 ft. 7 in tall, 148 lbs, blue eyes, light brown hair, and occupation was “car repairer”

He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Autaja Lodge

Jennie Erickson (at the memorial meeting): “never saw him drunk” ..I had asked about Minkkinen’s bar, “looked stern with his mustache, but was a kind, gentle man” “had oatmeal for breakfast every morning, because Maria was cooking it every night”

acc to Ellis Island web site, Emil Henrik Westerinen, age 27, came there on June 19, 1909 from Konginkangas, Finland via the ship St. Louis out of Southhampton. Perhaps this was not his first entry. but I could find none earlier. Acc to Ellis Island records he also arrived 13 apr 1913 on the Baltic from Liverpool, age 31.


from Justiina Westerinen’s book:
Emil Henrik 19.1.1882 Konginkangas, k. USA Ashtabula, Ohio 15.9.1939. V. Samuli 15.7.1844. Emil kävi Amerikassa 1909 ja matkusti uudelleen 1913 määränpäänä Conneaut Ohio. Maria-vaimo ja lapset muuttivat 1916. Matkustusasiakirjoissa Emilistä seuraavat tiedot: pituus 5+9_, tukka vaalea, silmät siniset.
Passin päiväys ja siinä mainittu ammatti: 3.6.1909: itsellinen
Laiva Suomesta: Urania 5.6.1909 Hangosta, Arcturus 26.3.1913 Hangosta
Laiva Englannista: St. Louis/American Line 12.6.1909, Baltic/White Star Line 3.4.1913 Liverpoolista
Matkan hinta: FIM 273 / FIM 313
Saapuminen Ellis Islandille: Emil Henrik 19.7.1909 / 12.4.1913
Maria ja lapset 13.4.1916 Frederik VIII -laivalla

Perhe muutti Ashtabula Ohio vuonna 1918.
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