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esibelius
15-04-05, 03:40
My father came to America when he was 14 from Lapptrask, near Norby. In the 1930's he went to visit a relative from Finland living in upstate New York named Elmer Hendrickson. He met and fell in love with Elmer's daughter Lena Jane and they were married [second cousins I assume] They lived is Scarsdale NY then moved to Darien CT where dad worked as a gardener until 1983. They had 3 sons who all live in Colorado now. I and my brother Roger live in Durango, Robert in Parker. I was a trumpet player into college so I did get some music in my genes. The rancher behind my house is of finnish descent. My younger daughter [trumpet player] had a friend from school 10 years ago--a finn [Timo Lahderkorpi] We have been friends since. When he lived near me we used to have monthly sauna sessions at a nearby pond. Manys the time we had to cut a hole for a swim after roasting at 120 deg C.

William Dahlin
15-01-06, 20:43
1930 Census Oneida Westmoreland New York

Elmer Henrickson
age 43 b. Finland
Amanda Wife age 46 b/ Finland
Lucy dau age 18 b/ New York
Ellen C dau age 16 b. New York
L. Jane dau age 15 b. New York

Arthur Sibelius
b. 2 May 1906
D. Apr 1983
Darien, Conn

Could not come up with any census records on him.

The L. Jane could be the girl he fell in love with.

esibelius
20-04-06, 04:52
Thanks for that census report. L jane Hendrickson was my mother. She died 3 years ago in Denver CO.