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June Pelo
17-05-09, 21:52
I'm looking for information about Milcha Johanna Wilhelmsdotter Kankkonen, b. 1871 in Finland (maybe Karleby?) who married Leander Libäck, b. 1863 in Kronoby. Don't know if they married in Finland or in the US. Believe they went to Oregon where her brothers lived and she may have died in Astoria, 1943. She had a brother Frans Oskar, b. in 1864, Finland, who died 1919 in Oregon. I don't know if he was married.

kivinen1
18-05-09, 08:44
She seems to buried in the same graveyard as my great grandfather Granlund.

LEBECK, MILGA JOHANNA -- Born Dec. 24, (?), Finland. Died Dec. 20, 1943, Astoria, Ore. Widow of Leander Lebeck. Father: Wilhelm Kankkanan (b. Finland). Mother: Brigita Riipa (b. Finland). Burial at Ocean View Cemetery.

kivinen1
18-05-09, 08:47
This says that he was married. Does not give a wife's name:

KANKKONEN, FRANS -- Born Sept. 5, 1864, Finland. Died July 15, 1919, St. Mary's Hospital, Astoria, Ore. Cause of death: tuberculous tumor of left kidney. Married. Manufacturer. Father: Wilhelm Kankkonen (b. Finland). Mother: Birgitta Riippa (b. Finland). Burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

This would be my best "guess" for his wife:

KANKKONEN, EMILIA MARGARETA -- Born Aug. 17, 1863, Finland. Died July 8, 1920, 277 Alameda, Astoria, Ore. Cause of death: apoplexy; paralysis of left side. Widow. Father: George G. Hegsen (b. Finland). Mother: Marie Angeline Carlborg (b. Finland). Burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

Kaarina
18-05-09, 08:48
I'm looking for information about Milcha Johanna Wilhelmsdotter Kankkonen, b. 1871 in Finland (maybe Karleby?) who married Leander Libäck, b. 1863 in Kronoby. Don't know if they married in Finland or in the US. Believe they went to Oregon where her brothers lived and she may have died in Astoria, 1943. She had a brother Frans Oskar, b. in 1864, Finland, who died 1919 in Oregon. I don't know if he was married.

Have no info than this from this page which mentioned both the names

http://sydaby.eget.net/swe/edb_k.htm

Kaarina

kivinen1
18-05-09, 09:44
Another family member:

KANKKONEN, FRANS VAINO -- Age 15, born in Oregon. Died July 14, 1911, 271 Alameda, Astoria, Ore. Student. Father: Frans Kankkonen (b. Finland).

June Pelo
18-05-09, 23:00
Thank you all. There were a number of Kankkonen brothers who went to Oregon and were involved in the fishing industry. Looks like they all settled in Astoria.

kivinen1
18-05-09, 23:21
Thank you all. There were a number of Kankkonen brothers who went to Oregon and were involved in the fishing industry. Looks like they all settled in Astoria.
Where ever you find fish, you are likely to find Finns.:D

June Pelo
19-05-09, 01:09
Two of my uncles were commercial fishermen in Michigan. Whenever we visited them they always made sure to have whitefish or trout ready to serve us. They had their own way of baking the fish - I think they put bacon and onions inside the fish, wrapped it in heavy brown paper and baked in a slow oven. I think our family ate more fish than any other meat when I was a kid. An uncle worked in a fish market and he kept us supplied with kegs of herring, oysters, lutfisk, etc. And when I go out to eat I head for a place that serves seafood.

Karen Norwillo
19-05-09, 18:43
June,
Here's your Lebeck family in Astoria. I also found Einar and Arthur's
WWI Draft Cards. From the OR Death Index, Leander Lebeck (Millie) died 25 May 1938 in Clatsop county, OR. Arthur Leander Lebeck died 23 Sep 1923 in Clatsop. I'll attach the Draft cards next.

Karen Norwillo
19-05-09, 18:48
Here's the draft cards. Looks like Arthur died young. Einar married and had a family. Didn't find Helfred or Hilfrid, daughter, yet. Maybe under Freda? Leander was in construction. Arthur was working with a cannery on his WWI card.

June Pelo
19-05-09, 20:48
Thanks, Karen. Looks like they changed the spelling of their last name to the way it sounded.

Karen Norwillo
19-05-09, 21:01
From the OR Death Index:
Einard Lebeck 7 Apr 1928-13 Mar 1981 West Linn, Clackamas, OR. Wife Jacque.
Einard W. Lebeck 31 Oct 1979 Multnomah county, OR.
Hazel Lil Lebeck (Einar) 21 Jul 1975 Multnomah, OR
Mulga J Lebeck 20 Dec 1943 Clatsop, OR, spelling of 1st name off.

Karen Norwillo
19-05-09, 22:23
Found the Kakkonen family in Astoria. 1900 there were 2 children, Waino Mar 1896 OR and Eva Sep 1898 OR. Says Emelia had 3 children, 2 living.
1910 there were 2 more children. Frans was 45, Amelia 46, Frank W 14, Eva M 11, Brigita A 8 and Elsie E 5.
In 1920 Emilie 56 widow, Eva M 21, Briget 18 and Elsa 14. Still in Astoria.
From a passenger list when Elsa and Eva were returning to Astoria from France in 1925, Elsa born 3 Mar 1905 and Eva 12 Sep 1898.
From a family tree on Ancestry, Brigitta Emilia Kankkonen 15 Sep 1901-10 Sep 1963. Husband Uuno Wilhelm Uunila born 8 Sep 1892 Himanka, Finland-23 Aug 1960 Astoria, OR. Also from OR Death Index. They were married 8 Dec 1924 in Vancouver, BC. They had 5 children, 3 living. Dead-Briita Eeva Uunila 1943-1973 and Laila Marketta Uunila, no dates.
It also says Emilia's surname was Haggren and Frans Oskar Waino Kankkonen was his full name. So it looks like that Emilia Margareta Kankkonen was the correct wife.

June Pelo
20-05-09, 02:16
Thanks, Karen. I'm worn out with those frogs, so I'll work on this tomorrow. I might be eating frog legs before long.. :)

Karen Norwillo
20-05-09, 17:58
Found Uno Vilhelm Uunila's birth on Hiski in Himanko.
8.9.1892 Sivu kirkonkirj. 113, talonkkaanpoika Antti Matinpk. Uunila and hänen vaimosa Hilda Vilhelmintytär 29..Uno Vilhelm.
Godparents: Vilhelm Karl Kankkonen, Frans Koskinen and Anna Sofia Tuomaantytär Pöyhtäri.
Hilda Wilhelmsdtr. Kankkonen married Anders Mattsson Uunila 13.11.1881 in Himango. She moved there just a month earlier from Pyhäjoki.

June Pelo
20-05-09, 18:25
Thanks, Karen. I'm going to check the Friis book - think some of the family will be in there.

Karen Norwillo
20-05-09, 21:46
June,
Is Kirsti Uunila still on Finlander? I see her last post was 3 years ago. She's one of the daughters of Uuno and Birgitta, from her post 3 years ago.

June Pelo
20-05-09, 22:38
Karen, you are busy as a bee these days. I've got so many irons in the fire, I can hardly keep up.. :) I don't know Kirsti Uunila, but if she hasn't written anything in three years, she may have dropped out.

I just checked the Friis book and found the Kankkonen family in there and it includes Uunila, so I think I have all the info. I need. Thanks for all your digging.

BeverlyCooper
21-05-09, 01:47
Leander Johansson Liback b.3 or 4.9.1863 in Kronoby and Miina Johanna Wilhelmsdotter Kankkonen b.22.12.1871 in Uleåborg along with other family members appear in K-G Olin's "Egen lyckas smed" namnlistan-Finlandssvenskar i Oregon. This is a wonderful resource of Finns in Oregon for anyone searching for immigrant relatives.

christer
21-05-09, 19:37
Beverly, Kankkonen and Lebeck were names on that wall of honored people in Astoria that we looked at last Saturday.Maybe these people were there to if they were fishermen or worked at the canneries. Kankkonen was also the one who started the veneer factory in Oregon, i think he changed name to Wilson.


christer

June Pelo
21-05-09, 20:15
Yes, there were 3 Kankkonen brothers who went to Astoria: Karl (Charles Wilson), Frans and Matts Frithiof. They were fishermen and built buildings and boats, and were quite well known in Astoria. Their father was a well-known boat builder in Gamlakarleby. I'm writing an article about them and hope to put it on Delphi soon.

BeverlyCooper
22-05-09, 16:58
The Clatsop County Historical Society in Astoria, OR publishes a quarterly journal called CUMTUX. Liisa Penner is the editor and she is very user friendly when it comes to obtaining local historical information. Liisa can be contacted by email at the historical society at archivist*cumtux.org or by telephone at 503 325-2203 and I believe she may be of assistance to you in researching your article. Several of my Swed-Finn relatives lived in Astoria and I recognized the name Leander Leback as he is listed as a witness for my GG aunt at her divorce hearing in 1894. Both of her husbands were born in Kokkola, Karleby and were building contractors in Astoria and I believe they were friends and business associates of the Lebacks.

June Pelo
22-05-09, 18:25
Thanks, Beverly. I think I had some contact with Lisa Penner many years ago.