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EKOLA ~ KERSHNER ~ WIITALA

Updated September 2, 2011

Norma Racine
Bonita Springs, FL United States
YourGen@embarqmail.com

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EKOLA,
MATTI [1858-1925]& SOFIA[KOYKKARI][1862-1916].
They had fifteen children. Matti[2/1883-1969], Fiina[Yline][1883-1958], Manu[1884-1948], Nikolai[1886-1958], Manta[1888-1959], Hilma[Heikkila][1892-1945], Anttoni[1894-19??], Johannes[1895-1898], Rafael[1892-1956], Jutto[1899-1991], Vaino[1900-1977], Arvi[1902-1947], Senja[Haukkala][1903-1986], Kalle[1905-1971], Vilttori[1906-1966]

Of the 15 children, Matti moved to the USA in 1900, married Aliina Wiitala in 1910 in MN, later moved to E. Jaffrey,NH, Townsend,MA and finally Ashby,MA. Senya married Kalle Haukkala, moved to the USA and raised their family in MI.

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KERSHNER,
MICHAEL[dob abt.1775] & MARY ANNE[1794-1871]
They relocated to Flagstaff P.L,Somerset, Maine from the Alsace-Lorraine region of Germany/France about 1830. Michael had been a bodyguard for Napoleon Bonaparte and while in America, as part of Bonaparte's entourage during the Louisiana Purchase, fell in love with the country and decided to relocate his family. Their sons, JACOB[1814-1900]& LEWIS N.B.[1822-1908], were born in France, and their daughters, KATHERINE[1830-1886] and MARY ANNE[abt.1838-aft.1879], were born in Maine.

>>>>>>>>NOTICE:>>>>>>>>>>NOTICE:<<<<<<<<<<NOTICE:<<<<<<<<<<< NOTICE:<<<<<
[UPDATE 7/02/2006]
The ANNUAL KERSHNER FAMILY REUNION is always held on the THIRD Saturday of JULY.
For the year 2012 it is being held on JULY 21st. For location and additional information send eMail to yourgen@embarqmail.com
or foggyfinn@aol.com.

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WIITALA [VIITALA],
Hermann[dob abt.1860]& Katrina[KANGAS][dob 1860s].
They had eight children, Aili[Rajala][1886-1918], Walter[1890-19??], Elina/Alina/Aliina[Ekola][1894-1958], Lillian[Malk]1896-1952?], John[1897-1997], Fannie[1898-19??], Hanna[Wainio][1900-1992] and Herman[1906-1961].

Correction: Timmonen should be spelled Timonen and will be updated with the next database update.


Any information would be appreciated and I am willing to share what information I have on these families also.


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  • Michael & Mary Anne KERSHNER of France & Maine (318 KB)
    KERSHNER, MICHAEL[dob abt.1775] & MARY ANNE[1794-1871] They relocated to Flagstaff P.L,Somerset, Maine from the Alsace-Lorraine region of Germany/France about 1830. Michael had been a bodyguard for Napoleon Bonaparte and while in America, as part of Bonaparte's entourage during the Louisiana Purchase, fell in love with the country and decided to relocate his family. Their sons, JACOB[1814-1900]& LEWIS N.B.[1822-1908], were born in France, and their daughters, KATHERINE[1830-1886] and MARY ANNE[abt.1838-aft.1879], were born in Maine.
  • WIITALA, Herman & Katrina [KANGAS] of Maine (43 KB)
    WIITALA [VIITALA], Hermann[dob abt.1860]& Katrina[KANGAS][dob 1860s], Clark Island, Maine. They had eight children, Aili[Rajala][1886-1918], Walter[1890-19??], Elina/Alina/Aliina[Ekola][1894-1958], Lillian[Malk]1896-1952?], John[1897-1997], Fannie[1898-19??], Hanna[Wainio][1900-1992] and Herman[1906-1961].
  • EKOLA, Matti & Sofia [KOYKKARI] of Finland (49 KB)
    EKOLA, MATTI [1858-1925]& SOFIA[KOYKKARI][1862-1916]. They had fifteen children. Matti[2/1883-1969], Fiina[Yline][1883-1958], Manu[1884-1948], Nikolai[1886-1958], Manta[1888-1959], Hilma[Heikkila][1892-1945], Anttoni[1894-19??], Johannes[1895-1898], Rafael[1892-1956], Jutto[1899-1991], Vaino[1900-1977], Arvi[1902-1947], Senja[Haukkala][1903-1986], Kalle[1905-1971], Vilttori[1906-1966] Of the 15 children, Matti moved to the USA in 1900, married Aliina Wiitala in 1910 in MN, later moved to E. Jaffrey,NH, Townsend,MA and finally Ashby,MA. Senya married Kalle Haukkala, moved to the USA and raised their family in MI.
 

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  • 60th Wedding Anniversary (32 KB)
    Isabelle Allen (Kershner) Bradbury and Montelle Thomas Bradbury at their 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration.
 

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