Our RISNER Family History

Updated September 5, 2000

Vicki Risner

, Oregon


Our history includes the following main family lines: BARRETT, COFFMAN, HUKKALA (YLI-HUKKALA), KANE (O'KANE), McNAMARA, OJALA, PHILLIPS, RISNER & VALIMAKI. There are over 2,500 names to check out.
The RISNER's, begin with TOBIAS RISNER in 1740, tracing through Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas & California. The BARRETT's, begin with WARD BARRETT about 1763, tracing through Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas & California.

The COFFMAN's begin with JOHN NICHOLAS KAUFMAN/COFFMAN about 1710, tracing through Virginia, Tennessee, Indiana, Iowa & Utah. The PHILLIPS's begin with THOMAS VICTOR PHILLIPS in Utah in 1899.

The KANE & McNAMARA lines are from Ireland, settling in Scranton, PA then on to Syracuse, New York.

The HUKKALA's, YLI-HUKKALA's, VALIMAKI's and OJALA's are from Finland, settling in the Michigan area.

This information developed as a collection of family histories and Internet connections. We gratefully appreciate the input of so many wonderful people!

If you find a possible link or are interested in pursuing a potential link, please contact us. In the meantime, we hope that you enjoy this page and find something useful.

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