- Born: 18 Jul 1879, Joutsa, Finland 27
- Marriage (1): John Herman Hokkanen
- Died: 1957, Southfield, Michigan at age 78 27
- Buried: Carp Lake Township (Green) Cemetery, Ontonagon County, Michigan 27
In the Green Cemetery Index Eliina is spelled Elina. Patronymic Antint.
Eliina would go by the name Elaine.
Elena married John Hokkanen in Finland where they owned a flour mill, inn and had a home on a large lake.
From the Institute of Migration Emigrant Register Passenger Records.
Last name: Hokkanen
First name: Eliina
Age or age class: 30
Port of departure: Hanko
Place of destination: Lewiston
State of destination: MI
Country of destination: USA
Price of ticket: FIM 241
Ship from Finland: Arcturus
Date of departure from Finland: 16.06.1909
Ship from England: Virginian
Date of departure from England: 25.06.1909
Ocean Line: *
List and page: 68/96
Remarks: Mk Herman ja Sisko Hokkanen
Eliina and her family left Finland during the "Russification of Finland". Finland was a Grand Duchy of Russia which gave it some autonomy. During this time Russia was attempting to impose more control over Finland and reduce its independent status. Prior to being a Grand Duchy of Russia, Finland was part of the Swedish Empire until 1806. It wasn't until 1917 that Finland declared its independence from Russia.
GREEN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN
Some of the first Sunday School teachers:
Mrs. John Hokkanen (Eliina).
The Sunday School was begun in 1915 and was held in the Finnish language. In the early years the children would go to Mass, Michigan for confirmation instruction and would board out in the homes in Mass.
The Finnish language was the tongue of the founders of the Green congregation and was the language which prevailed for many years. Finally, with the passing of the pioneer generation, the English language held sway.
Minutes of Meeting January 10, 1919
New officers were elected. Treasurer John Hokkanenn.
Noted events in her life were:
1. Church: Green Evangelical Lutheran Church. This is a picture of the Green Evangelical Lutheran Church where John Herman Hokkanen was listed as Treasurer and his wife, Eliina, was listed as Sunday School teacher in 1919.
2. Emigration. Eliina Liukkonen emigrated from Finland on June 16, 1909 leaving from Hanko. The ship was the Arcturus.
3. Cemetery: Carp Lake Township (Green) Cemetery: Green, Michigan (Upper Peninsula). This is a picture of the Carp Lake Township (Green) Cemetery, Ontonagon County, Michigan. Notice the model of the Green Evangelical Lutheran Church.
4. Cemetery: Carp Lake Township (Green) Cemetery: Green, Michigan (Upper Peninsula). This is a picture of the John Herman Hokkanen and Elina Liukkonen grave marker.
5. Place: Joutsa/Leivonmaki Location. Eliina Liukkonen was born on July 18, 1879 in Joutsa, Finland. Joutsa is located where the star is on the map.
Eliina married John Herman Hokkanen, son of Jahvetti Hokkanen and Unknown. (John Herman Hokkanen was born on 15 Mar 1869 in Leivonmaki, Finland,27 died on 7 Dec 1943 in Green, Michigan (Upper Peninsula) 27 and was buried in Carp Lake Township (Green) Cemetery, Ontonagon County, Michigan 27.)