Emil L. Hokkanen
- Born: 1882, Finland
- Marriage (1): Eva Miettinennand in Green, Michigan (Upper Peninsula)
- Died: 1953, Sugar Island, Michigan at age 71
- Buried: Shingle Point Cemetery, Sugar Island, Michigan
Emil Hokkanen, after staying in America for a short time, went back to Finland, got engaged to Eva Miettinennand they both came back and were married in Green. Two children were born to them - a son, Lauri, and a daughter Irja. Emil liked music and played the concertina and kantele. He often played for the dances. Eva did knitting - that was her profession in Finland. She knit stockings mostly, and at times would also knit sweaters. In 1921, the family moved to Neebish Island, located near Soo, Michigan.
An account by son Lauri in the book "Karelia" states that he grew up on Sugar Island which is also near Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. Because Lauri was born in 1909, this means Emil and his family must have moved to Sugar Island within a few years of coming to the United States. It is still possible that they moved to Neebish Island in 1921.
From "Green, Michigan and the Kaukas Connection" by Douglas D. Karttunen.
Emil Hokkanen, who worked at the Kaukas spool factory in Finland, left Finland on December 4, 1907 for Ontonagon, Michigan. Emil was single at the time. His fiance, Eevi Miettinen left Finland on March 18, 1908 and they were married in Green.
From the Institute of Migration Emigrant Register Passenger Records.
Last Name: Hokkanen
First name: Emil
Age or age class: 33
Port of departure: Hanko
Place of destination: Ontonagon
State of destination: MI
Country of destination: USA
Price of ticket: USD 67
Ship from Finland: Polaris
Date of departure from Finland: 04.12.1907
Ship from England: Saxonia
Date of departure from England: 10.12.1907
Ocean Line: Cunard Line
Port of departure from England: *
List and page: 64/71
Remarks: * 28
Emil married Eva Miettinennand in Green, Michigan (Upper Peninsula). (Eva Miettinennand was born in 1882 in Finland,164 died in 1960 in Sugar Island, Michigan 164 and was buried in Shingle Point Cemetery, Sugar Island, Michigan.)