Mikko and Anna Hakanen

John Hakanen's parents Mikko and Anna. Mikko was born 25 Jun 1853 and died 6 Apr 1925. Anna was born 22 Dec 1850 and passed 7 Apr 1921. They lived their entire married life in the village of Jokipii which is located in the town of Jalasjarvi Vassa Province Finland. A picture of their cottage in Finland is also in this album. All their children emigrated to America. The two eldest daughters were first to leave Finland. They both took domestic jobs in New York City. They financed several of their siblings voyages to America. Finland was under Russian rule at the turn of the century and many of the Hakanen brothers faced being drafted into the Russian army. This motivated many to leave Finland at that time.

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