I'm searching for any information on Matti Kantola & his wife Liisa (Lampela) Kantola. Also their children: 1. Edward Matti Kantola born about 1903; 2. Kusti A. Kantola born about 1907; Waino L. Kantola born about 1908; Hanna A. Kantola born about 1909; Sulo John Kantola born about 1911; Ida S. Kantola born about 1914; Richard E. Kantola born about 1916; Rusa Ellen Kantola born about 1920 and any of their descendants.
They have two more children but I know their stories. Eino T. Kantola died in World War II on the beaches of Normandy & Kaisa "Katherine" Kantola was my great grandmother.
All i know so far about Matti & Liisa is that they were both born in Finland. I believe Matti came here before Liisa & their first child, in 1903. Liisa & Edward Matti came in 1905. I'm unable to find any information before this though. According to my grandmother Matti was disowned by his family for being with Liisa, because she was below their class. So nothing was ever spoke of about their family in Finland. We only know that they had lived in Rantsila, Finland prior to moving here.. i dont know if they were born there though. Also, Liisa had a brother living in the states with her. Johan Mikial Lampela. I dont know his age, if he was younger/older than her... Matti was born January 12 1880 & Liisa was born in either 1877 or 1878.
Any information you might have would be so appreciated!!!! my family has been wondering about our family in Finland for SO long! And I would be so glad to meet up with any family i might not know here in the states!
Thanks so much! :)) firstname.lastname@example.org