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Kahkonen family from Maine

Kahkonen family from Maine

Posted: 22 Jul 2000 1:45PM GMT
Edited: 30 Apr 2002 2:52PM GMT
My friend, Roberta Kahkonen, is searching for her father's family.His name is Robert Kahkonen. He and his wife, Mildred (Gray) Kahkonen are both deceased. They had 8 children. Roberta knows grandparents names but mainly looking for any relatives who might see this. Thanks

Kahkonen Relitives

Geraldine Lantz (View posts)
Posted: 3 Aug 2000 5:31PM GMT
Dear debbi Roberta Kahkonen May Be a cosin of mine. I am The daudhter of Robert And Nancy Jerome. Nancy my mother has a decesed brother named Robert Kahkonen with a former wife Named Mildred. The Oldest Daughter Is also Mildred who lived with us in Connecticut for a period of time. If this is the same Roberta please contact me.Iwould like to know more about cosins I havent seen since early childhood Jeri

Roberta's cousin

Debbie (View posts)
Posted: 5 Aug 2000 6:04AM GMT
Edited: 11 Mar 2005 2:13PM GMT
Hi Jeri...Yes, Roberta reconized your family and was happy someone actually wrote.Where are you and how old are you? Roberta will be 39 on the 18th of this month. Her mother passed on some years ago. Her brothers and sisters don't always keep in touch, but she sure can give any birthdate or deathdate you want. She's a grammie of a 4 yr. old. Roberta has 3 children all grown.She does remember Milly(Mildred) going to Connecticut to visit you folks. Write when you can. Debbie

Roberta's cousin

Debbie (View posts)
Posted: 5 Aug 2000 6:07AM GMT
Edited: 11 Mar 2005 2:12PM GMT
Hi Jeri...Yes, Roberta reconized your family and was happy someone actually wrote.Where are you and how old are you? Roberta will be 39 on the 18th of this month. Her mother passed on some years ago. Her brothers and sisters don't always keep in touch, but she sure can give any birthdate or deathdate you want. She's a grammie of a 4 yr. old. Roberta has 3 children all grown.She does remember Milly(Mildred) going to Connecticut to visit you folks. Write when you can. Debbie.( PS) My email is DeborahNH@ebtv.net

Re: Kahkonen Relitives

Posted: 27 Jul 2002 2:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kahkonen
Hey Jeri! (and anyone else interested)

This is Will Kahkonen (Jr) -- Son of William Kahkonen Sr.
I am the nephew of Robert, Nancy, and Peggy.

Just cruising the net and looking for information on the family, both past and present.

My wife and I currently live in Tennesse and work at a children's home.

Would love to hear from any one about the family history.

Thanks!

Re: Kahkonen Relitives

Debbie Britt Hill (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jul 2002 12:46PM GMT

Re: Kahkonen Relitives

Jeri Lantz (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jul 2002 10:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
William I am Roberta Kahkonen's cousin Roberta is the daughter of Robert and Mildred Kahkonen. Mildred's maiden name is Gray. My mother is Nancy she is the sister of Robert Kahkonen. My grandparents are Ovia Henry and Ruby Kahkonen. Ruby is the only surviving grand parent living in East Oxford Maine.Would you like to exchange info?

Re: Kahkonen Relitives

Will Kahkonen (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jul 2002 3:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your message and help.

Oh, I believe Robert's (Bob's) wife's name was "Ginny".
and I believe you are correct about the family history.
If I remember right, Roberta's mother passed away before I was born and her father passed away when I was just a kid -- maybe 10?
In fact her half brothers lived with us for a few months when their father was sick. Their names were Edward, Karl, Charles, and Edwin (I think).

Karl and Uncle Bob and dad and I used to go fishing together all over Eustis Stratton area regularly.

Thanks again!

Re: Kahkonen Relitives

Jeri (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jul 2002 3:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
William, Yes that is the correct Robert. Yes Ginny was his second wife. After Uncle Bob died your father Uncle bill moved into the house that Bob had started and finished it off. Is this correct? He just lives down the lane from grammies house. I have never met any of Bills children,but knew all of Bobs Children. Aunt Peggy has Michael and Becky. Michael is the same age as my younger sister.

Re: Kahkonen Relitives

Will Kahkonen (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jul 2002 4:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hey Jeri,
It's great to hear from you!
The only picture that I have in my mind of you is one that was on Grammy's wall from when you were about ten or so. Funny, huh!?!

I would love to exchange information and hope to talk with Gram' when I am home in late September. I am trying to track down the Kahkonen line and how it relates to the other Kahkonen's in the U.S. I hope to eventually construct a clear family tree back to finland. I am assuming that perhaps all the Kahkonen's go back to one common heritage/family.

I was on the net and did a general search for the name Kahkonen and got about 2000 hits. It appears that their are clans of Kahkonens in ME, MI, MN, MD and ON (Can.) among other places. ]

So far, the most well known current Kahkonen seems to be a guy by the name of Juha Kahkonen from Finland who occupies the Turkish Chief Seat for the International Monetary Fund. Most of the internet hits are about him.

Anyway, how is your family? You are married and have kids correct? Are you still in FL? In January, we were there to assist one of the homes the organization (Church of God) that we work for runs. It was about an hour from your parents but I was to nervous to just call or show up. I haven't seen them in years!

By the way, How is Tom? He was older than me but we used to chum around some when we were kids and he came to Maine. I know he was in the military and married a German girl but that is about all.

I look forward to hearing fron you.
Will
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