Photographs of the Sakkinen Family


Juho Matinpoika Säkkinen and Briita Jaakontytär Koitjärvi were married on 14 Feb 1875 in Taivalkoski, Finland. Juho, or John, came to America first and saved money for his wife and children to join him. They continued to expand their family in America and eventually settled in Kearsarge, Houghton Co., Michigan. Their primary residence was on County Rd. and still stands today. Juho and Briita had the following children:

1. Matti, 1875-1950
2. John, Jr., 1878-1958
3. Kaisa Maria, 1880 - 1884 (died in Finland)
4. Hilda, 1882 - 1975
5. Aukusti, 1884 - 1888 (died in Finland)
6. Anna Priita, 1887 - 1888 (died in Finland)
7. Hilma Kaurlina, 1891 - 1912 (first child born in America)
8. Ida Sophie, 1893 - 1970
9. Oscar, 1894 - 1924
10. Hilja, 1896 - 1925
11. Hjalmer, 1897 - 1897
12. William Arthur, 1898 - 1977
13. Henry, 1899 - 1899
14. Annia, 1901 - 1902
15. Yalmer, 1903 - 1903

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[John Säkkinen 1900 Census Image]
[John Säkkinen 1910 Census Image]
[John Säkkinen 1920 Census Image]

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Säkkinen Family Photo



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