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Gloucester, Mass. Kangas
Posted by: Linda Welch (ID *****5281) Date: May 31, 2010 at 13:44:37
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Is anyone searching this family in Gloucester. They were there in 1890-1900s, I found these. I am looking for William H. Kangas, born in Finland 3 Nov., 1864. He married in Finland, ca. 1894, Johannah ---- (surname unknown) but she was born in Finland Feb., 1866). He came over in 1890 as a man about 26 years old, and landed with other folks from Finland, in Gloucester Port, or near there, we are sure. They were living in Gloucester, Massachusetts when the June, 1900 census was taken. Will was a quarryman as was many of the Finnish in that town in that census year. William and Johanna had been married in Finland in 1894. and had only one child at the tie. Lillja W. Kangas, b. Gloucester, March, 1900, age 2 months).
Does anyone know about this family and its subsequent migration to Windsor County Vermont and settling in Chester, Vt.?

Others that might be connected from the Gloucester, Massachusetts records:

Gloucester, Massachusetts was a place where many Kangas families lived in the 1900s. In 1893, there was John & Lemphe Sophia (------) family; both natives of Finland (did not give her surname). —Jaker Kangas (b. Finland, son of Isaac & Catherine "Warjelin" Kangas, m. in Gloucester, Mass., 2 April, 1892, (by Rev. Albert Watkins, Clergyman in Gloucester), Ganna Jarvelnama (b. Finland, daughter of Matthew & Tina "Wennes Koske Jarvelnama). —There was a child named Amanda Giviia Kangas was born in Gloucester, 20 April, 1896, daughter of Jacob & Gina (Yadwama) Kangas... —There was Henry and Katri (Kauppi) Kangas of Gloucester who had a daughter they named Hilja Kangas (b. 1887), who married in Gloucester, Mass., 10 April, 1909, Eli Kauppineu, another Finnish immigrant who was a quarryman and lived in Rockport, Mass. and their was Mr. Mattie Kangas (Matthew could have been the name), b. Finland, 1883, son of Mattie & Helena Kangas, both born in Finalnd), Mattie Jr. married in Gloucester at age 24, 28 Dec., 1907, Maria H. Karkinen (age 19). Mattie was a quarryman who lived in Gloucester when they were married.

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