S: River Isabelle's family history
BC: Made with love by Melanie Gast | 2012
FC: River Isabelle's Family History
1: Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Parents | Family tree
2: Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother. | Melanie Jean Barron December 3rd, 1985 Ukiah, California
4: Jeremy Ernest Gast June 27th, 1983 West Palm Beach, Florida
5: Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.
6: Melanie Barron and Jeremy Gast started dating on January 23rd 2007 and exchanged marriage vows in Key West on September28th, 2008. On November 22nd, 2010 Melanie would proudly give birth to their daughter, River Isabelle. | Parents
10: Grandmother | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Father | Great Great Grandfather | Great Great Grandfather | Great Great Grandmother | Great Great Grandmother | Lorraine Barsalou | Antoinette Lampron | Valmore Barsalou | Lorraine Mendes | Daniel Mendes | Belvina Avila | John A. Mendes | Matilda Rheaume | Antonio Lampron | Emma Lacasse | Isaie Barsalou | Maria Neves | Manuel J Avila Jr.
11: Grandfather | Great Grandmother | Great Grandfather | Great Great Grandfather | Great Great Grandfather | Great Great Grandmother | Great Great Grandmother | Robert "bob" Gast | Mildred Minarik | Ernest I Gast | Edward Minarik | Bessie Markvart | Carl Gast | Nora Olsen | Petronila Sindelar | Josef Markvart | Ernestine | Charles Gast | Jeremy Ernest Gast Father | Anna | John H. Olsen
12: Great Great Aunt Clara Gast, Great Great Grand mother Nora Olsen, Great Great Grandfather Carl Gast, Great Great aunt Myrtle Gast and Eric, Illinois. | Nora Olsen & Carl Gast | Millie Minarik | Bessie Markvart & Edward Minarik
13: Gast The Gast family originated in the country of Germany. Your Great Great Great Grand mother Ernestine and Great Great Great Grand Father Charles Immigrated to the United states around 1870 where Charles worked as a Brick layer in Illinois. There son Carl married Nora Olsen, whose mother was from Norway. They gave birth to your Great Grandfather Ernest in 1914. Ernest was a decorated war hero in World war 2 where he would permanently damage his arm. He would marry Mildred Minarik. After their one and only son "bob" was born in 1951, they would eventually move to South Florida. Bob would marry Lorraine Mendes and work as a mail carrier. They had two children Tiffany in 1980 and Jeremy in 1983. Jeremy Would marry Melanie Barron in 2008. | Minarik Your great great Grand father Edward Minarik was a woodworker born in Cook county, Illinois in 1888. Both of his parents and also his wife Bessie Markvart's parents had emigrated from Bohemia which is located in the present day Czeck Republic. They would end up having children, one of which Robert would pass away as a young boy. Their daughter Mildred "millie" would eventually meet your Great grandfather Ernest and Marry. She worked in a factory during WW2. After they had their son Bob they moved from Cicero, Illinois to Lake Worth, Florida where she would live until she passed away in 2006.
14: Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Gast Great Grand Parents
16: 1951-2006 Grandfather A gentle man with a big heart. He loved his family and enjoyed his job of 20 years as a postman. Golf was his passion and he adored animals. He is gone but not forgotten. | Robert "Bob" Gast
18: The Mendes Children Grandmother Lorraine small baby on lap | Daniel Mendes Great Grandfather | Antoinette Lampron Great Great Grandmother
19: Mendes Your Great Great Grandfather John A. Mendes was born in 1894 on the Azore Islands, Portugal. He immigrated to Massachusetts in 1911 and married Belvina Avila. Belvina's father Manuel Avila Jr. and her mother Maria Neves had both emigrated from the Azores Islands and its rumored that they made a living by making Moonshine liquor. Belvina and John would give birth to your great grandfather Daniel in 1928. He was working at Crax cookie company when he met your great grandmother Lorraine. Although the marriage would not be approved because Lorraine wasn't from the "old country", eventually they would marry and have 12 children. | Barsalou Joseph Barsalou, your 11th great grandfather was born in 1604 in Artigues St Sernin, Foulayronnes, France. His Grand son Gerald would immigrate to Quebec, Canada sometime around the 1690's. It wouldnt be until 1890 when your great great great Grandfather Isaie Barsalou would immagrate with his wife Emma Lacasse to Vermont. Your Great Grandmother Lorraine was born in 1928 to Valmore Barsalou and Antoinette Lampron and would later Marry Daniel Mendes and live on a farm in New Hampshire and have many children, including your grandmother Lorraine. Lorraine would move to south Florida as a teenager and marry Robert Gast.
20: Grandmother | Great Grandmother | Great Grandfather | Great Great Grandfather | Great Great Grandfather | Great Great Grandmother | Great Great Grandmother | June Isabelle Pack | Doris Root | Virgil Pack | Kittri Lindeman | Raymond Lindeman | Alvina A. | Erick H Lindeman | Kittie Katherine | Archie Titus Root | Martha Jane Lemaster | Sherman Pack | Ottilei Schwemmler | August Lindeman | Melanie Barron Gast Mother
21: Grandfather | Great Grandmother | Great Grandfather | Great Great Grandfather | Great Great Grandfather | Great Great Grandmother | Great Great Grandmother | Robert Barron | Joan Dufau | Robert Barron | Grace Frances Carlson | William L. Dufau | Peggy Revese | Jack Barron | Amelia Sofia Lundgren | Erick T. W. Carlson | Annie Stafford | Leon Dufau
22: William Dufau & Frances Carlson | William "pop" Dufau | William Dufau & Mother Annie Stafford 1913 | Joan Marilyn Dufau | "Bob" Barron
23: Barron Little is known about the Barron's. Your Great Great Grandfather Jack Barron married Peggy Revese, they had a son named Robert "bob" Barron. Its said that Bob Barron came from Portuguese and Native America descent. He married your Great Grandmother Joan and they had 2 children together Robert and Cindy. Your grandfather Robert met your grandmother Kittri and they had 2 children together. Robert ended up having 4 more children. He died in 1996 of a drug overdose at the age of 33. His daughter Melanie married Jeremy Gast in 2008. | Dufau Your Great Great Great Grandfather James Dufau was born In Canada where his parents immigrated to from Ireland. Originally, there last name was "Duffy" but due to Hostility towards Irish Catholics in North America the last name was changed to sound French. Their Grandson William Lynus Dufou was born in San Fransisco in 1912, Later he witnessed his father being killed at the breakfast table due to his ties with the irish mob. His mother Annie Stafford owned a "soda shop" where she also made illegal liquor. William married your great great grandmother Frances Grace Carlson. Her Mother, Amelia Sofie Lundgren emigrated from Stenasa, Sweden in 1897 at the age if 21. The last name "Lundgren" was given to her father Anders because he did a great service to the king of Sweden. Frances' Father, Erick Theodore Carlson sailed from Saltvik Aland, Finland in 1894. This family can be tracked to Olaf Hansson (1590-1653) where they lived on the island of Enklinge. Frances and your great great grandfather William "pop" lived in the San Fransisco area and had 3 daughters.
24: Robert Christopher Barron 1963-1996 Grandfather A beautiful, troubled soul who loved the outdoors, football, history, and his 6 children. He is dearly missed.
25: Great Grandmother Joan Marilyn Dufau Barron
26: William Dufoe and Frances Carlson | "Nana & Pop"
27: Amelia Sophia Lundgren | Anders Johan Lundgren 1837-1914 Carpenter 4th Great Grandfather | Karl Olaf Westerlund, Maria Elisabeth Eriksdotter and children (Erick Carlson in middle back) | Great Great Great Grand Parents | Erick T. Carlson
28: Lindeman Your Great Great Great Grandfather August Wilhelm Lindeman was born in the kingdom of Prussia in 1837. He and his wife Ottilei Marie Charlotte "Tillia" Schwemmler would arrive in the United states in 1872. Their son Erick would marry Alvina (last name unknown) and settle in Minnesota. In 1921 they would give birth to your Great grand father Raymond who would eventually marry June Pack. Together they had eight children and moved to California. Raymond passed away in 1965 from a car accident. Their daughter Kittri would meet Robert Barron and together have 2 children, Renee and Melanie and another child, Brittany in 1995. in 2007 Kittri married Mark Lackie. | Kittri Lindeman | Great Grandfather Raymond C. Lindeman
29: Pack Your 7th Great grandfather Samuel Pack was born in 1734 in England and would later immigrate to Virginia. His son George was born in 1755 and would marry Mary Brown. Their son Charles was born in 1832 in Kentucky and married Lavina Chandler whose ancestors came from England. She was also related to the French Remy Family that escaped France in the late 1600's due to religious persecution. Lavina and Charles would give birth to Sherman Pack in 1866 in Kentucky. Sherman was a farmer and a school teacher and would travel and have homes in Kentucky, Iowa and Illinois. He married Francis Lemaster who hailed from French, English and German descendants in 1855. One of their many children, Virgil (your great great grandfather) was born in 1898 in Kentucky. He was a meat packager and would marry Doris Mae Root in in 1919. Doris' family had occupied the Connecticut and Massachusetts area for many generations and her parents were Archie T. Root and Kittie Katherine (last name unknown), but her earliest known relative Thomas Root (1605-1694) was from NorthHamptonShire England. In 1922 they would give girth to June Isabelle Pack in Minnesota. She married Raymond C. Lindeman in 1941 and would have 8 children. After Raymond died she would marry Antonio Medeiros. She passed away in 1986 from a heart attack. | June Isabelle Pack | Virgil Pack | Archie Root & Kittie Katherine | Doris Mae Root
30: JUne | June Pack and Raymond Lindeman -- Great Grandparents
31: Dear River, I hope you've enjoyed this book that I put together for you. It took a long time and was a cumulative effort by many, I spent hours researching, scanning, and listening to stories and learning the lives of the people we have long lost. I made this hoping you will always understand the importance of knowing where you come from, but also appreciating the names and faces that are responsible for you being here today. Valuing your distinct heritage, knowing who you are, and acknowledging your descendent's is something I hope to instill in you. One day I will no longer be here, and it will be up to you to share this information with your family. I believe that everyone in this book is important enough for you to remember, and this is my small way of paying tribute to them. Remember, there is no better way to prepare for the future then looking at the past. I hope one day you can further my research, find names and faces that I couldn't, and share it with the people you love . But more importantly, create a history of your own, make your life memorable and significant, and maybe one day you will grace the pages of someone else's book. Always remember to cherish memories and the people that are around you, and never take your loved ones for granted. Love Always, Mom