|Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.|
Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.
Alta BERNHARDT1376 was born (date unknown). Parents: Charles BERNHARDT-46547 and Elizabeth CAMPBELL-46548.
Charles BERNHARDT4592 was born (date unknown). Parents: Charles BERNHARDT-46547 and Elizabeth CAMPBELL-46548.
Spouse: Clarice/Clara/Claire GILLETTE-46546. Clarice/Clara/Claire GILLETTE and Charles BERNHARDT were married. Children were: Odelbert BERNHARDT-47594, Minnie Belle "Lois" BERNHARDT-46544, Jessie BERNHARDT-47595.
Charles BERNHARDT4592 was born (date unknown).
George BERNHARDT1376 was born (date unknown). Parents: Charles BERNHARDT-46547 and Elizabeth CAMPBELL-46548.
Jessie BERNHARDT1376 was born (date unknown). Parents: Charles BERNHARDT-46545 and Clarice/Clara/Claire GILLETTE-46546.
Minnie Belle "Lois" BERNHARDT4593,4594 was born on 13 August 1891 in Delray, MI or Romulus, MI.4595 Her birth certificate lists her name as Minnie. She was also known as Minnie Belle Bernhart.4595 Her birth certificate lists her name as Minnie. She died on 16 October 1969 at the age of 78 in St. Clair, St. Clair Co., MI.1552 Lois was buried at Hillside Cem. in St. Clair, St. Clair Co., MI.4596 She was a country school teacher.
Lois Belle BERNHARDT was born 13 Aug 1891 in Delray MI (birth certificate lists name as Minnie**). She died 16 Oct 1969, and is buried Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair MI.**** She was a country school teacher.** She was the daughter of Charles BERNHARDT and Clarice/Clara/Claire GILLETTE, and granddaughter of Charles BERNHARDT and Elizabeth CAMPBELL as well as Ira GILLETTE and Francis CROSS.
>From Lois Belle BOWLBY (excerpts May 15, 1962 letter to niece):
Jessie once had a copy of our family tree. She brought it out to show us when she visited us after her graduation from Milan High School... Anyway, Aunt Alta spent a small fortune tracing her French ancestry back to the French Revolution.
Now for the information you need. I can't go farther back than my grandparents on both sides, to give them Christian names. Grandfather — Charles BERNHARDT married Elizabeth CAMPBELL. They had ten children, my father was the youngest and married for his father. The other two I remember were Alta and George. On my mother's side. Grandfather — Ira GILLETTE married Francis CROSS. They had two children — my mother Clarice (Clara) and a brother Henry who died at 8 years of age Of course you know the next generation — Del, Jessie, Lois, Marguerite and Nelly.
If you are interested, my family name was originally, Duc de BERNHARDT (pronounced Duke de Be'nah') It was changed in the spelling several times by my ancestors.
>From Ruth BOWLBY CARLETON (excerpts from autobiography):
What little I know about my mother's family is what I remem-ber from stories she told us when we were children — stories that I did not realize until much later we[re] tales from her own childhood. How I wish there had been a tape recorder taking it all in! Perhaps she didn't know too much about her own background. She told stories sometimes about her maternal grandfather but the only thing I recall about her father was that his family had been French refugees, he played the violin + died of TB when she was 3. She was hostile toward her stepfather + to Germans because of him. I was never sure why. Her mother died in a lumber camp where my Uncle Del + her second husband (or perhaps he was her third) were loggers. My Aunt Nellie says their mother was hit on the head in a logging accident + my mother blamed her death on that + lack of care during her illness.
What I do know was that her mother was a nurse who went to the patients' homes + "lived in" so she was unable many times to keep her children with her.
Until her mother died, my mother lived for varying periods with different families. When she was orphaned at 16 a judge in East Jordan (I believe it was that city — at least in Roscommon County) became her guardian. She worked at the courthouse for her keep. I am not sure whether it was the same courthouse that later burned down so her birth certificate + other records were destroyed. This will hamper a search for our "roots" should we some day have the time to immerse ourselves in genealogy.
Mother worked hard but also went to school as much as she was able. She had a lifelong respect for education. Somehow she managed later to get a teacher's certificate from what was known at the time as the Normal School at Kalamazoo (now Western Michigan U) + taught in various rural schools for a time. In those days some of the pupils were older than the teacher because when farm work was needed they had to help out + some could go only during the winter. They were one room schools with students in grades 1 through 8. The teacher boarded with parents or school board members.
When WWI happened, mother wanted to go overseas as a Red Cross nurse so she left teaching + went into training. However she was unable to stand the sight of blood. Uncle Del + his first wife + family were living in Ohio then so she decided to go to that city to work. She boarded with the BIDDLES + worked at FIEDKE's in the jewelry dept, after a period in the umbrella concession at another store.
Mother had 2 half sisters. Nellie had been adopted as an infant on her mother's death by people who ran a hotel. Mother knew where she was, but the new parents did not want Nellie to know she was not their own daughter + asked mother not to visit. I must have been around 11 or 12 when the foster mother died + Nellie was told that she had a brother + sisters. There was immediate contact + after that yearly visits between our 2 families. [end excerpts]
Spouse: Russell DeVere BOWLBY-38762. Minnie Belle "Lois" BERNHARDT and Russell DeVere BOWLBY were married on 18 November 1919 in Saline, Washtenaw Co., MI.1376,4594 Children were: Ruth Evelyn BOWLBY-46552, Robert Roland BOWLBY-46553, Lois Margaret BOWLBY-46554.
Odelbert BERNHARDT1376 was born (date unknown). Parents: Charles BERNHARDT-46545 and Clarice/Clara/Claire GILLETTE-46546.
Arlene BERNHEISEL596 was born on 24 August 1926.4597 She died on 29 January 1989 at the age of 62.4597
Spouse: Ralph George STONER-132342. Arlene BERNHEISEL and Ralph George STONER were married.
Ronald BERNINGER685 was born (date unknown). Parents: Vernon BERNINGER-30789 and Virginia NEAD-27305.
Vernon BERNINGER4598 was born (date unknown).
William BERRIAN4599 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Nancy JUDY-181941. Nancy JUDY and William BERRIAN were married.
Louisa BERRIDGE12 was born on 17 January 1792 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, UK. She died on 15 May 1883 at the age of 91 in Canoe Twp., Indiana Co., PA. Parents: William BERRIDGE-132582 and Elizabeth KEY-132583.
Spouse: John Donaby KIME-132580. Louisa BERRIDGE and John Donaby KIME were married in 1811/2 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, UK.
Mary BERRIDGE605 was born (date unknown).
William BERRIDGE12 was born (date unknown).
George L. BERRIER4286,4287,4600,4601 was born in 1933.
Spouse: Phyllis CRISWELL-104738. Phyllis CRISWELL and George L. BERRIER were married.
Gladys M. BERRIER168 was born on 19 March 1911 in Blackford Co., IN. She died on 5 June 2001 at the age of 90 in Warren, Huntingdon Co., IN. She was buried on 8 June 2001 at Gardens of Memory in Muncie, Delaware Co., IN. Parents: John BERRIER-203219 and Sylvia SHADLE-203220.
Spouse: Floyd Everett CONFER-203217. Gladys M. BERRIER and Floyd Everett CONFER were married on 19 March 1932 in Blackford Co., IN.
John BERRIER168 was born (date unknown).
(First husband of HANNAH, Valerie Ann) BERRY756 was born (date unknown).
Abraham Lincoln BERRY188,3728 was born (date unknown). Parents: Joseph A. BERRY-123611 and Elizabeth Carhart BOWLBY-123610.
Living (private). Parents: Samuel George BERRY-48006 and Helen Agnes FETTERS-97414.
Adelia Ann BERRY2907 was born (date unknown).
Living (private). Parents: Woodrow Wilson BERRY-48011 and (First wife of BERRY, Woodrow Wilson) -140948.
Alonzo "Lon" BERRY1159 was born in March 1882. He died on 9 November 1945 at the age of 63. He was buried at Prairie Home Cem. in Shawnee Co., KS.1159
Spouse: Mary S. MINNIX-99521. Mary S. MINNIX and Alonzo "Lon" BERRY were married on 24 December 1903 in Oakland, Shawnee Co., KS. They were divorced. Children were: Clifford BERRY-99523, Walter Alonzo BERRY-99526, Lester BERRY-99542.
Amanda P. BERRY4602,4603 was born on 8 June 1839. She died on 18 April 1880 at the age of 40 in Lafayette Co., MO. She was buried at Campbell Cem. in Lafayette Co., MO.
Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.
Anna Mildred BERRY3742 was born (date unknown).
Archie John BERRY1474 was born on 7 March 1902 in Troy, Miami Co., OH. He died on 12 April 1996 at the age of 94.4604 Parents: George Edward BERRY-47997 and Martha Alice URMEY-47955.
Arthur BERRY12 was born (date unknown).
Barbara BERRY938 was born (date unknown).
Barbara Louise BERRY37,4604 was born on 21 May 1921 in Tipp City, Miami Co., OH. She died on 19 April 1972 at the age of 50 in Tipp City, Miami Co., OH. She was buried at Maple Hill Cem., Monroe Twp. in Tipp City, Miami Co., OH.37 Parents: William Henry BERRY Sr.-48000 and Opal Leona BOYER-48001.
Living (private). Parents: Woodrow Wilson BERRY-48011 and Helen Louise WESTFALL-97417.
Bess BERRY4605 died before 26 July 1990. Parents: James BERRY-203599 and Catherine MESSOM-203600.
Carl BERRY969 was born after 1900. He died during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 at the age of 44.
Spouse: Amanda Leona SOLT-185453. Amanda Leona SOLT and Carl BERRY were married on 25 July 1937 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA.
Caroline BERRY2097 was born on 22 November 1857 in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL. Parents: Thomas BERRY-93999 and Sarah STANLEY-94000.
Spouse: John P. DILLING-93997. Caroline BERRY and John P. DILLING were married on 19 January 1882 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL.
Catherine BERRY4605 died before 26 July 1990. Parents: James BERRY-203599 and Catherine MESSOM-203600.
Catherine Frances BERRY1837 was born (date unknown).
Charles W. BERRY was born (date unknown).
Charlotte Naomi BERRY37,4604 was born on 15 March 1927 in Tipp City, Miami Co., OH. Parents: William Henry BERRY Sr.-48000 and Opal Leona BOYER-48001.
Spouse: James HIRSCHAUER-97442. Charlotte Naomi BERRY and James HIRSCHAUER were married on 21 August 1945. They were divorced between 1947 and 1950 in Miami Co., OH.
Spouse: Wesley Harold GARRISON-97443. Charlotte Naomi BERRY and Wesley Harold GARRISON were married on 29 April 1950.
Living (private). Parents: Ora Calvin BERRY-48007 and Daisy Marie SCANNAHORN-97415.
Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.
Clifford BERRY1159 was born on 16 September 1904. He died in October 1949 at the age of 45. Parents: Alonzo "Lon" BERRY-99522 and Mary S. MINNIX-99521.