I have gotten a small lead on this family. Jason GERARD born about 1815 in NY married to Jane GUTTRIDGE (born Ireland or England about 1819) about 1838-1840. Jason and Jane are in the 1860 and 1870 census of Brooklyn, Kings, NY in ward 17. Believed to have died about 1870-1871 is Jason. Jane (GUTTRIDGE) GERARD died between 1880-1900. They had six known children and probably more:
Maria C. GERARD born 1840-married Peter BURTCHELL-stayed in Brooklyn, Kings, NY.Buried in Cypress cemetery, Kings, NY.
Frances Louise "Fanny" GERARD born in Greenpoint (Brooklyn), Kings, NY on . Married in Chicago, IL to Oscar F. DUBUIS in December 1874. 1880 census of Chicago, Cook, IL with husband Oscar F. DUBUIS and mother Jane GERARD-widow.
Alonzo F. GERARD born Brooklyn, Kings, NY about 1860. Married a Carrie. One known daughter Inez married to a William NEVINS. In the 1920 census living at 1494 Pacific Street:
NEVIN, William S., head, owns mortgaged home, age 38, married, born NY,
parents born Ireland, [occupation illegible, possibly clerk, K_____ House]
Inez, wife, age 3?, married, born NY, parents born NY,
GERARD, Alonzo F., head, rents, age 60, born NY, parents born NY, printer,printing company
Carrie L., wife, age58, born NY, father born NJ[?], mother born NY
Josephine GERARD born Brooklyn, Kings, NY about 1854. Living with Alonzo in 1880 censusu-erroneoulsy listed as his wife.
Evaline "EVA" GERARD born Brooklyn, Kings, NY about 1861, living with Alonzo in the 1880 census.
William GERARD born Brooklyn, Kings, NY about 1856. There is a William GERARD living in a boarding house in the 1880 census of NY.