Below is a post (per the Rootsweb SAMOA mailing list) by Christine Liava'a and maybe you're already familiar with what Christine is seeking?
On the Apia War Memorial is a list of all the soldiers from Samoa who fought in ww1. I am trying to identify them all. There are some who served in the American army and navy, presumably from American Samoa.
Can anyone tell me more about these men?
HARDER F ABLE SEAMAN USNavy HARDER J WARRANT OFFICER USNavy HARDER P PVTE US ARMY MOORS H W PVTE US ARMY PARTSCH K PVTE US ARMY PAUL J PVTE US ARMY ULBERG F PVTE US ARMY ....
So generous and kind of you to share and you may rest assure there is no hidden agenda regarding my questions for HARDER Family information.
Frank & John HARDER's mother - Mary SULUO'O - had another child by the name of: Agnes KUSTELL.
Posted per Rootsweb mailing list:
"I do have information but not very much.My great grandmother (Mary Suluoo) born in Solo Solo, Upoluis the mother to Frank Harder and John Harder. There may have been a third brother but my notes don't include a P Harder from my elder family information.I just learned of them this summer. She was married to a full blooded German who wanted to raise the boys in Germany instead of Samoa and they (divorced if that is what you call it in those days in Samoa) separated.She later met another man, last name Kustell, who was a captain (of what I do not know) and that is where my Grandmother links us, Agnes Kustell was half sister to the Harder boys.Mary must have relocated to Apia because that is where my grandmother Agnes Kustell was born Sept 1 1885.
I was very excited to see your posting, I actually think my heart skipped a beat.Both Frank and John left Samoa and moved to the United States, I don't know if it was with their father or not, but that is where they joined the Navy.I have no more facts and hope the information I am passing to you is accurate."
--Susan Wilson ....
I am in search of a "source" I'd seen regarding Mary SULUO'O and Frank & John's father and can't remember where I'd seen it. I do recall it was a German document? And I think it has dates of when the father returned to Germany.
"Bottom line, neither parent probably left Samoa with their sons." --Ka'lke
But according to your phrase above that would mean I'm on the wrong trail?
You are so open and very kind-hearted, you tell me if the trail leads hot? or cold?