It would be nice if our ancestors had some originality to their names. The latest family story I have come across is that our Vierra family did come through Hawaii and settled in the East Bay, Oakland – Berkeley - San Leandro. Also, I have learned that we probably still have relatives in Hawaii. My great-grandmother Minnie used to write letters to her Aunt in Hawaii. It sure would be nice to find our Hawaii connection.
Also, I have heard that the ancestors in my family were not given their middle name at birth. They chose their middle name after their conformation. I wonder if this is a Portuguese tradition or just a family tradition. Any ideas?
This is the line I am working on …… I hope it shows up alright, this is the first time I have tried to post this. Feel free to Email me at OregonTreeHugR@Prodigy.net if you find any connections.
1.MANUEL PORTO1 VIERRA was born January 1857 in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal, and died February 1919 in Oakland, CA.He married JACINTHA “JESSIE” BRANCA 1877 in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal.She was born August 18, 1853 in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal, and died December 05, 1926 in Oakland, CA.
Notes for JACINTHA JESSIE BRANCA:
Jessie's maiden name has been reported as Baranca, Branca, Branco, Porto, and White.
Jessie’s name eventually evolved into JESSIE PORTER.
Children of MANUEL VIERRA and JACINTHA BRANCA are:
MINNIE MARIE VIERRA,
b. July 18, 1886, Oakland, CA;
d. November 15, 1984, Alameda County, CA.
Note: Minnie was born with the name Philamina.
She married ALBERT ARNOLD (ARMOND) HEMPEL.
b: June 09, 1887 in Seattle, WA,
d: April 17, 1927 in Berkeley, CA.
b. March 02, 1891, Oakland, CA;
d. December 27, 1956, Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA;
She married ANTONE STEVENS, Oakland, CA;
b. June 25, 1888, Portugal;
d. October 06, 1972, Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA.
Note: ANTONE'S Original name Antone Esteves Franks.
b. June 09, 1893, Oakland, CA;
d. August 28, 1944, Oakland, CA.
Notes: FRANK's Mother's maiden name is reported as BRANCA in the CADI.
b. December 02, 1895, Oakland, CA;
d. March 25, 1981, Alameda, CA.
Note: ANTONE also used the name ANTHONY VIERRA
b. July 10, 1898, Oakland, CA;
d. March 18, 1962, Oakland, CA.
MARY VIERRA, b. August 13, 1882.
She married Alfred Abreu
Generation No. 2
Children of MINNIE VIERRA and ALBERT HEMPEL are:
RUTH DELORES HEMPEL,
She married JOHN PIMENTEL, August 19, 1939, Oakland, CA;
b. July 17, 1916, Plymouth, Massachusetts;
d. April 19, 2000, Contra Costa County, CA.
ALBERT MANUEL HEMPEL, SR.,
b. April 13, 1915, Oakland, Alameda Co. CA;
d. October 31, 1970, Contra Costa County, CA.
EDMUND CARL HEMPEL,
b. May 15, 1923.
GENEVIEVE AGNES HEMPEL,
b. April 19, 1926, Oakland, CA;
d. February 24, 1989, San Francisco, CA.
Children of MARY VIERRA and ALFRED ABREU are:
ISABEL GENEVIENE ABREU,
b. July 20, 1907;
d. November 06, 1987, Alameda Co. CA.
b. May 11, 1904;
d. September 03, 1949, Alameda Co. CA.
Note for ERNEST: Mother's maiden name is listed as "Vieirra" in the CADI
b. October 26, 1914;
d. August 24, 1995, Orange Co. CA.
He Married Rosalie Amelia Baptista
b. May 24, 1918
d. December 17, 1997
ALFRED J. ABREU,
b. April 07, 1901;
d. December 30, 1965, Alameda Co. CA;
He Married GERTRUDE E. (Unknown Maiden Name);
b. December 08, 1905;
d. December 11, 1971.
Generation No. 3
ALBERT MANUEL HEMPEL, SR.
b: April 13, 1915 in Oakland, Alameda Co. CA,
d: October 31, 1970 in Contra Costa County, CA.
He married JOHANNA MARIE LUTHGE,
b: March 07, 1917 in Alameda Co. CA,
d: September 12, 2000 in Contra Costa Co. CA.
She was the daughter of JOHN LUTHGE and MAYME MILLER.
Note: Death index list the spelling on first name as
Joanna and Last name is mis-spelled as Luttige in the
California Birth Index
EDMUND CARL HEMPEL
b: May 15, 1923.
He married LUCILLE MARENGO.
GENEVIEVE AGNES HEMPEL
b: April 19, 1926 in Oakland, CA,
d: February 24, 1989 in San Francisco, CA.
She married HAROLD DAVID THEIS, JR. February 20, 1943
b: December 16, 1923 in New York.
Good Luck Everyone!