I heard from the Roman Catholic Church in Hawai'i -- "NO RECORDS"
I received a letter from them in the mail stating that they found no sacramental records for Grandpop Dave. However, the name KAHANA appeared 3 times:
twice as a middle name,
once as a femal child.
I called the R.C. Church Archives. I tried to get copies of them, thinking that maybe one of them could be Grandpop or maybe his sister, but she would not let me get copies because I could not prove I was related. I understand that.
She had suggested that I try the University of Hawai'i's Plantation Records. She had told me that since he was from the Big Island and the district where Kilauea is, that sugar and fishing were the two main industries in this area in the late 1800 - early 1900. She said that I might be able to find him through the Plantation Records. So I will give that a try.
She also had suggested that I check out the State Department of Hawai'i website.
Another suggestion is to write to people in the Ka'u District who share the same last name as Grandpop Dave. I have checked the Internet White Pages and have come up with:
I am not sure which Islands these people are from, but I am going to write to all of them.
Nettie, the woman I was talking to had tried to help me to correctly pronounce my Great-grandparents names:
My Great-grandfather's name - Lakalu, is pronounced Lah kah loo
My Great-grandmother's name - Kalauia, is pronounced Kah lau ee ah
She also helped with the pronunciation of another name I am trying to tie in with my Kahana ohana:
James Keahinui, is pronounced Key ahi new ee
The District my Grandfather was born in Ka'u, is pronounced Kah oo
Well, I am going to get busy writing those letters. Hopefully I will get somewhere with this.