Friday, February 16, 2007

I am so FRUSTRATED!!!!!

I am really at a BRICK WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is as if Grandpop Dave did not exist before he came to the mainland. I am beginning to think that without the full spelling of the name 'KAHANA' I will not be getting much further.
I have been searching for her. Again not much luck!

I did find a Kalama KAHANA on a 1910 Census for Ka'u District Hawaii. In this census she is the head of the household and a widow. She is about 42 years old with an estimated year of birth as 1862 - definitely old enough to be my Great-grandmother no matter which year Grandpop Dave was born. She was born in Hawaii as was both of her parents, and the color or race is listed as Hawaiian. She is the mother of 20 children with 12 living - Can you believe 20 children! Two of her daughters are living with her:
Makaila, age 9 and Kulia, age 7, and their parents are also Hawaiian
They live at 325 Honu Apo (sp?), I cannot make out the next 2 words, then, above mall(?).

I don't know if it is wishful thinking or if I am just being goofy, but I think there is a good chance that this Kalama may be my Great-grandmother.

There are also several other KAHANA's on this sheet:
Kamohoalii KAHANA, age 13 is living with his brother, Kahoopai WAIAU. There is also a Richard WHITTINGTON who is the son-in-law of Kahoopai; Richard is married to Kalei who is 23. They live at house number 322 Honu Apo (sp?), near the landing.

In house 323, near landing, we have:
Kaapana KAHANA, age 55, his wife Kaaukai age 50, and their grandson Laka KAHOOHANOHANO (sp? could also be KAHOOKAUAKAUA?)
(NOTE: These people may also be ancestors of mine. I was told by 3 different people that Kaapana KAHANA & Kaaukai are Grandpop Dave's family. However, being me, I need documentation)

1 comment:

Pua Higa said...

I am the great granddaughter of the Laka Hanohano in your blog. I will look to see if I can find your  Ľohana member. Mahalo.