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52 Ancestors Week 17: Charles Mazeres and His Laundries

52 Ancestors Week 17: Charles Mazeres and His Laundries

It’s week 17 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge.  This week the theme is prosperous.  I’m going to write about my great grandfather, Charles Mazeres dit Salanave. Born in 1868, Charles Mazeres’ was the son of, Jean Mazeres dit Salanave and Marie Anne Lacrouts.  They were farmers.  Their home in Ogeu les bains, France, still stands today. (Source:  Jean Mausonabe) Around 1880, their daughter, Magdalaine, left for America.  It appears she went alone.  I haven’t found her immigration…

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Where They Lived: 2034 and 2038 E. 25th Street

Where They Lived: 2034 and 2038 E. 25th Street

Next in the Where They Lived series: 2034 and 2038 E. 25th Street, Oakland, California. These are the last houses on this side of the street that our relatives lived in. View Larger Map 2034 E. 25th Street is the brown colored house on the left.  It was built in 1912.  According to my 1912 Sanborn Fire Map, this was the last house on the street at that time. From about 1910 onward this house was in possession of the…

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Where They Lived: 2010 and 2014 E. 25th Steet

Where They Lived: 2010 and 2014 E. 25th Steet

Next in the Where They Lived series, 2010 and 2014 E. 25th Street. View Larger Map 2010 E. 25th Street is the house with the white fence around it.  It was built in 1912 according to zillow.com.  From 1932 to 1936, Jesse & Dorothy (Hughes) Cosma lived here. 2014 E. 25th Street is the house in the middle, light colored with brownish trim.  It was built in 1912 and remodeled in 1940 according to zillow.com. Joao & Maria Perreira with…

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Martin Kelly, My Family’s First Business Owner?

Martin Kelly, My Family’s First Business Owner?

Much of what my Grandma Shellabarger told me about her family turned out to be myth or exaggeration. She got one thing right.  One of her ancestors owned boarding houses in San Francisco.  That ancestor was my Great Great Great Grandfather, Martin Kelly. Martin was born sometime around 1820 in County Roscommon, Ireland.  I’m not sure when he came to America, whether he was a child or an adult, single or married.  I pick him up in New Hampshire in…

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My Grandparent’s House on E. 25th Street

My Grandparent’s House on E. 25th Street

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been using Google Street View to view the house’s my relatives lived in on E. 25th Street in Oakland. the Pacheco’s and de Braga’s began moving to E. 25th Street around 1906. They then held court there for the next 50 years or so. I’ve never been down that way, so it’s awesome to be able to see each house and then visualize who lived there. From about 1937 to the mid…

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