Bleecker Families of California

Most all of the Bleecker Families of California are descended from John Reinecke Bleecker (shown on the left) and his son John Lucero Bleecker (on the right). The son was born July 1856 in San Diego, California. His birth in San Diego has never been documented but family tradition places him there at birth because his father, a merchant from New York, has been documented in San Diego at the time of his birth. John R. Bleecker is shown on the 1850 census of San Diego as a 30 year old merchant. The Bleeckers were a prominent New York family whose lineage can be traced back to Jan Jansen Bleecker, who came from Holland in 1658 and was one of the founders of the city of Albany, New York.

John Reinecke Bleecker arrived in San Diego aboard the Brig John Enders which sailed from New York on January 19, 1849. He is shown on page 40 of the book "Index to the Argonauts of California" by Charles Warren Haskins. He and a partner named David L. Gardiner opened a store near the waterfront called Gardiner and Bleecker. In 1851 there was a report of an Indian lady drinking whiskey in that store but in 1853 the building was empty. That was reported in a letter written by Dr. David Hoffman who had recently arrived in San Diego. In 1858 he was shown in a San Diego City Directory but there is no further record of him until May 1869 when he started writing letters from New York to a business partner named Ephraim W. Morse in San Diego. These letters which are dated from May 1869 to November 1883 were located at the San Diego Historical Society Archives. John R. Bleecker did not appear in the 1860 or 1870 census for San Diego nor New York. In 1880 he appears in the census of Pompton, Passaic Co., New Jersey, age 60, living with his 83 year old mother Catherine and his brother William and sister Catherine. In 1885 at age 65 he married Cornelia Nagel, age 35. He died in 1895 leaving all his property to Cornelia.

John's mother was Maria Sacramenta Lucero, a Spanish lady who according to the 1860 San Diego census was born in Sonora, Mexico. Maria was first married to Jose Monterola about 1850 and had two children named Rafael and Maria Antonio by him. It is not known what happened to Monterola but a third child, Bernardo, was born in 1854 and is listed in a birth record as the son of Maria Sacramenta Lucero with no father shown. Two years later John was born. No birth record was found for him. Maria apparently next married Sacramento Valenzuela in San Diego and is shown on the 1860 San Diego census under his name as the head of the family. John is shown in that census as Juan Valenzuela, age 4. From this marriage a son Aurelias and a daughter, Elena Maria, were born.

John Lucero, with his mother, two half sisters, Maria Antonia and Elena and his half brother Rafael apparently traveled to Los Angeles sometime after the birth of Elena in 1863. It is not known what became of Bernardo, Aureleas nor of Sacramento Valenzuela. Maria Sacramenta died December 13, 1867 in Los Angeles leaving the two young daughters Maria Antonia, 15, Elena, 4 and sons John 11 and Rafael.16. A record of Maria Sacramenta Lucero's death is shown in Our Lady Queen of Angels's Church in Los Angeles.

According to family legend John L. Bleecker operated a dairy business on Alpine Street, in what is now Chinatown in Los Angeles. He kept a ledger book to record his business transactions. The original is in the possession of Loretta Lewis. The ledger shows him in Anaheim in 1874 and in Los Angeles from 1875 to 1876. In 1890 he is shown in Silverado Canyon, near Santa Ana where he sold wood and hauled and sold other goods. He married Concepcion Williams in 1887 in Santa Ana and about 1900 he moved to Anaheim and worked as a teamster and orange packer for the Sunkist Company. He is shown in the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 census living on Elm Street in Anaheim .

John Lucero Bleecker was a colorful character. In later life he told stories of being a civil war veteran but the war ended when he was just 8 years old and no record has been found of his military service. He also told of prospecting for gold in the Silverado Mine in Santiago Canyon and once told of an eight month trip through Baja California on horseback. None of these stories have been authenticated.

There may be some truth to the story about the Baja California trip. In 1911, on page 44 of his journal, he wrote about some ranchos in Baja California once owned by his mother Maria Sacramenta Lucero and on page 45 he lists some land grants that his grandfather Dolores Lucero once owned. A copy of the Rancho de la Agua Caliente land grant papers in Spanish is in possession of Loretta Lewis. For an English translation click here. When the translation was made, it was assumed that the Sacramento Valenzuela, whose name appears on the document, was the daughter but it is now known that it was the son-in-law of Dolores Lucero that was present.

John contacted a law firm in 1897 to try to recover his interest in his father's estate but apparently nothing ever came of it.

He died October 13, 1930 in Anaheim and is buried in the Anaheim Cemetery next to his wife who preceeded him in death.

Maria Antonia Monterola married Augustin Hurtado at the St. Boniface Church in Anaheim in January 1870. They are shown on page 616 of the 1870 Anaheim census with Elena/Helena, age 7, living with them.

Raphael Monterola married Josefina Chavez, date unknown. He is shown on the 1900 census, age 48, living with his daughter and her family in Anaheim.

Elena Maria Valenzuela married Jesus Santa Maria May 2, 1878 in the Old Plaza Church in Los Angeles. Her family is shown on the 1880 Los Angeles City, Ward 1, Los Angeles County, CA, ED 21A, sh 17 and the 1900 census of Calabasas Township, Los Angeles County, CA, ED 100, sh 5A.


			Descendants of John Lucero Bleecker

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN LUCERO BLEECKER was born July 12, 1856 in San Diego San Diego CA,
 and died October 13, 1930 in Anaheim Orange CA - Death Certificate 
in possession of Loretta Lewis.  He married CONCEPCION WILLIAMS July 02,
1887 in Santa Ana LA/Orange CA, daughter of JOSE ANTONIO WILLIAMS and MARIA VENUTA APIS.
She was born September 22, 1862 in Los  Angeles Co.,CA,and died 
August 21, 1921 in Anaheim Orange CA.
	
Children of JOHN BLEECKER and CONCEPCION WILLIAMS are:
	i.	ROSE W. BERNARD BLEECKER, b. April 01, 1881, 
Los  Angeles Co.,CA; d. March 08, 1942, Anaheim, CA.

Notes for ROSE W. BERNARD BLEECKER:
Rose was never married.  She was Concepcion's daughter by an unknown Bernard and 
was raised by John L. Bleecker although not adopted by him.

2.	ii.	SORAIDA (RITA) BLEECKER, 
b. February 22, 1884, Los Angeles Co CA;
d. May 19, 1917, Anaheim Orange CA.
3.	iii.	JOHN W. BLEECKER, b. May 18, 1885, Santiago Ranch CA; 
d. February 08, 1937, Anaheim Orange CA.
	iv.	JACOB/JAMES W.BLEECKER, b. May 02, 1888, Silverado CA; d. August 07, 1915.
4.	v.	MARGARET BLEECKER, b. February 22, 1890, Silverado CA; 
d. February 20, 1940, Los Angeles CA.
5.	vi.	CELESTINO (SELLY) BLEECKER, b. April 06, 1892, Silverado CA;
d. March 24, 1937, bur Orange Co CA.
6.	vii.	CATALINA (CARRIE) BLEECKER, b. April 30, 1894, Silverado CA;
d. May 1985, Spokane Spokane Co WA.
7.	viii.	HENRY W BLEECKER, b. February 12, 1897, Silverado Orange CA;
d. June 12, 1973, Anaheim Orange CA.
8.	ix.	VIRGINIA W. BLEECKER, b. July 09, 1897, Silverado CA.
	x.	ALBERTINA BLEECKER, b. August 10, 1899, Silverado CA; d. Bef. 1910.
9.	xi.	CONCEPCION (Emma) BLEECKER, 
b. August 10, 1900, Silverado CA.
	xii.	WILLIAM BLEECKER, b. December 19, 1900, Anaheim Orange
 CA; d. August 14, 1906.
	xiii.	RECARDO WILLIAMS BLEECKER, b. April 03, 1902, Anaheim
 Orange CA; d. Bef. 1910.
10.	xiv.	MARY W. BLEECKER, 
b. February 29, 1904, Anaheim Orange CA.


Generation No. 2

2.  SORAIDA (RITA) BLEECKER was born February 22, 1884 in Los Angeles Co CA, and 
died May 19, 1917 in Anaheim Orange CA.  She married (1) RALPH ELIAS.    She married 
(2) SOTERO A. MIRANDA December 23, 1907 in Orange Co CA.  

More About SORAIDA (RITA) BLEECKER:
Fact 12: bur Anaheim Cem Anaheim CA
Fact 13: May 19, 1917, St Boniface Church Anaheim CA
	
Children of SORAIDA BLEECKER and SOTERO MIRANDA are:
	i.	JOSEPH FRANCIS MIRANDA, b. 1903, Anaheim Orange CA; d. December 22, 1973, 
Anaheim Orange CA; m. RAMONA VALENCIA.

More About JOSEPH FRANCIS MIRANDA:
Fact 1: Info Vera Torres Bruton
Fact 6: 1942, to 1962 Anaheim Police Department
Fact 7: PTA Ben Franklin School-Hon Life Award
Fact 8: 1961, Int Award from Rotary Club
Fact 13: bur Holy Sepulcher Cem Orange CA

	ii.	AGNES (INEZ) MIRANDA, b. January 21, 1905, Anaheim Orange CA; d. July 07, 1978, 
Anaheim Orange CA; m. (1) WILLIAM E MAHER; m. (2) ALBERT COOK.

11.	iii.	CECELIA MAE MIRANDA, b. May 25, 1908, Anaheim Orange CA; d. September 06, 1988, 
Anaheim Orange CA.  She married (1) RAY MINA JOHNSON, son of ALBERT JOHNSON and WILHELMINA BROWN.  
He was born December 14, 1895 in Iroquois Kingsbury SD, and died December 17, 1943.  
She married (2) SYLVESTRE TORRES 
May 22, 1926 in Anaheim, Orange, CA, son of YGNACIO TORRES and MARIA LARA.  He died February 23, 1931
 in Anaheim Orange CA.

3.  JOHN W.BLEECKER was born May 18, 1885 in Santiago Ranch CA, and died February 08, 1937 in 
Anaheim Orange CA.  He married (1) VICTORIA CANYADA May 07, 1906 in Orange Co CA. He married 
(2) DORA WIRT sometime before 1921 
	
Children of JOHN BLEECKER and DORA WIRT are:
	i.	CAROLINE BLEECKER, b. Abt. 1921, Anaheim Orange CA.
12.	ii.	JOHN (Jack) BLEECKER, b. July 21, 1923, Anaheim Orange CA; d. July 31, 1999, 
La Jolla, CA.
	iii.	JAMES BLEECKER.
	iv.	RITA BLEECKER.
	v.	DOROTHY BLEECKER, b. Abt. 1926, Anaheim Orange CA.
	vi.	THERESA BLEECKER.


4.  MARGARET BLEECKER was born February 22, 1890 in Silverado CA, and died February 20, 1940 
in Los Angeles CA.  She married SANTOS CARRISOSA, JR. June 17, 1904 in Anaheim Orange Co CA, 
son of SANTOS CARRISOSA and MARIA CORONA.  He was born December 11, 1885 in Anaheim Orange Co 
CA, and died October 17, 1918 in Fullerton Orange Co CA.

More About MARGARET BLEECKER:
Census: 1900, Federal census Org Twp Orange Co CA
Fact 1: February 22, 1890, Handwritted record John L Bleecker

More About SANTOS CARRISOSA, JR.:
Burial: October 19, 1918, Anaheim Cemetery
Census: 1900, Federal census Anheim Orange Co CA
	
Children of MARGARET BLEECKER and SANTOS CARRISOSA are:
13.	i.	ALBERT FELIX CARRISOSA, b. October 12, 1905, Anaheim Orange Co CA; 
d. December 26, 1982, Las Vagas Clark Co NV.
14.	ii.	ARTHUR CARRISOSA, b. June 28, 1908, CA; d. October 1981, La Canada LA Co CA.
	iii.	ELEANORA CARRISOSA, b. August 1915, CA; d. August 16, 1916, bur Anaheim Cem.
15.	iv.	CLARENCE BLEECKER CARRISON, b. September 12, 1917, Orange Co CA.


5.  CELESTINO (SELLY) BLEECKER was born April 06, 1892 in Silverado CA, and died March 24, 1937 
in bur Orange Co CA.  He married ANGIE CASTILLO January 14, 1906 in Orange Co CA.  She died 
November 29, 1934.

Notes for CELESTINO (SELLY) BLEECKER:
Was known by his nickname "Selly".
	
Children of CELESTINO BLEECKER and ANGIE CASTILLO are:
	i.	CELESTINO (SELLY) BLEECKER, b. Abt. 1917.
16.	ii.	EARLYN BLEECKER, b. Abt. 1918, Anaheim Orange CA; d. August 29, 1995, 
Anaheim Orange CA.
17.	iii.	VIOLA BLEECKER, b. Abt. 1920.


6.  CATALINA (CARRIE) BLEECKER was born April 30, 1894 in Silverado CA, and died May 1985 in 
Spokane Spokane Co WA.  She married JOSEPH ELIAS July 04, 1914 in Orange Co CA.  He was born 
January 22, 1897 in Aqua Prieta, Mexico.
	
Children of CATALINA BLEECKER and JOSEPH ELIAS are:
18.	i.	JUANITA ELIAS, b. July 22, 1915.
	ii.	ERNEST JOSEPH ELIAS, b. January 05, 1917, Anaheim Orange CA; m. HORTENSE.
	iii.	EDWARD ELIAS, b. January 05, 1917; died January 10, 1999; m. JESSIE CAPOS.
	iv.	GILBERT EUGENE ELIAS, b. March 12, 1920; m. GLORIA REAL.
19.	v.	JOSEPHINE B. ELIAS, b. July 09, 1924, Anaheim Orange CA.
20.	vi.	MATILDA B. ELIAS, b. September 20, 1926, Anaheim Orange CA.
	vii.	MARY LOUISE ELIAS, b. May 06, 1928, Anaheim Orange CA; m. GILBERT LUJAN.


7.  HENRY W BLEECKER was born February 12, 1897 in Silverado Orange CA, and died June 12, 1973 
in Anaheim Orange CA.  He married NIEVES RIVERA June 09, 1925 in Orange Co CA, daughter of 
RAMON RIVERA and JOSEPHA MORALES.  She was born August 05, 1902 in Santa Ana Sonora Mexico, and 
died November 27, 1993 in Orange Co CA.

More About HENRY W BLEECKER:
Fact 13: June 15, 1983, bur Orange CA

More About NIEVES RIVERA:
Fact 13: December 01, 1993, bur Orange CA
	
Children of HENRY BLEECKER and NIEVES RIVERA are:
21.	i.	HENRY R. BLEECKER, b. August 02, 1926, Atwood Orange CA.
	ii.	ANITA BLEECKER, b. February 08, 1928, Atwood Orange CA; m. MICHAEL DOYLE, 1965.
22.	iii.	JUANITA BLEECKER, b. June 02, 1931, Atwood Orange CA.


8.  VIRGINIA W. BLEECKER was born July 09, 1897 in Silverado CA.  She married (1) UNKNOWN HERRERA.    
She married (2) RAYMOND DANIEL BOBST June 11, 1917 in Orange Co CA.  
	
Child of VIRGINIA BLEECKER and UNKNOWN HERRERA is:
	i.	MABEL


9.  CONCEPCION BLEECKER was born August 10, 1900 in Silverado CA.  She married FLORENTINO VARGAS 
July 10, 1924 in Orange Co CA.  
	
Children of CONCEPCION BLEECKER and FLORENTINO VARGAS are:
	i.	MAY VARGAS.
	ii.	EMMA VARGAS.
	iii.	ERNEST VARGAS.
	iv.	RICHARD VARGAS.


10.  MARY W. BLEECKER was born February 29, 1904 in Anaheim Orange CA.  She married 
(1) THEODORE CASTILLO.    She married (2) ALEX RUIZ.  
	
Children of MARY BLEECKER and ALEX RUIZ are:
	i.	ALICE RUIZ.
	ii.	MARGARET RUIZ.
23.	iii.	KATHRYN L. RUIZ, b. May 12, 1929, Anaheim Orange CA.


Generation No. 3

11.  CECELIA MAE MIRANDA was born May 25, 1908 in Anaheim Orange CA, and died September 06, 1988 
in Anaheim Orange CA.  She married (1) RAY MINA JOHNSON, son of ALBERT JOHNSON and WILHELMINA 
BROWN.  He was born December 14, 1895 in Iroquois Kingsbury SD, and died December 17, 1943.  
She married (2) SYLVESTRE TORRES May 22, 1926 in Anaheim Orange CA, son of YGNACIO TORRES and 
MARIA LARA.  He died February 23, 1931 
in Anaheim Orange CA.

More About CECELIA MAE MIRANDA:
Fact 12: September 06, 1988, Death Certificate Orange Co CA
Fact 13: bur Anaheim Cemetary Anaheim CA
	
Child of CECELIA MIRANDA and RAY JOHNSON is:
24.	i.	ELAINE MARIE JOHNSON, b. August 10, 1934, Anaheim Orange CA.

	
Children of CECELIA MIRANDA and SYLVESTRE TORRES are:
	ii.	LEONARD TORRES, b. October 12, 1926, Anaheim Orange CA; m. (1) GERENE ARLETTA 
VERHEYDEN, June 18, 1954, Santa Barbara S B CA; b. August 24, 1918, Green Bay Brown WI;
 d. March 05, 1972, Long Beach LA CA; 
m. (2) MARIAN F MACCOLL, May 07, 1987, Santa Ana Orange CA; b. March 05, 1931, Denver Denver CO.
25.	iii.	VERA TORRES, b. June 16, 1929, Anaheim Orange CA.


12.  JOHN BLEECKER was born July 21, 1923 in Anaheim Orange CA, and died July 31, 1999 in 
La Jolla, CA.  He married JEANNETTE.  She died 1995.
	
Children of JOHN BLEECKER and JEANNETTE are:
	i.	CLARK BLEECKER.
	ii.	JACK BLEECKER.
	iii.	SHIRLEY BLEECKER.


13.  ALBERT FELIX CARRISOSA was born October 12, 1905 in Anaheim Orange Co CA, and died 
December 26, 1982 in Las Vagas Clark Co NV.  He married MARIE SARAH MAGDALENO March 04, 1925, 
daughter of ESUBIO MAGDALENO and GUADALUPE GAZCA.  She was born December 17, 1903 in Penjamo 
Mexico, and died September 09, 1989 in Newport Beach Orange Co CA.

More About ALBERT FELIX CARRISOSA:
Census: 1910, 525 S. Lemon St., Anaheim, Orange Co., CA
	
Children of ALBERT CARRISOSA and MARIE MAGDALENO are:
	i.	YVONNE CARRISON, m. UNKNOWN BARRODY.
26.	ii.	ELEANOR MAYRIE CARRISOSA. 

14.  ARTHUR CARRISOSA was born June 28, 1908 in CA, and died October 1981 in La Canada LA Co CA.  
He married CHARLOTTE UNKNOWN.  
	
Children of ARTHUR CARRISOSA and CHARLOTTE UNKNOWN are:
27.	i.	SIDNEY CARRISON.
	ii.	JOHN VANDERZEE.


15.  CLARENCE BLEECKER CARRISON was born September 12, 1917 in Orange Co CA.
	
Children of CLARENCE BLEECKER CARRISON are:
	i.	TONY CARRISON.
	ii.	SUSAN CARRISON, m. JOHN WALKER.


16.  EARLYN BLEECKER was born Abt. 1918 in Anaheim Orange CA, and died August 29, 1995 in 
Anaheim Orange CA.  He married ERNESTINE.  

More About EARLYN BLEECKER:
Fact 12: August 01, 1995, Bur Anaheim Cem
	
Child of EARLYN BLEECKER and ERNESTINE is:
	i.	SANDY BLEECKER, m. UNKNOWN RODRIGUEZ.


17.  VIOLA BLEECKER was born Abt. 1920.  She married CHRIS DESOTO.  
	
Child of VIOLA BLEECKER and CHRIS DESOTO is:
28.	i.	CHRIS DESOTO.


18.  JUANITA ELIAS was born July 22, 1915.  She married ABEL ARMENDARIZ.  
	
Children of JUANITA ELIAS and ABEL ARMENDARIZ are:
	i.	GERALDINE ARMENDARIZ.
	ii.	EDWARD ARMENDARIZ.


19.  JOSEPHINE B. ELIAS was born July 09, 1924 in Anaheim Orange CA.  She married LOUIS 
ESPINOZA December 10, 1944.  
	
Child of JOSEPHINE ELIAS and LOUIS ESPINOZA is:
29.	i.	LINDA ESPINOZA


20.  MATILDA B. ELIAS was born September 20, 1926 in Anaheim Orange CA.  She married ROBERT 
ALBERT RAMIREZ March 25, 1951.  He was born January 03, 1928 in El Paso, TX.
	
Children of MATILDA ELIAS and ROBERT RAMIREZ are:
30.	i.	RAUL ALBERT RAMIREZ, b. December 23, 1951, Los  Angeles Co.,CA.
31.	ii.	MARTHA ANN RAMIREZ, b. April 15, 1956, Los  Angeles Co.,CA.
32.	iii.	CHRISTINE RAMIREZ, b. August 23, 1958, Los  Angeles Co.,CA.


21.  HENRY R. BLEECKER was born August 02, 1926 in Atwood Orange CA.  He married CARMEN JIMENEZ 
June 25, 1950, daughter of EMILIO JIMENEZ and DOLORES UNKNOWN.  
	
Children of HENRY BLEECKER and CARMEN JIMENEZ are:
	i.	MARGARET BLEECKER, b. April 07, 1951, Fullerton Orange Co CA; m. UNKNOWN WAGNER.
	ii.	LAURA BLEECKER, b. April 22, 1952, Fullerton Orange Co CA; m. RICHARD CLIFFORD.
	iii.	JAMES BLEECKER, b. July 24, 1953, Fullerton Orange Co CA; m. EILEEN UNKNOWN.
33.	iv.	EDWARD BLEECKER, b. September 15, 1961, Fullerton Orange CA.


22.  JUANITA BLEECKER was born June 02, 1931 in Atwood Orange CA.  She married EDWARD GARCIA 1955.  
	
Child of JUANITA BLEECKER and EDWARD GARCIA is:
34.	i.	JOHN GARCIA.


23.  KATHRYN L. RUIZ was born May 12, 1929 in Anaheim Orange CA.  She married JOE G. LOPEZ 
August 06, 1949 in Anaheim, CA.  He was born December 12, 1927 in Los  Angeles Co.,CA.
	
Children of KATHRYN RUIZ and JOE LOPEZ are:
35.	i.	ELAINE LOPEZ, b. November 01, 1957, Torrance, CA.
36.	ii.	CAROL LOPEZ, b. May 12, 1950, Los  Angeles Co.,CA.
37.	iii.	JAMES LOPEZ, b. July 12, 1952, San Pedro, CA.


Generation No. 4

24.  ELAINE MARIE JOHNSON was born August 10, 1934 in Anaheim Orange CA.  She married 
JACK LUIS JIMENEZ April 26, 1958 in Midway City Orange CA, son of JACINTO JIMENEZ and 
SOLEDAD LEMON.  He was born December 12, 1933 in El Modena Orange CA, and died 
August 11, 1994 in Santa Ana Orange CA.
	
Children of ELAINE JOHNSON and JACK JIMENEZ are:
	i.	JACQUALINE L JIMENEZ, b. July 06, 1961, Santa Ana Orange CA; m. KYLE J SCOTT, 
June 11, 1995.
	ii.	JANET M JIMENEZ, b. July 30, 1967, Orange Orange CA; m. JOHN R (JR) FINLAY, 
July 22, 1995.


25.  VERA TORRES was born June 16, 1929 in Anaheim Orange CA.  She married DONALD C BRUTON 
June 18, 1955 in Anaheim Orange CA, son of LEONARD BRUTON and MARIE PETERSON.  He was born 
January 03, 1929 in Chickasha OK.
	
Children of VERA TORRES and DONALD BRUTON are:
	i.	DENNIS BRUTON, b. July 05, 1957, Fullerton Orange CA.
38.	ii.	DEBBIE CARLA BRUTON, b. February 22, 1962, Anaheim Orange CA.


26.  ELEANOR MAYRIE CARRISOSA was born September 09, 1928 in Los Angeles LA Co CA.  She married 
BENJAMIN AGAPITO CHAVEZ July 25, 1951 in LA Co CA, son of ALEX TURRIETA and EVARISTA OLQUIN.  
He was born March 31, 1926 in Los Angeles LA Co CA.

Notes for BENJAMIN AGAPITO CHAVEZ*:
1926-Ben was raised on First street in Boyle Heights.
1934-He attended Grammar school at St Mary's Church 407 S. Chicago St, Los Angeles CA Chicago 
and 4th streets.
His Father, Mother, and Brother Alexander had their Funeral services in this church.
Ben was Married to Eleanor Chavez in this church
This is where he met Monsignor Barry, (who later married Timothy and Michael Chavez)
1940-Ben attended ? High School
1944-Ben Joined the Navy and 2 weeks after his high school graduation he left home for the Navy.
He was assigned to the USS Wichita (CA45) in the South Pacific.
This ship was in many battles, and was the first ship into Nagasaki after it was bombed.
1946-After the Navy, been moved to Catalina Island and drove a Truck from the Rock Quarry to the 
Barges.
The rocks were used to build the break water in San Pedro.
1951-Ben Married Eleanor Chavez ( She had two children Christine and Richard Petersen)
1951-Ben worked as a TV repairman
1952-Timothy Chavez was Born
1955-Ben joined IATSE Local 33 as a Stage & Sound Technician
1953-Loretta was Born
1955-Michael was Born
1956- Moved to 5627 Persimmon Ave, Temple City
1960-Opened Dorothy Chandlier
19?? Opened Theatres in the Round (Anaheim, West Covina)
1966-Opened Hollywood Bowl with New sound System
1971-Moved from Temple City to Newport Beach
1992- Retired

	
Children of ELEANOR CARRISOSA and BENJAMIN CHAVEZ are:
	i.	RICHARD A CHAVEZ.
39.	ii.	CHRISTINE CHAVEZ.
40.	iii.	TIMOTHY B CHAVEZ
41.	iv.	MICHAEL ALAN CHAVEZ
42.	v.	LORETTA DENISE CHAVEZ

27.  SIDNEY CARRISON   She married UNKNOWN BLOCK.  
	
Children of SIDNEY CARRISON and UNKNOWN BLOCK are:
	i.	KIM BLOCK-PEASE.
	ii.	DARREL BLOCK.


28.  CHRIS DESOTO  He married KAREN UNKNOWN.  
	
Child of CHRIS DESOTO and KAREN UNKNOWN is:
	i.	KARI DESOTO.


29.  LINDA ESPINOZA was born June 06, 1947 in Orange, CA.  She married (1) MARK FISHER.    
She married (2) UNKNOWN ROBINSON.  
	
Children of LINDA ESPINOZA and MARK FISHER are:
	i.	KARILYN FISHER.
	ii.	ELIZABETH FISHER.


30.  RAUL ALBERT RAMIREZ was born December 23, 1951 in Los  Angeles Co.,CA.  He married DELIA 
ARIAS January 16, 1971 in Los Vegas, NV.  She was born January 12, 1952 in Los  Angeles Co.,CA.
	
Child of RAUL RAMIREZ and DELIA ARIAS is:
	i.	ANTHONY RAUL RAMIREZ, b. August 03, 1971, Los  Angeles Co.,CA.


31.  MARTHA ANN RAMIREZ was born April 15, 1956 in Los  Angeles Co.,CA.  She married 
(1) ROBERT BAUTISTA.    She married (2) MAX REYES September 26, 1977 in Los Angeles, CA.  
He was born October 26, 1957 in Los  Angeles Co.,CA.
	
Child of MARTHA RAMIREZ and ROBERT BAUTISTA is:
	i.	ROSANNA BAUTISTA

	
Children of MARTHA RAMIREZ and MAX REYES are:
	ii.	GILBERT REYES, b. February 01, 1986, Los  Angeles Co.,CA.
	iii.	MELLISA REYES, b. July 12, 1989, Los  Angeles Co.,CA.


32.  CHRISTINE RAMIREZ was born August 23, 1958 in Los  Angeles Co.,CA.  She married WILLIAM 
TAYLOR August 08, 1984 in Los Vegas, NV.  He was born June 23, 1950 in Oregon City, OR.
	
Children of CHRISTINE RAMIREZ and WILLIAM TAYLOR are:
	i.	DANIEL TAYLOR, b. February 07, 1981, Fountain Valley, CA.
	ii.	BRANDON TAYLOR, b. March 18, 1985, Anaheim Orange CA.
	iii.	LISA MARIE TAYLOR, b. May 19, 1988, Anaheim Orange CA.
	iv.	ROBERT TAYLOR, b. September 05, 1990, Cedar City, Utah.


33.  EDWARD BLEECKER was born September 15, 1961 in Fullerton Orange CA.  He married KARON UNKNOWN.  
	
Child of EDWARD BLEECKER and KARON UNKNOWN is:
	i.	ERIC BLEECKER.


34.  JOHN GARCIA He married TAMI UNKNOWN.  
	
Children of JOHN GARCIA and TAMI UNKNOWN are:
	i.	NICOLE GARCIA.
	ii.	RACHEL GARCIA.


35.  ELAINE LOPEZ was born November 01, 1957 in Torrance, CA.  She married PEDRO SANTACRUZ.  
	
Children of ELAINE LOPEZ and PEDRO SANTACRUZ are:
	i.	MELISSA SANTACRUZ, b. December 02, 1976, Torrance, CA.
	ii.	CHRISTINA SANTACRUZ, b. October 18, 1980, Torrance, CA.
	iii.	CASSANDRA SANTACRUZ, b. May 15, 1982, Torrance, CA.
	iv.	ERIKA KATHRYN SANTACRUZ, b. March 05, 1984, Harbor City, CA; d. March 19, 1984.


36.  CAROL LOPEZ was born May 12, 1950 in Los  Angeles Co.,CA.  She married JAMES JARVIS October 
05, 1968 in Lomita, CA.  
	
Children of CAROL LOPEZ and JAMES JARVIS are:
	i.	JOHN JARVIS, b. September 20, 1970, Los  Angeles Co.,CA.
	ii.	JANA JARVIS, b. December 16, 1972, Los  Angeles Co.,CA.


37.  JAMES LOPEZ was born July 12, 1952 in San Pedro, CA.  He married LISA JO July 26, 1986 in 
Tuchahoe, NY.  
	
Child of JAMES LOPEZ and LISA JO is:
	i.	IAN LOPEZ, b. November 17, 1989, Yonkers, NY.


Generation No. 5

38.  DEBBIE CARLA BRUTON was born February 22, 1962 in Anaheim Orange CA.  She married 
JOHN F BATEMAN May 18, 1984 in Anaheim Orange CA.  
	
Children of DEBBIE BRUTON and JOHN BATEMAN are:
	i.	AUSTIN JOHN BATEMAN, b. June 11, 1988.
	ii.	PRESTON JOHN BATEMAN, b. February 24, 1990.


39.  CHRISTINE CHAVEZ  She married LOUIS MICHAEL NIGRO.  
	
Children of CHRISTINE CHAVEZ and LOUIS NIGRO are:
	i.	LOUIS MICHAEL NIGRO.
	ii.	MICHELLE NIGRO.
	iii.	PORTIA NIGRO.


40.  TIMOTHY B CHAVEZ was born March 10, 1952.  He married CINDY SIKES October 30, 1978 in 
Newport Beach, California.
	
Children of TIMOTHY CHAVEZ and CINDY SIKES are:
	i.	LAUREN, b. January 16, 1981.
	ii.	CODY, b. May 25, 1979.


41.  MICHAEL ALAN CHAVEZ was born in Los Angeles, California.  He married STEPHANIE KATHLEEN 
SAGLIN May 1987 in Newport Beach, California.
	
Child of MICHAEL CHAVEZ and STEPHANIE SAGLIN is:
	i.	ISABELLA JACQUELINE CHAVEZ, b. February 15, 1992, Newport Beach, CA 
(Hoag Hospital).


42.  LORETTA DENISE CHAVEZ was born in Los Angeles LA Co CA.  She married 
STEVEN FREDERICK LEWIS December 13, 1986 in San Clemente Orange Co CA. 

Child of LORETTA CHAVEZ and STEVEN LEWIS is:
	i.	MICHAEL JAMES LEWIS, b. December 24, 1990.

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