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Joesph Francis Sousa-Oakland

Joesph Francis Sousa-Oakland

Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 960625842000
Hi I am looking for any relatives of Joesph Sousa
he had three brothers: Ernst Sousa of Oakland,John Vierra of Oakland and John Sousa of Stockton.
Their father was Manual Sousa born in the Azores. I do not konw who the mother was but believe she was French???
Any information pls write!
Thanks, Lisa

vierra and sousa family

Kelly Strauss (View posts)
Posted: 965209076000
I too am trying to find out the family history manual my great great great grandfather and I know there are a lot of sousa family buried in the holy scapilaur cematary in hayward california my grandfather was joesph vierra sr he was born in honolulu and moved to oakland i dont know if I spelled the cematary name right i do know that i have seen alot of them when i visit my mother who was daughter to helen vierra and she was named Margaret jean vierra - curry she is buried under curry also my grandfather is buried somewhere in the hills in hayward ca might be san lorenzo
any info you can get me would be appreciated
kelly strauss


Nell Naugher (View posts)
Posted: 969155571000
Need genealogy on Lena Sousa who married Louis Mendonca. Both b. Hawaii but may have lived in the Hayward, Ca area.


kelly (View posts)
Posted: 969166094000
you might try the portugese newspaper in hayward california i think it was on a street but i cant remember or try hawaiian affairs in honolulu they would have records there.

Re: Joesph Francis Sousa-Oakland

Mary (View posts)
Posted: 1007172182000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Souza, DeMello, Freitas, Oliviera
Two of the names your looking for are familar. My great grandfather was Manuel Souza b 1880.d 1941 Ashland

Enos Souza b 1889 d 1965 Oakland
John A Souza b 1884 d. 1975 Stockton
Joseph Souza b 1891.

Their father was Manuel C. Souza b. 1856? d. 1926
Mother was Mary DeMello

All of the brothers were born in the Ashland area of San Lorenzo

Let me know if there is a connection.

Mary McKenna
San Lorenzo, CA

Re: Joesph Francis Sousa-Oakland

Posted: 1009125778000
Classification: Query
Any connection to the Sousa children/grandchildren that might have gone to Allandale Elementary School, Hamilton or Bret Harte Jr. High and Fremont High School, all in Oakland? Cheers, Duane D.

Re: Joesph Francis Sousa-Oakland

Posted: 1014575884000
Classification: Query
Duane not sure on the childern and school would need names and date.

Re: Joesph Francis Sousa-Oakland

Posted: 1017562326000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sousa Souza Vierra Vieira Freitas DeFreitas Oliver
I am very interested in the message you posted on Ancestry with the referance to John Vierra and to the listing of the French question.

My Grandfather, John (Jack) Vierra (could have been Vieira) 3/16/1889-10/18/1955 was son to Antone (Tony) Vierra, & Mary (could have been Maria) Vierra (maiden name Freites) (could have been Frates).

John listed on his 1920 Census record that his mother was born in France and spoke french.

John was married to Helen Santos Oliver who was previously married to a Souza and my father is half brother to at least 2 Souza's (could have been Sousa).

Could you please look at any of the birth dates or date of death of the family members you are researching and get back to me with names matched to dates? It also might be helpful you you have any middle names as it seams as the Portugese like to switch middle names with last names in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

What I have found in my searching is that there is sometimes confusion between last names and middle names as well as how each person is actulay related to the next. I have also found that there seams to be a lot of devorces deaths in that same period just due to the hard life of tamming the west.

Re: Joesph Francis Sousa-Oakland

Mary McKenna (View posts)
Posted: 1020612162000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Souza, Freitas, DeMello, Oliviera
The Joseph Francis Souza listed was the brother of my great grandfather Manuel Francis Souza b. 1880. There brothers were Enos b. 1889 and John b. 1884. They were the sons of Manuel C. Souza b. 1858 and Maria DeMello. All of the sons were born in San Lorenzo, CA

The other names you listed are familar. Manuel Francis Souza was married to Annie Freitas ( Frates ) from San Pablo, CA . She was the daughter of Joseph Freitas and Maria Oliviera ( sometimes listed as Oliver ).

You mentioned a 1920 census record. Where in California?

Re: Joesph Francis Sousa-Oakland

Posted: 1020635220000
Classification: Query
My biological great-grandfather was named Joseph Sousa. He was born in 1892, possibly in Honolulu HI, and died about 1956, in Oakland CA. I am looking for his parent's information. He had a daughter in 1914, but left her mother in 1916. Any connection to your family, or if you have any info, please let me know. Thanks.
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