Ka Wai Ola – Family Reunions

Much as I don’t want to publicize anything OHA does I do glean information from their newspaper, especially the Family Reunion section. Here families sometimes recite genealogy and have contact numbers for potential family members researching their genealogy. I’ve provided the link and also a sample from Jan. 2008.

For the link please click below


Green — Seeking information on our ancestor we know only as Lepeka Kahalaunani. She had children from Barrass, Green and Cleghorn, and later married someone by the name of Larush, but had no children with him. With Barrass, she had a daughter, Grace, who married Rose and had three children, Gustave, Helen (married Hedeman) and Alexander. With Wm L Green, she had a daughter, Elizabeth (married Freeth), and a son, Wm L Green Jr. With Archibald Cleghorn, she had three daughters, Rosie (married Roberts), Helen (married Boyd) and Annie (married Woodenberg). We don’t think Kahalaunani is a last name. If anyone could kōkua us with information, it would greatly be appreciated. Please email Judi Weatherwax at kikokela@yahoo.com.

Johnson/La’amaikahikiwahine — The descendants of Ambrose Peter Johnson and La’amaikahikiwahine are planning a family reunion July 3-6, 2008, at Mālaekahana Beach Park, North Shore, O’ahu. We have secured a camping area and also lodging nearby. Ambrose and La’amaikahikiwahine had eight children, six of whom produced descendants. They were Enoch Johnson, Anna Kahiku Johnson Kealoha, Lilia Johnson Foster, Mele Johnson Peaha Kawainui, Antone Johnson and Pedro “Manini” Johnson. Their children were: Enoch Enoka Johnson, Peter Eokewe Kealoha, Lily Kipola Kealoha Blanchard, Sarah Ho’ohuli Kealoha Ferreira, Mary La’a Kealoha Kaolelopono/Calvert, Anna Kealoha Apio, Frank Kealoha, Frank Foster, Elizabeth Kapeka Foster Bartholomew, John Foster, Orio Pakalau Foster, Joseph Foster, Nicholas Foster, Peter Foster, Raymond Foster, Annie Peaha Char, Emily Peaha Kim, Manuel Johnson, Sarah Ka’ahanui Johnson, John Peter Johnson, Maria Johnson Christiansen, Elizabeth Kahiku Johnson Young, and Mary Pa’ahana Moniz/Stanton/Larinaga. For more information and registration forms, please contact Roz Solomon Kaplan at 808-575-5065, by mail at P.O. Box 1291, Ha’ikū, HI 96708, or by email, Hawnrozz@msn.com. Please write “Johnson Reunion” in the subject line.

Kalaau — I am seeking information for all the children of James Kalaau (1868-1932) and Keohonui Kawika (1871-1991). James Kalaau is also known as Keoahunui Kawika. Some of their children are: Jennie (married Henry Paleka) and Helen (married Herman Holstein). Was there a Julie? Were there any other children? Contact Herman Paleka at P.O. Box 510112, Keālia, HI 96751.

Kalohi — I am seeking all available genealogy information for the Kalohi ‘ohana who lived in Hāna/Honolua, Maui, between 1850 and 1899 or earlier. My great-grandfather, James Kauakahi Kalohi Kalama (1880-1929), applied for his marriage license in July 1899 so he could marry my great-grandmother, Mary Ann Kahalewai Searle (1876-1952), who was from Honolua Ranch. Original marriage records in the Honolulu Archives showed his last name to be Kalohi (James Kauakahi Kalama Kalohi). Somehow, somewhere, his middle and last names were altered. He went by Kalama after his marriage because their son and my grandfather, Richard Kauakahi Kalohi Kalama (1900-1954), used Kalama. All of his children had that last name, including my mother, Stella Ululani (Kalama) Loughmiller. The Hawai’i census showed grandfather James and the Kalohi ‘ohana lived next door to the Kawananahopu Kalama ‘ohana in Hāna. Furthermore, my grandfather James was a witness to his sister Emaline Kalohi’s marriage in 1901 to a Kanohi and signed the license as James K. Kalohi. When he died in January 1929, his sister Emaline verified his death certificate as James Kauakahi Kalohi Kalama. However, his obituary and his burial records at the O’ahu Cemetery in Nu’uanu showed his name as James Kauakahi Kalama Kalohi. I would appreciate any kōkua from the Ho’ohui ‘Ohana readers who can set me straight on my dilemma. Contact me, Danny Kalama, by email at drkalama@comcast.net or by phone at 801-825-5436.

Kanakaole/Aipoalani/Poikauahi — The descendants of John Keali’i Kanakaole Aipoalani will hold a reunion April 11-13, 2008, in Kekaha, Kaua’i at the Kekaha Community Recreation Center. For more information, updates and how you can help in this reunion, please contact Mike Aipoalani on O’ahu at 808-342-0308 (cell), 808-668-1298 (home) or at kaimana1956@
hawaiiantel.net; Gwenette (Nakaahiki) Cardejon on Kaua’i at 808-337-9241 (home), 808-651-4749 (cell) or m.cardejon@hawaiiantel.net; or Joy Aipoalani on O’ahu at 808-630-8453 or jaipoalani@htbyb.com.

Ka’olelopono — I am seeking any family of Harry Ka’olelopono, born April 6, 1910, and died April 19, 1984 in Wai’anae, O’ahu. He was married to Elizabeth Kahunanui and then to Rose Winona Williams. Please contact Roz Solomon Kaplan 808-575-5065, email Hawnrozz@msn.com or write to P.O. Box 1291, Ha’ikū, HI 96708. Mahalo.

Kauli’a/Kapinao — The descendants of Sam Kauli’a and Kaiahua Kapinao (aka Mary Pinao) of Kaÿū, Hawaiÿi, had its quarterly reunion meeting in Kona on Oct. 6. One of our main goals is to have a large reunion sometime during summer 2009 in or near to Kaÿū (exact dates and location still pending). The children of Sam and Kaiahua include sons: I (married Lepeka Kekuÿia also of Kaÿū), Puni (married Lepeka Kekuia after the passing of his brother, I) and Sam V. (married S. Mahelona of Kaÿū). Daughters included Abigail (married I. Ka’auwai from Kauaÿi), Keahi (married E. Macomber of Kaÿū), Pukai (married E. Delos Santos from Kaÿū), Pakanaka (married T. Martinsen of Kaÿū), and Nawai. We recently discovered there were also one hānai, Agnes Kauliÿa. Descendant-representatives from the lines of I, Abigail, Keahi, Pukai and Sam Jr. were present at the meeting. However, we are still in search of descendants from Pakanaka Martinsen, Agnes Kauliÿa and others as well. Since there are ‘ohana residing on all four major islands, the steering committee has elected to have quarterly rotational meetings hosted by ‘ohana living on these islands over the course of the first year, then evaluate our accomplishments after the next O’ahu meeting in April 2008. These quarterly meetings will allow Kauli’a descendants to attend local gatherings and provide the committee sufficient time for planning and gathering all necessary copies of documents to organize the genealogical chart and family book. The next meeting will be on Maui, Jan. 18-20, 2008, in Waiÿōhuli, followed by the April 19 O’ahu meeting. For updates, information, or if you have any information to contribute to our ÿohana or are related to any of these lines, please contact Kuÿualohanui or Sera Kauli’a at kauliaohanareunion@hawaii.rr.com or 358-4853.

Love-Hoopii — A reunion is being planned for July 20, 2008, in honor of the past and present ‘ohana of James Robert Love and Hoopii. Descendants include their children Annie Kaniniu, James R. K., William Kaliko; Annie Love and Edmund Hart (children: Louise Keohiokalani, Edwin K. Henry, James Kawohikukahi, Llewellyn Leialoha, Mary Kaniniu, Gladys Ululani, Edmund Jr., St. Elmo, Henrietta Hoopii, Annie Kaniniu, Robert Bruce, Helen Adwina, Henry Haleola); Louise K. Hart and George William Weight (children: Ethlinda Ululani, Llewelyne Blaisedell); Louise K. Hart Weight and George Noa Weight. Also invited are the descendants of William Weight and Isabella Askew (children: Benjamin John, Marry Ann [Molly], William Jr., George, Elizabeth Jane, Edward Joseph, Isabella Mae, Charles Schmidt Walker). The celebration will be at the Wai’anae Army Beach Club from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. Cost of $15 (adults), $10 (keiki 5-12) will be collected for buffet lunch. RSVP by July 1, 2008, is appreciated. Payment also accepted upon arrival to event. Genealogy information will be available for viewing. All participants are encouraged to bring any family charts, pictures, stories and info to be shared. If anyone is interested in working with us on research, planning our gathering or for more info, please contact Uilani Tacgere at 808-696-6843, Uipua@aol.com; or Kaipo and Reatha Awana at 661-942-5794, rkainla@msn.com.

Lovell/Holokahiki — Plans are underway for the Lovell a me Holokahiki family reunion. The ‘ohana of Joseph Lovell and Mary Holokahiki will gather on Kaua’i for a week during July 9-16, 2008. The children of Joseph and Mary were Loika, John, William, Daniel and Jennie Lovell. An islandwide O’ahu meeting is scheduled for January. Please visit our website at http://www.lovellameholokahiki.org. For more information, contact Kellie Pleas on Kaua’i at 808-337-9953, skpleas@hawaiiantel.net or Louise (Kaiona) Killebrew on O’ahu at 808-262-1884, lkillebrew@halekipa.org, or Kalani at 808-538-3046.

Makuaole — A reunion is being planned for July 11-13, 2008, in honor of those who came before us. We would like to reunite with the present ‘ohana of Opuweuweu Makuaole and Kainuki Hina. Descendants include their children: Mary Makuaole, Hapaikamalii Makuaole, Rebecca Makuaole, Kamekona Makuaole, Kamuela Makuaole and Mele Makuaole. The reunion will be in Waimea, Kaua’i, at Lucy Wright Park. We are seeking all family descendants. Please contact us via email, makuaoleohana@yahoo.com or mail your contact information (name, mailing address, email address and phone numbers) to: Dominic Acain at POB 924, Kekaha, Kaua’i, HI 96752 or call 808-346-2196 by Jan. 30.

Nahooikaika — Descendants of Obed Nahooikaika please call Olinda (Reyes) Shefte at 808-572-1873 or Warren (Black) Nahooikaika at 808-242-4450. We would like to find family members in hopes of having a reunion sometime in the near future.

Nakoa — The descendants of Kalawaianui Nakoa will host its very first family reunion Aug. 1-3, 2008, at Hale Nanea Hall in Kahului, Maui. The children are: Samuel Paakaula, Joseph Kahiki, James Kaula, Rebecca Peke, David Kalawaianui, Susan Kumaia and Joseph Napuunoa Nakoa. For more information, contact co-chairs Winifred (Nakoa) Cockett at 808-244-5678 or Mary Ann (Nakoa) Barros at 808-573-9339

Namau’u/Nihoa — I am seeking any family connections to John Henry Nihoa, Keluhaleole Kaihupelelani (w), Mahua Namau’u (k), Naioma Luukia Opio (w), Lin Chung Akuna/ Lum-Ten Chong (k), Paao-ao (w) (Mrs. Ihu-nui), and Maka Ihu-nui (k). Please write to Joyce Kainoa, P.O. Box 664, Kaunakakai, HI 96748-0664.

Schubert — I am trying to find any information on Wenzel (Paul) Schubert, whose brother was my grandfather Jules Schubert. Wenzel came to Hawai’i, the island of Kaua’i in the 1890s from the former country of Bohemia (Austria/Germany) as a shoemaker and became a saddle maker. Any knowledge of his marriage, death or family would be greatly appreciated. Contact J.W. “Kimo” Wilson at P.O. Box 1971, Kealakekua, HI 96750 or at 808-323-2305.


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  1. My mother is Josephine Lawrence Nawai Rintoul. My grandmother was Isabella Lawrence/Lorenz and my grandfather was William Nawai Jr. My grandmother parents: Mary E. Garcia and Joe F Lawrence/Lorenz. My great great grand father was Nawai and my great great grand mother was Mealeana.
    Others that are in my Ohana are: Mary Haake, Annie Nawai, Joseph Sylva, Lin Kauhane, Antone Kroger, Alice Noonoo, Samuel Kroger, John Nawai, Mary {Meeleana} Kamaka, Lucy Nawai, George Kaha, James Kanana, Nobel Kauhane.

    My Grandfathers sister Lucy married George Kaha and their children are: Facko, Ben, Samuel, Mikele, Kacha, Panani and Kamien, Gabriel, Jon. Gabriel married Irene Kekipi

    Isabella Lawrence/Lorenz brothers and sisters are: Marie, Manuel, Rose, Rosey Lucia, Vincia.

    Nobel Roman Kauhane is my mother’s Nephew his wife was Anne Nawai Their children are: Skye Kauhane, Leilani Kauhane,
    Kimberly Kauhane, Leialoha Hendrix. {Noble Kauhane’s parents were Annie Nawai and Luis Kauhane}

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