Searching for MANES, NARON, PETERS
I married into the Manes family and had three children. I am looking into their family tree for my grandchildren. My late father-in-law was Leonard Ray Manes born 1930 in New Mexico/died in Stockton,CA 2004. He was the son of Bonnie Austin Manes (died in the late 1950s) and Lorene (unknown). I know that Lorene never remarried and died in Anchorage, Alaska 1993. No other information has been found other than Leonard had a sister. According to the tale I received from Leonard, the family name was originally MacManus or McManus. Reportedly from Ireland. The name changed to *Manes* after a horse thief by the same name was caught and hanged. I met several Manes family members when we lived in Bakersfield, but unfortunately, I do not remember names and connections.
My mother-in-law was Karen Lee Naron, born 1932 in CA and died in 1990. They were married in Bakersfield, CA and had three children. Her father was George Lester Naron (1991 to 1993); mother was Sadie Katherine Peters (1902 to 1981). Sadie was raised in the Quaker church.
Geo's father was Robert Alcorn Naron (1870 to 1945)born in Mississippi/died in Bakersfield, CA. Robert's father was Levi Holloway Naron (born in Mississippi), but no mention of his mother has been found. Geo's mother was Tinna Jane Dennison (1871 to 1955)born in Iowa/died in Bakersfield, CA.
Sadie was the daughter of John J. Peters (1872 to 1954)born in Liebenau, Molotschna, South Russia and Agnes Peters. Other than finding Agnes did not need to change her name after the marriage, I have not found anything. I know the Peters clan was large during the 70s in the Kern County area of Ca.