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Doris Berrie is my great-grandmother. The daughter of Blanche (Long) and Lawrence Berrie, she was one of three girls; her sisters were Gladys and Marvel. Blanche's parents were Edward and Wilhelmina (Vilind) Long, who at one point had their granddaughters residing with them. Lawrence Berrie is the most confusing member of this post; some sources say he is from Ohio while others claim he is from Alsace-Lorraine and had gone AWOL from the military which is where his Ohio records gain ground. It seems his father, Lawrence senior, died in Ohio while it is unclear where/when his mother Otilida Ehrmann passed. Whatever the truth may be, it does not seem that he and Blanche were together long after the last of their girls was born as she would go on to marry Charles Lembke and give the girls his surname to use. Blanche died in 1948.
Doris would go on to marry Thomas Foley and saw the birth of her only daughter, Patricia, her wedding to Thomas Brandon, the birth of their three sons, and eventually the birth of her first great-grandchild before passing in 1985.
Any information regarding Doris or her family would be appreciated!
My great-grandfather Thomas J Foley was a man of mystery; it wasn't until recently we were able to piece together records to find he had alternative identities, including Thomas Coleman. Son of Michael and Mary (Walsh) Foley, Thomas had four siblings, Alfred, Marguerite, Mary, and John. Thomas married Olive Teeter and had 9 children with her; Katherine, Michael, Alfred, Edward, James, Theresa, Nora, Margaret, and Thomas Jr. He divorced Olive and married Doris Berrie with whom he had only one child, Patricia, my grandmother. He also at some point was married to a woman named Josephine Heptig, but it is unclear as to whether or not they had any children. Thomas lived from his birth in Pennsylvania in 1895 until his death in Ohio in 1949. I have managed to identify the parents of Thomas' mother Mary Walsh as being Coleman and Catherine (Geary). His father's parents were Timothy and Margaret (Moriarty) and they had another son named John. Thomas was a first generation American, the son of Irish immigrants.
I do not know the approximate years or much more to the family lineage than what I have shared here, and any additional information would be appreciated.
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