Could shed some light on Lucy Bell, born Western Samoa, 28 Feb 1857, daughter of Peleise Gafo'i and Mr. Bell. Peleise then married Julius Schwenke in Tuteile, Samoa, and had 7 children. Lucy Bell married Julius Warns, as Lucy Barry.
Hi All, in particular SandyW and Mitzy,
I was hoping that someone could shed some light on Lucy Bell, daughter of Peleise Gafo'i and Mr. Bell. I am a descendant of Lucy Bell, who married Julius Warns, using the name of Barry. In fact the name on her declaration of marriage in Apia US Consulate register of 30 September 1876 has her surname as Barr not Barry and her age was 17 (though probably 19). Julius Warns is stated as being from Hamburg, age 28. Was Mr. Bell, Charles Bell, the owner of the International Hotel, Matafele, who died in 1893? Does anyone have information on Mr. Bell, and, can someone confirm that Lucy stayed with her mother Peleise and was raised in the family of Julius Schwenke and Peleise Gafoi. Hence, Lucy was known as Lucy Bell-Schwenke, & later as Lucy Barry when she was adult. All the best OKaren1