Elk Grove Family Histories
In this Section we capture a family member presenting the history of their family in the Greater Elk Grove area, including when they settled here, where and how they came, details about their lives, occupations and their involvement in community activities.
Adams Family History
In 2018, Tonya Ray Ward, Robin Lynn Pask, and Robert Hale, Jr., all members of the Adams family originally from the area around Carmencita Avenue in Florin, met with Louis Silveira and Elizabeth Pinkerton of the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation to relate the story of their early family settlers. They discussed the family's involvement in the California Vineyard Company, the old Reese School, and the Reese Library.
Del Bandy The Bandy Family Story Posting Blog
In 2019, the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation had a conversation with Del Bandy and his son Mark as Del shared the family story of the Bandys of Florin and Elk Grove and of Del's baseball coaching career at McClatchy High School, Sacramento City College, and Cosumnes River College.
In May 2016, George Beitzel shared several stories of the Cosumnes River Valley. In this episode, he discusses the Beitzel Family History.
Buscher, Dennis —His Story
In 2018, Dennis Buscher presented to the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation his story of his years of undertaking genealogical research and of building a ‘Family Tree’ of the greater Elk Grove area.
In May 2019, the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation recorded a conversation with Calvin Clark where he discusses the history of the Clark family in the Florin and Elk Grove areas. The Clark Family Ranch was situated between Florin and Gerber on the north and south and Bradshaw and Elk Grove-Florin Roads on the east and west. They were a large family of 2 girls and 10 boys who, through the years, married into other nearby families such that, as Calvin said, they seemed to be related to everyone in the area.
In March 2017, the LMML Foundation interviewed Lorraine Croup, first in her home in Elk Grove, then on a drive in the delta, beginning in Lorraine’s birthplace of Hood.