ancestors of Leonie De Bot

Started by Lydia Mattison on Friday, October 14, 2011


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10/14/2011 at 4:48 PM

Ebba ganteaume daughter of Leonie De Bot was my great grandmother who died in 1981. Would anyone have anymore information on Leoni's ancestors? I have found the parish records where she married Felix and then George Harris in Cuidad bolivar, Venezuela. Would appreciate any info on this.

7/28/2014 at 5:50 PM

Hi Lydia,
Ebba was the sister of my grand father Felix. I am looking for information about Leonie De Bot as well
Pamela Ganteaume DiBartolomeo

8/1/2014 at 8:36 AM

Hi Pamela, how cool to meet you, we have all come to a dead end with Leonie de Bot. We my cousin Bill Johson and myself. I did find her marriage certificates in Callao and it shows witnesses to both weddings for both brothers that she married! Really cool find!

8/1/2014 at 8:51 AM

Lydia Mattison

Pamela DiBartolomeo

Hello the manager of that profile Freddy Luis Ganteaume Torres was quite active up until 2012.

I was born in Trinidad, West indies and many profiles of people he added had relatives who ended up there. I have been trying to contact him, let us keep our fingers crossed.. he may be of some help.

8/1/2014 at 9:48 PM

Hi Lydia and Angus,
I suspect she may be from the Netherlands. I will check with my Aunt and see if she has any info. Friend my on Facebook and I will add you to our newly formed group Ganteaume-Pantin. Lots of family pictures and good conversations. You can find my listed as Pamela Ganteaume DiBartolomeo. I have also recently been in touch with Bill. He is part of the group now.

8/1/2014 at 9:48 PM

"Me" not my!

8/2/2014 at 8:09 AM

the only info i have on leonie de bot is what bill johnson send to me.

8/2/2014 at 8:10 AM

this is what he wrote> Léonie Ana Ganteaume (nee De Bot)
Exactly how well the brothers did financially is not currently known. But Félix apparently met, and then on 28 Sep 1887, married Léonie Ana de Bot at the St Thomas the Apostle Cathedral in Bolivar City, Bolivar, Venezuela. Witnessing the ceremony were Juan Bautista Matheson and Marie Matheson (nee Grillet), Florentino Grillet and Eloisa Matheson. Two years later Félix and Léonie had a daughter: Marie Adéle Ebba Ganteaume was born in 1889 in El Callao, Bolivar, Venezuela. Very soon thereafter, in about 1890~1892, Félix died in El Callao, whether from a mining accident, gunfight or illness is not yet known, but Léonie must have been devastated.
Thrown together as they were, George perhaps at first lead by a sense of duty or obligation, their shared pain would eventually be soothed by growing feelings for one another. Four years later, on 3 May 1894 it was now George Harris Ganteaume’s turn to marry Léonie Ana de Bot at the St Thomas the Apostle Cathedral in Bolivar City. To do so they were required to obtain a “matrimonial dispensation waiver for impairment of first degree of affinity in the collateral line.” Witnessing Léonie’s second Ganteaume marriage were Robert Henderson and Jesse Henderson, Alejandro Agostini, Mary Bond, Trinidad de Frustuck and Amelia de Bot, who presumably was St Thomas the Apostle Cathedral, where Leonie got married Léonie’s sister. Later that same year Félix Harris Ganteaume was born on 21 Dec 1894 in El Callao, who, so as not to be confused with his dead uncle, was nicknamed ‘Chris’ as he was born just before Christmas. Ebba, now about 5 years old, would have been both a help and a hindrance with the new baby. About two years later Philip Paul Ganteaume was born on 18 Mar 1896 also in El Callao. Ebba, now 7, would have been able to assist to a greater degree with Chris, while Leonie tended to Philip’s needs. Ebba’s childhood mothering of Chris seems to have developed a special relationship.
By 1899 the first gold rush was over as the mines were thought to be exhausted. Within short order George Harris had returned the family to Trinidad, where Ebba lived with her mother and stepfather until she was married in 1914, at about age 25. At the time the family was living at 19 Victoria Square in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

8/2/2014 at 8:42 AM

I am going to add this to the Overview of each person involved..we can always edit later on

8/2/2014 at 9:04 AM

Freddy Luis Ganteaume Torres

Has Bill Johnson joined Geni as yet?

8/2/2014 at 9:07 AM

I noticed this "By 1899 the first gold rush was over as the mines were thought to be exhausted. Within short order George Harris had returned the family to Trinidad"

This sounds as though they lived in Trinidad then went to Venezuela for the gold rush.

8/6/2014 at 1:50 PM

They first lived in TT, came to Venezuela for the gold rush, and then went back to TT

8/6/2014 at 2:36 PM

Wow ok now I understand..

8/6/2014 at 5:36 PM

Cannot find any record of a Leonie de Bot in the Netherlands national archives. It does show the name de Bot concentrated in the southern provinces (not my area of research) so the regional archives might hold something more.

Leonie does not strike me as a particularly Dutch name and in reality even if her de Bot family was originally Dutch she could have been born anywhere between Cornwall, Canada, Cape Town, Calcutta or further away.

8/6/2014 at 6:32 PM

Boton is a name I recognize. Where do de Bot come from?

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