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In these pages, you will find my best effort to capture our family history. I've tried to include our family direct ancestors as well as cousins and maybe a few unrelated folks even.

The Bratt family first landed the New Colony on a very early emigrant ship from Norway, in the mid 17th century. They resided in what became Albany New York until the early 20th century at which point, my paternal grandfather, Edward Bratt came out to the Los Angeles California area, living briefly in the San Fernando Vally, then raising his family in various locations of south Los Angeles. Gerrit married Morneen K. Cutter and after briefly living in Oregon, took up residence in the San Gabriel Valley area, putting down firm roots in Claremont (half way between Los Angeles and San Bernardino).

Larrain's family is more recently emigrated to the United States. Her grandfather's parents were from Spain, and emigrated to Peru where much of the Larrain family still live. Emilio Rodrigues Larrain originally came to the United States to study medicine. After completing his studies, he briefly returned to Peru, then emigrated and became a US citizen, residing in south Chicago, Illinois. Larrain's father and his wife moved for his employer, to Indianapolis, IN where they set down firm roots. Larrain was raised in Indianapolis and spent her youth splitting time between Indianapolis and Chicago, having family in both of these Midwestern metropolis locations.

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