Joseph and Christina Gallon, sons Alfred William Gallon, Joseph H. Gallon, daughter Marie C. (Gallon) Dorn

In 1877 Cass County, Nebraska, Joseph 30 and Christina 28 Gallon are farming, with Elizabeth eight months, born in Nebraska.

1899 Sterling "Joseph Gallon was up from LeRoy to-day."

 In 1900 Leroy precinct, Logan County, Joseph born June 1847 in Germany, married 24 years to Christina July 1857 Germany.  She's had six kids, five living.  Mary Oct 1878 Nebraska, Alfred Feb 1887 Nebraska, William Sep 1891 Nebraska, and George Feb 1897 Colorado.  (William and George's birth years are ten years too early)

Joseph proved up a quarter in 29, 7N 49W in 1901.

In 1910 Leroy precinct Joseph and Christina have only William, 18 and Joe H., 13.

In 1920 Sterling precinct, Joseph and Christina are alone - he said he was born in South Russia, she in Prussia, both naturalized in 1895.

Joseph 1847-1930 and Christina 1857-1948 are buried in Sterling.



1899 Sterling "Joseph Gallon and Fred Dorn were in from the Frenchman.  Mr. Gallon ordered the WEEKLY DEMOCRAT for a year while in town."

Fred Dorn was excused from jury duty on a murder trial in 1900.

Marie C. Gallon married Fred B. Dorn April 29, 1903, recorded in Logan County.

In 1915 Fred Dorn of Leroy was a worker for the recall of a district attorney.

Fred B. Dorn 1879-1963 and Mary C. (Gallon) Dorn 1878-1975 are buried in Sterling.


Alfred W. Gallon married Fay Dillon Oct 3, 1912, recorded in Logan County.

William Gallon married Cora Krewson Sep 10, 1913, recorded in Logan County.

Mrs. Fay L. Gallon married Peter Tri Jun 28, 1921, recorded in Logan County.

Mrs. Fay Gallon married Frank Null Dec 22, 1925, recorded in Weld County.

Alfred proved up  a quarter in 3, 6N 49W in 1915 - about two miles south of Joseph.

On the same  page as parents in 1920 is Alfred Gallon 32, with wife 25, Lucille 6, Eloise 5, Merle 3, and Raymond 1.  - it's marked out with a note "Rockland precinct"

Lucille Gallon married Leno Michieli Feb 1, 1936, recorded in Logan County.

In 1940 they're in Hermiston, Oregon, where he's a repairman, and they have Barney, 2.

L.J. Michieli 1912-1985 and Lucille (Gallon) Michieli 1913-2007 are buried in Hermiston, Oregon.

 East Oregonian
Jan 19, 2007
HERMISTON - Lucille May Michieli, who co-owned and operated L. J. Michieli Electric for many years, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at Rose Arbor Assisted Living Facility. She was 93.
A recitation of the rosary will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. A mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston with burial to follow at Hermiston Cemetery.
Mrs. Michieli was born Sept. 6, 1913, in Fleming, Colo., to Alfred William and Fay Luetta Dillon Gallon.
She was raised in Colorado and on Feb. 1, 1936, married Leno Jim "Mac" Michieli in Sterling, Colo. They moved to Hermiston in 1940.
Mrs. Michieli was a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed crafts, dancing, and playing bingo.
She is survived by daughter Susan Jones of Pendleton; son Barney Michieli of The Dalles; sister Eloise McFarland of Hermiston; brother Ray Gallon of Hermiston; three grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and brother, Merle Gallon.


Eloise Gertrude McFarland was born January 9, 1915, in Fleming, Colorado, the daughter of the late Alfred William Gallon and Fay Lovetta (Dillon) Gallon. At the age of three years old, she moved with her family to Sterling, Colorado, where she was raised and received her education.
She was united in marriage to Robert “Kenny” Gibbs on August 10th, 1940, in Natchez, Washington. Following their marriage they resided in the Hermiston community. They later divorced. 
On November 23rd, 1960, Eloise was united in marriage to Eugene McFarland at Hermiston, Oregon. Following their marriage they made their home in the Hermiston community. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, on July 2nd, 1982, after celebrating over twenty-one years of marriage together. Eloise moved to Hillsboro in 2007 to be closer to her daughter, Judy and family.
Eloise worked as a fish counter at Umatilla Dam for the Army Corps of Engineers for over twenty years, until she retired at the age of 62.
Among her special interests she enjoyed dancing, fishing and gardening, especially caring for her tomatoes and roses. Eloise also enjoyed spending summers on Francois Lake, British Columbia, Canada.
She also had a special love for dogs and cats, and was known in the neighborhood as the cat lady. She was president of the Golden Age Club from 1990 to 1991 and was also a Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary volunteer for many years. She was a longtime member of the Eagles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred William Gallon and Fay Lovetta Gallon Armstrong; her brother, Merle Gallon and her sister, Lucille Michiele. 
Survivors include her daughter and son in-law, Judy and Steven Reynolds, of Hillsboro, Oregon; and her brother, Raymond Gallon, of Hermiston, Oregon.
Also surviving are five grandchildren, Stephanie Williams, Travis Reynolds, Heather Nadeau, Michelle Baldwin and Laura McFarland, and her four great-grandchildren.



Joe H. Gallon married Bessie Hazel Weischedel May 21, 1919, recorded in Logan County.

Joseph H. 22 and Bessie H. 17, are farming in 1920 Leroy precinct.

In 1930 Logan County, Joe H. Gallon is 33, Bessie 28, Victor 10, and Leland 7.

In 1937 Pomona California, Bessie (Wid J.H.) lives at 173 W. Willow.

On the same page in 1940 California as brother-in-law William and mother-in-law Christina is Bessie Gallon, 38, widowed, born in Iowa, with sons Victor 20, Leland 17, both born in Colorado, and Darrel 4, California.



William Joseph Gallon registered with a Fleming address, saying he was born Sept 20, 1892 in Hastings, Nebraska, with a wife and children, farming.

On the same page as parents in 1920 is William Gallon 28, with Cora 27, Dortha 6, Clarence 4, Roy 2, and Norman newborn.

In 1930 Wm. is 37, Cora 35, Dorathy 15, Clarence 12, Roy 11, and Norman 10.


Cora K. Gallon and William J. Gallon divorced in Weld County in 1937.

In 1937 Pomona California, Wm. Gallon is a clerk, living at 408 E. Center, and Mrs. Chritina Gallon is at the same address.

In 1940 Los Angeles County, Christina is 82, widowed, living with Will, 48, also widowed.  Will is a veterinary assistant. 

In 1956 Mrs. Bessie H. Gallon applied to build a garage on her lot in Pomona, California.

Bessie H. Gallon, born Nov 10, 1901 in Iowa, died March 19, 1977 in Los Angeles County.

Leland, born Dec 22, 1922, was in the Navy in WWII, and died April 11, 2008, buried in Riverside National, per 72629724.

William Joseph Gallon, born Sep 20, 1891 in Nebraska, died Feb 14, 1979 in Los Angeles.  One web post said William was buried at Pomona, California.

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