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Looking for Alan Larson (formerly Keisha/Shiva) and any of his 12+ children

from solom0nn - Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Alan Larson is my biological father but I have never met him. My mother was a near-member of TF; when she got pregnant by Alan in '80 in southern California, he sent her away to avoid having her pregnancy reflect badly to outsiders. She never looked back. Now I'm 24 and I have become a little interested in trying to connect with Alan but especially interested in trying to connect with his kids, who would all be my half brothers and half sisters.

The last my mother knew, Alan, or "Keilah" (that's not his Family name anymore), and his wife Shiza (she never gave her real name) had Ten children. The eldest, Isaac Larson, should be 32 now; the youngest that we know of would be about 21, but there could well be more. I only know a few of the kids' names: from eldest to youngest, Isaac, Chris, Delight, Andrew, Christina. A Family document I found mentioned Isaac, Cid, and Serena Larson being in Mexico in '97 and '98; I don't know who Cid and Serena are, maybe more of my siblings. I have found one person who had contact with Alan in the late 80's and said that he left Shiza and married someone younger and took all of the kids; he also changed his name from Keilah but I don't know what it is now. This person told me that in the 80's they spent most of their time in California, with a brief foray into Mexico. Probably Sonora, based on one of the two letters Alan ever sent to my Mother.

Some other random information I've got together. Isaac Larson posted to in 01/05 saying that he had been all over the world and loved the family. So if you've been anywhere you might have met him. Also, when Alan sent my mom a letter in '87 he told her that Isaac had gone to the phillipines as a 'missionary'. The Larsons also visited Richard Horwitz in the early 80's with my mom, aka Gideon & Heidi, the parents of that ex-member kid that was stabbed to death. My mom is not clear but she thinks that the Larsons might have known the Horwitzes well and associated with them, so if anybody knew the Horwitz family perhaps they encountered the Larsons. Alan's older sister Ann, younger unnamed brother and parents possibly Marge & George, all lived in Minnesota in the 80's. There are a hell of a lot of Larsons in MN, though, and his parents would be in their 80's now. Alan probably went to Cal Tech. and was an engineer before joining the TF and changing his primary occupation to welfare fraud and literature sales, afaict. Alan himself should be something around 65 now.

I don't have any idea what to expect if I can make contact with any of the Larsons, but regardless of the outcome I want to try and fill in that funny gap in my identify, if you can call it that. If I'm fortunate, perhaps some of the kids left and it would then be quite a lot easier for me to have contact with them.

If anybody has _ANY_ information please let me know; even the smallest tidbits might help me find more dots to connect, or at least help me learn a little more about who they were.

Also, if anyone has had some experience trying to find members and ex-members and knows of some other avenues I could take aside from posting to this forum, I would really appreciate any advice. The Family is obviously an organization whose specific goal is to prevent people like me from doing what I'm trying to do.



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from clark
Thursday, April 06, 2006 - 10:06

Isaac Larson was married to my sister Summer (Eden) in TF. They had two little girls. He is now remarried, Has two more kids and lives in Puerto Rico last I heared. We hear from him every now and then.
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from AMC28
Monday, April 03, 2006 - 08:37

Wow, I havenít heard those names in a long time. The last time I saw Isaac & Delight and the rest of the crew was in Alameda, California probably around 1979 or 1980 (I would have been 5 or 6). Sorry, I donít have any information on where they are, but I have always wondered what became of them all. Good luck with your search!!
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from Tasha
Monday, April 03, 2006 - 07:30

There's an Isaac Larson here
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From A bit off subject but....
Monday, April 03, 2006, 08:38

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One of my sister's who wrote on as well as two other's have just left TF. ;) Happy days! (reply to this comment
From AMC28
Monday, April 03, 2006, 09:06

Yay!! I have 4 little brothers still in, I think one is on the verge of leaving, the rest are still delusional, keeping my fingers crossed......(reply to this comment
from More Info
Friday, March 31, 2006 - 08:57


I haven't had contact with the Larson family since I was a kid, but here's a little more info for you:

Cid and Chris are one and the same. The last I heard he was married and living in Cancun, Mexico. (That was about six years ago).

I am not certain but I believe that Serena and Delight are the same person.

Cid/Chris is actually the oldest, then Serena/Delight, then Isaac.

Cid/Chris is probably closer to 34/35 years old.

Andrew has a twin sister named Andrea.

Wish I could help you out with more, but it's all I've got.
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From more info
Friday, March 31, 2006, 11:11

Serena is Cid's wife.(reply to this comment
From Nancy
Friday, March 31, 2006, 15:34

Delight changed her name to Lisa. She married a Mexican national by the name of Daniel. They had several children. The eldest is a boy. Cristina Johnson Tovar used to care for Lisa and Daniel's eldest boy. One of the Johnsons may know where they went and what became of them. I suspect they're all somewhere in Mexico or a border state.(reply to this comment
From solom0nn
Friday, March 31, 2006, 17:01

Do you know what lasst name Delight/Lisa married into? Are she and Daniel and their children in The Family? Do you have contact info for the Johnsons?

Thanks a lot!

-Jared(reply to this comment
From solom0nn
Friday, March 31, 2006, 13:12

thanks a lot for the info. it might not be much but it is probably the very mosst recent word i have of anybody's actual location by about 15 years and clears up some details(reply to this comment
from vixen
Friday, March 31, 2006 - 07:22

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Best of luck!
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