Pam (Kroetch) Marks (born 1951)

Pam (Kroetch) Marks
1951 - living
updated December 05, 2019
Pam (Kroetch) Marks, mother to 1 child, was born in January 1951 at San Jose Hospital, San Jose, California. She was born into the Kroetch family and married into the Marks family. She was born to Frank Edward Kroetch and Marian Joyce (Benning) Kroetch, with sibling Kathleen. Pam married Tom Jacobs in 1984 and they later divorced in 1993. They gave birth to Layne Marks Jacobs. She would also marry Neil W. Marks in 1999.

Funny, artistic, loves genealogy.

Pam (Kroetch) Marks Biography

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Pam (Kroetch) Marks

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Pam Chaboya
Pam McCaffrey
Pam Jacobs




Pam Marks was born in at San Jose Hospital, in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California United States

Ethnicity & Lineage

Mainly Scottish, Welsh, German

Nationality & Locations Lived

Has lived in Cupertino, Saratoga, Willow Glen, and Aptos CA; also has lived in Seattle Washington


Pam is a 'thinker' or someone who understands that there is truth in all religions.

Last Known Residence

Willow Glen, in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California United States


Grade School: Doyle, Cupertino CA; University Heights, Seattle Washington; Junior High: John Marshall Jr. High, Seattle Washington; High School: Saratoga High School, Saratoga CA.


Emergency Room Supervisor at Valley Medical Center.

Personal Life & Organizations

Pammy is the mother of Layne Jacobs Marks, wife to Neil Marks, sister to Kathy Pinna, aunt to Daniel Pinna, and a truly artistic individual. She loves music and is a talented artist.

She has a particular passion for genealogy and has spent decades researching the Kroetch / Kroetsch, Steeples, Marks and numerous other families. She has some records going as far back as the 1300s and has tracked her ancestors from the U.K. to the Mayflower. She has traveled the world to visit historic sites related to her family, perform hands on research and has been an activist in the genealogy community since RootsWeb.

It is her passion for genealogy that has resulted in AncientFaces. Pammy had the idea to add photos to family trees back in 2000 which resulted in the first stage of AncientFaces when we were recognized as the first original photo genealogy site online.

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Pam (Kroetch) Marks Family Tree

Pam's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Marks family tree.


Mar 25, 1927 - Jul 12, 2001
Oct 11, 1930 - Sep 10, 2017




Pam (Kroetch) Marks & Tom Jacobs

1984 - 1993
Cause of Separation: Divorce
Pam (Kroetch) Marks


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Pam (Kroetch) Marks & Neil W. Marks

Pam (Kroetch) Marks


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Jan 11, 1981 - Unknown

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Daniel Pinna
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My 'Ant' was one of the first people that I remember to really introduce me to different types of music. I think I really discovered Phil Collins and Enya (what a mix 'eh?) from her. One of my HER favorite songs from high school was "Pretty Ballerina" by Left Banke and from the 60s Sunshine Superman by Donovan. She thinks Richard and Mimi Farina's Falcon was a call back to our Kentucky roots ;)
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1951 World Events

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In 1951, in the year that Pam (Kroetch) Marks was born, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1966, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1971, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1983, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

In 1994, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

Other Biographies

Other Markses

Feb 15, 1918 - Unknown
July 1915 - Unknown
May 25, 1913 - Apr 2, 1992
Sep 15, 1902 - Unknown
Dec 1, 1905 - Unknown
Sep 1, 1910 - Unknown
Feb 26, 1904 - Unknown
Nov 16, 1900 - Unknown

Other Kroetches

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Mar 26, 1901 - Unknown
Jan 1, 1903 - February 1978
Apr 24, 1910 - Unknown
October 1906 - 1932

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Feb 2, 1908 - Jan 28, 1987
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Sep 11, 1921 - Jun 1, 1982
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Nov 17, 1865 - Unknown
Feb 11, 1879 - Unknown
1886 - Unknown
Apr 29, 1928 - Unknown
Dec 11, 1929 - Unknown
Sep 19, 1930 - Feb 29, 1992
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Success Stories from Biographies like Pam (Kroetch) Marks
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.