Thank you very much Gerald!!!
I did receive an email when you had posted the reply and read it but didn't have time to reply and had since forgotten all about it. I do have some of the information you provided and it matched up well. The book you mentioned, "Pioneer ways to modern days : history of the town of Carrot River..." is one that I'm aware of, my family actually has 2 copies from separate years. I will definitely look into the possible connection to the Gedir family and if there is any other information you could pass on to me or if you want to compare any information about possible family connections please send me an email at email@example.com