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John W. STARK in History of Sierras Page 628

John William STARK, one of CA's pioneers and a resident of the state from boyhood, was the son of Lewis STARK who was born and reared in TN. There he married Nancy LAWRENCE, a native of the same state.

They moved to MO and in 1852 they fitted out for a trip across the plains with oxen and started on this long journey. Nancy died on the plains.

When Lewis and the remaining family arrived in CA they settled in American valley two miles from the present site of Quincy and Lewis engaged in mining. For a long period of time he served as justice of the peace.

In 1859, Lewis moved to Honey Lake and then in 1867 he moved to Santa Barbara county. Nine years later re returned to northern CA where he made his home with his son, John William, until he died at age 82.

Lewis and Nancy had six children:

Elvira, (Mrs. William KINSEY of Quincy)
Charles Thomas of Deer Lodge MT - rancher
Charity (Mrs. Peter M. DAY, deceased)
Celia E. widow of W. A. BLAKSLEE and resident of Quincy
John William of Plumas County
Mollie (Mrs. Joseph BRADEN) - widow living at Quincy.

John William STARK was born in Callaway county MO July 10 1841 and was eleven when the family crossed the plains.

In the fall of 1865 he married Miss Mary E. COTTINGHAM and went to live in Indian valley. She was born Coles County IL and had crossed the plains to Plumas county with her parents in 1864. The record of her family appears in the sketch of her brother, James W. COTTINGHAM, elsewhere in this book.

John and Mary had four sons:
William T. and James L., ranchers in the neighborhood
John Warren;
and Guy LEROY who is living on a ranch near the home place.

Lewis STARK in History of Plumas Lassen & Sierra Counties Page 286

Lewis STARK (Squire STARK) is a native of TN where he was born in 1808. He came with his family to CA in 1852 and was one of the first to go through Beckworth pass. He went on to American valley. Some of his boys discovered the first diggings of Elizabethtown. Squire STARK continuted to live there and the town was named after one of his daughters W. A. BLAKESLEY of Quincy. (by this I guess it means her name was Elizabeth and she is married to a Mr. W. A. BLAKESLEY?)

In 1853 he was elected justice of the peace in Butte County. He removed to Santa Barbara in 1867 but returned and settle in Quincy in the summer of 1881.

Robert L. McGILL in History of Plumas Lassen & Sierra Counties

Robert L. McGILL was born in Scotland in 1818. At eleven he ran away from home and went to sea, coursing the raging main for three years. He left his ship at Quebec and sailed on the Great Lakes until 1849 when he came by water to San Francisco arriving on the 31 of December.

In 1868 he went into the liquor business. He is a member of Lassen Commandery No 12.

C. W. DAY in History of Northern CA p349

Clarence W. DAY of Junction City, one of the prominent men of Trinity County, is a native of IL, born at Fairfield in Wayne County, Dec 28 1834 son of Francis and Holly (Robinson) DAY. Francis was a native of MD, an early settler in Wayne County.
In 1857 Clarence came to CA via New Orleans and Panama. He made the journey on the Empire City from New Orleans to Havana, thence to Aspinwall on the Granada and from Panama to San Francisco on the Golden Gate, landing at SF on May 2nd. He then went to Red Bluff by river steamer, thence to Shasta by stage, and the remainder of the journey was on mule-back to Weaverville.

He operated a stage from Weaverville to Junction City and Canon City.

In 1890 he started a mercantile business in Junction City. He has served as a School Trustee and also held the position of Postmaster of Juncion City thirteen years.

Samuel ORR in the History of Northern CA p. 424

Samuel ORR has passed over thirty years of his life in Mendocino County. He was born in the "Blue Grass State" Harrison County, Jan 7 1817. At age 20 he moved with his parents to Champaign County IL where he resided until 1840. Then he went to Cass County MO and farmed and traded with the Indians until 1850. It was in that year he made the long, weary journey across the plains by ox teams to the "Golden Gate."

Upon his arrival in CA he started in mining but after a year he embarked upon agricultural pursuits in Sonoma County. He lived there until 1858, and then located in Mendocino County thirteen miles from Ukiah.

He married Miss Urith MURRAY, a native of Cole County MO, on Jun 8 1845. She was born April 30 1829.

They had ten children:

Catherine who died Apr 2, 1848
James H.
Barbara J. who died Jul 27 1854
Thomas D.
Samuel M.
Rachel B.
Rosie L.
John L.
Mary A.
Murray who died Sep 9 1867
The mother was called to her eternal rest April 4 1867.
Mr. ORR married a second time to Mrs. J. NICHOLSON, a native of MO, born there Dec 25 1831.

She had two children by a former marriage:
James R. and Marshall E.

With Mr. ORR she had two children:
William J. born Nov 28 1869
George W. born Feb 1 1872
The hotel in the Ukiah area that is in the mineral spring section is mangaed by F. M. WEGER, son-in-law of Mr. ORR and it offers boating accomodations. The stages from Ukiah pass the Springs every other day in the summer season, leaving mail and carrying passengers. In the near future a daily stage line will be established by Mr. ORR.

From NDGW he died in Ukiah CA. Married Urith MURRAY Jun 1845 in MO

Russell DAY in History of Northern CA p714

Russell DAY was born Apr 27 1817 in Auburn NY a son of Lot DAY. Lot was a native of NJ and tanner by trade who moved to Hamilton County OH where Cincinnati now stands, in 1817. In 1820 the went to Wayne County IN, in 1830 to St. Joseph County IN and in 1842 he was elected sheriff of the county.

In 1847 he was elected State Senator by his district and in 1850 he came across the plains to CA. He lived in Stockton until 1860 and then moved to Woodland, remaining there until the fall of 1872; then at the age of 18 (think this age is an error) he went to Nevada where he died at the age of 83 years in March 1874. His remains were brought back to Woodland and laid at rest in the cemetery there.

He married Miss Abia RUSSELL, native of the state of NY.

They had: Lot, who was born Dec 18 1875 and is deceased
Russell T. was born Jun 26 1881

William DAY in History of Northern CA p400

William DAY, was born at Aurora Erie County NY, Jun 20 1852. His father was Ithamar C., a Canadian by birth who emigrated to the US as a young man. Ithamar married Miss Elvira DAVIS, a native of VT.

On reaching manhood, William went to Portage County WI and in a few months came to CA by way of the Isthumus of Panama and located at Sunol.

He was married in San Lorenzo in 1871 to Miss Nettie BENNETT, native of WI. They have nine children:
and an infant son.

John D. LAUPPE from History of Sacramento County p460

He was born on his father's ranch, near Antelope, in Sacramento County CA on Nov 11 1867.

His father, Rudolph, was a native of Switzerland and came to CA in the early days and farmed for many years here. He was the father of John D., Rudolph, Edward, Louise and Anna (who is deceased)

John was one of the pioneer automobile dealers of Sacramento. His first car was the E. M. F. auto and later he sold the Jackson car. For a number of years he was agent for the Buick. He started in business in 1910. His business was at 1313 to 1323 K Street and he also had flats at 17th and P streets. He was one of the founders of the Riverside Swimming Baths in Sacramento and was director of the company.

He was married in Grass Valley Nevada County on Oct 14 1891, to Miss Nettie SHEBLEY, a native of Grass Valley. She was the daughter of Joseph and Nettie (SMITH) SHEBLEY, who were born in Berne, Switzerland and Wurttemberg Germany respectively.

Joseph came to the US when he was two years old with his parents who were among the early settlers of Sandusky OH and there he grew up.

In 1858 he came via the Isthums of Panama to CA and followed mining in Nevada County. Also there he met and married Miss SMITH who had immigrated to CA when she was fourteen years old, arriving in 1860. He passed away in 1903, and his widow was still living at 77 years of age, making her home with Mr. LAUPPE.

The pioneer couple had nine children, eight of whom are living.

Mrs. LAUPPE was third in order of birth.

John D. and Nettie had three children.

Juanita (Mrs. Howard G. KERCHEVAL of Sacramento)
Frank E. - an automobile dealer located in the LAUPPE building in the capital city
Norman S. - deceased while serving in the aviation section of the US Army
There are five grand children.
Mrs. LAUPPE lives at 2921 22nd Street in Sacramento

Mr. LAUPPE died Jan 8 1923.

Jacob GUNDLACH(K) in History of Sonoma County page 506

Jacob GUNDLACH owned the "Rhine Farm," located two miles east of Sonoma. The wines are disposed of by Mr. GUNDLACH through his extensive wine house in San Francisco, the well known wine vaults of J. GUNDLACH & Co. Mr. GUNDLACH established the farm in connection with Emil DRESEL in 1858.

The acres are divided between Z. GUNDLACH, Julius DRESEL and Henry WINKLE.

Mr. GUNDLACH is a native of Bavaria, Germany, where he was born in 1818. His father, Jacob GUNDLACH, was a proprietor of a hotel and a wine grower.

In 1849, our subject started on a German bark, the Emmy, on a voyage around Cape Horn for CA. This voyage was attended with shipwreck and disaster. It was wrecked on the coast of Brazil and he finally reached San Francisco via Rio de Janeiro, in 1850, on a British vessel.

He immediately established the Bavaria brewery and that is now the oldest brewerey in the city, its beer has been a favorite with the SF public.

In 1858 he returned to Germany and while there married Miss Eva HOFFMAN, a native of that country.

They had seven children living:

Francisco(a) who married Charles BUNDSCHU, Mr. GUNDLACH's partner in the firm
Carl, who is at the branch house in NY
Rosa, Freda, Eva, Bertha and Harry, all in SF.


Jacob GUNDLACK (not H) arrived via bessel (sic) from Barvia. Information from file of Independant Journal San Rafael CA

From Whos Who 1928-29
Charles BUNDSHU, vineyardist deceased 1910 b Mannheim Germany 1842, married Francisca GUNDLACH.

Children: Louise (Mrs. R. M. SIMS), Carl, Walter, Alma, Rudolph, Ralph. Mr. BUNDSCHU arrived in America in 1862.

Julius Dresel in History of Sonoma County page 499

Julius DRESEL brother to Emil DRESEL was a native of Germany, born 1816. He emigrated to Texas in 1848, and was one of the pioneer farmers. When his brother died in 1869 and left him his property, Julius came to CA. Mrs. DRESEL died in Texas n 1864, leaving three children: Carl, Helene and Gustave.

Carl married Miss Rosa GUNDLACH and resides on the homestead. Gustave is a physician and practices in SF.

From Pioneer card:

Carl and Rosa had: Julius, Otto, Gustave, Carl Bunker Hill, Anna Louise and Eva;

Gustave married Alvie H.

Children: Johanna Carmelita, Mrs. Alfred MEYERS and Dr. Rudolph Ludwig DRESEL

Gustav is in Bay of SF qc 979.461 B3 Sketch p547 v1 1892

he died Jan 1 1924

His son was Rudolph L. DRESEL in SF Chronicle Jan 4 1924 Port 7/2

Wm McCULLOUGH in History of Northern CA Page 369

William McCULLOUGH, was a native of New York city, born March 2 1844, the son of William Sr and Agnes )JOHNSTON) McCULLOUGH, both of whom were of Scotch ancestry, and born in the north of Ireland, whence they removed to NY.

The father started business in 1831 and afterward located in Sullivan County NY. He then moved with his family to East Orange, NJ and then he went to Rochester, MN to start a store. He remained there until his death, July 17 1878. His widow survived him until May 3 1890, dying at East Orange.

When William Jr was 14 he attended the Ashland Collegiate Institute, Ashland, Greene County, NY.

In 1861 he went to the family home in the East and offered his services at Newburg in defense of his country's flag, and was accepted on the Fourth of July, 1861. He was assigned to duty in Company H, Fifty-sixth NY Volunteer Infantry. When discharged he was broken in health (not yet 18 years old at the time) and proceeded to CA to recuperate. Much improved he returned back East. In 1868 he returned to CA and located in San Joaquin Valley and after that came to Yolo County.

He married Miss Emma CURTIS, native of Kent County, MI, who was born there Feb 17 1848. They have one child, Mattie.

From obituary:

April 20 1905
A Fatal Stroke
Apoplexy suddenly ends William McCullough's Life

On Sept 21 1876 (in Yolo County) he married Miss Emma CURTIS, whose father resided on the McCULLOUGH farm for many years until Mr. McCULLOUGH became the owner of it.

Brewster S. GURNEE in History of Tulare & Kings County

Bewster S. GURNEE was born in Stony Point, Rockland Conty NY May 26 1859, son of Walter F. B. GURNEE, and grand son of Mathew GURNEE, natives of the Empire state. He traces his ancestry to on of the Pilgrim fathers. Walter GURNEE married Mary M. SMITH, also a native of NY state, who died at Rye NY at the age of seventy-six.

Brewster came to Hanford from the city of Fresno in Dec. 1891.
His wife was Eugenia A. Van VALER, a native of Stony Point NY.
Five children, one died in infancy:
Mary, Mrs. F. M. VINCENT of Niles, CA,
Minnie, Mrs. A. R. SCHIMMELL of Tulare,
Candace, Mrs. W. H. WILBUR of Alpaugh C
A and Adelia.
From CADI Brewster died at age 76 Sep 4 1935 in Stanislaus county CA

M. H. HARKINS in History of Monterey Page 495

Mr. HARKINS is of Irish birth and parentage, born in County Leitrim, Ireland in 1843, bu so much of his life has been passed in the U.S. in everything but birth he is a American.

At the age of 16 he traveled to the United States and landed in NY. Then he went to Brooklyn. He came to CA in 1869 making the trip by way of Panama. He landed in SF with only $5 in his pocket and with this he paid his fare to Gilroy, Santa Clara County.

He married Miss Ann HERBERT, also a native of Ireland. They had five children, all born in CA, four in Monterey and one in Santa Clara county. Mary, the eldest, was born in the latter county;

John P. is engaged in the optical business in San Francisco

James is associated with his brother, Richard T. in the management of the home ranch, Harkins Brothers; and Margaret is the wife of Charles LIPP, a grocer in Marysville.

George N. HERBERT in History of Coast Counties p1315

George N. HERBERT was born July 10 1870 in Solano County, three miles south of Davisville.

He married Miss Lucy AVERY, a native of Bodega, Sonoma County CA and they had two children, Harold and Miriam.

His father was Wm. B. HERBERT, born in Harford county, MD, September 2 1817. He was a near relative of General HERBERT of Revolutionary fame. He married Sarah BARNES in 1854 on May 5 in MD, and returned with her to CA by way of Panama. He died in San Jose on June 13 1901. He and his wife had 9 children. She survived him and was living in San Jose at the time of his death.

Frederick HEIMBOLD in History of Oakland p626

Frederick Julius HEIMBOLD was a native of Germany, born in Saxony Feb 17 1837 son of Henry Christopher and Eva (HERGOTT) HEIMBOLD, bother natives of Germany. The mother died at the age of 46 while the father came to America and died in Wisconsin at the age of 58. They were the parents of 7 children of whom Frederick J. and Frank were twins and next to the youngest of the family.

In boyhood Frederick made his home in NJ and worked as a shoemaker. In 1863 he took passage for CA via the Isthmus of Panama and after a month's voyage arrived in San Francisco Feb 14. He first located near SF and then for a time was in various places, finally in Menlo Park (now Fairoaks) and engaged in his trade.

On June 16 1864 he married Miss Ann KERWIN in Menlo Park and afterward came to Oakland.

The couple had the following children:
Henry, died young
Eva (Mrs. F. A. JACKSON, secty of the Young Men's Christian Association of Berkeley)
Anna, at home
Julius, in the grocery business in Oakland
Henrietta (Mrs Charles A. GLUNZ, instr and dir in a mission school at Dumaguete in the Philippine Islands)
Margaret, at home
Lucy and Edward, both died young.

Hudson Bain GILLIS in History of Siskiyou County Page 80B

Hudson B. GILLIS was the second son of Ridgeway B. and Margaret GILLIS, born at Ridgeway, Elk county, PA on Nov 8 1842. He is of Scotch descent, his mother a native of Scotland and his father, though born in NY, was of Scotch Antecedents. The family moved to Iowa in 1849.

In June, 1869, he graduated the IA Wesleyan University of Mount Pleasant.

In the fall of 1869 he went to CA. He continued law studies at the office of George Cadwallader, a Sacramento attorney, and then moved to Yreka.

In the fall of 1871 he married Miss Anna M. REYNOLDS, the dau of Isaac and Maria E. REYNONLDS.

Thomas Albonico in History of Humboldt County page 1107

Thomas ALBONICO was born at Gravedona, province of Como, Italy, June 13, 1871, son of Bartholameo ALBONICO, a farmer. In 1898 Thomas went to CA and began working in Marin County on a dairy farm.

In 1902 he went to Humboldt County, working at a dairy at Blue Lake and then went to Freshwater and then to Arcata bottoms.

In January 1908 he started his own business and became a stockholder in the United Creameries Company.

He married in Arcata Jun 6 1908 to Freda SCHULTZ, native of San Francisco. Her father had died when she was a year old and her mother remarried a second time, becoming the wife of John BULWINKLE, and the daughter always went by the name of Freda BULWINKLE.

Thomas and Freda had three children:

Anna C.
and Mary M.
The family is a member of the Catholic Church in Arcata.

Frank A. VON DORSTEN History of Santa Clara page 1079

Frank A. VON DORSTEN was born in Colusa on Dec 12 1872, son of Henry August VAN DORSTEN. Henry was born Feb 17 1832. He started to come to CA in 1849 but didn't come until 1851 in the fall.

He first tired to cross the great plains in an ox train but underwent some very severe hardships. When they finally got through he made for the mines in Shasta County.

He lived in Oakland and then, in 1884 he went to San Jose. In 1888 he sold out his interests in Colusa County and he died on Oct 15 1915.

Mr. Henry VON DORSTEN married Miss Frances DUNLAP, who was born at Concord NH on Aug 13 1836, and who came to Colusa County in the early days. She died on Jan 10 1874. They had one other son, Otto F. VON DORSTEN, born Apr 16 1867.

Frank graduated from San Jose Business College in 1891.

On Jan 29 1902 he married in San Jose, Miss Bessie Dungan RUTHERFORD, a native of Little Rock, Ark, they had one daughter - Frances.

Marcus HARLOE in History of Santa Barbara

Captain Marcus HARLOE was a native of Ireland born March 17 1833. His mother was a Scotch ship-master's daughter of Campbelltown, Argyleshire and his father's ancestors were both Irish and English.

In 1847 he came to America. In 1850 he came to CA.

In 1866 he married Miss Flora SPARKS, eldest daughter of Isaac J. SPARKS. The couple had 7 children, two daughters and five sons.

I J SPARKS in History of Santa Barbara

Isaac J. SPARKS, was born in the town of Bowdoin, Maine about 1800. His father fought in the war of 1812 and after its close moved his family to Ohio, and afterward went to St. Louis MO. He died here.

Isaac suffered from dyspepsia and frequently went to the mountains for relief, and it was there he met a party bound for the far West. Francis Z. BRANCH (also in this book) and Oldman YOUNT, an old pioneer, were members of this party and Isaac, though he had not intended to join the company but was induced to do so and ended up coming to CA and first settling at Los Angeles in 1832 then a year later moved to Santa Barbara. Here he followed Otter hunting and he was an excellent shot.

He married in Santa Barbara Miss Mary AYERS, a lady of Scotch descent.
They had three children --
Flora - Mrs. Captain HARLOE
Rosa - Mrs. Azra PORTER and
Sallie - Mrs. HARKNESS of Santa Barbara

Harry FISHER in History of San Diego

Harry FISHER was a native of Petersburg IL born July 11 1859, and died at San Diego May 6 1932. He was the son of Dederick and Minerva L. FISHER. Both parents died in San Diego. The father was a railroad builder and he and his partner built the first railroad into Texas, the Houston and Great Northern Line.

Harry attended elementary schools in IL and also in CO and completed his education at a military school in Canyon City, CO.

Coming to San Diego he became a partner with George GROVES in the laundry business. Ultimately he became an insurance underwriter with A. E. DOBSON as a partner. Later he bought out Mr. DOBSON and Mrs. A. E. ROBERTS became associated with him.

Mr. FISHER married Miss Nellie KALLAHER, native of IL, and they have one daughter, Margaret Lois, Mrs. E. E. COIL, whose husband is a senior lieutenant in the US Navy.

Peter R. LYDING in History of Sacramento p639

Peter R. LYDING the clever inventor of the Lyding System of handling poultry was born in the seaport of Faaborg, Denmark, on the Baltic, on May 27 1865. He was the second child and only son of Nils RASMUSSEN of LYDING Gaard and Karoline HANSDATTER, natives of the same place. When he was seven years of age he began to learn his living. He left home at fourteen and drifted until he was 17 when he made his way to America, accompanying an indulgent aunt. In the spring of 1882 he arrived at Webster City, Iowa. He attended school in Blairsburg, IA and took the steps to became a citizen. He attained that goal in Reno NV in 1890 after five years in Truckee and Reno and in that vacinity. He suffered pneumonia in 1885 in Truckee.

In 1892, at Reno, he married Miss Hannah WALLER, native of Sweden, who had come to IL as a girl with her parents and younger brother, P. A. WALLER. He became a multimillionaire manufacturer of Kenwanee, IL and in 1920 was an unsuccessful candidate on the Democratic platform for US senator from IL.

In the hope of regaining his health, Mr. LYDING moved to Sebastopol in the Santa Rosa Valley and bought a ranch adjoining that of Luther Burbank.

In 1919 he maintained an office at 617 J Street, Sacramento and was president of the Rio Linda Poultry Producers' Association.

John H. GARDINER in History of Solano County

John H. GARDINER was a native of NJ. When of age he took charge of a large dry goods store in Baltimore. He traveled to KY, TN, IL and MD in the course of his connection with this store.

Hearing about gold's discovery in CA, he, with a party of 7 others, embarked for the State, leaving Baltimore in the latter part of December, 1848, in the schooner "Sovereign" the vessel having on board a company of 125 passengers. It landed at Porto Bello, at the mouth of the Charges, the passengers ascending the river and thence by mules to Panama. They then charted a vessel, the bark, John Ritson of Marysport England, and sailed for SF in February arriving on the 18th of May 1849, after a tedious voyage prolonged partly by the vessel being obliged to put into Acapulco for supplies of provisions and water. Remaining in SF a short time, he then went to Sacramento and then to the mines--then known as New Diggings, now the town of Auburn.

He went to Santa Cruz and opened a store there where he remained 6 months. He returned to San Francisco and in 1867 he revisited the Eastern States and also went to Europe, visiting Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, England, etc. Returning to the State he married and then moved to a pleasant home on the bank of the Sacramento River at Rio Vista.

In 1876 he and his wife visited the Eastern States and attended the Centennial Exhibition and the sessions of the National Agricultural Congress, as a delegate from CA.

From his obit in Rio Vista News Oct 19 1906 front page
Mrs. GARDINER died about 9 years previously.
Will filed and Mrs. J. A. NESBITT, widow of his stepson, Sampson? -- can't read it.

John R. JESSUP in History of Kern County p507

John Robert JESSUP was the fifth child of Frank and Elizabeth (SANDERS) JESSUP. Frank was the son of Caleb JESSUP. Frank died in 1853 in middle age. His wife, Elizabeth, died in 1851.

John was born Apr 4 1846 near Worthington, Greene County IN. At the time of his father's death, his uncle, James JESSUP, took him into his home and after 4 years he was given into the care of his eldest sister, the wife of Fayette A. DICKINSON.

He married Dec 1874 in Paris IL to Miss Annie Marie WELCH, a native of Vigo County IN. They began housekeeping on a farm near Hume Edgar County IL and later settled near Decatur, Macon County for the purpose of operating a dairy.

They had four children:
Maude Marie, Mrs B. S. HAGEMAN of Rosedale Kern county

John Clyde who died at 7 years of age

Elizabeth Catherine, wife of Frank CARY of San Francisco

Harry Warren of Portland OR

R.E. RANOUS in History of Kern County p 1498

R. E. RANOUS was born at Prophestown, Whiteside county Oct 2 1879. His mother died when he was three, and his father when he was seven. There were four boys left to struggle for life dependent on the charity of friends. S. V., blind from childhood, died at the age of 23 at the institute for the blind in Jacksonville, IL.

L. P. formerly a farmer of Dakota (his older brother) went to Alberta during the opening of the province and engaged in grain-raising near Calgary. D.J., died in Los Angels after having served in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.

In 1896, after living with Frank BURKE, a farmer, he went to SD, to the home of his eldest brother and worked as a farmhand in Grant and Beadle counties.

In 1901 he returned to CA (he'd been there when he was in the military) and engaged in the oil industry. He married Miss Jessie L. ANSON in Santa Ana CA and the only child died June 1913.

Quintus Narcissus ATKINS in History of Northern CA pg 747

Q. N. ATKINS, a native of Mass. and his wife, Lydia WATERS, a native of CT, both of Welsh extraction, emigrated to the Western Reserve in OH, then a wilderness. On Aug 20, 1831, Quintus Narcissus ATKINS was born. When he was 20 he left school to join the ranks of the people who were leaving OH to go to the El Dorado of the west. He arrived in CA Aug 20 1852 and mined in Gold Run and then Grass Valley.

In June 1853 he went to Shasta, after it had been burned to the ground, and with a company went to Horsetown. In 1858 he was married to Miss Martha A. Hughs, a native of WI, daughter of Andrew HUGHS, a native of MO who came to CA in 1853. Quintus and Martha had fourteen children, 11 sons and 3 daughters.

The second son and one dau were born in Star City, Humboldt county, and the rest in Shasta county.
Benjamin W.
Frank M.
Emma J.
William J.
Warren G.
Octava and Flora (twins)
Dewitt C
Quintus Narcissus
Cleveland and Harrison (twins)
Mr. ATKINS was a Master Mason and claimed to be a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat. He held the office of County Surveyor three times and Deputy Assessor twice.

Joseph TRAVERSI in History of Sonoma County p 1092

Joseph TRAVERSI was born in Cevio, Canton Ticino. Switzerland Dec 23 1853 the son of Charles and Mary (CRISTOFANINI) TRAVERSI, both native of Ticino. The father died in 1859, when Joseph was 6 years old and several years later the mother died. The family had nine children -- three sons emigrated to Australia and two daughters came to America and one son remained in Switzerland.

Joseph was the second youngest in the family and on Oct 16 1866 he started for CA coming by way of Liverpool to NY, thence by way of the Isthmus of Panama to SF. Landing there Dec 17 1866 he made his way immediately to Petaluma and thence to the ranch of Charles MARTIN in Chelino valley. In 1869 he was employed by Thomas RAGSDALL on the adjoining ranch. In 1877 he located in Nicasio and leased a dairy of one thousand acres and remained there for 28 years.

He married in Petaluma Miss Bettie BLOOM, native of Olema, Marin County, the daughter of Joseph BLOOM, an early pioneer and large farmer of that county. They had two children: Josephine and Charles J.

L. G. BUTLER in History of Southern CA

L. G. BUTLER was born Feb 28 1851 in Wisconsin, the third child of four and son of George and Eliza (SCHOOLCRAFT) BUTLER. He attended public school in IL and then spent two years in IA and then removed to Nebraska. In 1873 he sold his farm in Nebraska and came to CA. He settled in Orange and in 1885 he sold out his fruit and nursery business and went to San Jacinto.

In 1872 he had married Miss Martha E. SELBY, daughter of George SELBY. She was a native of OH, born in 1856.

They had one boy, Chester G. born March 14 1861 in Orange CA.

Butler in History of Southern CA

R. D. BUTLER of San Diego was born in Springfield MO on March 27 1851. He was the youngest of four. His father had ailing health and the family left MO in 1856 the crossed the plains by an old emigrant route using a mule team. They arrived first at Marysville and then located in Napa County. Mr. BUTLER taught at Oldtown and was elected Superintendent of Schools. He married in Salinas, Monterey county, in 1878 to Miss Ida MORGAN. They had two children, one deceased at the time of the article. Other not named.

CRAWFORD in History of Southern CA

J. H. CRAWFORD was born near Norwich Canada, Jan 27 1860. His father was John B. CRAWFORD, a resident and orange grower of Riverside and his mother was Anna P. SCHOOLEY, native of Canada.

J. H. was one of their six children. In 1874 he came to CA and landed at Sacramento, then went to San Francisco and, he 'staid' (sic) two weeks there and then bought a mule team and traveled all over Southern CA for three months, finally arriving at San Diego and then went to Riverside. Mr. CRAWFORD's regular business is that of fruit-growing. He moved to Perris in 1887 and built a good house and barns, planted grounds, and has one of the most home-like nice places in the whole valley.

Oct 24 1888 he married Miss Lucy A. HUME, native of Carleton County, Province of Canada. Mr. CRAWFORD is a Presbyterian, Mrs. CRAWFORD belongs to the Congregational Church.

SAULQUE in History of South Coast Counties p 2219

August SAULQUE was born Oct 1 1852 and passed his years on a farm in France. He arrived in San Pedro, Los Angeles County, two weeks after he had arrived in SF from his native land. He held at first the humble position of a sheepherder. With bother Jules as partner he bought about one thousand head of sheep at Bakersfield for eleven years engaged in the breeding, buying and selling of sheep.

In 1886 he established a home of his own, marrying a native of Los Angeles and lifelong resident of that city. Three children were born: Leo P., Anna and Harriet.

Mr. SAULQUE has voted the Republican ticket and supported at all times the principles for which that party stands.

SAULQUE in History of South Coast Counties p 2204

Jules SAULQUE, successful farmer, was the son of Joseph SAULQUE, and was born in France in 1850 and there was reared and educated. His father, Joseph, was a life-long resident of France, and served for 20 years as mayor of his home town, holding the office from the time of his first election until his death in 1876.

His wife was Julia BARNARD, who died in 1866, a comparatively young woman. Of their family of nine children, five boys and four girls, eight were living when the article was written. All of the sons came to America, but three returned to France at the time of the article just Jules and August were in CA.

Jules emigrated to the US in 1872 and came directly to CA. He stayed a few days in San Francisco but then went to Los Angeles and then went to Bakersfield where he took up sheep raising with brother, August.

He returned to LA in 1875 and was employed in the livery business for a year. In 1876 he returned to raising sheep and for 8 years carried on a good business.

He married in 1882 in Los Angeles to Honoria HOBERT, a native of France, and they had:
Edmond (to whom he has given the care of his estate)

Politically he is a stanch Republican and religiously belongs to the Congregational Church.

J. G. DIESTELHORST in History of Northern CA page 668

John G. DIESTELHORST of Redding came thru the Golden Gate to CA in 1851. He was born in Germany Apr 3 1821 the son of German parents. His father was a carpenter and cabinet maker.

John married Miss Caroline MEINE, a native of Germany, and brought her and his twin sisters with him to CA.

He remained in Shasta until 1865. Four of his children were born there. Louise, the first white child born in Shasta, William, Justice and Carrie. The others were born in Clover Creek and Redding: Jennie, Charles and John.

Mrs. DIESTELHORST died in 1889 and is buried in Redding.

Joseph Newton BOWHAY in History of Frenso Tulare and Kern County

Joseph Newton BOWHAY was born in IL, March 31, 1861, son of John and Mary (PECK) BOWHAY, both natives of PA. His grandfather, BOWHAY, was a British sailor who came to the US and settled in PA. His grandfather PECK was a PA Dutchman. He was the 6th of the seven children born to his parents, five of whom are living.

When he was 13 the family moved to NE and then, in 1880, moved to CA and settled in Hanford.

In 1886 he married Miss Mary A. BROOKS, a native of CA, and daughter of J. T. BROOK, a pioneer of the state. They have one child, Leslie.

From NDGW:

Mary Augusta BROOKS BOWHAY born Dec 25 1867 in a covered wagon in Hanford, Kings County CA; Died in Bakersfield June 4 1957. Married Joseph N. BOWHAY in 1886 in Traver, CA Her parents, Judge and Mrs. Thornber BROOKS took refuge in a covered wagon when a flood threatened their home.

Children: Mrs. Berna A. HICKMAN 320 Quincy St. Bakersfield

Leslie W. BOWHAY, Pacific Grove
Harold BOWHAY, Sacramento

J. D. HASSETT in History of Sonoma County page 508

J. D. HASSETT was born in Summit County OH on Jan 21 1832. In 1852 he emigrated to CA, crossing the plains with ox-teams as far as Salt Lake and from there to Placerville he made the journey on foot with his brother. They mined and worked on the South Fork Ditch until Spring when they came to this county (Sonoma?).

Remaining for a short time on a farm about five miles north from Healdsburg, J. D. engaged in the mill business for two and a half years. Then, in company with his brother, built a saw-mill on Mill creek where he labored for two years.

He then built the Healdsburg Flouring Mill, and then turned his attention to sheep-raising and farming.

He married Miss Sara K. VAUGHAN April 3, 1859. Their children were James T. and Lulu C.

From CADI:
Sarah E. HASSETT died in Sonoma age 73 on Feb 16 1908. I could check for an obituary if you are interested.

Rosalie M. BROWN in History of San Mateo County p495

Mrs. Rosalie M. BROWN was born in Brest, Brittany, France, the daughter of Corentin and Louise Yvonne GARGADENNEC. Her father died in France and the mother brought her four children to the US reaching Calaveras count CA on Sep 25 1873.

In June, 1893 in Oakland, she married William Henry BROWN, a blacksmith, and they went to San Mateo to live. William died Mar 4 1920 while filling the office of county supervisor. Mrs. BROWN was appointed to succeed him and then regularly elected in 1922 and reelected in 1924 over strong opponents.

They were parents of nine children:

William Henry, steam roller engineer
Rosalie who died at 3 years of age
Walter Joseph, a garage proprietor of Burlingame married to Ruth SNYDER and has a son, Lawrence Walter
Waren Edouard, in the shipping business on the Robert Dollar line
Westley Peter who died at 13 years of age
Wilfred Nicholas Henry, graduate of University of Santa Clara
John Patrick, graduated from San Mateo High school class of 1924
Rosalie, died as an infant
Marie Evon, sophomore in San Mateo High school

DECROW in History of San Bernadino County

p 744 Geo W. DECROS late of Halleck, was born in Lee county IA Aug 8 1842, son of Isaac DECROW, native of VT.

In 1861 Geo came to CA with his parents and located on the Mojave river. He married Miss L.J. POLLOCK, daughter of Abraham POLLOCK, who died when she was two years old. Her mother remarried Jesse ABLE, pioneer of San Bernardino.

Geo and L. J. had ten children:

Sylvanus W of Oro Grance
Edward W.
George A.
Ruby, graduate of Occidental College, Los Angeles
Ada I. and Ida A. (twins)
Mr. DECROW died in February of 1903.
Albert A. DECROW of Halleck, was born in San Bernadino, Aug 29, 1876. He was employed by Red Star Lime Company. He married on Oct 3 1899 to Miss Effie MAY, daughter of Benjamin MAY, a rancher on the Mojave. The have one daughter, Alvaretta.

REISTER in History of Sacramento Valley Page 426

George REISTER was born near Williams Aug 17, 1876, eldest son of Capen(sic) REISTER.
George married Miss Dora E. MILLER, only living daughter of John and Sarah MILLER, pioneers of the county.
George and Dora had four children:

Ruby Ellen
George Melvin
Florin Dallas
Lola Dora

REISTER in History of Sacramento

Casper REISTER was born Jan 6 1842 in Baden Germany, eldest son of Joseph and Eva (SCHNELL) REISTER. When 25 he crossed the ocean to America. He was employed two years in a farm in PA then in 1869 went via Panama to CA, landing in San Francisco.

In 1874 he was in Colusa County. Two years later he moved to Williams and in 1881 erected his home.

He married in San Jose in 1871 to Miss Margaret MARTIN, second of six children of George and Margareta (HAXBACHER) MARTIN. She was born Dec 21 852 in Nuremberg Baiern. The two died in Colusa county.

They had eight children:

Antone who died July 29 1897
Maggie, with parents
George, famer in Colusa County
Mrs. Mary STALEY of Williams
Frederick, farmer in Colusa
Eva, Gertrude and Verona, at home.

GAUTHIER in History of Sacramento Valley p1488 and 1503

Louis J. GAUTHIER was born in Yolo County near Knights Landing Oct 18 1860, the elder of two children.

In 1881 he was placed in charge of land near Maxwell and remained there until 1888.

He married in Colusa Miss Catherine HIGHSTREET, native of MO, who came with her parents across the plains to CA in 1873. Her father was Henry HIGHSTREET.

Louis and Catherine had four children:

Erwin, Mary, Josephine and Leon.
Louis GAUTHIER was a native of Montreal and a stone-cutter, contractor and builder. In 1837 he settled in Plattsburg, NY as a US government contractor.

Both he and his wife died in IL. They had five sons and three daughters. One of the sons was Adolph who lives in Chico, the rest are in IL. Louis GAUTHIER Jr, was born in Montreal Canada Nov 20 1832. IN 1837 he was in Plattsville NY with his family.

In Yolo county in 1858 Mr. GAUTHIER married Miss Mary ARNOLD, native of Luxo, France, daughter of Celestan and Marie (BLOT) ARNOLD, both of France. Celestan ARNOLD was drowned a few days after the family arrived in CA in 1852. His wife died in 1862.

Mary and Louis Jr had Louis J. and his younger brother, Alexander. Louis died April 14 1905 at his home in Williams.

Harold DIXON in History of Sacramento County page 990

Harold DIXON was born in Eldorado County Oct 7 1882, son of W. H. and Mary E. (WARD) DIXON, the former of Australia who come to the US and CA at the age of thirteen years and the latter a native of CA.

Harold settled in Sacramento and established his business April 1 1907. He married Miss Mary GRIFFITH in Sacramento. She was a native of Amador County CA. They had tow sons, Donald A. and Wilbut H. DIXON.

Hubert Joseph GOHRES in History of Orange County

Hubert Joseph GOHRES was born July 8 1906 at La Crosse WI, son of Frederick W. and Mary Gertrude (DRESDEN) GOHRES, both of WI. They were of German descent and their families had settled in WI in 1848.

The GOHRES family came to CA in August 1921, and lived in Los Angeles until April 1922.

Mr. GOHRES is a member of St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church in Santa Ana.

Anton KLUEWER in History of Orange County 1921 p1376

Anton KLUEWER was born Mar 10 1873 in Hamburg Germany. He came across the sea in 1900 to the City of Mexico and after five years went to Los Angeles. In 1911 he moved to Anaheim.

On Sept 1919 he married Miss Louise RUSSMUELLER, a native of Chicago IL.

P. D. TANGNEY in History of Fresno County V2 p2195

P. D. TANGNEY was born Dec 2 1864 in New York City, the son and second oldest of John and Adelia (DARCEY) TANGNEY.

In 1885 he went to England and in 1907 he made his way to Jackson County, OR for a year engaged at Gold Hill on Rogue River as a superintendent of a mine. In 1908 he came to Oilfields and entered the employ of the CA Oilfields, Limited as a foreman.

He was married at Parkersburg, WVA, to Miss Helen GILBERTSEN, a native of NY state.

John BEATY in History of Stanislaus County p928

John BEATY was a native of Toronto Ontario, the son of Joseph and Rachel (DIXON) BEATY, natives of the same place. They were of Irish descent.

In 1896 he came out to Vancouver BC where he entered the hotel business.

In 1915 he came south to CA and for 18 months was proprietor of the Lodi Hotel. In 1917 he leased the Hughson Hotel at Modesto.

Julius BROUSSEAU in History of Los Angeles County

Julius BROUSSEAU was born in Malone Franklin County NY the eldest of five children of Julius BROUSSEAU and Marienne (JARVIS) BROUSSEAU, both of Los Angeles County, each being 76 years of age (at the time of the article). When Mr. BROUSSEAU was two years old his parents moved to Monroe County NY. Leaving his native state he went to MI and was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of MI in the fall of 1861.

In January 1877 he started for CA with his family. In the fall of 1860 Mr. BROUSSEAU married Miss Carrie YAKELEY in Ypsilanti MI. She was a native of Seneca County NY and of German parentage on his mother's side and English on his father's side.

Mr. and Mrs. BROUSSEAU have four children:

Miss Kate,
Miss Mabel and
Eddie and Roy, 15 and 13 respectively.

John Winson QUINLEY in History of Stanislaus County

John Winson QUINLEY was born near Waterford on May 6 1866, the son of John Cinclar QUINLEY, who was born in KY and migrated to CA by crossing the plains by ox-teams and mules in 1857 from MO. In the same wagon-train were the QUINLEYs, the HUDELSONS, the TURPENS and the DAVIS families, all of whom settled in Stanislaus County.

Mr. QUINLEY was married in 1855 to Miss Martha Matilda TERPEN, in MO. Mr. QUINLEY died on Washington's Birthday, 1898 and his widow died near Montpellier on June 19 1919.

John W. QUINLEY was the fourd child and third eldest in a family of nine children.

At Ceres, on Sep 27 1893 he was married to Miss Cora Belle McCOY, native of Ashland OR, the daugher of Silas and Martha (FRIER) McCOY, born July 28 1878.

They had eleven children:

Ormal Alvin of Fresno
Clarence Winson of Keyes
Lester Herbert and Esther Vivian of San Jose
John Cinclar of Turlock
Ora Viola, George William and Martha Almeda - pupils in the Union district school
Mildred Carlyle, Cecil Woodrow and Corabel - smallest children of the family.

P J CONNORS in History of Sacramento Valley Vol 2 p 329

Rev. P. J. CONNORS, pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Woodland, was born in Chicago IL on Dec 19 1892. At the age of five his parents returned with the family to Ireland. In 1919 he recrossed the Atlantic and made his way to Woodland, CA.

The parish was organized in the late '60's and the Rev Dominic SPELLMAN became pastor in 1871. He was followed by Rev. McGINTY, and he was succeeded by Rev. P. GEALY.

Father CONNORS also serves the mission at Knights Landing and at Blocks. He is an active member of the Knights of Columbus.

Newton Walter MAHAFFEY in History of San Joaquin County p1519

Newton Walter MAHAFFEY was born at Stanford McLean County IL June 15 1864, son of Jonas L. MAHAFFEY who traced his ancestry back to the Revolutionary War. G-g-grandfather MAHAFFEY was a soldier in that struggle and served as Washington's body guard. Family tradition tells that at one time he saved the General from capture by a traitorous plan. Jonas L. MAHAFFEY was a farmer with a grist and sawmill when the Civil War came on. He enlisted. The mother was Christinia PRICE, who afterwards married Joseph T. PRICE and now lives in Stockton.

Newton was the first born and when eleven he moved to KS with his mother and step-father. They located on a homestead in McPherson County. In March 18 1891 he married Miss Mary GIBSON, native of Sandy Hill, Washington County NY, daughter of Daniel Joslyn and Mary Ellen (HORSLEY) GIBSON, natives respectively of VT and Montreal CAN. The GIBSON family were very old and prominent English family tracing their roots back to the tenth century. Grandfather HORSLEY emigrated from England to Montreal where he died in middle age leaving a widow and 13 children and the widow came to Sandy Hill, NY.

Daniel Joslyn GIBSON was a mason and builder. He died at 92 years of age in Clyde NY and his wife died at age 82.

Mary GIBSON had a sister, Mrs. Smith BABCOCK who lived at McPherson KS. When she visited this sister she met Newton and their acquaintance resulted in marriage.

October, 1891 the couple went to CA. Mrs. MAHAFFEY had an uncle, John HORSLEY, a CA pioneer who came to CA as a '49er in Amador county where he built the Silver Lake Road and other early toll roads.

In the fall of 1892 the couple located in Burson, Calaveras County and farmed until Newton entered the life insurance field for Fidelity Mutual Life.

The couple had five children:

Frank and Harry (twins) Frank with the post office dept in SF and Harry with Standard Oil

Ruth is a teaching, the wife of Prof A W DOWDEN, who served in the World War in the Medical Corp.

Walter and William are attending Stockton High School.

Fred SPROTT in the History of San Joaquin County p1136

Fred SPROTT was born in Hillsboro, IA, Jan 20 1872, son of Samuel and Sarah (STREIGHT) SPROUT, natives of PA and VA, respectively. Samuel removed from PA to Hillsboro, Van Buren County, IA and had eight children: Samuel, Jr (deceased), Mrs. Ida BRYSON (deceased), Fred, John, Frank, Mrs. Kate KENDALL and Walter, all of Hillsboro IA, and Lynn (deceased). The father lived to be 68 and the mother 78.

Fred made his way in 1894 to Walla Walla WA. In 1907, he mustered out after 17 years of military service and went to New Mexico and thence to San Joaquin County where he followed farming.

On Sept 6 1916 at Stockton, he married Miss Clara Bell HARSHNER, who was born near Lodi, the daughter of Andrew M. and Mary Ann (GARBER) HARSHNER, natives of OH. The father crossed the plains in with a band of horses in the early '60's, and the mother came via Panama. Clara was the second child of four.

History of San Joaquin County

Edward B. CARROLL (in whose memory Carroll Hollow was named) was born in New York City, NY, in 1820, and enlisted in the US Army in 1835. In 1849 he came to CA enduring severe hardships, crossing the desert and mountains. He mined for a while then went to Sacramento and then to Tuolumne County mines. During the early fifties there came to CA two men named Green PATTERSON and Grizzly ADAMS in quest of bear, and he became the life-long friend of them. Mr. CARROLL was a crack shot and he captured and caged the largest bear ever in captivity. Later this bear was taken East by Grizzly ADAMS and while on exhibition in Massachusetts he became so troublesome that Mr. ADAMS was compelled to shoot him.

Green PATTERSON, well-known pioneer, was intimately associated with Edward B. CARROLL in the early days of Carroll Hollow. He was a half-breed Cherokee Indian who had served in the Mexican War. He was murdered in the canyon early in 1866. It was believed his brother-in-law, "Sandy SIMPSON" was murdered for his money in Carroll Hollow.

Mr. CARROLL was married in 1875 to Mrs. Thomas CLARIG (Anna MORLEY) who had three children by a former marriage and who were adopted by Mr. CARROLL. The family made their home in Tesla. He passed away n 1881, survived by his widow and three adopted daughters. Mrs. CARROLL moved to Oakland where she died Sept 14 1918. She was one of the survivors of the ill-fated steamship, "Central America," which went down off Cape Hatteras, Sep 17 1857, with $4,000,000 in gold and several hundred passengers in a very severe storm on her trip from Havana to New York City. Mrs. CARROLL who was then Mrs. James REDDING, was one of the few rescued. The "Central America" was originally the "George Law" which had been refitted and rechristened and was being used as a Pacific mail steamer, but was an old hulk -- really unseaworthy.

The eldest daughter, Mrs. Mamie (CARROLL) BURNS, was born in SF and was orphaned by the death of her father when she was a little girl, the mother being left with three children, Mamie, Elizabeth and Maggie. Upon the mother's marriage to Mrs. Edward Baldwin CARROLL all three girls were adopted by him. Mamie was married in April 1902 to Mr. James BURNS, native of San Francisco. Elizabeth is the wife of Jack ELMHORN, chief engineer on an ocean liner plying in the Pacific to the Hawaiian Islands, and resides in San Pedro. Maggie was the wife of Harry W. TEEPLE, well-known Southern Pacific conductor and is living in Los Angeles with her son, Harry C. TEEPLE, who is employed by the Shell Company.

James L. CARROLL was born in Oakland Aug 22 1883, son of James Henry and Johanna (CONNELL) CARROLL, natives of New York and County Cork Ireland, respectively. James Henry came to CA in an early day and successfully engaged in the theatrical and advertising business.

In 1918 he removed to Lodi. He married in Modesto Dec 14 1920 to Miss Grace ROSS, native of Toledo OR, daughter of J. H. ROSS, who was sheriff of Lincoln County OR for many years. He died but the mother still lives in OR.

James P. CARROLL (this one has a picture) was born near New London, Conn, Oct 23 1852 the twin brother of Michael O. CARROLL, resident of Stockton. His father was Michael C. CARROLL, who was born in Kilkenny Ireland in 1828 and when 18 came to New London CT. In 1852 Michael embarked for CA via Panama. He arrived in SF in the spring of 1853 and went immediately to the mines in Placer county. In 1861 he purchased a ranch in Dent township. He married Miss Mary MULRONEY on October 27, 1850 and they had four children: three sons and one daughter.

James P. CARROLL was married to Miss Nellie C. DEMPSEY, daughter of William DEMPSEY, pioneer of Stockton.

They had three children: Alfred B. who married Miss Annie CLINTON (they have two children: Dempsey A, and Kathryn); Mamie, who died at 6 years; Gwendolyn is employed at motorv at Modesto. The wife died in 1921.

von Dollen in History of San Luis Obispo County p892 and 755

Max von DOLLEN was born Feb 27 1880 in Schleswig-Holstein Germany son of John H. von DOLLEN, the brother of Martin E. E. von DOLLEN. His mother was Caroline MARTENSEN of an old Danish family born in the same vicinity as his father.

John H. von DOLLEN brought his family to CA in 1886 and after two years at Half Moon Bay came to Keys canon in 1888 and located on the Monterey and San Luis Obispo County line. He died Feb 15 1917.

John and Caroline had Max, Henry and John (farmers in Keys Canyon), Fred (accidentally killed at the age of 19 when thrown from a horse), Carrie (Mrs. JOHNSON) of Keys canyon, Elsie (Mrs. BRUNSON) of AZ, Annie (died age 5), and Emma who lives with her mother and brother, Max.

Martin E. E. von DOLLEN was born in Tenning Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Feb 25 1841, son of Marcus von DOLLEN and Martha HERN. Of the seven children two came to CA, Martin, the eldest and John, the youngest. John died in Feb 1917.

Marcus came to SAn Miguel in 1885. He was married in San Francisco May 25 1873 to Annie WARTEMBORG, who was born nearHamburg Germany on Dec 26 1844, daughter of Andrew and Meta (MAAK) WARTEMBORG. Mrs. von DOLLEN came to SF in 1870. The couple had three children: Henry C. or Contra Costa County, George A., a farmer in the Ranchita district and Annie, Mrs. Arthur ENNIS, of Contra Costa County.

J.D. Hassett History Sonoma co.

Sarah HASSET first came to Healdsburg in 1857. She was the widow of the late John D. HASETT (sic). In 1879 he was a candidate for sheriff on the new constitution ticket. She is survived by one son, James T. HASSETT and several grandchildren. I could not find James in the CADI. Granddaughter is Mrs. J. G. FRASER, formerly Nollene WALKER, daughter of John L. WALKER. Attorney Marvin T. VAUGHAN of Santa Rosa is also a relative.

DECROW in History of San Clara County

Warren DECROW from History of Santa Clara qc 979.473 F6 p588 Warren DECROW, dentist, room 12, Phelan Building corner First and El Dorado Streets, San Jose. Born in Newark, Licking County, OH in 1841 he received his education at Dennison University at Granville, OH which was about eight miles from his father's farm. He moved to Quincy IL in the winter of 1865-66. He remained there until the summer of 1882, then went to CA and settled in Hollister where he stayed until Nov, 1884 and then moved to San Jose. He married in Newark, OH in 1865 to Miss Hattie C. STONE, native of the same neighborhood who also received her education at Granville OH. He is President of the California Dental Association, Past Chief Patriarch of the IOOF of San Jose, and member of Mt. Hamilton Lodge of AOUW. His parents were Samuel G. and Sarah E. (WOODWORTH) DECROW, long residents of OH, near Newark where they owned and lived on a farm purchased in 1838.

Joel S. WHITMORE in History of Humboldt county p180

Joel Scott WHITMORE was born in Oceanville, Hancock County Maine. In 1852 he came to CA, stopping in Trinity County and engaged in lumbering for Messars. Sturdivant and Whitmore. In 1861 he was in Humboldt County, located on Bear River Ridge, raising cattle and dairying. He took a ranch just out side of the redwood country in the Bald Hills. This place is 43 miles from Eureka, thirty from Hookton, eighteen from Hydesville and four from Bridgeville Post-office. A daily mail passes each way on the overland route. Children: Frank Leland, Lowena Frances, Carrie Agnes, Anna Louisa, Myrtle, Willie Edwin and Joel Cushman WHITMORE. (no wife's name is mentioned)

Argus ADAMS and Wayne ADAMS in History of Orange County p1522

Argus ADAMS was born at Allendale, Worth County MO on Dec 27, 1867, son of James ADAMS -- who was still living at age 94 in Anaheim, one of the oldest men in Orange County, a native o MO. His wife (and mother of Argus) was Miss Ruth W. COWAN who passed away a couple of years ago also at an advanced age. Argus went to Allendale schools and then the normal school at Stanberry in Gentry County. At Grant City, MO on Jan 27, 1892 he married Miss Dale SCOTT, native of that town, daughter of George P. SCOTT, and Miss Jane ROSS. In 1898 Argus came to CA for the first time but after 15 months returned to Worth County. In 1905 he was back in the Southland and lived for one and a half years in Anaheim, but once again returned to Worth County. On Jan 1 1912, Mr and Mrs ADAMS came to CA to stay and purchased land on Acacia Street. The couple had four children: Earl W. who married Miss Frances McCLOSKEY and they have two children: Evelyn and Wayne, and they live in Terrabella, Tulare County; Wayne H. lives on South Acacia Avenue; Blanche is Mrs. Ernest PURBECK of Oakland Loman H. is at home. Wayne H. ADAMS was born near Allendale MO on Nov 23 1897 and came with the family to CA in 1912. He married Miss Juanita OWENS on Jun 20 1918. She was a native of Waxahatchie, Ellis County TX and the daughter of L. A. OWENS. One child - Donald ADAMS.

Hon. Jackson F. BROWN in History of Northern CA

Hon. Jackson F. BROWN, ex-member of the State Assembly, was elected State Assemblyman in 1888. He was born in Chittenden County VT on Oct 7 1836, and when twelve his parents removed to Lamoille County where he completed his schooling. His father was Reed B. BROWN of VT and his mother was Electa FAY, both were natives of VT. She died in 1890 and he died seven years earlier. Jackson is the second of their 8 children. He came via Panama to CA in 1857 and located in Sonoma County, 4 miles from Petaluma. Then he lived in Marin County for two years and in 1861 located on his present farm, 5 miles east of Elmira. He married in Sonoma County Nov 14 1862 to Miss Eliza HOPKINS, native of VT, and they have five children: Arthur J., Homer G., Lillie M., Lulu Irene, Clayton H., three died as infants. They have one of the most beautiful homes in the Sacramento Valley, located 16 miles west of the Sacramento River, in full view of the famous Sierra Nevada range. The house was erected in 1887 and the plans and designs were drawn by architect N. D. GOODELL, of Sacramento City.

John FONTZ in History of Placer and Nevada Counties

ohn FONTZ is a native son of Bloomfield CA born on Nov 23 1891, the third of a family of eleven children born to John and Mary (COSTA) FONTZ, both natives of Portugal. John was born on St. George Island, one of the Azores group, while Mary was born in Lisbon. John FONTZ, the father, married Miss Mary COSTA after coming to the Golden State and the home was made at Bloomfield where he mined at the Derbee and the Malakoff mines. Their eleven children were: Joseph, now in Peru SA baby who died as an infant John May of Riverside CA William of Sacramento CA Georgina of Emigrant Gap CA Frank, deceased Emanuel of Colfax Antone, at Drum CA Leo, in San Jose CA Raymond, at Emigrant. John FONTZ (the son) came to Grass Valley in 1922, where he was employed as a master mechanic for the North Star Mines Company. On Apr 29, 1914 in Grass Valley, he married Miss Vera BROCK, daughter of Thomas and Alice (CRYER) BROCK. She had been born, reared and educated in Grass Valley where her father was in the merchandise business. They had three children: Beverly Alice Beatrice Margaret John BROCK

Antonio CODEGLIA in History of Contra Costa County p653

Antonio Nicodemo CODEGLIA, a CA pioneer in 1873 was born in Lucca Italy on Sep 14 1857, son of a merchant, Antonio CODEGLIA who had married Miss Assunta SIMI. They came to America in 1884 when sent for by their son. The family consisted of Ida (Mrs. Peter FREGGARIO) now of Lodi; Angeline (Mrs. S. LENZI), now of Stockton and Antonio. Antonio N. CODEGLIA found work as a ranch hand in the Sacramento Valley on the Sacramento River and on Grand Island for about 18 months. Then he went to Pescadero on Half Moon Bay. He married on Jan 20 1880 to Miss Mary ZAWZI, native of New York City, daughter of Peter and Teresa ZAWZI, one of 8 children. They had: A. J. Renaldo, who is father of two: Morgan and Lucile Erners J. R. W. Louise, who died age 8 yrs Jennie, who died age 7 yrs Albert, who died at 11yrs Florence, now connected with Richmond pubic schools.

Col John Putnam Jackson in History of Northern CA

Col. J. P. JACKSON saw the light of day in Cleveland, OH and lived there until he was 14 years old. At that time he moved to Cincinnati and practiced law for fifteen years after the usual course of preparation for professional life. In 1857 he married Miss Anna HOOPER and native of KY. They had nine children, seven sons and two daughters. Five were born in KY and four in CA. In 1867 he went to Europe to negotiate the bonds of the CA Pacific Railroad and eventually came to the coast where he became the President of this company. In 1864 he received the unanimous nomination for the governorship of KY. His first enterprise in journalism was the management of the San Francisco Evening Post which he changed in politics from Democrat to Republican, making it a recognized power in the journalistic field. He was also the owner of the Napa Soda Springs, a health resort. He also owned the satirical journal, the Wasp, of San Francisco. He was a personal friend of President Harrison who appointed him sub-treasurer at SF.

Thomas W. WILSON in History of the State of CA and Sierras

Thomas W. WILSON, a resident of Susanville and sheriff of Lassen County was a native of Canada. His paternal grandfather was a native of VT and was a farmer of Franklin County NY where he died at an advanced age. His father, Isaac P. WILSON, was born and reared on a farm in Franklin county and during the '50's was a member of a company that built mills and embarked on the manufacture of lumber in Canada where for 30 years he continued in the lumbering business. He removed to Minneapolis and died there at age 86. His widow was Eliza (LYONS) WILSON of NY continued to make her home at Royalton MN. There were five children: Mrs. Robert BLACKWOOD A. C. WILSON George E. WILSON - all of Royalton and Thomas W. WILSON, eldest of the four (still living) and only one to settle in CA. He was born near Montreal Canada Jan 28 1856 and educated in Canada and NY. When he was 17 he went to Brushton Franklin county NY where he entered the employ of an uncle in his sash and door factory. Later he engaged in lumbering in NY and Canada. When the discovery of gold at Leadville took thousands to that new gold camp of CO he tried his fortune in 1879 but soon went to Golden CO and then to WY where he was employed by Rand, Briggs and Steedman, one of the earliest of the stock companies established in the west. In 1882 he went to CA for a tour of inspection and then returned to MN. In the spring of 1883 he went back to CA and settled in Big valley and engaged in the stock business. In 1898 on the Republican ticket, he was elected to the sheriff's office and established his home in Susanville. By his first marriage he became the father of Dorothy, Rena and George. He married 2nd Miss Lucy THOMPSON, native of Lassen county, daughter of George THOMPSON, a pioneer of that county. (no children mentioned from this marriage.)

Richard Beverly CONDLEY in History of Fresno

Richard Beverly CONDLEY was born in Marshall Saline Co MO on Mar 28, 1872 and came to CA in the late '90's. His father was David Mack CONLEY a native of Arkansas who was a farmer in Saline Co and then moved to Napa CA, but returned to the Iron State and died there at Marshall. His wife was Martha BARNETT before her marriage and was born in Benton County. She died in Marshall as well. Four children were born to the couple all of which are in CA. Richard was the oldest, and at Marshall on Mar 28 1893 he married Miss Ethel HINTON, native of Marshall, daughter of David and Clara (PARKS) HINTON of IN and PA respectively. She is the second oldest of 6. From 1893 to 97 he was farming in Saline County and then went west to Hanford CA. In 1912 he went to the Coalinga field and remained there ever since. He had four children: Charles (married to Eva UMBURN Lucy (Mrs. G. C. WORK) of Oilfields - one child: Robert Beverly WORK Edna CONDLEY and David CONDLEY at Coalinga High School

Erwin GRIDLEY in the History of Solano County p522

Erwin S. GRIDLEY was the grandson of Reuben GRIDLEY, a native of New York. Erwin's father was Joseph GRIDLEY, who was born in NY and was twelve years old when his family removed to MI in a "prairie schooner." Erwin's mother was Roxanna HERRING, native of NY and daughter of Samuel HERRING who was one of the first settlers of Kalamo MI. Erwin S. was the oldest of their five children. He was born in Kalamo MI, Oct 24 1845. In 1870 he came to Napa CA. He married in Flint MI to Miss Lizzie BARTLETT, a native of Flushing MI. Two children were Joseph and Frank.

Henry CATEY in History of the State of CA South Coast Counties p1020

Henry CATEY, was born July 21 1834 in IN, son of Stacey B. CATEY, who was born in NJ in 1806, and removed to IN in 1816. He died their in 1887. He married Sarah FERGUSON, native of NJ. She died in IN in 1850 at the age of 38. Henry left IN in 1857 and came across the plains to CA with three of his schoolmates, one of which, Henry LARKINS, was killed while en route at Carson Valley. From there Mr. CATEY went on to Sacramento, going from there to Marysville, and from there to Shasta County. He prospected in Northern CA until 1862, and then until 1869 he mined in OR and MT mining fields. He returned to IN and married. He remained there for ten years. In the fall of 1882 he came with his family to Los Angeles county and in the Spring of 1883 he purchased land on which he has still lived. In 1870 in IN he married Mary A. KEEFER, native of NY, and they have four children: S. F. CATEY of Los Angeles; G. W. CATEY of Los Angeles; Minnie L. a teacher in Compton; and Emma E.

M. L. WICKS in History of Los Angeles County p687

Moses Langley WICKS was born in Aberdeen Monrose County Mississippi, the son of Major M. J. WICKS, a native of Savannah and of Welsh-English extraction. Moses' mother was descended from the English JENNINGS family intermixed in America with Huguenots. While Moses was still a child the family moved to Memphis TN. He attended the Leddin Commercial College and then entered the University of VA. In a class of124 he was one of 21 to receive his degree of B. L.L. In 1875 he married Miss Elizabeth LITTLEJON and came to Los Angeles where his father had settled the previous year, having lost his fortune by Jay Cooke & Co. failure in 1873. During his residence in Anaheim the first son was born, M. L. WICKS, Jr. and some months later Mrs. WICKS passed away. In 1877 Mr. WICKS moved to the city of Los Angeles. In 1882, with Rev. C. T. MILLS, founder of Mills's College for young ladies, he purchased large tracts of land, including the site of the town of Pomona. In 1881 he married his second wife, by whom he had one son, Persey Langley.

Ernst C. AMLING in History of Orange County vol II p 386

Ernst C. AMBLING, one of Orange County's leading florists, was born in Maywood, Cook Co IL on 19 Aug 1888, the son of Albert F. and Caroline (REINKE) AMBLING. He was one of five brothers, one of whom is Walter R. AMBLING, engaged in the laundry business in Los Angeles. Another is Rev. C. M. AMBLING, pastor of a church in Olympia WA. Paul F. AMBLING is manager of the Ambling Nurseries at Des Plaines, IL and Otto H. AMBLING is sect-treas of the Albert F. AMBLING Nurseries at Maywood IL. On Sep 14 1910, in IL, he married Miss Lydia HINZ and are the parents of 8 children. Albert J. Elmer P. John Williams Dorothy Gertrude Raymond Thelma and Wallace.

Elonzo P. DAVIS in History of Kern County p 609-610

Elonzo P. DAVIS was the son of Isham Turner DAVIS who was born near Lebanon, Wilson County TN but was a pioneer farmer of Arkansas from a period antedating the struggle with Mexico. He married Mary A. FARLEY, native of East TN, and a member of an old VA family. In 1869 the family started across the plains via TX, NM and AZ, loading their necessary equipment in wagons and using oxen for motive power. At that time Elonzo was a youth of about 16 years. Fortunately the Indians did not attack them at any time during the long journey. From 1869 to 1871 the family lived at El Monte and from that time until 1876 they made their home in Kern County. IN 1876 the all of the family except one daughter and Elonzo went back to Arkansas, only to return to the west in 1883 and settle again in Kern county where the father died in 1900 at the age of 87 and so did his wife. There were 8 children in Isham Turner DAVIS' family, Elonzo being the second born. The eldest was William H. of Rosamond Kern County Two daughters were Mrs. Addie EGAN and Mrs. Mollie PURCELL, both widows living in Bakersfield. Mrs Sarah HOUSTON lives in Los Angeles Lucetta (Mrs. Martin PETTIS (sic)) lives in Bakersfield John Edward and Robert Lee live in Bakersfield and Rosamond Elonzo DAVIS married Miss Margaret Hope TAYLOR, a native of VA and member of an old and cultured family of that commonwealth. About 1879 she was brought to CA by her father, J.C. TAYLOR who settled in Kern. Elonzo and Margaret had five children: Myrtle, Elonzo P. Jr., Pearl, Marvin and Erna.

Martin N. PETTUS in History of Kern County p 1358

Martin Neely PETTUS was born in Mendocino county Nov 22 1861 the son of James E. PETTUS of VA. James had come to CA via Panama in 1850. James married Cornelia VEADER, native of Minden LA and died in Kern at the age of 40 years. Her father was Col Charles H. VEADER, a native of Schenectady, NY, who came south during the war of 1812 and after the engagement at New Orleans. In 1849 he and his family crossed the plains in a wagon drawn by oxen. The PETTUS family had five children: Mrs. Leonora CROSS, widow living in Bakersfield. Martin NEELY PETTUS Carrie*, wife of William H. DAVIS, of Rosamond Kern Co. Howard, in the state of WA. The other child did not survive. (*brothers marry sisters?) Martin married Lucrettie DAVIES (sic) who was born near Washington Arkansas. They had three daughters: Ruby is the wife of R. M. CLARK of Stockton, while the younger girls, Alice and Thelma, live with their parents.

CHURCH in History of Sacramento Valley vol 3 p 316

Isaac Sattley CHURCH was born at Ferrisburg Vergennes VT on the 25th of Oct 1829. He came to CA in the spring of 1850 by way of Panama. He ran a pack train from Marysville to Virginia City. He returned to VT and then returned to CA in 1860 with his parents, Isaac CHURCH and Harriet (SATTLEY). He married Feb 15 1860 to Miss Sarah GEER, native of Vergennes, Addison County VT. who died in Sierra Valley Jan 27 1882. Children were: Frances Sattely CHURCH Charles Gear CHURCH Mrs. Mary P. McNAIR, wife of William of Sierra valley Mrs. Charlotte Abbie FOWLES Lyda (Roxie E.) McELROY wife of the late Charles McELROY now in Sacramento Albert B. CHURCH He married a second time to Mrs. Rachel (STREET) HALE, native of OH. Isaac died Apr 18 1914 at Sattley CA His son, Francis S (spouse H) died at age 69 Aug 28 1928 County 50

Albert Bliss Church Sacramento Valley Page 303

Albert Bliss CHURCH was the son of Isaac Sattley CHURCH born at Sattley on Nov 10 1870. On Jan 1 1908 at Randolph, Sierra County CA he married Miss Edna E. HAMLIN, daughter of Roscoe and Eunice (STREET) HAMLIN. Her grandfather, Calvin HAMLIN came around the Horn to CA in 1850. Mrs. HAMLIN died at age 76 in Sierraville, Mr. HAMLIN died in 1913 in the old Soldier's home at Yountville at the age of 72 and is buried in Sattely. Roscue and Eunice had 6 children: Charles who died as an infant Ethel, wife of John J. WOODWARD of Susanville CA Helen H., wife of Charles E. KENT of Stillwater NV Roy A. of Stillwater NV Albert B. at Porterville CA Edna E. wife of Albert B. Church Edna and Albert had Gordon K. and Frida A. CHURCH.

Charles Geer CHURCH Sacramento Valley Page 306

Charles Geer CHURCH was born at Church's Corners now called Sattley, on Oct 29 1863. On May 3 1893 he married Miss Harriet WILTSE of NY, a daughter of Albert and Emma (EMIGH) WILTSE. They had seven children: Edna and Elma twins the former is the wife of George GERE of San Jose and has two daughters the latter is the wife of Ray HOWES of Los Gatos and has a son and two daughters Ward died in France Ezra B. of Clover Valley who married July 5 1930 to Mrs.Amy DOUGLAS, daughter of Mrs. Fred SMALL of Sierraville. John of Long Valley Maud, wife of Claud FULSCHER of Clover Valley and they have one child: Stuart Edith, wife of Hubert HUNTLEY of Loyalton and they have one son: Hubert Ezra Edwin CHURCH born VT Feb 20 1847 and came to CA in 1858 by Panama. He was a postmaster at Sattley. He died Dec 17 1896 at Quincy CA. His parent were Isaac and Harriet (Sattley) CHURCH. The town of Sattley was named after his mother. His children were James M. CHURCH, Edwin B. CHURCH, Harriet E. HUMPHREY, Reno NV, Alice R. ROBERTSON, Middletown, Jennie L. COPREN, Sierraville. Ezra Bliss CHURCH born VT Nov 20 1800 and came to CA in 1857 across the Isthmus of Panama. Obadiah Sattley CHURCH was born Ferrisburgh Centre VT Nov 27 1857 and came to CA in Mar or April of 1860 via the Isthmus of Panama. He was a U S Postal Carrier in San Francisco from 1892 to his retirement in 1922.

The TOURNAT Family in History of Orange County

George TOURNAT, formerly of Buena Park, was born 17th July 1865 near San Antonio TX. He was the son of H. TOURNAT, who came to CA in 1906 and settled in Santa Monica where his death occurred. In 1891 he married Miss Lilly BUNDREN, native of Mississippi, daughter of John Wesley and Obedience (HOLLOWAY) BUNDREN. Obedience was a student and artist in oils. They had the following children: Clara Obedience wife of Monte PRESTON of Long Beach and mother of 3: Gloria Arlene, Marjorie Morley and Rita Claire; Thomas Edison at Stanton who married Miss RICHARDS of Santa Ana and had 1: Ivan Lucian Waldo Emerson of Garden Grove Farm Center who married Miss Phyllis ALLAN of England Georgia Lilly wife of C. E. TIBBLES, a rancher in Iowa and has 2: Dona Elaine and Arlis Doreen Stella Victoria, wife of Ben DANKER of Santa Ana canyon and has 1: Barbara Lamar Leigh Hunt of Santa Ana who married Miss Lucile REID of Garden Grove and they have 1: Carolyn Jean Grace Ruth, wife of Fred M. JONES and has one: Marceline Lee Mary Temperance who died at age 3

Alfred BARNES in Histoy of Humboldt County p439

Alfred BARNES was mustered into the Union army during the civil war on May 24 1861 at Dixon IL. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war and sent to New Orleans, LA. In April, 1863 he boarded the steamer Fulton bound for New York City and then immediately went to IL. He went on to participate in the Battle of Lookout Mountain and once again was captured on May 17 1864 and was held prisoner at Casaba Alabama and then sent to Meridian Mississippi. In March 1865 the prisoners were sent to Black River Mississippi and then he was mustered out at Springfield IL Jun 7 1865. December, 1882 he came to Humboldt county, locating at Dows Prairie, north of Arcata. In 1903 he moved to Eureka. He was born in the town of Alexandra Jefferson County NY on April 28 1838, son of Ira BARNES who was a native of Steuben County NY. Ira moved with his family to IL in 1846. Ira married Eliza CARNEGIE, native of NY, and the daughter of Andrew CARNEGIE, son of Andrew, and who came from Scotland. Mr and Mrs Ira BARNES died in IL. They were the parents of seven children. Bertha, Mrs. WESTOVER who died in IL Maria, Mrs RANDALL of Aurora Andrew who died in KS CROWELL who lived in Aurora Mary, Mrs. SHERWIN in IL Ethelbert who died in Kane County Dec 1914 Alfred was just seven when the family moved to ILL. He married Miss Charlotte M. WILLEY in Kane County IL Nov 4 1867. She was a native of IL and daughter of Sardis WILEY, native of NY. They had six sons. Frank, a merchant at Silver Lake WA Harry at Turlock CA Fred who died in MO Ralph died in Los Angeles Earl is Deputy Game Warden at Eureka CA Verne is a farmer near Arcata

William OBER in History of San Bernadino and San Diego County p180

Wm OBER was born in 1847 in Somerset County PA. He came to CA from Bates County MO via the overland route. He lived in Sonoma county in the summer of 1871 and then engaged in blacksmithing in Bernadino. He married Miss Cora LEABO, a native of KY, in Oct 1882. He died age 75 in San Diego(National City) Aug 16 1923. Spouse C. from obit: father of Glenn, Clyde, Howard of Nestor CA and Guy of Los Angeles and Wilbur of Pasadena and Mrs. Lida H(N?)ETHERLY of Oceanside and Mrs. Gladys MacQUOWN of Palm City CA

John GASNER in History of Stanislaus County CA

John GASNER came to CA as a boy of 19 years and has been a resident of Stanislaus County since 1911 and of Prescott precinct since 1918. He was born at Fanas, Canto Graubunden Switzerland, May 7, 1871, the son of Bartholomeus and Elspet (RIEDER) GASNER. There were 7 children in his family: Margretha who lives in Switzerland George of Contra Costa County Parlina, wife of Peter WURTLINGER of Oakland-died 1896 Chris - Switzerland John - subject of this sketch Casper, dairy farmer in Coquille Valley OR Bartholomeus - farmer in Canto Graubunden. It was in 1891 that John first came to CA from his native canton, Graubunden, Switzerland, arriving in NY on Nov 22 or that year and one week later reached Oakland (Nov 27). His brother, George, was in the dairy business in Oakland and on the very day of his arrival young John went to work on the farm, remaining there two years. In 1894 he went to Eureka, Humboldt County and then to Ferndale. He then went to San Francisco where in 1896 he married Mrs. Anna REITZ, the widow of John REITZ, who was formerly Miss Anna TRABOLD, a native of Hesse Darmstadt, of Germany. She was the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (KRETZMAR) TRABOLD, natives of Darmstadt. Mr. REITZ died at age 48 leaving his widow and 8 children. The children: Helen (Mrs. HANSEN) Ferndale; Kate (Mrs. KLAUSEN) Ferndale Jacob - Prescott Twp Stanislaus Co George - with Jacob Mary (Mrs. SCHMIDT) and Margaret (Mrs. DEDLEFSEN) - both at Coos Bay OR Adolph - Visalia Fred - Stanislaus. Mrs. REITZ came to CA in 1895 and it was here she met John and they have two sons: Bartlett and John. From CADI John GASNER spouse A died age 63 Stanislaus County Mar 30 1934 Anna M. GASNER spouse J died age 63 Stanislaus County Dec 18 1923

George DELFINO in the History of Kern County 1914

George DELFINO was born near Milan Italy on Dec 15 1872. In 1892 he decided to come to America and arrived in the US that year, coming immediately to CA and settling in Tulare county. In 1894 he came to Kern county. He married in Bakersfield Victoria BIANCHE, who was born July 1883 in Italy. She came to Bakersfield with her parents at the age of 4. They were married July 28 1900. Six children were born to them:Marciano, Willie, Joe, Dalsolina, L., Frank and James.

A F JUDISCH in History of Los Angeles Harbor District

Arthur F. JUDISCH was born in Buck Creek IA on May 20 1894, son of William and Emma JUDISCH. His grandfather was a native of Germany who settled in IA when the land was covered with heavy timber. Arthur F. JUDISCH was married on April 11 1917 in Spokane WA to Miss Lillie MEUDI, daughter of Michael and Emma (PROFF) MEUDI of Wisconsin. They have two children: Helen Virginia born Apr 27 1920 and Malvin Arthur born Apr 25 1925.

Thomas Benton McDOW in History of Sacramento County

Thomas Benton McDOW was born in IL on Aug 4 1842 and when he was 8 the family moved to Van Buren county IA. With his brother he crossed the plains with a team and located for a time in Virginia City NV coming in 1863 to Marysville CA where he worked until 1864. He returned to IA, making the journey with a horse team, but returned to CA in 1870, settling near Delevan, in the northern part of Colusa County. He was married twice, once to Miss Sarah HARLAN, whom he married in 1866 in IA. They had one child, Elvadis McDOW, who lives in Maxwell. He married second, Sarah A. FINCH, and they had one child: Myrtle, wife of Andrew J. TRIPLETT of Maxwell. From CADI Thomas B. McDOW died in Alameda at age 64 Oct 27 1906.

George W. KNIGHT in the History of Yuba and Sutter counties

George W. KNIGHT was born at Kinderhook in Pike County IL on Nov 13 1867. He was the son of George and Deborah KNIGHT Sr. His father died in 1872 and Deborah married a second time to Thomas COCHRAN. George W. KINGHT was the ninth of a family of 11 children, most of them died as infants. In 1889 he came to CA and was employed in a citrus grove for two years. He then went to Chehalis County WA. In 1896 he returned to CA and arrived in Sutter County being first employed by D. E. KNIGHT of Marysville, Yuba County. On Nov 16, 1890 at Montesano, MA, he married Miss Minnie A. HALL, a native of Kinderhook IL and daughter of David Benton and Sarah HALL. Her father was a merchant in IL and she was one of 5. George and Minnie had five children: Wilna, Mrs. Darwin PICKNELL of Glenn Co CA who died at the age of thirty in Jan 1924 - she had one child: Doris Ross W. of Marysville who served in the US Army and trained at Camp Lewis Florence, school-teacher in Hawaii Kenneth Doris who died at age 13 From CADI Geo W. (spouse M A) died age 78 Los Angeles Oct 9 1922

D. Mat TOLTON in History of Pomona Valley

D. Mat TOLTON was born at Attalla Erowah County Ala on Feb 28 1884. He arrived at Pomona in Dec 1909 and opened a business of his own called Tolton's Tailors. Then he went to Kern County. He served four years in the CA National Guard and went to the Mexican border in 1916. He served in 1917 in the World War for seven days. He married in Santa Ana on Jun 26 1919 to Mrs Elizabeth SMITH of Pomona.

DESSIAUME and GAVAZZA in History of Merced

Joseph GAVAZZA was born at Villa San Secondo d'Asti Italy on Dec 23 1892, son of Valentino and Angela GAVAZZA. They had two children: Claudine, wife of Arri JEFFERINO of Oakland and Joseph, subject of the sketch. On March 13, 1910 he left Italy to join his sister in Oakland - he was 17 years old. On July 1, 1924 with partner, H. DESSIAUME, he bought the Winton store of the Pregno Mercantile Company. He married in Merced in 1923 to Miss Ruby Frances LOGAN, daughter of Henry Logan. Henri DESSIAUME was born at Bourges France Jan 13 1888, son of John and Helen (PIGEIT) DESSIAUME, vineyardists. He could read, write and speak French, German, English and Spanish, could read Latin and understand Japanese. In 1906 he went to Japan and in 1908 came to America and went directly to Victoria BC. Later he went to San Francisco and was steward at the St. Francis Hotel and then at the Hotel Oakland in Oakland, CA. In 1914 he was married in San Francisco. He joined with J. GAVAZZA and did a thriving business under the name of the Winton Mercantile Company.

HARRUB in History of Santa Clara

Irving E. HARRUB was born at Scituate Mass on May 31 1881, son of William and Mary (RANDALL) HARRUB. They came to CA about 1887 and the father was with the firm of Miller & Lux at Gilroy. An uncle, Walter B. HARRUB, established a home in San Jose. When he (Walter) died his widow moved to San Francisco. Wm. B. HARRUB had a business in Honolulu. Irving was a member of the National Guard enlisting at the break out of the Spanish-American War and was mustered out at the Presidio at SF in 1898. He went to Honolulu HI in 1899 and returned to CA at the time of the St. Louis Exposition and in about 1910 opened Dashaway Stable at Los Gatos. He married Miss Florence CARREL, native of Victoria BC, but reared in Santa Clara County. They had one son, Carrel HARRUB. Walter Balfour HARRUB came to CA "in the days of old, in the days of gold, in the days of '49." He was born July 16 1830 in Plymouth County, Mass, within 8 miles of the town of Plymouth. He was the son of Thomas Bowers HARRUB and his mother died when he was a child. At ten years of age he was thrown on his own resources. He came to CA on the barque Pleiades, representing the interests of Caleb L. ELLIS, under whom he had apprenticed in New Bedford. He left New Bedford on Feb 9 1849 and was two hundred and eighteen days making the perilous trip. Upon landing in San Francisco on Sept 18 1849 he set out for Marysville. Stopped at Vernon because of low water he decided to make his headquarters at Fremont. In 1874 he came to Oakland. He was married twice, his first wife being Frankie REED, daughter of George and Catherine REED. They had four children: one surviving, Ida May, wife of Walter A. KINNEY, an Oakland citizen. He married second Catherine J.. FLAVIN in Eureka and they had Walter, who died at age 3, and Katherine, wife of Edwin GIFFITH.

PETERSEN and JENSEN in History of San Joaquin County

Henry Christian PETERSEN MD was born near Petaluma CA on Aug 16 1875, son of Henry C. and Mary (JENSEN) PETERSEN, both natives of Schleswig-Holstein Germany. The father located in Sonoma county in the '60's and removed to San Joaquin in 1889. There were six children: (four still living at the time of the article) William P. in Bethany CA; Peter C. in Oakland; Henry Christiain, subject of the sketch; Charles resides at Haywards (?) CA; Mrs. Walter JENSEN and Clara are both deceased. In 1906 in Stockton he married Miss Cora COMFORT, a native of Palatine ID, who came to Stockton with her mother when she was 9 years old. They have one son: Henry Charles who was born in London England. Jens Christian JENSEN was born on the Island of Fohr, Sleswig, Germany, Mar 26 1863, son of Andreas and Maria (NICKELSEN) JENSEN, farmers on that island. At 15 years of age, in 1878, he came to CA and at Haywards found employment at farming. In 1891, after being in Nevada, he located in Petaluma. He is amember of the German Evangelical Church and the German Redmen. He is a Democrat and vp of the German branch of the Young People's Club.

Peter PETERSEN in History of Sonoma County

Peter PETERSEN landed in CA on May 1 1887. He was born in Germany Apr 29 1863, the son of Peter, Sr., a native of Denmark, born in 1827, and by trade a carpenter and cabinet-maker. The mother was Ellen Maria MORTENSEN as was born in Denmark in 1823 and lived to the ageof 83. They had six children: Martin, Ebbi, Peter, Hans, Anna and Alvena. Martin married Mary ERICKSEN and was the father of nine children: Harold, Malcolm, Ebbi, Alma, Heda, Helen, Mabel, Hilda and Mary. Anna was the wife of Jacob BERGSTROM of IA and the mother of 15 children. Alvena married Nels JENSEN of Sonoma and had seven children: Victor, Peter, Ebbi, Harry, Dagmar, Ellen and Mary. Peter married Hedvig ERICKSON, who was born in Sweden Nov 9 1866 and arrived in CA Aug 8 1889. A large family was born to them. There were two sons named Olaf and two daughers named Hedda, the first-born of each having died in infancy. Another son died at a very early age. The others were: Peter, Harry, Ebbi, Eric, Maria, Goldie, Dorothy, Hilda and Genevieve. Peter, the eldest son, married Josie COSTI and has one son. Maria, eldest daughter, is the wife of Frank BOLZ of Petaluma and has 2 sons and one daughter. Hedvig ERICKSON PETERSEN was one of six children: the others were Olaf, John Malcom, Maria, Matilda Hilda. The parents were Eric Johann and Hedda (MEIN) ERICKSON.

Edward KINSBURY in History of Plumas, Lassen & Sierra Counties

Edward KINGSBURY was born Oct 29 1830, in Summit county OH. At 17 he moved to IL. In the spring of 1860 he crossed the plains and stopped at Aurora NV and engaged in mining. In the fall of 1864 he came to Lassen but returned to NV the next year. In 1868 he returned to Lassen and settled in Honey Lake valley, south-east of Susanville. Oct 20, 1850 he married Miss Cassandra DURBIN of IL and they had two children: David O. born Oct 2 1852 and Charles W. born Nov 29 1854.

C. A. KINGSBURY in History of Southern CA

Rev. Charles A. KINGSBURY, of Redlands, was born in Newton, Mass in 1839, third in a family of five. His father was Isaac KINGSBURY, a market gardener. In 1875 he married Miss Mary Augusta DONALDSON, native of New York City. They had one son, Homer Penfield Donaldson KINGSBURY. He came to CA in 1889 because of failing heath and located in Redlands at Redlands Heights. His residence overlooks the entire San Bernardino valley.

Lewis B. KINGSBURY in History of Humboldt County

Lewis Buoncore KINGSBURY was born in Boston MA Feb 24 1851, son of Reuben and Elizabeth (BUONCORE) KINGSBURY natives of Dedham and Boston MA respectively. They were farmers at Lexington, the first battle ground of the Revolutionary War.

Lewis came to San Francisco in Dec 1874 and in Feb, 1875 he arrived in Eureka. Since 1883 he has been with the Occidental Mill as head planerman.

KINGSBURY in History of SF Bay region

Kenneth Raleigh KINGSBURY was 43 when he was elected in 1919 as president of the Standard Oil Company.

He was born in Columbus OH Jan 22 1876, son of Francis Homer and Mary Isabella (WILSON) KINGSBURY.

In 1886 the family moved to Orange, NJ.

Ignatz KOHNER in History of Santa Clara County

Ignatz KOHNER was born in Bohemia on Jan 15 1871, son of Adolph KOHNER and Mary (EPSTEIN), the fourth of seven children.

When 21 years of age he left for America sailing from Bremenon the North German Lloyd Steamship Line, and landed in New York and then for six years he stayed in Plainfield, NJ, clerking in a dry goods store.

In 1897 he went to Santa Clara CA and entered the employ of of A. BLOCK, a SC grower and packer.

In 1902 he visited Bohemia. He was naturalized in NJ.

In 1906 he married Miss Olga KOHNER, a lady with the same last name, but no relation to him, who was born also in Bohemia. She was the daughter of Phillip and Theresa (HERMAN) KOHNER. Her father was a capitalist, connected with the Bourse in Vienna. Her uncle was Abraham BLOCK, a Santa Clara pioneer, and she also had a sister, Mrs. Max KOHNER. In April, 1906 she came to Santa Clara and met Ignatz. They married and had two children: Herbert Walker and Helen Doris.

James Strong CAMERON MD in History of Sacramento Valley and Northern CA

J. S. CAMERON, M. D. has been located in Red Bluff for the past 37 years. He was the son of James CAMERON and born Nov 20 1845 in Edgefield District SC. Grandfather CAMERON, of Scotch descent, served as a soldier throughout the Revolutionary War. James CAMERON was a native of SC and was born and bred in Newberry. He died at Edgefield Sep 27 1858 at age 60.

He married Malinda TOLAND, native of Newberry County, born on Guilders Creek on Oct 15, 1815. She died in her native state in 1879. Her father was John TOLAND who was born in Ulster county, Ireland and immigrated to this country in the latter part of the 19th century. He died in SC in 1849. He had a son, Hugh H. TOLAND, of San Francisco, who as the founder of the TOLAND Medical College, now part of the university of California.

J. S. was the only survivor of a family of 7 children. He came to CA in 1867, by way of Panama, and entered the TOLAND Medical College, graduating from there in Nov, 1868. He then went to Red Bluff to practice medicine.

Feb 29, 1884 he was thrown from his buggy and broke his right arm. On July 15, 1884 his team ran away and his carriage overturned and his left arm was broken and his wrist dislocated. He never fully recovered his former vigor.

March 10, 1870 in San Francisco he married Miss Augusta GERKE, born in SF in 1852, daughter of Henry GERKE who had located in SF in 1847. She died in Red Bluff on Nov 6 1880, leaving two children, James H. (an electrician in SF) and George, (engaged in the oil business).

Film 115 Reel 28 Book 5200 p566-7

James S. CAMERON MD was the son of James CAMERON who was born in SC in 1798. His mother was Malinda TOLAND, sister of the late Dr. H. H. TOLAND of San Francisco. The CAMERONs came from Scotland. James S. was the sole survivor of a family of four sons and three daughters. At 16 he joined the Confederate army. On May 10, 1866 he sailed from NY and landed in San Francisco on June 13. Nov 26 1868 he left San Francisco and went to Red Bluff. He married the second daughter of Mr. H. GERKE. She was born Apr 24 1852. The had two children.

From Tehama County Pioneer F868.T3L45 1996 Vol 1

James CAMERON was born in SC 1879 and died Sept 27 1858. He married Melinda TOLAND was was born in SC Oct 15 1815 and died in SC 1879. She was the daughter of John TOLAND form Ireland.

their child was James Strong CAMERON born Edgefield District, SC on Nov 20 1845 and died Red Bluff March 24 1913, buried in San Francisco.

His wife was Augusta GERKE who was born SF Apr 24 1851 and died in Red Bluff Nov 6 1880. She was the daughter of Henry GERKE and Louisa A. GERKE. He was appointed guardian in 1876 of R. B. CAMERON who wrote his will at Red Bluff Feb 13 1870 leaving an heir: G. I. CAMERON.

Augusta and James had

James Henry CAMERON, born Red Bluff 1871

George Toland CAMERON born Red Bluff Mar 16 1873 married 1st in San Francisco,Jan 12, 1897 to Sue CROOK of Memphis TN he married 2nd Miss De YOUNG, daughter of Charles DeYOUNG, owner of the SF Chronicle.

Emery BARRIS in History of Tulare County Vol 2 p412

Emery BARRIS is a native of the old Empire state. He has been a resident for 25 years in Dinuba. He came to the area in 1885.

Mr. BARRIS was born on a farm in Chautauqua county in the state of New York in 1847. In 1869 he cast his lot with the people of the Sunflower state and took part in the building operations at Wyandotte and Great Bend.

In 1873 he came to CA, arriving on Aug 18, and became employed as a carpenter in San Jose.

He went to Laporte in Hubbard County Minnesota but returned to CA in 1884, working for a while in Los Angeles county.

In 1900 he moved his chief lumber plant to Dinuba. In 1902 he became one of the chief stockholders in the First National Bank of Dinuba.

KORBEL brothers in History of Sonoma County Page 900

F. KORBEL & Bros., Inc.

Francis KORBEL and his brother, Anton F., and (until his death in Feb, 1900), Joseph K. were members of this firm. All were natives of Bohemia. As boys they crossed the ocean to New York City and secured work at various occupations. In 1860 they came to CA via the Isthmus of Panama and settled in San Francisco.

They formed their partnership in 1862, starting the first cigar-box factory in San Francisco. This business became involved in hardwood production and they bought their own sailing vessels and sent them to all parts of the world with cargoes of hardwood.

In 1872 they went to Sonoma County and purchased timber land on the Russian River near what is now Korbel and they created two sawmills.

During 1886 the first wine cellar was built and in 1890 a branch house was started in Chicago. As early as 1894 they produced CA champagne by the famous French method "fermented in bottles." Prior to that it had been asserted that that champagne could not be produced in CA.

M. LORYEA in History of Santa Clara County

LORYEA Brothers: On the second floor of the Paul Block, No. 26 South First Street, on of the finest buildings in San Jose, are situated the photographic parlors of the LORYEA Brothers, the leading photographers of this city. They lead in their line, and are both possessed of a thorough knowledge of the art, familiar with the slightest detail. They never allow a subject to leave the studio partially satisfied, insisting that every patron shall express himself freely and if not satisfied pose again.

On the walls the eye is attracted by the portraits of hundreds of of the best people of the county, and not less so by the beautiful landscape views, of which this firm makes a specialty, including the finest views of the great Lick Observatory.

The firm consists of Milton and Archie LORYEA, both natives of the Pacific Coast, Milton having been born at Sacramento in 1860 and Archie in Oregon in 1865. They learned their art in San Francisco in the celebrated photographic gallery of Edouart & Colb. Milton was employed there five years, Archie two.

In 1881 Milton established the gallery in San Jose, Archie joining him in 1882. They make a specialty of enlargements and also of children's pictures, in which they are particularly successful. Both stand high in business and social circles.

From the CADI:

Esther C. LORYEA age 63 died Los Angeles May 26 1929

Milton LORYEA spouse E died age 62 Los Angeles Nov 27 1922

Also Dr. A. M. LORYEA died Apr 26 1893 in SF

Will was contested Apr 29 1893

I don't know if there are connections on these names but thought you might want to collect the information for your research.

Philemon BECK in History of Yolo County p97

BECK, Philemon was born May 19 1836 in Wirtemberg Germany. At 18 he emigrated to the US and lived 5 years on NJ, three in MO and came to CA across the plains in 1862. He settled in Yolo county and then went to Humboldt In 1864, returning to Yolo in 1865.

In 1870 he was licensed by the United Brethren Church to preach and in 1875 he removed to Lake County and stayed there two years. After which he returned to Knight's Landing, Yolo County.

He married Mary S. GOODALL, native of Scotland, born 1833, in Clark County MO on Nov 15 1860, the service performed by Rev. Mr. COREY.

Children are Mary L. Sarah R., Fanny E., Christie May, Samuel H. and Charles E.

Archibald M. CAMERON in History of Sacramento County p980


Among Sacramento's prominent businessmen is A. M. Cameron, who is best known as president of the Sacramento Laundry. Born in Dunlee Scotland. October 13, 1876, he is the son of William and Belle (Low) CAMERON, the former of whom was a railroad man and passed away in Dundee. The mother is now Mrs. A. J. Holcombe, M D of Los Angeles. When a young boy Mr. Cameron came to America, located near Winnemucca, Nev., and lived with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Scott, on a cattle ranch. In 1881, they removed to Sacramento, Cal., where for several years he attended the public school and then a business college. At the age of fifteen he went to work for the Sunset Telephone Co. as a messenger and afterward served that company as night operator. Subsequently for several years he was employed by A. Walker, a produce and grocery merchant serving as clerk, and then for three years was a driver for the Union Laundry. In 1903 Mr. Cameron with several others organized the Sacramento Laundry, located at the corner of Front and O Street, and the venture has been successful from the start. Mr. CAMERON is president of the company. During the first year they ran three wagons and each year have added to their delivering facilities until they are now the owners of twelve wagons. In 1909, in connection with their laundry, they started the Sacramento Sanitary Cleaners branch. Throughout the vicinity, within a radius of a hundred miles from the city, they have twelve laundry agencies, and their business is constantly growing.

On December 10, 1896, Mr. Cameron was married in Sacramento to Miss Abbie S. A. Conrad, a native of Washington, Yolo county, Cal., and the daughter of George H. Conrad, the latter an old settler of the state. Mr. Cameron is a member of the Presbyterian church, and fraternally unites with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Maccabees.

Edgar E. CLAYTON in History of Stanislalus County p1326

EDGAR E. CLAYTON.-- An experienced rancher who has also become proficient as a well-trained, clever carpenter, is Edgar E. CLAYTON, who was born, a native son proud of the Golden State, in San Benito County on May 8, 1876. He is the third son of Randolph S. R. CLAYTON, a native of Maryland, who came to California in 1850 and put in two years in the Southern mines, after which he engaged in stock raising in San Benito and Monterey counties. A man of integrity and alert, he proved successful; and as a testimonial of his real worth, he left his widow and ten children, at his demise in 1910, a handsome estate in San Benito and Monterey counties, of which about 1,000 acres yet remain. He had married Miss Sarah CLEVELAND, a native of Illinois, and she now resides in Coalinga.

Edgar CLAYTON was reared on the range and even as a boy took a live interest in stock. He attended the Valley school, obtained there and on the home farm a good preparation for the various duties in life, and when twenty-one years of age homesteaded, proved up on and sold 160 acres of land in Monterey County. Later, he identified himself with the opening of the Coalinga oil fields; he helped to bring in the second well on the West Side and for eight years worked in the oil fields.

In 1906 Mr. Clayton came to Turlock, having purchased, the year previously, a forty-acre ranch about three miles southwest of Turlock, and since that date his developments, with improvements, have brought him a good return. Naturally, he is a member of the Stanislaus County Farm Union. He is a freeholder of one-tenth interest in one-half of his late father's estate, already referred to; while as an expert carpenter particularly able as a joiner, he has a small fortune in his useful trade.

At San Jose, on July 14, 1898, Mr. Clayton was married to Miss Nellie DONNELLY, a native of New York, by whom he has had seven children-Dorothy, Jeanie, Marie, Esther, June, Belle, and Edgar E., Jr. Mr. CLAYTON is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and a director of the Mitchell School District

Henry J. and John B. BRUBAKER in the History of Pomona p685


Foremost among those who have brought the manufacture of concrete pipe forward as a California industry, while advancing its state scientifically and technically, must be mentioned Henry J. and John B. Brubaker, under the firm name of Brubaker Bros., whose office is at 25 Acacia Street, San Dimas. Henry J. was born on a farm in Franklin County Kans., on March 6, 1886, while his brother, John B. Brubaker was born on January 16, 1884. Their parents were Joseph L. and Mary S. (Garber) Brubaker, natives of Tennessee and Illinois, respectively who were farmers in Iowa, and later in Kansas.

The familv earlv moved to Wyoming, and after four years proceeded, in the fall of 1890, overland to California, being three and a half months on the way. They spent a year at Fresno, and then they were at Norwalk until 1893. For another three years they remained at Little Rock, Antelope Valley, on the Mojave Desert, and in 1896 came to San Dimas. where the father died; his widow survives him.

Henry obtained his education in the public schools of California, but at fourteen he went to work, and the balance of his studying was in the great school of life and human experience. For five years he clerked in a general merchandise store with his brother, and all the time was preparing for the later and more important work of his life.

In 1907 Brubaker Bros. established their business here, and it has been conducted in this vicinity ever since, the operations extending in particular over Riverside and Los Angeles counties. They employ an average of thirty men, and their pay roll runs over $2,000 a month. In 1912 Brubaker Bros. perfected a new concrete pipe making machine, which they patented and now use in their business. This machine facilitates the manufacture as well as makes a stronger and superior pipe. It is equipped to run by power. The manufactured pipe is shipped into different parts of Southern California and as far north as Kern County, and is in much demand for its superior quality. The machine has been adopted by the state of California in the manufacture of concrete pipe for the state land settlements. Being much interested in the development and growth of Pomona Valley, they have the satis-faction of knowing that they have contributed something definite to bring about definite results.

On June 5,1909. Henry J. Brubaker was married to Miss Dora Ehersman. a native of Indiana, and they have two children, Mary Elizabeth and Stuart Brubaker. John B. Brubaker married Miss Hattie Teague, the daughter of D. C. Teague, a pioneer of San Dimas. John B. Brubaker was bereaved of his wife three years ago, leaving him a daughter. Hattie May. The Brubakers are Republicans, also members of the Pomona Lodge No.789, B. P.O. Elks, and are active in the Chamber of Commerce.

George Taylor FRANKUM in History of San Joaquin Valley CA p1356


Five miles east of Portersville, Tulare County in the Rosedale Colony is located the ranch which belongs to George Taylor FRANKUM, an enterprising and substantial orange grower of this section. A native of Russell county, KY, he was born August 12 1855, a son of William FRANKUM. The latter was a native of the same state who in 1857, removed as a farmer to Jasper county southwestern Missouri, near Carthage where his death occurred April 19, 1866. During the Civil war he enlisted in 1862 in the Union army serving until 1864 when he was discharged on account of a lever which settled in his left arm leaving him a cripple. His wife, formerly Elizabeth McCLURE, also a native of Kentucky, died in Missouri in 1874 when about fifty-four years old. They were the parents of four sons and one daughter of whom George Taylor FRANKUM was the second in order of birth.

A rather limited education was all that George T. FRANKUM was enabled to obtain through an attendance of the primitive schools of the early day on account of the war.

In 1870 he went to Denton County, Tex., and engaged as a cowboy throughout the state, working on the range for a time, after which he commenced driving on the trail. He remained so occupied for five and a half years, in 1876 going to Colorado and engaging in mining in San Juan County for seven years. Following this he was located in Pendleton, Ore., in the same occupation, where he remained until 1891, in which year he came to California settled near Portersville. He bought ten acres six miles east of tiny city and planted it to oranges and in 1902 bought his present property of thirteen acres where he has since engaged in the nursery business, raising orange trees.

In Missouri Mr. FRANKUM was united in marriage with Mollie WATKIN, a native of that state, and they are tine parents of three children, namely: Clarence, Nettie and Claudie, all at home. Fraternally Mr. FRANKUM is a member of Portersville Lodge No. 303 F. & A. M. and the Woodmen of the World. Politically he was a Republican but is now a stanch advocate of socialism. He owns one share in the Rochdale store of Portersville, and interested in every way in all movements which tend to develop the resources of this section.

JOHN WESLEY McCUISTION in Hisotry of Sacramento County p632

JOHN WESLEY McCUISTION.-A hustling Californian of varied enterprise, who did much to place Sacramento on the map, was John Wesley McCuistion. for years the proprietor of the Original California Employment Agency. He was born at Georgetown, in Williamson County, Texas, on August 11, 1851, the son of Noah and Nancy T. (Merguson) McCuistion, worthy pioneers who braved all the inconveniences and dangers of frontier life and came out to California in 1852. They left Texas on March 14, but had the misfortune to miss the caravan they expected to accompany through Mexico, and so were among 150 people to charter a sailing vessel.

On the way up, they were becalmed, and their water and provisions ran low, but they met some fishing-boats and got relief. Some of the party got out to walk, and beat the boat into San Diego. Again the boat ran out of provisions, but the party finally reached San Francisco, on August 18, 1852.

Noah McCuistion and his good wife went into the mines in Mariposa County, and for two years he followed mining in various places. He then went to Oakland and became a buyer of stock for Messrs. Miller & Lux. Selling out his place in Oakland, he next went to Martinez, in Contra Costa County; and in 1857 he came into Sonoma County. The year 1859 found him in Mendocino County with a large number of cattle, and there he stayed until the Civil War. In 1861-1862, he was at Tulare, and after that he went to El Monte, near Los Angeles; but he soon had t o go to Lower California to get 10,000 head of cattle, and returned to Mendocino County in 1863. There he was disturbed by the Indians, but was rescued by the soldiers. Getting back to Los Angeles, he bought the block of land between Broadway and Hill, and Fifth and Sixth Streets, and located on 160 acres of land at Hollywood, becoming one of the first settlers there. Members of the McCuistion family were prominent in the various walks of life; among them was Edward McCuistion, who for many years served as mayor of Paris, Texas.

John Wesley McCuistion acquired his education largely in a log schoolhouse and in the school of actual experience. When a youth he learned the printer's trade. Instead of working at his trade, however, he peddled jewelry in Lower California, and with the money thus earned he bought thirty-five acres near Downey, after which he hauled freight to San Bernardino. Selling out, he came to Kernville, and next went to Sierra Gorda where he was in the smelting works for eighteen months. His next move was to Columbus, Nev., and then to Reno; and after that he went east to Cheyenne,Wyo., where he was a scout for the government, remaining in the government service for six years. In 1875, he went to the Black Hills and established the town of Custer; and he freighted in and out of that country, returning to California in 1877. At Sacramento, he joined William Lind; and then he came to San Francisco. He did not stay there long, but went into Mendocino County and located land, which he later sold. He then crossed the border again to Nevada and farmed there for two years.

Later he came to Los Angeles, and then went to New Mexico, where he remained until 1882. He went to Chloride and there engaged in business, and then to Grant County, N. M., driving the first wagon into that place; and he took up a town-site and was made postmaster. He also engaged in mining, and sold the Percha Chief Mine for $36,000. He then went to Kingston and was postmaster there; and after that he was at Hot Springs, Ark. For six years he engaged in the Cattle business in Colorado, and next he went to Billings, Mont., where he re-mained for two years. He bought land in Orange County, Cal., and organized the school district and built a schoolhouse at Talbert. For a year and a half, he sold and bought land at Corona. Disposing of this, he established an employment agency in Los Angeles, and then went to Santa Cruz, where for five years he continued in the business, until 1907, when he came to Sacramento and established the business here. He called it the California Employment Agency, and later on changed the name to the Original California Employment. Agency. In the business he was ably assisted by his wife, who kept his books, made the re-ports. and aided him in every way she could. His offices were in the close vicinity of Second and J Streets for fifteen years.

In Woodland, in 1912. Mr McCuistion married Mrs. Margaret T. Averell. a native of Philadelphia. Pa., and the widow of Isaac Seymour Averell of New York, who was with the Southern Pacific Railroad Company until his death which occurred in San Francisco. Mr. and Mrs. Averell's union was blessed with a son, Edward, who is connected with the United States Shipping Board 30 San Francisco. He is married and has three sons: Edward A., J. Vincent, and Harrison Tate. Mr. McCuistion had a daughter, Teresa, now Mrs. Edgar Cox of Los Angeles, who has a daughter, Yvonne. Mrs. McCuistion is a cultured and refined woman of a pleasing personality, and presides gracefully over her home, located at 2931 S Street, Sacramento, the scene of much hospitality and good cheer.

On October 28, 1922, since the interview from which this sketch was prepared, Mr. McCuistion passed away, mourned by his family and many friends. He was one of the best-known men in the county, being known and loved by rich and poor alike. He was especially loved and esteemed by the children, who all called him "Uncle John," and to others throughout the county he was known as "Honest John." In politics, Mr. McCuistion was a Democrat. Of good pioneer stock, he was much interested in the county's historic past, and had full confidence in its promising future. He belonged to the Fraternal Brotherhood and the Sacramento Pioneers, in whose circles he enjoyed an enviable popularity.

Hope, S.D. page 816 A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern.

1848. His father, A.M. Hope was a farmer, but with the tide of emigration in 1852, he brought his family to California across the plains, in an old prairie schooner, with ox teams. He farmed about one year in Contra Costa County and then followed mining in Amador and Calaveras until 1872, when he came to Fresno County and preempted 160 acres near Borden, where he died in 1883.

Our subject lived at home through all the changes, but devoted his life to farming instead of mining, and he now occupies the ranch of his father, to which he has added and now has 320 acres. He rents additional land, sowing annually about 600 acres in wheat and barley. Mr. Hope returned to Fairfield County, Ohio in 1884 and was married to Miss Mary Smith whom he brought to his western home. They have one child, Robert Bruce, who was born in January, 1887. Having prospered in this world's goods Mr. Hope is about taking his family east for a visit to the home of their childhood.

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