John Price

John Price, of Coloma, was born in Burlington, Vermont, in 1831. He came to California via the Panama route in 1850, and went to the mines in Stanislaus county. After a short time he returned to San Francisco and again to the mines. During the years '52 and a portion of '53, he was clerking in a grocery store in Sacramento. In July, 1853, he went to Coloma, and mining a short time, engaged in clerking for Robert Bell in 1868. He purchased the business and has since been engaged in general merchandising, a trade that he has been trained to from boyhood. He is now postmaster at Coloma. Mr. Price is a member of the Masonic fraternity at Coloma, of which he has been Secretary for many years. Was married to a daughter of John Teuscher, an old time Californian.


The History of El Dorado County, California by P. Sioli, page 228

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