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Israel Mylar

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:08 am    Post subject: Israel Mylar Reply with quote

ISRAEL MYLAR, deceased, one of the California pioneers of 1850, was born in Kentucky, came to this State from Missouri, but not being exactly pleased with the country he returned to his home in a very short time; but as many of the other pioneers were again making the trip, in 1852, Mr. Mylar a second time made the journey, this time bringing with him his wife and one son, Enoch. After arrival he engaged in mining until 1855, when he located in Monterey county, and engaged in farming, he lived many years at San Juan, in San Benito county. Israel Mylar lived and died at San Juan, the latter event occurring April 29, 1884, when he was sixty-eight years of age. The maiden name of his wife was Mary Walters, a native of Ohio, who died May 15, 1866. Four children were born to them, of whom Enoch, who came to California with his parents was the eldest.

He was born in Illinois, January 6, 1841. After his birth his parents removed to Gentry county, Missouri, about forty miles east of St. Joseph, when Enoch was quite young. He was about eleven years of age when the trip was made to the "Golden State," and he grew up in the State of his adoption, where he received his education. His early life was spent at San Juan. He now owns a fine farm of 280 acres, near Mulberry post office, San Benito county, which he located in 1875.

May 15, 1866, Mr. Mylar married Miss Lucretia, a daughter of Benjamin Hames. She was born in Chili, South America, and her mother, Carmen Laing, was also a native of the same country, and of English descent. The father of Mrs. Mylar was a native of Rochester, New York. Both he and his wife lived many years in Santa Cruz county.

Eight children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Mylar, namely: Hattie, Walter, Eva, Carmen, Estella, Lola, Lester and Clyde. Mr. Mylar is highly esteemed and respected by all who have the honor of his acquaintance.

Source: A Memorial and biographical history of the coast counties of central California : illustrated : containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time, together with glimpses of its auspicious future, illustrations and full-page portraits of some of its eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers, and prominent citizens of to-day. Chicago; Lewis Publishing Co. 1893.

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