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Oakes, Leticia Scott Reid

Birth Place: Indian Valley, Monterey
Pioneer Father: Robert Morrison Reid
Birth Place: Richmond Ind.
Date of Arrival in California: 1852
Pioneer Mother: Ann Elizabeth Regson Reid
Birth Place: Sutter’s Fort, Cal.
Date of Arrival in California: Sept 3 1846
Mother: May 30, 1926

Remarks: Father died 1890. My grand-father-mother crossed the Plains in covered wagon in 1845, arriving at Sutters Fort, Sac. My grand-father was the black-smith, made the first picks that picked the first gold, was with the men the day they discovered gold. Grandfather later went to Sonoma Co and you will find their name in the book of early settlers of Sonoma. My mother holds the honor of first white child (other than Spanish) bornin California of those who came across the plains, around the Horn or by way of the Isthmus of Panama. John Sutter offered my grand parents a league where Sacramento now stands, if they would name my mother after him Jaun or Jacinto which stands for John, being their first child they could not think of it and in there days land was cheap.

Stadtfield, Mary Frances

Birth Place: San Francisco
Pioneer Father: Joseph Mitchell
Birth Place: Virginia
Date of Arrival in California: 1850
Pioneer Mother: Mary Frances Rodenan
Birth Place: Germany
Date of Arrival in California: 1851
Mother: S.F.1850

Remarks: Both parents came around Cape Horn. I was born on the extreme western part of the city proper California near Powell. nothing but sand-dunes back of us. The material The material for our house came around the Horn and consisted of three rooms. put up on props. Went to Powell Primary School when six years old. Had two brothers and one sister and the and our greatest pleasure on Sunday after coming home from Sunday school was to go with our father to see the menagerie at North Beach then have a ride in an omnibus around the water front which at that time was not a very long ride. I also remember how we were supplied with water, a [illegible] with a big faucet at one end, and two buckets filled with water was left for our house once a week. We had a large sand [illegible] for the man to fill each time. This was in a funny little truck with a horse pulling it up and down hills. I also remember the excitement here when President Lincoln was assassinated, how the city was draped in mourning and every home had some sign of mourning. The funeral procession was elaborate for the times. I hope this will do and excuse writing + mistakes, not very good eye-sight. Respectfully Mrs M. F. Stadtfield.

Wardlaw, Odania B., Mrs.

Birth Place: Clipper Mills, Ca
Pioneer Father: Enrek Henry pratt
Birth Place: Mass
Date of Arrival in California: July 6 1849
Pioneer Mother: Lucy Bidgeford
Birth Place: Maine
Date of Arrival in California: Early M 1850
Mother died 34 years ago.

Remarks: [Mother] came by Isthmus of Panama. [illegible]

Reed, Emily E. Kimball, Mrs.

Birth Place: Michigan City, Ind.
Pioneer Father: Frederic Kimball
Birth Place: Saxon, Germany
Date of Arrival in California:
Pioneer Mother: Laura Newell Kimball
Birth Place: Michigan City, Ind.
Date of Arrival in California: 1851

Remarks: Mother came here with her brother Horace Newell in 1851 then went back and married and then came back to California. Both Newell Brothers went into the soap business. Started in a small Kettle in the back of an old fashioned cook store, -grew to be one of the largest soap factories in San Francisco. Also had a salt factory and my mother used it to assist her brothers and made the salt bags using an old fashioned sewing machine.

Hedge, Loela Berry (99)

Birth Place: Occidental, Cal.
Pioneer Father: William Preston Berry
Birth Place: Manard, Ill.
Date of Arrival in California: September 1852
Pioneer Mother: Permelia Emmeline Maufer
Birth Place: Warren, Missouri
Date of Arrival in California: 1856
Mother: Died Oct 17 1890, Sebastopol Cal; Father in Sebastopol

Remarks: Father came by the Southern Route with the Occidental Train of twenty fore covered wagons. Mother came by the Panama route died Oct 27 1890 on Sebastopol Sonoma Co.

Morrie, Janet, Mrs.

Birth Place: San Francisco, Cal.
Pioneer Father: Marcus Saac
Birth Place: Germany
Date of Arrival in California: 1851
Pioneer Mother: Hannah Wolf
Birth Place: Germany
Date of Arrival in California: 1851
Father died in S.F. 1906; Mother in S.F. 1887


Kolbe, Gussie Eugene

Birth Place: San Francisco
Pioneer Father: John J. Armstrong
Birth Place: Sweden
Date of Arrival in California: 1849
Pioneer Mother: Amanda Augusta Armstrong
Birth Place: Stockholm
Date of Arrival in California: 1869
Father died in 1887; Mother died in 1900.

Remarks: My father came here at the age of nineteen years, when there were only a few houses here, for he had a claim and accumulated $10,000 in the north when he left for Sweden and engaged in the cooperage business until married in 1865. After came back to San Francisco, after a year in 1869, started the largest the largest cooperage business here, having 30 men working for him. I was born shortly after my parents came to S.F. and have lived here ever since, with the exception of seven years spent in Washington and New York.

Wyss, Pauline Schmitz

Birth Place: San Francisco, Cal.
Pioneer Father: John Peter Schmitz, M.D.
Birth Place: Ullmen, Germany
Date of Arrival in California: November 1853
Pioneer Mother: Katherine Gretta Schmitz
Birth Place: Hartzfurt, Germany
Date of Arrival in California: Donner Route, 1858
Father died in San Francisco April 6, 1906; [Mother died] in San Francisco Sept. 1910.

Remarks: Dr Schmitz was an author of distention in his profession. Among works being a book of human physiology and numerous pamphlets on the causes of diptheria and croup. In 1886 he was appointed to the chair physiology and nervous disease in the California Hospital and Medical College and gained a high reputation as a lecturer on their subjects.

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