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Mrs. Sarah L. Sandman

Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Pioneer Father: Samuel Levy
Birth Place: Manchester, England
Date of Arrival in California: October 1, 1850
Pioneer Mother: Hannah Levy
Birth Place: Germany
Date of Arrival in California: Oct. 1, 1850
My father died in Los Angeles. My mother died in San Francisco.

Remarks: Mrs. Sandman says in her biography that she came to California with her father and mother crossing the plains with the ox trains. There were fifty families in the company. She also remembers two large floods in Sacramento city when a very small girl. As she came to California when an infant has recollection of events are not very distinct.

Mrs. Ida Nay White Jones

Birth Place: San Francisco
Pioneer Father: Henry Lynn White
Birth Place: Boston, Mass.
Date of Arrival in California: Sept. 15, 1849
Pioneer Mother: Louise Rose White
Birth Place: Jefferson, Maine
Date of Arrival in California: Sept. 15, 1849

Remarks: My father came around Cape Horn in the back. Floyd, Captain Mayberry in 1849. My mother left New York in March 1855 on the steamer George Yard for Aspinwall. She arrived in San Francisco in April on the steamer Golden Gate. Which was afterward burned. Mrs. Jones is a native daughter.

Mrs. Charlotte Reeve

Birth Place: Newburg, New York
Pioneer Father: John Shaw
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey
Date of Arrival in California: —
Pioneer Mother: Johanna Woolsey, Died  Sept. 15, 1839, Perry, Ohio
Birth Place: Newburg, New York, 1783
Date of Arrival in California: —

Remarks: Mrs. Reeve crossed the plains to California in 1853.

Mrs. Harriet Griffin

Birth Place: Gunthorp, Norfolk, England
Pioneer Father: William Bainbridge
Birth Place: England
Date of Arrival in California: 
Pioneer Mother: Elizabeth Bainbridge
Birth Place: England
Date of Arrival in California: January 1853

Remarks: My father died sixty-six years ago in New York City (1843). I came to Cal. with my mother. We came across the Isthmus of Panama. It was so long ago and I so very young that I cannot recall much of interest at that time. The first person that attracted my attention was a Chinese woman. I had never seen one before and thought they looked so queer. I saw the fort of the Vigilance Committee. It was made of sand bags. I have lived in San Francisco nearly all my life and have seen many changes that have taken place from time to time.

Mrs. Matilda Murr Hirleman

Birth Place: New York
Pioneer Father: Charles H. Murr
Birth Place: Germany
Date of Arrival in California: 1849
Pioneer Mother: Mary M. Murr
Birth Place: Germany
Date of Arrival in California: March 1852

Remarks: My father came to this Coast in 1849 via Isthmus of Panama. In 1851 he returned to New York and the following year 1852 returned to San Francisco accompanied by his family.  We came by way of the Isthmus of Panama, Nic. Route and my parents were obliged to ride on donkeys while their four children were carried across on the backs of natives. The name of the Steamer on the Atlantic side was the New Orleans. On the Pacific, the Ohio. My parents are both dead. My father died in San Francisco Jan. 2, 1868 and my mother June 24 1866.

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