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Morse Moss, Helen, Mrs.

Birth Place: Watsonville Cal
Pioneer Father: Chas. Moss
Birth Place: Cheshire Conn.
Date of Arrival in California: Oct. 12 1849
Pioneer Mother: Morse Moss Helen Mrs.
Birth Place: Valparaiso, Chile
Date of Arrival in California: 1849
Mother died in Berkeley 1894; Father in Texas 1896

Remarks: History on opposite page

[illegible] Runa M.

Birth Place: Crescent City
Pioneer Father: John Malone Left Ireland, went to Canada, engaged in Mining at Sonora, Cal. and in 1853 went to Crescent City in ’53 started first Mercantile business there
Birth Place: Ireland
Date of Arrival in California: 1848
Pioneer Mother: McCormick, Mary
Birth Place: Ireland
Date of Arrival in California: 1849


Brown, Edith

Birth Place: San Francisco
Pioneer Father: Conrad Lindner came in Boat around the Horn, settled at North Beach; where he opened restaurant.
Birth Place: Germany
Date of Arrival in California: 1850
Pioneer Mother: Elizabeth Snider
Birth Place: 
Date of Arrival in California: 1850


Buckner, Leona K.

Birth Place: Hanford, Cal.
Pioneer Father: Emil [illegible]
Birth Place: St. Louis, MO
Date of Arrival in California: Dec. 1852
Pioneer Mother: Lucy Hathawat
Birth Place: Merced, Cal.
Date of Arrival in California:

Remarks: My maternal grandfather came to Cal. in ’52 via Santa Fe trail; by wagon trail with Nate [illegible], after whom Visalia is named. My father operated only flour mill on Merced River; Father ran Stages Overland which is now Los Banos; the first white people to settle the famous Coalinga Oil Territory  I own San Joaquin Valley’s only restored Adobe house; next to the oldest in the Valley; 80 yrs. Old.  this Adobe was built by Daniel Rhoades, member & survivor of the Donner Party. I am a student of Cal. History

Dimpfel, Alma Demeritt

Birth Place: Benicia, Cal.
Pioneer Father: Hayden Lewis Demeritt
Birth Place: Nottingham, N.H.
Date of Arrival in California:
Pioneer Mother: Clara Marie Sanborn
Birth Place: Benicia, Cal.
Date of Arrival in California: Born 1858

Remarks: My Grandfather, [illegible] Decatur Sanborn, arrived S.F in early spring 1850; crossed Panama, and up the coast by boat; a heavy storm delayed the trip, so missed being ‘49ers by a few months. He had his wife with him and soon after arrival went to Benicia. A house there, still stands where he brought up his family and where I was born; all the children were born there.

[illegible] Mildred A., Mrs.

Birth Place: Watsonville, Cal.
Pioneer Father: John Parrott
Birth Place: West Virginia
Date of Arrival in California: 1849
Pioneer Mother: Mary Elizabeth Williams
Birth Place: St. Joseph Missouri
Date of Arrival in California: 1863
Father died in Washington Nevada, Cal. in 1890.

Remarks: Father and mother came by oxen team

Prenepont, Sarah Christine, Mrs.

Birth Place: [illegible] Bar California; mining town
Pioneer Father: [illegible] John [illegible]
Birth Place: [illegible] Holland
Date of Arrival in California: December 1851
Pioneer Mother: Marie [illegible] Davidson
Birth Place: Denmark
Date of Arrival in California: 1853
Father died at Eldorado June 12 1894;  Mother passed away in San Francisco Aug 6 1906.

Remarks: Both parents came by the Isthmus of Panama. When I was about 4 years old my parents moved to the Georgtown Turn-pike (highway)  Father kept a road-side tavern called Mountain Home where [illegible] and the general public staid over-nights and got their midday dinner. I [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] James Marehall, who came to our house many times, also [illegible] have forgotten the middle name.  The noted stage [illegible], who was captured and sent to San Quentin for a term of years for his [illegible], he would always come early for his dinner, every body knew him but was afraid of him and as he had to be caught red-handed, he roamed the county for a number of years, would hold up stages, [illegible], or any one who had [illegible]. and he always knew who had money. We lived 3 miles from the wonderful alabaster cave, after its discovery there was a daily stage from Folsom to the cave. Captain Nye drove a six horse stage every other day. He gave me my first bisque doll and while he was having his dinner, and [illegible] [illegible] who was of an [illegible] [illegible] of mind washed all the paint [illegible] [illegible] and then suggested we break its head to see what was in it and I let him.   The captain was surprised when he [illegible] how quickly we finished the doll when he was at dinner.  Thank you.

Sarah C. Prenepont

Mrs Prenepont is a member of Buena Vista Parlor No 68

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