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Welcome to version 1.0 of a historical blog containing dated entries documenting some of the history of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe in the region including and surrounding Tres Pinos, California. Tres Pinos is about 7 miles southeast of Hollister, which is about 50 miles southeast of San Jose, California.

The purpose of this blog is to share the early history of the rancho with friends and neighbors who currently live on the ranch lands and with anyone who is interested in the history of this part of Alta California before, during, and after the arrival of the Americans.

An 1891 Map of Santa Anita RanchoAt left is an 1891 map of Rancho Santa Anita, which was subdivided from the two Ranchos, Santa Ana and Quien Sabe. What were the original boundaries of the Ranchos in the early 1800’s? From handwritten copies of the Bolado/Arques vs. Anzar et. al. case of 1870 in the District Court Files in Hollister – Book N, Page 86:

“That in the year 1837, that this was and for a long time before then had been in what is now the County of Monterey in the State of California two tracts of land then well known and described and ever since have been well known and described; the one as Rancho Santa Ana and the other as the Rancho Quien Sabe.”

“That the Rancho Santa Ana was bounded on the west by the Pajaro River, on the North by the plains of San Joaquin on the East by the Sierra or Mountains and on the South by the Rancho Quien Sabe and containing about ten square leagues of land, a little more or less.”

“That the Rancho Quien Sabe was bounded on the North by the Rancho Santa Ana, and on the other side by vacant and ungranted lands and contained about six square leagues of land.”

How To Navigate this Site: Daily entries containing historical information appear in this left column; scrolling to the bottom of each page shows a link to previous pages containing hundreds of Previous Entries. The column at right contains introductory text, a search field, and quick links to events organized by date, names and categories.

The main subject of this inquiry is Joaquin Bolado of Santander, Spain, who came to Monterey in 1849 aboard the Schooner Maria and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1853. Bolado, a self-described capitalist according to the 1880 census records, lived in San Francisco. He was a director of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Hollister and president of the Farmers Merchant Company of Tres Pinos. He was a member of the San Francisco Society of California Pioneers, a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, and he voted as a Democrat. The column at right contains a link to a detailed biography of Bolado written in 1893, the year before his death.

Bolado BrandThe original successful claimants of the Mexican land grant of the two ranchos, Manuel Larios and his partner Juan Miguel Anzar, received their patent for the ranchos from President Buchanan in 1860.

Joaquin Bolado, together with his partner Jose G. Arques, purchased his main holdings of Rancho Santa Ana in November 1866 from the adult heirs of Manuel Larios, and in August 1867 from Larios’ minor heirs.

Bolado then sold many large parcels of the ranch to local owners, and ran a ranching operation on the portion of land that he kept which he named Rancho Santa Anita.

In 1875, he sold the entire 9300+ acre Rancho Santa Anita only to re-purchase it again at public auction in 1878 because of the buyer’s inability to pay the mortgage.

His only daughter Julia Bolado, known as Dulce, treasured the land and the stories of her mother’s family that included the Abregos, Carrillos, Estradas, Vallejos and Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado who granted many of the ranchos in California, including this one. As a result of her father’s death in 1894, in 1909 Julia inherited Rancho Santa Anita and a parcel near hollister, Potrero de Lynch.

In 1938 she donated 54 acres of the Rancho, Bolado Park, to the State of California’s 33rd Agricultural District for the benefit of the people of San Benito County.

The inspiration and most of the data here describing the history of the combined rancho comes from a two-volume Abstract of Title from 1875. The Abstract documents deeds, agreements, and probate activities, most of which can be found in the county recorders’ archives in Salinas and Hollister (including copies of records from Salinas after San Benito County was carved from Monterey County in 1874). This document was kept in the Bolado family and rescued from inadvertent loss twenty years ago by a generous friend. Without it, it would have been impossible to construct this history, locate the original documents, and understand how they relate to the rancho.

This blog contains links and short excerpts from websites, books, newspaper articles, and in some cases full text of original documents seen in public county records. It will soon include passages from Julia Bolado’s memoirs that describe her love of the rancho and its history, with its deep roots in Spanish California.

It begins by outlining early California history from 1769 which sets the scene for Governor Figueroa’s order secularizing the missions of Alta California on August 9, 1834, and Francisco Javier del Castillo Negrete’s first unsuccessful claims for the ranchos in December of that year.

From the beginning of the Spanish era, the two adjoining ranchos were documented as two separate entities that were always considered together. Negrete’s first claim was for Rancho Quien Sabe on December 7, 1834. He added Rancho Santa Ana to his claim eleven days later, on December 18th.

Four years later, after Negrete had returned to Mexico and abandoned his claim, Manuel Salvador Larios and Juan Miguel Anzar claimed Rancho Santa Ana on December 29, 1838. Months later, on March 30, 1839, they added Rancho Quien Sabe to their claim.

Larios’ and Anzar’s claims to the combined rancho were granted April 8, 1839 by the tenth Mexican governor of California, the constitutional governor of the department of the Californias, Juan Bautista Alvarado, on April 8, 1839.

After the American conquest under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, all Spanish and Mexican land grants had to be verified by the United States Board of Land Commissioners. Manuel Larios and the heirs of Juan Anzar received their patent for the ranchos from President James Buchanan on May 1, 1860.

Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe has had many owners, whose transactions are documented in this blog. And like all of California, it was claimed by a rapidly changing series of political entities in a relatively short time. The ranch was originally the home of the Amah Mutsun people. With the arrival of Spanish colonists in the late 1700’s, like all of California, it became a part of the Kingdom of Spain (El Reino de España) in the region called Nueva España. As a result of the Mexican War of Independence, it was claimed as part of the Mexican Empire; after 1824, the Mexican Republic; and governed under the Ayuntamiento de Monterey. For ten days in 1846, it was a part of the California Republic, also known as the Bear Flag Republic, until it was annexed to the United States. It was part of the region captured by the United States during the Mexican-American War which was settled by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. Since 1850, the ranch has been a part of the State of California in the United States. It has been a part of San Benito County since 1874.

Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe has been governed by three Spanish military governors of California Nueva, seven Spanish governors of Las Californias, three Spanish governors of Alta California, sixteen Mexican governors of Alta California, one president of the California Republic, seven American military governors, and thirty-eight governors of the State of California.

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Published in: on July 1, 2006 at 10:00 am  Leave a Comment  

1956: California Dons – Recollections of Life in a Mission Town Over a Century Ago

California Dons, by Ralph LeRoy Milliken, describes life on Rancho Santa Ana. It was first published by Academy Library Guild in 1956 and republished in 1976 by Valley Publishers in Fresno. It is now out of print. For used copies, visit http://www.alibris.com

From the book’s jacket:

“Here is life in the mission towns and on the vast Mexican land grants in California a hundred years ago. The pattern of living develops around the protagonist, Estolano, as he grew from boyhood to early manhood. These were days when boys made pets of grizzly bears and girls rode to church in ox carts.”

“This book, although fiction, is based on the life of Señor Don Estolano Larios who was born on the Santa Ana Ranch near Mission San Juan Bautista. He was a member of one of the area’s earliest families.”

“In his later years Señor Larios [b. 1855] visited the author, who is a generation younger, in Los Banos. He planned a two-week visit, but remained three and a half years. His personal recollections covered several hundred typewritten pages.”

Milliken Museum
P.O. Box 2294
Los Banos, CA 93635

209/826-5505

http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1154127

Published in: on January 1, 1956 at 7:03 pm  Comments (2)  

1938-05-09: Julia Bolado Davis donated the 54 Acres of Bolado Park to California’s 33rd Agricultural District

1938: Julia Bolado Davis donated the 54 Acres of Bolado Park to California’s 33rd Agricultural District.

“Bolado Park Donated to County Residents” – Mrs. Julia Bolado Davis Turns Over 54-Acre County Park to 33rd District Farm Association. All Buildings are Included in Gift to People. Donation Made as Memorial to Late Joaquin Bolado.

“Through the generosity and public spirit of Mrs. Julia Bolado Davis and her family, Bolado Park is today the property of the people of San Benito County.”

- Free Lance, Hollister, California – Tuesday, May 10, 1938.

“In 1922, a group of residents asked if they could use part of the land for the county fair. She agreed. Near the end of the decade, representatives of the newly formed San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo asked if they might stage their show there. She assented. For many years, she was in the stands to see feats of horsemanship and perhaps remembered the little girl who had not been permitted to ride. When she donated the land to the state as a park [in 1938], she stipulated that it be named for her father, who had come to California nearly a century before.”

-The Pinnacle, June 25, 1992.

“Some time ago she and her sons deeded 53 acres of the Santa Anita Ranch to the 33rd Agricultural District Association to be used for public recreation.It is a beautiful piece of land dotted with superb oak trees, edged by the San Benito River, and known as Bolado Park in honor of her father. It is the site of the annual Saddle Horse Association Horse Show and Rodeo and the county fair. It has a large swimming pool and golf course and the extensive picnic area with barbeque facilities annually attracts thousands of people from a wide area.”

- Hollister Evening Freelance Article Thursday, January 12, 1967

http://www.sanbenitocountyfair.com/fg_facilities.htm

1929: First Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo at Bolado Park

First Saddle Horse Show at Bolado Park, first of a series held continuously except for the war years.

Source: East of the Gabilans, p. 131

Pierce, Marjorie. "East of the Gabilans" Valley Publishers, c 1976 Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1. 

Published in: on June 25, 1929 at 9:11 am  Leave a Comment  

1923-08: Bolado Park Becomes a County Recreation Center

August, 1923 – Bolado Park became a county recreation center when Julia Bolado Davis gave the San Benito County Farm Bureau a lease on her property.

1909-07-06: Julia Bolado Ashe Receives Rancho Santa Anita, Potrero de Lynch from Bolado Estate

1909-07-06: Julia Bolado Ashe Receives from Estate of Joaquin Bolado

In the Superior Court of the State of California
In and for the County of San Benito

In the Matter of the Estate of Joaquin Bolado, Deceased.

Decree Settling Final Account and of Distribution.

Julia Bolado Ashe, executrix of the last will and testament of Joaquin Bolado, deceased, having heretofore rendered and filed herein an account and report of her administration of said estate, which account was for a final settlement, and having with said account filed a petition for the final distribution of said estate;

… Joaquin Bolado died testate on the 28th day of November, 1894, leaving a last will and testament…

…Personal property as follows: Growing crops, hay, three horses, two wagons, harness and saddle, four cows, household furniture, poultry, all in the State of California…

Real property as follows:

All those certain parts of the Rancho Santa Ana Y Quien Sabe situated in the County of San Benito, State of California, and more particularly described as follows, to-wit:

Lots numbered on the map made by S.W. Smith in May, A.D. 1878, No’s:

Twenty-Five (25)
Twenty-Eight (28)
Twenty-Nine (29)
Thirty (30)
Thirty-one (31)
Thirty-two (32)
Thirty-three (33)
Thirty-four (34)
Thirty-five (35)
Thirty-six (36)
Thirty-seven (37)
Thirty-eight (38)
Thirty-nine (39)
Forty (40)
Forty-one (41)
Forty-two (42)
and that portion of lot Twenty-four (24) beginning at a point on the West line of road leading from Hollister to Santa Ana Y Quien Sabe at its junction with the Southerly line of Lot Twenty-five (25) as shown on the map of the subdivision survey of said Rancho Santa Ana made by S.W. Smith and thence proceeding with the following courses and distances viz:

South 54 degrees West 84.87 chains,
North 32 1/2 degrees West 15.07 chains
South 87 degrees West 87.00 chains
North 29 degrees West 7.30 chains
North 53 1/2 degrees West 45.80 chains
North 80 degrees East 104.50 chains
South 32 1/2 degrees East 13.50 chains
North 57 1/4 degrees East 81.70 chains
to the west line of the aforesaid road and thence along said line to the point of beginning, containing in all Seven Hundred and one-half (700 50/100) acres, and being parcel of land conveyed to Joaquin Bolado by one Juan Yndart December 23, 1873, by deed recorded in Book “E” of Deeds, page 128, San Benito County Records;

Also that portion of the Rancho Quien Sabe conveyed by Estanislaus [Estanislao] Hernandez December 15, 1873, as per deed recorded in Book “e” of Deed, at page 127 et seq. of the San Benito County Records, and particularly described as follows:

Beginning at a stake on the South boundary of the Rancho Santa Ana Y Quien Sabe being station one (1) of division survey of said rancho, and thence running:

North 45 degrees East 39.55 chains,
South 9 degrees West 27.30 chains,
West 23.00 chains
to the point of beginning, containing Thirty one 30/100 (31 30/100) acres.

The whole of said tract containing Nine Thousand Three Hundred and nine and 81/100 (9309 81/100) acres, and being commonly known as the Santa Anita Rancho.

Also that certain tract of land situate, lying and being in the County of San Benito, State of California, describe as follows to-wit:- Lots:
One
Two
Three and
Four
of Section Sixteen, Township Twelve, South Range Six East, Mt. Diablo Meridian;

All of
Section Twenty-one, Township Twelve South, Range Six East, Mt. Diablo Meridian;

Lots:
One and
Two and South Half of Northeast Quarter and
North half of Southeast Quarter, and Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter of Section Twenty, Township Twelve South, Range Six East, Mt. Diablo Meridian.

Being that certain tract of land now and heretofore commonly known and called “Potrero de Lynch”, containing One Thousand Acres (1000) more or less.

Filed for the record at the request of A.D. Shaw July -6- A.D. 1909 at 35 min. past 11 o’clock A. M. Elmer Dowdy, Recorder.

SBC: Book 42, page 343

1905-09-09: J.M. Hernandez, son of Estanislao Hernandez, Dies in Las Vegas

“J.M. HERNANDEZ, a prominent stockman of Las Vegas, N.M., died at his home in that city on Sept. 9th. Deceased, who was 52 years of age at the time of his death, was the son of Stanislaus HERNANDEZ, formerly owner of the Santa Anita and Quien Sabe ranches in this county and was well known to many of the old timers. Deceased leaves a brother, Dan, at Monterey.”

http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/link.php?id=5538

(Is this Jesus Hernandez?)

Published in: on September 9, 1905 at 10:41 pm  Comments (1)  

1902-05-18: Juan Indart (Yndart) died at 76

ANOTHER PIONEER GONE — Last Sunday evening, May 18, 1902, news was received from San Jose conveying the sad intelligence of the death of Juan INDART. Deceased had been in ill health for some months past and as his condition did not seem to improve at his home in Santa Anita, it was decided to remove him to San Jose, where the advantage of the best medical aid could be obtained. He was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.B. GARAT, where he received all the attention that loving hands could give, but which proved of no avail.

At the time of his death, Mr. INDART had reached the ripe old age of 76 years. He was a native of France and had come to California via South America in 1851. On his arrival here he engaged in mining in Calaveras county with varied success. He subsequently turned his attention to the live stock business, and with 2 partners, John ETCHEVERRY, now deceased, and J. YREBERRY, they did a profitable business in the several mining camps of the State. The firm purchased cattle in the southern part of the State and drove them to the mines where they were sold for beef at a large profit. For several years the firm conducted a large ranch in the Kings River valley, and in 1873 transferred their business to Tres Pinos. The firm continued in existence till 1882 when by mutual consent it dissolved and the property interests were equally divided. Mr. INDART’s portion being 3600 acres of the Santa Anita rancho, choice farming and grazing land. Mr. INDART was married in 1863 in San Francisco to Miss Mary ERRICA, also a native of France, and to them were born 6 children, who, with their mother, are left to mourn the loss of a dear and faithful husband and father. The children are Mrs. J.B. GARAT, of San Jose; Miss Domie and John INDART, of Santa Anita, and Peter and John Peter INDART, of Reno, Nevada. The funeral will take place today from the Catholic Church, where services will be held at 11 o’clock.

http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/CASBENIT/2003-06/1056507306

In the May 30 issue:

The petition of Maria YNDART for the probate of the will of Juan YNDART [aka INDART], deceased, has been filed in the Clerk’s office. The real property consists of 1761 acres of the Santa Ana rancho adjoining the BOLADO estate, valued at $16,000; also 1769 acres of same rancho adjoining the town of Tres Pinos valued at $20,000… , all in San Benito county.

1897-12-27 Josepha Estrada de Abrego Dies [Mother of Julia Abrego, Joaquin Bolado's Wife]

http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/NEWSPAPER-ABSTRACTS/2003-01/1043884634

Births, Marriages & Deaths — Oct-Dec 1897

The Free Lance Hollister, San Benito Co., CA

December 31, 1897

DEATH OF A NOTED WOMAN — Mrs. Josefa [Maria Casilda Aniceta] ESTRADA de ABREGO, a lady who was intimately associated with some of the most prominent characters in early California history and a witness of many stirring events, died last Monday morning [Dec. 27, 1897] at 3 o’clock at her residence in Monterey.

Deceased was nearly 85 years of age, having been born in the old capital by the sea in the year 1812. She was highly connected and was a half-sister to Governor [Juan Bautista] ALVARADO.

Her husband, Don José ABREGO, to whom she was married in 1836, was very prominent in the affairs of this State while it was still under Mexican domination. According to BANCROFT’s history of California, he came to Monterey from Mexico in 1814, and was a hatter and trader. By intelligence, capability and good repute he held office almost continuously from that time until 1846. He was commissary of the police, Administrator of the San Antonio Mission, customs officer, member of the Assembly, sub-member of the Superior Tribunal and its treasurer. As such official he had charge of the territorial finances from 1839 to 1846, and was noted for his integrity and ability. In 1844 he was the grantee of the Point Pinos rancho, where now stands Pacific Grove. He died in [April 4] 1878, at the age of 65. His wife and 6 children survived him.

Judge W.H. WEBB had married one daughter, who died, after which he married a second one, his present wife and the sole surviving daughter of Mrs. ABREGO. The third daughter [Julia Josepha Abrego, d. January 10, 1891)] married Joaquin BOLADO, now deceased. — Salinas Index. Deceased was the grandmother of Mrs. Gaston ASHE [Julia {Dulce} Bolado], of [Rancho] Santa Anita.

1894-11-28: Joaquin Bolado Dies

The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 7 Dec 1894. Transcribed by Dee.

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/sfobibm.htm

“BOLADO–In San Francisco, Nov. 28, Joaquin BOLADO, beloved father of Mrs. Gaston ASHE, a native of Spain, aged 73 years. The people of this community were greatly shocked on receiving the intelligence of the death of Don Joaquin BOLADO last Friday, as it was not generally known that he was so seriously ill. Some time ago he was prostrated with a severe attack of pneumonia. He rallied, then, against the advice of friends concluded to go to San Francisco to transact some business, but there suffered a relapse which terminated fatally. Deceased was one of the most respected men in this county, owning the Santa Anita ranch, 3 miles east of Tres Pinos.

He was born in Spain, Mar. 4, [Really March 3] 1822. When a boy he was clerk for his uncle in a shipping and forwarding business in Santander, Spain. He went to Mexico at the age of 20, in Zacatecas from 1841 to 1849, when he sold out and came to California in search of gold, mined some in Sonora, (much detail on businesses). In 1867 he came to San Benito county and engaged in stock raising and in general farming since 1873. During the height of his prosperity in 1857, he married Miss Julia ABREGO; one child was born to him, Julia BOLADO, wife of Attorney Gaston ASHE.

Last Friday a solemn high mass was celebrated at the Yglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Church, [908 Broadway] San Francisco, after which the remains were taken to Monterey for interment. The following named gentlemen acted as pall bearers: Juan MALARIN, Francisco RICO, A.A. MANUEL, J.B. SNIVELY, F. GUNZENDORFER and J.M. LAPORTE. The body was placed to rest in the family plot by the side of his wife who had preceded him some 3 years ago.”

Salinas Weekly Index - Thursday, December 6 1894
By deesar Location: Salinas, Monterey Co., CA Source: Library Description: General

DEATH OF JOAQUIN BOLADO — Don Joaquin BOLADO died at his home in San Francisco last Friday morning [Not November 30; actually Wednesday November 28], aged 73 [really 72] years. The deceased was a native of Spain and an early pioneer of San Francisco. The remains were brought to Monterey and interred in the Catholic Cemetery there beside those of his wife (née ABREGO) who died about 2 years ago, and who was a sister of Mrs. W.H. WEBB of Salinas.

Mission Records:

Book 25, San Carlos Monterey, Dif. (Difuentes [Death]) Records, p. 15: Nov 29 [Actually November 28], 1894, Joaquin Bolado, 70, murio en Sn.Francisco, natl. de Espana.

Church Records:

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/church.htm

OUR LADY of GUADALUPE (Spanish National) CHURCH—1942
908 Broadway
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Antonio H. Santandrou, 908 Broadway.

  • Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1875–. 8 vols.

[closed parish: Our Lady of Guadalupe (SF Co.):

please call Sts. Peter and Paul at 415 421-0809

( provided by the San Francisco Archdiocese, August 2005)]

St Peter & Paul-Salesian Fathers, Church, (415) 421-0809, 666 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94133

1893-03-03: Estanislao Hernandez dies in Las Vegas, N.M.

Births, Marriages & Deaths — Jan-Mar 1893
From The Free Lance, Hollister, San Benito Co., CA
Died — HERNANDEZ — at Las Vegas, N.M., Mar. 3, Estanislao HERNANDEZ, a native of Mexico, aged 72 years.

http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/NORCAL/2002-09/1032909988

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1891-01-10: Julia Josepha Abrego de Bolado died at 47 after a long illness

January 10, 1891 – Julia Josepha Abrego de Bolado, Joaquin Bolado’s wife, died at home in San Francisco at 47 after a long illness.

Source for illness, Julia Bolado’s memoirs.

b. April 23, 1843, Monterey, CA
BOLADO–Death of Mrs. BOLADO — The funeral of Mrs. Julia BOLADO took place on Monday last. Deceased was the wife of Mr. Joaquin BOLADO of San Francisco and the eldest of 3 daughters of Mr. & Mrs. Jose ABREGO and sister of Mrs. W.H. WEBB of Salinas, Abimael, Ismael & Audel ABREGO. Leaves her husband, Mr. Joaquin BOLADO and an only daughter, Miss Dulce BOLADO, to survive her.”

Source: The Hollister Freelance (Hollister, San Benito County, CA), 30 Jan 1891.

Transcribed by Dee.

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/vitals/sfobibm.htm

El Encinal/San Carlos Cemetery, Monterey, Monterey County, CA.

En Memoria de JULIA BOLADO
Querida Esposa de Joaquin Bolado
Murio 10 de Enero 1891

Death of Mrs. BOLADO — The Monterey ‘Cypress’ says: “Mrs. Julia BOLADO, sister of Mr. A.E. ABREGO, of this city, and wife of Mr. Joaquin BOLADO, died in San Francisco Saturday, Jan. 10th. The remains were brought to Monterey for interment Sunday afternoon. On Monday morning the remains were followed to the grave by a large cortege of friends of the family and relatives. The funeral took place at 10:30am, Monday, from the Catholic Church, where High Mass was celebrated by Right
Reverends Father CASANOVA and Father SORRENTINI* of Salinas, M.R. MERRITT, G. DAND, B.E. DUCKWORTH, M. WOLTER, F.N. GOMEZ and C.H. RODRIGUEZ acted as pall bearers. Deceased was a native of Monterey, a conscientious lady and a devout Christian. She leaves in this county several relatives to mourn her loss, including 1 sister, Mrs. W.H. WEBB, of Salinas, and 2 brothers, A.E. & Ismael ABREGO, and a
daughter, Miss Dulce [Julia] BOLADO.”

*Father Sorrentini’s photo: http://www.pgmuseum.org/Tuttle/pe8bf7~1.htm

1889-10-31: Bolado from Southern Pacific Railroad Company [Unknown Parcel]

1889-10-31- Bolado from Southern Pacific Railroad Company [unknown transaction].

SBC, Book 11 p. 34

Published in: on October 31, 1889 at 4:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

1884-11-01: Helen Hunt Jackson Publishes “Ramona”

Helen Hunt Jackson publishes Ramona.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Hunt_Jackson

http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/ramona-text.htm

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext01/rmona10.txt

Published in: on November 1, 1884 at 9:45 am  Leave a Comment  

1882-11-28: D. E. Dr. Chavis to Mrs. P.O. de Hernandez [Unknown Parcel]

1882-11-28: SBC – D. E. Dr. Chavis to Mrs. P.O. de Hernandez [unknown transaction]
SBC: Book 6, p. 523.

[It is not clear if Mrs. Hernandez was related to Estanislao Hernandez]

Published in: on November 28, 1882 at 12:00 am  Leave a Comment  

1881-03-05: Newspaper Article about Joaquin Bolado’s Sheep Business

The Pacific Coast – March 1881

Location: Hollister
Description: General Transcription – Weekly Publication

“Sheep — From J. BOLADO, Esq., we learned some additional facts about sheep, which we herewith append as a kind of continuation of the stock article on the outside of this paper. Mr. BOLADO lives about 11 miles NE [actually SE] of Hollister, and near the Quien Sabe valley. He has a large ranch, well improved and stocked. His business is not so much raising stock as it is buying and selling sheep. He and his partner, Paul HUSSON, do a large butcher business in San Francisco. Mr. BOLADO attends to the buying department and ships from Tres Pinos from 500 to 600 sheep every week. He keeps on his ranch, however, from 2000 to 5000 head of sheep. Most of these are kept for their fleece, the fat wethers being sold after shearing time for mutton. Mr. B. thinks French merinos are the best sheep for this country. Their fleece is heavy and they have the size and requirements to be profitable… “

http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/link.php?id=5292

Published in: on March 5, 1881 at 11:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

1880: Map of holdings of Don Joaquin Bolado; 9632.64 Ac, on file in San Benito County Recorder’s Office

Map of holdings of Don Joaquin Bolado; 9632.64 acres, on file in San Benito County Recorder's office; in blueprint.

Published in: on January 1, 1880 at 8:53 am  Leave a Comment  

1879-11-24:Map of combined Ranchos Santa Ana y Quien Sabe on file in San Benito County Recorder’s Office

Monday, November 24, 1879 – Map of combined Ranchos Santa Ana y Quien Sabe; "Plat" by Larios et. al. on file in San Benito County Recorder's Office

1879-01-02: Bolado Re-Purchases Potrero de Lynch From Sheriff as Result of Hernandez’ Mortgage Default

Bolado from Sheriff San Benito County

Book 4, p. 611

This indenture, made the Second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and seventy nine.

Between Willam F Brown Sheriff of the County of San Benito State of California the party of the first part, and Joaquin Bolado of the City and County of San Francisco in the Said State the party of the second part.

Witnesseth.

Whereas, in and by a certain judgement or decree made and entered by the District Court of the Twenty third Judicial District of the State of California in and for the said City and County of San Francisco on the Twenty Eight day of May 1878 in a certain action then pending in said court, wherein the said party of the second part was plaintiff and Estanislao Hernandez and other were defendants numbered in the calendar of said court 6348 in order to pay to the said plaintiff the sum of Thirty One thousand and four hundred and forty nine 40/100 dollars Gold coin due from said defendants Hernandez with interest and costs it was among other things ordered, adjudged and decreed, that all and Singular the Mortgaged premises described in said Judgement or decree, should be sold at public auction by the Sheriff of the Said county of San Benito in the manner required by law, and according to the course and practice of said court: that such sale be made in the said county of San Benito. That any of the parties to said action might become the purchaser at such sale: and that said Sheriff should execute the usual certificates and deeds to the purchaser or purchasers as required by Law:
And Whereas, the said Sheriff did at the hour of Three Oclock PM. on the Twenty Eighth day of June 1878 after due public notice had been given, as required by the laws of the state and the course and practice of said court, duly sell at public auction in the said county of San Benito agreeably to the said Judgement or Decree, and the provisions of law, ther premesis in the said decree or judgement mentioned, at which sale the premises in said judgement or decree, and hereafter desscribed, were fairly struck off to the said party hereto of the second part from the sum of Twenty Eight Thousand dollars gold he being the highest bidder and that being the highest sum bid for the same:

And whereas, the said sheriff thereupon made and issued the usual certificates in duplicate of the said sale in due form of Law, and delivered on thereof to the said purchaser and caused the other to be filed in the office of the County Recorder of Said County of San Benito.

And Whereas, more than six months has elapsed since the date of said sale, and no redemption has been made of the premesis so sold as aforesaid, by or on behalf of any other persons

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This Indenture Witnesseth:

That the said party of the first part, the said sheriff, in order to carry into effect the sale so made by him as aforesaid, in pursuance of said judgement or decree, and inconformity to the statue in such cases made and provided, and also in consideration of the premises and of the said sum of Twenty Eight Thousand dollars, in Gold Coin so bid and paid to him by the said purchaser the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, has granted, bargained, sold and conveyed, and by these presents does grant, bargain, sell and convey, unto the said party of the second part, and unto his heirs and assigns forever, all those certain lots pieces or parcels of land, dituate, lying and being in the said county of San Benito in the State of California and bounded and particularly described as follows to wit:

All those certain pieces or parcels of land situated in the county of San Benito State of California and described as follows by:

All of Section (21)
also Lots (1) One and
Two (2) and
South East quarter of Section Twenty (20) and south half of North east quarter and north half of south east quarter of section Twenty (20) and also lots:
One (1)
Two (2)
Three (3) and
Four (4)
in section Sixteen (16)
All in township Twelve (12) south range (6) East of Mount Diablo Meridian.

Together with all and Singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and revisions, hereinunder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof:

To have and to hold, all and singular the said premises hereby conveyed, or intended so to be together with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever.

In Witness Whereof, the said party of the first part to these presents, has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Wm. L Brown, Sheriff of the County of San Benito, State of California

Recorded at the request of Joaquin Bolado, January 3, 1879, at 40 minutes past 2 PM

1878: Good Rain Year: Drought Broken

1878 – Good rain year.

Julia Bolado Memoirs.

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1878-09-11: Webbs, Abregos Grant to Julia Abrego de Bolado Subdivision 4 of Rancho Noche Buena

Wednesday, September 11, 1878 – William Webb & his wife Augustias Abrego de Webb of Monterey County & Abdel Abrego of San Benito County, Ismael Abrego of Alameda County, and Rosamel Abrego of Monterey County – all grant and release unto – Julia Abrego de Bolado of San Francisco, Subdivision 4 of Rancho Noche Buena. 

Deeds Y p. 18

1878-08-29: Bolados, Abregos Grant to Augustias Abrego de Webb Subdivision of Rancho Noche Buena

Thursday, August 29, 1878 – Joaquin & Julia Josepha Abrego de Bolado of San Francisco, Abdel Abrego of San Benito County, Ismael Abrego of Alameda County, and Rosamel Abrego of Monterey County – all grant and release unto Augustias Abrego de Webb Subdivision 5 of Rancho Noche Buena. (Part of which was later to become Seaside).

Deeds Y p. 20

1878-08-23: Sheriff’s Sale – de Laveaga vs. Roeding, Hernandez and Arias de Hernandez re Rancho Quien Sabe

August 15, 1878 Hollister Telegraph

August 23, 1878 – Sheriff’s Sale — Dolores Aguirre de LAVEAGA, Plaintiff vs. Frederick ROEDING, Estanislao HERNANDEZ, and Vicitation Arias de HERNANDEZ, Defendants; Order of sale on foreclosure of mortgage…Rancho known as ‘Quien Sabe’…[description of location]… sale date, Friday, the 23rd day of Aug. 1878…to satisfy judgment of $121,165.10…

http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/print.php?id=5288

1878-08-20: Bolado Re-Purchases from Sheriff Part of Rancho Santa Ana and Part of Rancho Quien Sabe: 9,309+ Acres From Hernandez’ Default

1878-08-20: Bolado from Sheriff of San Benito County.

Benj. F. Ross Late Sheriff to Joaquin Bolado

This Indenture, made the sixteenth day of August in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight, between Benjamin F. Ross late sheriff of the county of San Benito in the State of California in the party of the first part, and Joaquin Bolado in the city and county of San Francisco in the said State party of the second part.

WITNESSETH: Whereas, in and by a certain judgement or decree, made and entered by the District Court of the Third Judicial District, of the State of California in and for the said city and county of San Francisco on the eighth day of January 1878 in a certain action then pending in said court, wherein the said party of the second part was plaintiff and Estanislao Hernandez and others were defendants numbered in the calendar of said court 6065; in order to pay said plaintiff the sum of one hundred and seventeen thousand seven hundred and twelve 06/100 dollars due from said defendant Hernandez, it was among other things ordered, adjudged and decreed, that all and singular the mortgaged premises described in the complaint in said action, and specifically described in said judgement or decree, Should be sold at public auction by the Sheriff of the Said County of San Benito in the manner required by law, and according to the course and practice of said court; that such sale be made in the said county of San Benito, that any of the parties to Said action might become the purchaser at such sale; and that Said sheriff should execute the usual certificates and deeds to the purchaser or purchasers as required by law.

And whereas, the Said Sheriff did at the hour of Two O’clock PM on the fifteenth day of February 1878 after due public notice had been given, as required by the laws of the State, and the course and practice of said court, duly sell at public auction in the said county of San Benito agreeably to the said Judgement or decree, and the provisions of Law, the premises in the said decree or Judgement Mentioned, at which sale the premises in said Judgement or decree, and hereinafter described, were fairly struck off to the said party hereto of the second part, for the sum of One Hundred Thousand dollars being the highest bidder.. And that being the highest sum bid for the Same;

And whereas, the Said party of the Second part thereupon paid to the Said sheriff the Said Sum of Money so bid by him for Said land.

And whereas, the Said Sheriff thereupon made and issued the usual certificate in duplicate of the said sale in due form of law, and delivered one thereof to the Said purchaser.. And caused the other to be filed in the office of the County Recorder of said county of San Benito.

And whereas, more than Six months have elapsed since the date of Said Sale. And no redemption has been made of the premises so sold as aforesaid, or by or on behalf of the Said Judgement debtor, on by or on behalf of any other person.

Now this indenture witnessseth, that the said party of the first part, the Said Sheriff, in order to carry into effect the sale made by him as aforesaid, in pursuance of Said Judgement and decree, and in conformity to the status in such case made and provided, and also in consideration of the premises and of the said sum of One Hundred Thousand dollars, in Gold Coin so bid and paid to him by the Said Purchaser, the said party of the Second Part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, has granted, bargained, sold and conveyed, and by these presents does grant, bargain, sell and convey, unto the said party of the Second Part, and to his heirs and assigns forever, all those certain lots pieces or parcels of land, Situate, lying and being in the said county of San Benito in the State of California and bounded and particularly described as follows, To Wit:

Lots numbered on the map thereof made by SW Smith in May AD 1878.

Twenty Five (25)
Twenty Eight (28)
Twenty Nine (29)
Thirty (30)
Thirty One (31)
Thirty Two (32)
Thirty Three (33)
Thirty Four (34)
Thirty Five (35)
Thirty Six (36)
Thirty Seven (37)
Thirty Eight (38)
Thirty Nine (39)
Forty (40)
Forty One (41)
Forty Two (42)

and that portion of lot Twenty Four (24) which was conveyed to Said Joaquin Bolado by one Juan Yndart on the Twenty Third day of December AD eighteen hundred and seventy three,

by conveyances of record in Monterey County in Book O of deeds at page 456 (Corrected as 457) thereof and following (and?) portion of the Rancho Quien Sabe conveyed by Said Estanislao Hernandez herein to Said Joaquin Bolado herein on the fifteenth day of December AD 1873 and of record in Said Book O at page 456 thereof the whole of Said Tract hereby conveyed forming one body and containing nine thousand three hundred and nine and 81/100 (9,309 81/100) acres of land a little more or less together with all the rights privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, and forming a part of the rancho known as Santa Ana.

Together with all and singular the tenement, heridatements and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion and revisions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof;

To have and to hold, all and Singular the Said Premises hereby conveyed, or intended so to be, together with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the Second Part his heirs and assigns, forever.

In Witness Whereof, the Said party of the first part to these presents, has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the Bresence of H. B. Harris (Deputy)
State of California
County of San Benito

Benj. F. Ross (seal)
Late Sheriff of the Said County of San Benito, State of California.

Recorded at the request of NC Briggs? August 20, 1878 at 30 mins past 2 Oclock PM

SBC: Book 4, page. 451

1878-05: Survey for Juan Yndart & Co. on File

May 1878 – Survey for Juan Yndart & Co. on file in San Benito County Recorder's office; by EJ Cahill.

1877-01: Policronio Anzar Marries Miss Zanetta, Mrs. Patrick Breen

"Policronia Estolastico de Guadalupe Anzar (Lupe), married Miss Zanetta of San Juan, and they have three interesting children."

Memorial and Biographical History, Coast Counties Central California 1893 Lewis Publishing Co. Biographies p. 437

"P. E. G. Anzar is known at the present time throughout this section as "Lupe," and is now living at San Juan. The Anzar boys were schoolmates of mine. "Lupe" Anzar attended Santa Clara College in 1868, and left it in 1870. At that time he established, with Pablo Vacca, a wholesale butcher business in Los Angeles. He also ran a livery stable in that city before returning to San Juan in 1876. He married Mrs. Wm. Breen, who was the daughter of Angelo Zanetta, and was the widow of William Breen, the youngest son of Patrick Breen. Mr. Anzar's marriage occurred in January, 1877. This date I remember distinctly as I had married about a month earlier. About a year ago the Anzars celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, and an immense crowd attended the celebration."

http://www.webroots.org/library/usahist/edamsjb4.html

"Early days at the mission San Juan Bautista", by Issac L. Mylar; a narrative of incidents connected with the days when California was young. 

1876-05-10: D.D. Heuion to Hernandez [Unknown Transaction]

1876-05-10: D.D. Heuion? to Hernandez [Estanislao?]
SBC: Book 3 p. 79

Published in: on May 10, 1876 at 12:00 am  Leave a Comment  

1876-1878: Anzar Guardian MacDougall Served as Mayor of Los Angeles

http://www.laalmanac.com/government/gl11.htm

“MacDougall* was a physician. His single term in office was highlighted by his appointment of the first chief of police. During this period, the Los Angeles Bar Association was formed, the first kindergarten opened and Los Angeles held its first annual horticultural fair and baby show. There was a nation-wide financial depression, and southern California experienced a disastrous drought deleterious to the local sheep and cattle industries. A new Odd Fellows Hall was dedicated in 1877.”

PDF: http://www.cityofla.org/CAD/publicart/majorsla.pdf

* After the death of the co-owner of Rancho Quien Sabe Juan Miguel Anzar in 1852, Frederick A. MacDougall became the guardian of the Anzar minor heirs. MacDougall married Anzar’s widow Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar. After Mrs. MacDougall died in 1855, Mr. MacDougall inherited 1/3 of her undivided half share (which was one undivided sixth of the entire Rancho Quien Sabe).

Published in: on January 1, 1876 at 8:03 am  Leave a Comment  

1875-1877: Drought

Drought in San Benito County began in 1875: per Julia Bolado's memoirs.

Published in: on November 1, 1875 at 7:57 am  Leave a Comment  

1875-06-23: SBC – Wm & Sarah Prated to Hernandez [Unknown Transaction]

1875-06-23: SBC – Wm & Sarah Prated? to Hernandez [unknown transaction]
SBC Book 2 p. 77

Published in: on June 23, 1875 at 12:00 am  Comments (1)  
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