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.


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.

1873-08-12: Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in a New Town called Tres Pinos

August 12, 1873 – …"the road had been opened to Hollister on July 13, 1871, and to the terminus at Tres Pinos on August 12,1873"


"Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in a new town called Tres Pinos where it ended. The former Tres Pinos, 4 miles away, was named Paicines."

"San Benito County, Long Ago and Today"; p. 36.

Quicksilver Country, Frusetta, p. 45.

See also: http://www.trespinosinn.com/history.html 

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1873-06-28: Avy Grants Strip Across His Parcel of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe to Southern Pacific Railroad.

Saturday, June 28, 1873 – Charles Avy of Monterey in consideration of the benefits to be derived by me in the construction of the SPRR on and across my land known as the Santa Ana y Quien Sabe Rancho and the location of a side track thereon and in further consideration of the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid by the agent of the SPRR; do duly agree to grant and convey to said RR company (the Southern Pacific Railroad) a strip of land one hundred feet wide entirely across my said Rancho to be used for the construction of a line of railroad, and for side track purchased an additional piece of land on each side of said hundred feet strip of land eight hundred feet in length and of an aggregate width including said hundred feet strip to be continuous with the land heretofore conveyed by me to said company; etc.; and all the water which may be needed for railroad purposes.

Libr. b p.52

Recorded 9:30 AM Wednesday, July 2, 1873 

1872-05-23: Avy deeds 2+ acre strip to Southern Pacific Railroad

Thursday, May 23, 1872 – Charles Avy of Monterey county in consideration of benefits and advantages of construction of railroad and $1.00; and benefit of fences; conveys a 100 foot wide strip of land 1173 feet long; 2.69 acres to SPRR Co.

Deeds L. or D? p. 332

1872-02-26: Charles Avy deeds to Justo Sotello “Avy’s School Land”

Charles Avy deeds to Justo Sotello, consideration $400; the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section No 28, Township No 13 S. Range No 6 E of Mount Diablo Meridian also a strip of land lying between the Northern boundary line of the above piece of land and a deep gulch containing 10 acres more or less and extending in length along said Northern line to its full width and immediately adjoining the same and bounded and extending as marked and by the parties hereto and being a part of the land knowns as "Avy's School Land" situated about 7 miles SE from Hollister in said Monterey County, State of California.

The words "quit claim and forever "quit claim" erased before signed sealed and delivered in presence of NC Briggs.

Libr. K p. 579

v2. p. 354-346.

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1871-04-06: Patent – State of California to Charles Avy; 500ac, 313+ac, 320ac

April 6, 1871 – Patent: State of California to Charles Avy.

United States of America, State of California.

To all whom these presents shall come greeting. Whereas under the provisions of the several acts of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An Act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands and to Grant Pre-emption Rights" approved September 4, 1841, 500.000 acres of the Public lands were granted to the State of California and an act entitled "An Act to provide for the survey of the public lands in California the granting of Preemption rights therein and for other purposes approved March 3rd 1853 10 sections of land were granted for the erection of Public Buildings and 72 sections for a seminary of learning also the 16th and 36th sections of each Township in said state also an act entitled "an act donating public lands to the several states and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanical arts" approved July 2nd, 1862, 150 m. acres of the public lands were also granted to said state, and whereas the legislature of the State of California have provided for the sale and conveyance of said lands by statutes enacted from time to time, and whereas it appears by the certificate of the register of the State Land Office No 592 issued in accordance with the provisions __ law and that Charles Avy is entitled to receive a Patent therefore.

Now therefore; the State of California hereby grants to the said Charles Avy and to his heirs and assigns forever the said tracts of land located as aforesaid and which are known and described as follows: to wit; lot no1 in sec 21, lots no.s 1,2,3,4 5 SW 1/4 of NW 1/4, NW 1/4 of SE 1/4, and WE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of sec 28 in township 13SRCE Mount Diablo Meridian containing 313.82 acres taken in lieu of 320 acres together with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto appertaining and belonging. To have and to hold the aforegranted premises to the said Charles Avy and to his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behalf forever.

In testimony where of JHH Haight Governor of the State of California have caused these letters to be made Patent and the seal of the the State of California to be hereunto affixed.

Libr. __ of patents p. 250

Recorded August 14, 1871 10 AM.

Bio of Henry Haight: http://www.californiagovernors.ca.gov/h/biography/governor_10.html

1865-12-11: Manuel Larios, owner of Rancho Santa Ana, died

Monday, December 11, 1865 – Manuel Larios (b. 1799* in the Pueblo of San Jose de Guadalupe near Mission Santa Clara*) died at 64 [65 or 66*] leaving real estate valued (v.1 p. 87) at $50,000, 5/6th of the Rancho Santa Ana, later (Feb 10, 1866) shown (v.1 p. 90) to be 5.5 leagues at $20,000 with $500 in improvements.

After removing Horace Hawes' 1/10th of 2,441.17 and the 1500 acres he gave to his son (José) Antonio Larios which contained "the place known as the Tres Pinos" which is in his will, from half of 48,822.60 acres which is 24,411.30; his estate at time of death included 20,470.17 acres.

v.1 p. 126.

*Birthdate from "East of the Gabilans" Valley Publishers, c 1976. Marjorie Pierce, p. xii Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1. p. 79