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.

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.

1875-05-22: Newspaper story of a Visit to the New Hernandez Residence at Rancho Quien Sabe

San Benito Advance
22 May 1875

From Tres Pinos to the Quien Sabe Rancho

By invitation of a friend, we are induced to visit the residence of Señor HERNANDEZ, which is situated about 10 miles from Tres Pinos, in a southeasterly direction. Passing through the lands of Juan INDARTE on what is now declared a county road, we enter upon the domain lately owned by Señor BOLADO. On each side of our way we pass an extensive hill range over which the cattle roam in quiet retirement. After passing through several gates we catch a view of attractive fields of grain swayed into wavy motion by the zephyrs of the hills. Stately and brave old oaks stand like the sentinels of time forming groves of shade and furnishing a harbor for the little birds that whistle out their notes of melody and make “music in the air.” A farmhouse, outhouses, stables, barns, corrals, water tanks, and other improvements here represent the late home of Senor BOLADO. The house is well surrounded with shade trees and shrubbery and a well-cultivated garden is in the rear, where the vine, fig, cherry, peach, orange, cypress and blue gums grow and flourish. Water for irrigation and farm wants is conveyed from a mountain spring and the supply is about to be augmented by connection with a spring more distant. Springs about in every part of this extensive ranch. The wisdom of Señor BOLADO is exhibited in dividing the ranch into enclosed fields. All are fenced and all embrace a spring of water. The arrangement is an excellent one for the accommodation of stock. From our elevated point of observation, the eye ranges over a large part of the land recently purchased by Señor HERNANDEZ for $140,000. We learn that this gentleman contemplates moving his residence from Buena Vista ranch to this beautiful locality. He should also transfer the name of Buena Vista. We proceed on our way with our influential friend, whom we were fortunate in having with us, as he is one of the most expert gate openers and linguists in the country. We arrived before noon at HERNANDEZ’ ranch and were introduced to Jesus HERNANDEZ and Mr. MARSDEN, who treated us with gentlemanly consideration and courtesy. We had arrived at a busy time. 35 shearers were at work stripping the sheep of their fleeces and we looked upon the operation of shearing with some interest. Señor HERNANDEZ has but 1 shearing annually, so that his wool is always long and heavy–we were astonished to find some fleeces weigh 13 and 14 pounds each. Señor HERNANDEZ has directed his intelligent attention to the improvement of breeds and has among his immense flocks, through his experiments, a very superior stock. The general arrangement and management of the business is as perfect as possible and reflect credit upon Mr. HERNANDEZ and his assistants.
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/NORCAL/2002-07/1025625814

1875-03-22: Bolado Sells Rancho Santa Ana and Part of Rancho Quien Sabe (9309+ ac.) to Hernandez

1875-03-22: SBC – Bolado to Hernandez (listed as Stanislaus)

Joaquin Bolado To Estanislao Hernandez. This conveyance made this twenty second day of the month of March A.D. Eighteen hundred and seventy five by Joaquin Bolado of the City and County of San Francisco in the State of California Grantor to Estanislao Hernandez late of the County of San Benito and now of the County of Santa Clara in the said State of California Grantee.

Witnesseth That for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred ten thousand dollars (110,000.00) in gold paid and secured to be paid by the said Grantee to the said Grantor the said Grantor hath this day granted and conveyed and by these Presents doth grant and convey unto the said Grantee and to his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever all those certain tracts of land situate in the county of San Benito in Said State and being part of the Rancho called and Known as Santa Ana and described as follows viz

Lots numbered on the map thereof made by S.W. Smith in May A.D. 1868

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 Grantor by one Juan Yndart on the twenty third day of December A.D. 1873 by conveyance of record in Monterey County in Book O of deeds at page four hundred and fifty seven thereof and following and that portion of the Rancho Quien Sabe conveyed by the said Grantee herein to said Granto herein on the fifteenth day of December 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 and three hundred and nine 81/100 (9309 81/100) acres of land a little more or less.

Together with all the rights, privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining

To have and to Hold the same unto the said Grantee, his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever

In witness Whereof the said Grantor hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of (Note the Words part of the rancho)
State of California City and County of San Francisco

Joa. n. Bolado (Seal)
SS on this twenty second day of March in the year of one thousand eight hundred and seventy five before me Philip Mahter an Notary public in and for the said city and county personally appeared Joaq. Bolado known to me to be the person whose name is subscribe to the within instrument…

Recorded at the request of WF& Co (Wells Fargo?)
March 25, AD 1875 at 20 Min past 4 P.M. in Book 1 of Deeds Pages 587 + fol.

N.M. Hayes, Recorder

SBC: Book 1, p. 587

1874-01-01: Arques Brothers Previously Agreed to Receive Last Payment from Yndart

Thursday, January 1, 1874 – Arques estate: to Yndart. Arques brothers on this date previously agreed to receive the last payment from Yndart who was to pay $15K 1/1/1874 in gold in San Francisco on the final day.

v.2 p.295

1873-12-23: Yndart Granted Bolado 700+ Ac of Rancho Santa Ana to Bolado

Tuesday, December 23, 1873 – Juan Yndart sold to Joaquin Bolado 700.50 acres of Rancho Santa Ana [complex description of the parcel]; for consideration of $5.00.

Recorded 11:31 AM Friday, December 26, 1873

1873-08-30: Joaquin R. & Ellen Arques, Luis & Clemente Arques Sell to Yndart all interest in Rancho Santa Ana

Saturday, August 30, 1873 – Yndart buys land – Joaquin R & Ellen Arques, Clemente C. and Luis Arques sell to Juan Yndart for $30,000 all of their interest in the Santa Ana Rancho; very complex description.

Deeds O, p. 22

Recorded Friday, September 5, 1873

1873-01-08: Bolado buys half of Yndart’s share of Arques heirs’ Share of Rancho

Wednesday, January 8, 1873 – Bolado buys half of Juan Yndart's share of Arques' heirs land; Juan Yndart and Joaquin Bolado agree for consideration of $15,000 to be paid by Bolado upon Yndart making a valid conveyance transferring a clear title to the land of undivided half interest and right he has aquired from the Arques brothers Luis, Joaquin and Clemente in various lots described as 3894 acres (v.2 p. 300); the land should border Bolado's existing land.

Book B of Agreements P. 64.

See 12/2/1872.

Recorded 6:20 PM Saturday, September 6, 1873 

1873-01-01: Arques Estate agreed to sell to Yndart share of Rancho.

Wednesday, January 1, 1873: Arques estate: to Yndart.

Arques brothers on this date previously agreed to sell to Yndart (conditional on securing title) who was to pay $15K 1/1/1873 in gold in San Francisco; the brothers needed time to complete title ownership.

Yndart was to pay $15K 1/1/1874 in gold in San Francisco final day.

v.2 p.295

So Yndart owned half of Arques’s share, Martin Murphy owned the rest?

1872-12-02: Half of Arques Estate Sold Conditionally to Juan Yndart

Monday, December 2, 1872 – Owners of half of the Arques estate to Juan Yndart.

Brothers Joaquin R. Arques of Santa Clara County and Luis and Clemente Arques of Monterey County agreed to sell:

  • lots 24 and 20
  • the part of lot 19 west of Santa Ana Valley Road
  • lots 23 and 25, the eastern boundary of the two last named lots being the Santa Ana Valley Road as now traveled
  • the whole tract known as the "pasture field" being enclosed and a part of Santa Ana Rancho, and currently leased to Yndart

…to Yndart (conditional on securing title) who paid $15K 1/1/1873 in gold in SF.

The brothers needed time to complete title ownership. Yndart was to pay $15K 1/1/1874 in gold in San Francisco the final day.

v.2 p.295

Yndart owned half of the José G. Arques Estate' share, Martin Murphy owned the rest?

Agreements Book 2, pp. 1-3. v2 p.295

Recorded Monday, January 6, 1873.