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Josephine’s Trip to California
1898-1899

In 1898 Josephine undertook a trip to visit her friends in California whom she had not seen in twenty-five years.  She was accompanied by her son Willie, his wife Clara and their teenage daughters Hattie and Katie.

Photos of her trip are found on three pages:

  1. this page contains the cabinet cards (& 1 post card) she collected;
  2. the page of “Cabinet Cards” (photos) includes any CDVs she was given; and,
  3. the “Album of Misc.Photos” page contains many photos taken during her visit to California, particularly of the Kolmer farm.

card 1

Missing image.

“Opposide side of the
vineyard looking south”
Rancho Olompali, California

ca.1898
(Source: John C. Benitz; id: Matt Thompson, 2014)

card 1, BACK

Missing image.

“Opposide side of the
vineyard looking south”

(Photographer: Frank Kuykendall,
from Santa Rosa, California.
)

card 2

Missing image.

Rancho Olompali, California
(at left: large greenhouse, flagpole, & barn,
at right: the gables of the 1860‘s Burdell home)
Railroad tracks in foreground, ca.1898

(Source: John C. Benitz; id: Matt Thompson, 2014)

card 3

Missing image.

Russian Graveyard, Fort Ross, California
ca.1898
(Source: John C. Benitz)

card 4

Missing image.

Benitz-Kolmer Cemetery
Timber Cove, California
Headstone not yet installed, ca.1898
(Source: John C. Benitz)

card 5

Missing image.

Russian Chapel, Fort Ross, California
bef.1898 (post-card)
(Source: John C. Benitz)

card 6

Missing image.

“Our Home”
Possibly a house rented by Josephine
during her visit, 1898-1899;
or the home of a friend.
(Source: John C. Benitz)

card 6, BACK

Missing image.

“Oakland - Benitz home
as well as Fort Ross”

This is NOT where the Benitz family
lived in Oakland, 1867-1874.
See Josephine’s bio. page.
(Source: John C. Benitz)

card 7

Missing image.

“Manterey Church built 1794”
(Source: John C. Benitz)


© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)