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Estancia “La California”
Family Photos of the 1890s

These photos were taken of family and party groups at the estancia during the 1890s, during which time John E. Benitz managed it for the family.  In 1897 John & Marjorie began moving to temporary housing at “Los Algarrobos” (bought 1 July, 1896).  Willie & Clara moved in to the main house at “La California” in late June, 1899, when he assumed management of the estancia.

Abbreviations: Bz-Benitz, K-Kolmer, Mac-MacIntosh, S.-Schreiber.

 

(Cabinet Card, #1)

No pic.

Elsie Mac., Marjorie Mac-Bz,
John E. Bz, girl?, lady?

tea on front lawn, ca.1891
(Source: John C. Benitz,)

(Cabinet Card, #2)

No pic.

Josephine K-Bz, Bertha S., John E. Bz
Paul S., Josphine Bz-S., Alfredo S.

tea on front lawn, ca.1891
(Source: John C. Benitz,)

 

(Photo #3)

No pic.

John E. Bz, Elsie Bz, Marjorie Mac-Bz,
& Alfred A. Bz

ca.1894
(Source: Silvia Ucko)

(Photo #4)

No pic.

John E. Bz, Elsie Bz, Marjorie Mac-Bz
ca.1894
(Source: Silvia Ucko)


© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)