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  Albums
1 - Chaco estancias
2 - Early Argentina
3 - Family Parties
4 - Algarrobos
5 - Algarrobos
6 - Córdoba Hills
7 = California & Arg.
8 - Camps & Hills
 — ALL Photos

Photo Album Nº 7
California, Camps, & Hills

Kolmer Farm, Estancias, and Summer Homes

Part 1 (pages  1-26) - this page
Part 2 (pages 27-52) - click here

This album, labelled Misc. Fort Ross, Cordoba Hills, etc., includes photos of Timber Cove and Fort Ross (California, USA) taken during Josephine Kolmer-Benitz’s visit in 1899.  Apart from those, most if not all other photos were taken by John E. Benitz.  Many have duplicates in his other albums.  The many photo clippings and the manner in which the photos are arranged suggest the album was assembled by Marjorie, John’s wife.

Notes:

  1. Separate Images: We did not create separate images of (i) a few very low quality photos, (ii) most unlabelled photos of sea ports, and (iii) many small clippings (of children in particular) taken from photos that exist elsewhere in John’s albums.
  2. California, 1899: The photos of Josephine Kolmer/Benitz's visit to Timber Cove & Olompali were scattered on several pages; we placed them together & first.
  3. Labels: Written in pencil they were probably added later, most likely by John & Marjorie’s daughter-in-law Aphra Peard, wife of son John (John jr.).  Who ever it was occassionally misidentified people & places familiar to John & Marjorie:
    Schreiber nieces: The daughters of Josephine Benitz & John Schreiber - for their names, see the Schreiber family photos on pages 49 & 50 of this album.
    Waterfalls: Photos 12a, 13a, & 46b are of the Seventy-Foot falls on the Cruz Grande river at the eastern end of Alfred A. Benitz’s ‘El Rincon’ property.
    Photos 1b, 10a, 19d, 38b, 38c, & 40b are all of the same falls and are labelled as either Huerta Grande or Huerta Mala. — Huerta Grande is an area in the hills above Cruz Chica (between La Cumbre & Cruz Grande); Huerta Mala is an area east of Mina Clavero next to Uritorco (the highest peak in the Sierras Chicas).  We have not found modern photos of the same waterfalls.
  4. Dates:  Where we were unable to determine a date or year, we put ca.1900 - i.e. between 1895 and 1905.
  5. Terms: Camp=Land;  Ea.=Estancia=Ranch;  Ao.=Arroyo=Creek/River;  Quebrada=Gorge or narrow valley.
  6.     Chaco=The climatic region which includes north ⅓ of Santa Fé prov., & all of Chaco & Formosa provinces.
  7. Abbreviations:  Bz:Benitz, KBz:Kolmer-Benitz, Mc:Macintosh, Sc:Schreiber, St:Storey

We are enormously grateful to John C. Benitz for making this album available to us.
(Copied on 14 October, 2011.)

Kolmer Farm & Olompali, California, 1899

The photos of Josephine's visit to Timber Cove (California) were scattered on several pages; we placed them together & first.

Alb.7-TC01

Missing image.

Kolmer Farm & north coast
(White cemetery fence is visible
amongst trees near point)
Timber Cove, Sonoma County
April 1899

Alb.7-TC02

Missing image.

“Benitz-Kolmer"    “April.99”
Kolmer Farm & north coast

Timber Cove, Sonoma County
April 1899

Alb.7-TC03

Missing image.

“Benitz & Kolmer Ranch,
Timber Cove, Sonoma Co. Cal.
April 21, 1899.”

South side of farmstead.

Alb.7-TC04

Missing image.

Visitors at Kolmer Farm
(Lady seated right could be
Josephine Kolmer-Benitz}
Timber Cove, Sonoma County
April 1899

Alb.7-TC05

Missing image.

“Orange orchard, fruit on the ground.
   Timber Cove”

April 1899
(Click here to see writing on back.)

Alb.7-TC06

Missing image.

Rancho Olompali
“Main view of grounds
tennis & croquet lawns.
Dr Bordells house San Francisco”

Marin County, 1898-1899
(Click here to see writing on back.)

John’s Photos

Alb.7-1a

Missing image.

Cruz Grande river & ‘Villa Josefina’
ca.1900s

Alb.7-1b

Missing image.

Family Outing to ‘Huerta Mala’
ca.1900s
‘Huerta Mala’ is an area east of
Capilla del Monte, Cba.

Alb.7-1c

Missing image.

“Chiquero” (goat-enclosure)
site became Alfred’s ‘El Rincon’

Cruz Grande quebrada
ca.1900s

 

Alb.7-2a

Missing image.

Dique & Lago San Roque
Dam & lake above the city of Córdoba.
Empty, its poor maintenance was a political scandal.
Built: 1886, rebuilt: 1944.
(Photo possibly not by JEBz)
ca.1900s

 

Alb.7-3a

Missing image.

Los Terrones
Capilla del Monte, Córdoba
ca.1900s

Alb.7-3b

Missing image.

‘Cruz Grande’ & ‘Villa Josefina’
left <—> right
(Cruz Grande river in trees between them)
ca.1900s

Alb.7-3c

Missing image.

Punilla road crew
(JEBz was the commissioner of roads)
ca.1900s

Alb.7-4

Missing image.

Page 4
With clips of Marjorie & daughters.

Alb.7-4a

Missing image.

Unknown
Likely Ea. ‘El Bermejo’, per palm-tree logs.
ca.1898-1904

Alb.7-4b

Missing image.

Unknown children
Likely Ea. ‘El Bermejo’, per palm-tree logs.
(See pic.7d)
ca.1898-1904

 

Alb.7-5

Missing image.

Page 5

Alb.7-5a

Missing image.

Unknown
ca.1900s

Alb.7-5b

Missing image.

Unknown
ca.1900s

 
 

Alb.7-5c

Missing image.

Unknown
ca.1900s

Alb.7-5d

Missing image.

Cattle dip
Place unknown (see pics. 7g, 8d, 9b, 9e )
winter, ca.1900s

Alb.7-5e

Missing image.

“Margery Benitz”
ca.1900s

Alb.7-5f

Missing image.

Marjorie
ca.1900s

Alb.7-5g

Missing image.

“Frank Higham”
(See full photo
below: Alb.7-9a )
ca.1900s

 

Alb.7-6

Missing image.

Page 6

Alb.7-6a

Missing image.

Unknown
Likely Ea. ‘El Bermejo’, per palm-trees.
ca.1900s

Alb.7-6b

Missing image.

Unknown
Likely Ea. ‘El Bermejo’, per palm-tree logs.
ca.1900s

 

Alb.7-7

Missing image.

Page 7

Alb.7-7a

Missing image.

Jo

Alb.7-7c

Missing image.

Jo

 
 

Alb.7-7d

Missing image.

Cannon
Likely Ea. ‘El Bermejo’, per palm-tree logs.
(see pic. 4b)
ca.1900s

Alb.7-7e

Missing image.

“California Rd to Cemetery”
ca.1900s

 
 

Alb.7-7f

Missing image.

Marjorie - Marjory-Daw -  
Agnes & Harley Storey -
    Emma Sc - John & son

Córdoba hills, likely at ‘Cruz Grande’
ca.1903

Alb.7-7h

Missing image.

Clara Sc - Marjorie -  
  NN - Josephine KBz
boy

Córdoba hills, likely at ‘Cruz Grande’
ca.1900s

 
 

Alb.7-7g

Missing image.

Farm equipment & stables
Place unknown (see pic. 5d, 8d, 9b, 9e )
winter, ca.1900s

 

Alb.7-8

Missing image.

Page 8
(Pic top-right: “Retiro Station BA?”
- it is not Retiro nor Constitución)

Alb.7-8b

Missing image.

Frank Higham

Alb.7-8d

Missing image.

Unknown
(see pics 5d, 7g, 9b, 9e )
winter, ca.1900s

Alb.7-8c

Missing image.

Córdoba hills, somewhere

Alb.7-8e

Missing image.

Jo - Marjory-Daw - NN - Elsie - NN
Córdoba hills
ca.1901

 

Alb.7-9

Missing image.

Page 9

Alb.7-9a

Missing image.

Frank Higham

Alb.7-9b

Missing image.

Unknown
(Labelled incorrectly as “Casco California”)
(see pics 5d, 7g, 8d, 9e )
winter, ca.1900s

Alb.7-9e

Missing image.

Unknown
(see pics 5d, 7g, 8d, 9b)
winter, ca.1900s

 

Alb.7-9c

Missing image.

Unknown
ca.1900s

Alb.7-9z

Missing image.

TL: ElsieTR: Jo - John - Elsie - Marjory-Daw
BL: Clara - Bertha - Emma Sc.BR: NN

 

Alb.7-10

Missing image.

Page 10

Alb.7-10a

Missing image.

Alfred - John - John Sc.
Huerta Grande falls – 25 March, 1902

Alb.7-10z

Missing image.

Marjorie

 

Alb.7-11

Missing image.

Page 11

Alb.7-11a

Missing image.

Agatha Macintosh-Storey (?)
Córdoba Hills - ca.1900s
(see 13c & 14a)

Alb.7-11c

Missing image.

Córdoba Hills

 
 

Alb.7-11b

Missing image.

Top: At Cruz Grande
(See full size: Album 6, photo 6-01)
Bottom: Elsie - Jo - Marjory-Daw
ca.1904

Alb.7-11d

Missing image.

“Los Terrones”
Owned by John Bz.
John Bz. - John Sc. - Clara Sc. -
Bertha Sc. - Marjorie Bz. -
Harley & Agnes St.
SE of Capilla del Monte, Córdoba hills - ca.1900s

(See names written below photo.

Alb.7-12

Missing image.

Page 12

Alb.7-12b

Missing image.

Unknown
(Harley Storey?)
Córdoba Hills

Alb.7-12c

Missing image.

Unknown
Córdoba Hills

Alb.7-12a

Missing image.

“70 ft Falls
Top of River above
Cruz Grande”

John and 6 others - ca.1900
Eastern end to Alfred’s ‘El Rincon’ property.

 

Alb.7-13

Missing image.

Page 13

Alb.7-13a

Missing image.

70 ft. Falls, Aº Cruz Grande
John & others
Cruz Grande, Córdoba - ca.1900

Alb.7-13d

Missing image.

Top: “Aunt Jo” - ca.1904
Bottom: John & various family
(see 14b)

 
 

Alb.7-13b

Missing image.

Dique “San Roque”
(Dam on the Rio Primero,
between Córdoba city & Villa Carlos Paz)
ca.1900s

Alb.7-13c

Missing image.

Agatha Macintosh-Storey (?)
Córdoba hills - ca.1900s
(see 11a & 14a)

 

Alb.7-14

Missing image.

Page 14

 

Alb.7-14a

Missing image.

Agatha Macintosh-Storey (?)
Córdoba Hills - ca.1900s
(see 11a & 13c)

 
 

Alb.7-14b

Missing image.

John Schreiber & family
(see 13d)
Córdoba hills - ca.1900s

Alb.7-14c

Missing image.

“Schreiber house
BsAs
Bertha ? Emma”

(Fixed: Bertha - Emma - Katie Bz)
Buenos Aires, ca.1901

 

Alb.7-15

Missing image.

Page 15

Alb.7-15a

Missing image.

Aº Cruz Grande ?
Harley Storey & others
Cruz Grande, Córdoba - ca.1900

Alb.7-15d

Missing image.

Josephine Kolmer-Bz
& Marjorie Macintosh-Bz

Córdoba Hills, ca.1900

 
 

Alb.7-15c

Missing image.

John (jr.)
ca. 1902
(See photos 37b & 52b.)

Alb.7-15e

Missing image.

Frank Higham - Bertha Schreiber -
Elsie Macintosh (?) - Clara Schreiber (?)

Schreiber home, Bs.As., ca.1900s

 

Alb.7-16

Missing image.

Page 16

Alb.7-16a

Missing image.

“Jo”
ca.1900

Alb.7-16b

Missing image.

Train tunnel & river
Córdoba Hills, ca.1900

 
 

Alb.7-16d

Missing image.

“Bertha”Clara Sc.
Córdoba Hills, ca.1900

Alb.7-16c

Missing image.

“Rd to Josefina”
Cruz Grande, Córdoba, ca.1900

 

Alb.7-17

Missing image.

Page 17

Alb.7-17a

Missing image.

Córdoba hills
ca.1900

Alb.7-17c

Missing image.
 
 

Alb.7-17b

Missing image.

“California Driveway”
Daughters Elsie & Marjory-Daw? (1900-1901)

Alb.7-18

Missing image.

Page 18

Alb.7-18a

Missing image.

John?
1890’s

Alb.7-18c

Missing image.

Puma at ‘La California’
(June 1892 – June 1899
Sent by Alfred from ‘Los Palmares’,
shot by William to protect his children
)

 

Alb.7-18b

Missing image.

“Peon always lassoing - Chaco”
(Known as the ‘Correntino’
at ‘Los Palmares’)

Alb.7-18d

Missing image.

Josephine K-Bz at
“Villa Josefina”
(1909-1912)

Alb.7-19

Missing image.

Page 19

Alb.7-19a

Missing image.

John & daughters
after 1900

Alb.7-19b

Missing image.

 

 

Alb.7-19c

Missing image.

Josephine
Kolmer
nee Benitz

Alb.7-19d

Missing image.

“Huerta Grande”
John Bz

(Above Cruz Chica, between
La Cumbre & Cruz Grande)

Alb.7-20

Missing image.

Page 20

Alb.7-20a

Missing image.

“Cruz Grande Under Snow”
ca.1900

 
 

Alb.7-20b

Missing image.

During visits to the UK,
John & Marjorie enjoyed “motoring”
(Car: a ‘Wolseley’ 1901 5 hp model, 2 seater?
See Alfred Bz photo album #2, p.37-38)

Alb.7-20c

Missing image.

St. Andrews, Scotland ?
(All daughters attended school there
in 1910s.)

Alb.7-21

Missing image.

Page 21

Alb.7-21a

Missing image.

All aboard!
Horse-drawn transportation

Alb.7-21b

Missing image.

‘Wolseley’ car 1901 model?

 

“Scotland holiday 19101-1902”

 

Alb.7-21c

Missing image.

John Bz & Robert Macintosh
Motoring about Scotland ?
‘Wolseley’ car 1901 model ?

Alb.7-21d

Missing image.

Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland
Likely a ferry-boat & RR transfer hub

Alb.7-22

Missing image.

Page 22
Battleships & Sailing ships
Likely United Kingdom, ca.1900

Alb.7-23

Missing image.

Page 23
Battleships, sailing ships, & a windmill
Likely United Kingsdom, ca.1900

Alb.7-24

Missing image.

Page 24
At sea, ships, & Willie Bz

 

Alb.7-24a

Missing image.

“William B at Murchiston, Edinburgh?”
Willlie Bz attended school at
Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh
1901-1904

 

Alb.7-25

Missing image.

Page 25
At sea & Passsenger ships

 

Alb.7-25a

Missing image.

Coast of England or Lake Windemere ?
Coast of Scotland or a loch ?

ca.1900

 

Alb.7-26

Missing image.

Page 26

Alb.7-26a

Missing image.

Giants Causeway
County Antrim coast, Northern Ireland

Alb.7-26b

Missing image.

Elias Ledesma, 30 April, 1902
Capataz, Ea. ‘Los Palmares’
(Orig. photo, see Alfred’s album-1, p08-2)

 

Alb.7-26c

Missing image.

“California
William and the gang”

Frank - Jo - Elsie - Marjory-Daw -    
    WOBz - Clarita - Bernice - Marion
ca.1901

Alb.7-26d

Missing image.

Giants Causeway
County Antrim coast, Northern Ireland


© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)