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Estancia ‘La California’

Day-books:

We have transcribed many.  All are available as PDF files are 1888 through 1902.

Click on the 1891 button to access any of the diaries:

1891

Photos 1888-1940:

See the very earliest photos of the estancia, when the trees were still small.  Johnnie kept a puma, given him by Alfred.

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Louis Benitz

Gold Rush miner:

 Wilhelm’s cousin, details about his family.

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Louis & Fly.
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Collections of Family
Photos 1855-1960
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Josephine & children
Fort Ross, ca.1865

Fort Ross – 1866:

Click on the image below to see photos of the fort and the family.

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ca.1866

Sister Josephine’s
Poesie Book
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Poems from brothers & friends!
Cards & love notes from her husband!
Valentines from all!


John E. Benitz
1861-1916
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John was an avid photographer and left us many albums of his photos: of all family members, estancias (particularly “Los Algarrobos”), trips, & summers in Cruz Grande.

Diaries 1870-1940
Alfred
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John
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Josephine
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Josephine Kolmer-Bz
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Old Dusty

Reunion 2015
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Fort Ross - 2015:

On a beautiful July day, the Kashaya welcomed us back to the home of our ancestors.

See the reunion photos!


Wilhelm Benitz
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New York then Texas!

Johann Bennitz and Wilhelm Bennitz, natives of Baden, ages 21 and 18 respectively, were passengers on the ship Utica, that sailed from Le Havre, France, arriving in New York City, U.S.A., on December 2, 1833.


Josephine Kolmer

Oregon-California Trail
May-Oct., 1845

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Sutter’s Fort

Our ancestor, Josephine Kolmer, was 15 years old when she crossed the U.S.  She was amongst the first 400 of 200,000 migrants to follow the trail to California (1841-1860).

Click on Sutter’s Fort above to follow her adventures on the trail.


William

A busy man:

His acquisition of Fort Ross

And other ranchos: New Breisgau & Hermann.

His grizzly bear encounter

Who shot him?

Wilhelm – Guillermo – William

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William’s cattle brand
Fort Ross (1844-1867)
Our Veterans of War

Lest We Forget:

Family members who served in WW-I & WW-II.  Click the poppy:

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Lt. Frank A. Benitz
k.i.a. night of 5-6 August, 1918

A night fighter pilot in 33 Home Defense Squadron, died when crash-landing near Atwick, Yorkshire, returning from a night patrol over the North Sea in search of German Zeppelins.


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Sq.Ldr. Percy M. Watt
killed on active service
13 November, 1939

He joined the RAF in 1925, and was serving with a bomber squadron when killed in an air accident flying a Handley Page Hampden.


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F/Lt. James S. Watt, DSO, DFC
k.i.a. night of 22-23 June, 1943

He was flying a Short Stirling bomber (7 Squadron) when it was hit from below by heavy artillery.  His crew bailed out, but he stayed, crashing into the woods near Tilburg, Holland.


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F/O F. Malcolm Benitz, DFC

Malcolm was a POW in Italy in 1943.  He got away and walked through Italy to the Allied front lines.  Here’s his story.

Argentine History

Early Years:

René is a volunteer member of the team that creates e-books for Project Gutenberg, all free online & down-loadable in various formats:

Argentine Ornithology, Volume I, by W. H. Hudson and P. L. Sclater, 1888
 

 

Argentine Ornithology, Volume II, by W. H. Hudson and P. L. Sclater, 1889
 

At Home with the Patagonians, by George Chaworth Musters, 1871
 

 

A Five Years' Residence in Buenos Ayres, by George Thomas Love, 1827
 

The Argentine as a Market, by N. L. Watson, 1908
 

 

The immigration offices and statistics from 1857 to 1903, publ. 1904
 

The Conquest of the River Plate (1535-1555), issued by the Hakluyt Society
 

 

Out on the Pampas, by G. A. Henty, 1871 (fiction)
 


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