The History  of an  American Family The Eigner Family Reunion July 31, 2009 Sacramento, California
The United States  Circa 1940’s to 1950’s <ul><li>1848 - The  Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo  ends the  Mexican-American War ...
The United States  Circa 1940’s to 1950’s <ul><li>1856 -  U.S. presidential election, 1856   </li></ul><ul><li>1857 -  Jam...
California in the Early Days circa 1940’s -1950’s <ul><li>1848 -  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>James Marshall discovered gold at ...
Sarah Grey Wilkinson  -----  -----  Theodore Johnson   (Thompson)        Katherine Johnson (Taylor)  Benjamin -----  ---...
African-American Populations in California <ul><li>1850 Census  -  964  Free and Enslaved </li></ul><ul><li>  African-Amer...
Sarah Grey Wilkinson  --^--  Clayman Wilkinson b. January 2, 1824  b. 1823   Kentucky  Missouri d. February 8, 1921  d. Ci...
<ul><li>Child: </li></ul><ul><li>Katherine Johnson b.  August 8, 1854 </li></ul><ul><li>San Jose, CA </li></ul><ul><li>d. ...
Sarah Grey Wilkinson   <ul><li>Sarah was born a slave in Kentucky in 1824. </li></ul><ul><li>She came to California with h...
Timeline for Sarah Grey Wilkinson <ul><li>1849 – mid-1850’s  San Jose </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-1850’s – 1867  Downieville </l...
 
1870’s Grass Valley, CA <ul><li>Church Street – Sarah and John Thompson lived on this street for 15 years.  </li></ul>
1870’s Grass Valley <ul><li>Main Street </li></ul>
Benjamin Longrus <ul><li>Born: </li></ul><ul><li>December 4, 1849 </li></ul><ul><li>Hannibal, Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Benjamin Longrus <ul><li>Born a slave and first sold for $500 at the age of 5. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I did not know I was so...
1900 Census 1900 California Census ------- Benjamin Longrus Family
Benjamin Longrus with grandchildren  (Circa 1920’s)
Katherine Johnson Taylor <ul><li>August 8, 1854 </li></ul><ul><li>San Jose, California </li></ul><ul><li>September 8, 1942...
 
 
<ul><li>Katherine Johnson had five children; three who lived to adulthood: </li></ul><ul><li>William T. Mattox </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Hazel Mary Lenore Fann </li></ul><ul><li>Born: March 16, 1877 </li></ul><ul><li>Suisun, California </li></ul>Bertr...
Hazel was raised in the home of Adam Willis and Mary Fann in Suisun City / Fairfield.   Hazel first married at the age of ...
<ul><li>Hazel marries  Eric Ross </li></ul><ul><li>Dec. 4, 1922 </li></ul><ul><li>in Sacramento </li></ul><ul><li>She was ...
 
 
 
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Eigner Presentation 2011

  1. 1. The History of an American Family The Eigner Family Reunion July 31, 2009 Sacramento, California
  2. 2. The United States Circa 1940’s to 1950’s <ul><li>1848 - The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican-American War </li></ul><ul><li>1849 - Zachary Taylor becomes President </li></ul><ul><li>1849 - California Gold Rush begins </li></ul><ul><li>1850 - President Taylor threatens to veto Compromise of 1850 even if it means Civil War. </li></ul><ul><li>1850 - Zachary Taylor dies, Millard Fillmore becomes President </li></ul><ul><li>1850 - Clayton-Bulwer Treaty </li></ul><ul><li>1850 - Compromise of 1850 passed September 18, 1850, was the notorious Fugitive Slave Law. </li></ul><ul><li>1850 - California becomes a state </li></ul>
  3. 3. The United States Circa 1940’s to 1950’s <ul><li>1856 - U.S. presidential election, 1856 </li></ul><ul><li>1857 - James Buchanan becomes President </li></ul><ul><li>1857 - Dred Scott v. Sandford 60 US 393 1857 declares that blacks are not citizens of the United States and cannot sue </li></ul><ul><li>1860 - Pony Express begins. </li></ul><ul><li>1861 – First battle of the Civil War – The Battle of Bull Run </li></ul><ul><li>1865 - 13th Amendment passes, permanently outlawing slavery </li></ul><ul><li>1883: The Southern Pacific is completed </li></ul>
  4. 4. California in the Early Days circa 1940’s -1950’s <ul><li>1848 - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's sawmill in Coloma in January 1848, along the south fork of the American River, thus kicking off the famous Gold Rush of 1849 from whence the term &quot;49ers&quot; was coined. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California became a U.S. holding with the Treaty of Guadalupe, which ended the Mexican War. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1850 - California was admitted into the Union as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sarah Grey Wilkinson -----  ----- Theodore Johnson (Thompson) Katherine Johnson (Taylor) Benjamin -----  ----- Mary Longrus Dorsey Unknown -  - -  - George Eigner David -  - Hazel Mary (Mollie) Fann Bertram Eigner -----  ----- Sarah Ann (Sadie) Sinclair Longrus  Ralph David Sinclair  Anita Eigner  Lucille Eigner  Raymond Sinclair  Helen Eigner  Elaine Eigner  Alberta Eigner  Mildred Eigner  Melvin Eigner  Melba Eigner  Hester Eigner  Emily Eigner  Beatrice Eigner
  6. 6. African-American Populations in California <ul><li>1850 Census - 964 Free and Enslaved </li></ul><ul><li> African-Americans </li></ul><ul><li>1860 Census - 3721 Free and Enslaved </li></ul><ul><li> African-Americans </li></ul><ul><li>------------------------------------------------------------------ </li></ul><ul><li>1852 State Census 56 Free and Enslaved </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Clara Co. African-Americans </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sarah Grey Wilkinson --^-- Clayman Wilkinson b. January 2, 1824 b. 1823 Kentucky Missouri d. February 8, 1921 d. Circa 1852-1853 Pacific Grove, CA San Jose, CA <ul><li>Children: </li></ul><ul><li>George Wilkinson b. 1844 Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>d. 1862-1880 California </li></ul><ul><li>John Wilkinson b. 1847 Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>d. 1852-1860 California </li></ul><ul><li>Clark Wilkinson b. 1848 Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>d. 1873 - 1900 California </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Child: </li></ul><ul><li>Katherine Johnson b. August 8, 1854 </li></ul><ul><li>San Jose, CA </li></ul><ul><li>d. September 8, 1942 </li></ul><ul><li>Stockton, CA </li></ul>Sarah Grey Wilkinson --^-- Theodore Johnson b. January 2, 1824 b. 1825-1830 Kentucky New York d. February 8, 1921 d. December 18, 1868 Pacific Grove, CA San Jose, CA
  9. 9. Sarah Grey Wilkinson <ul><li>Sarah was born a slave in Kentucky in 1824. </li></ul><ul><li>She came to California with her owner, Dr. Achilles Wilkerson in 1849. </li></ul><ul><li>Historians have identified her as the first African-American woman to be in the Santa Clara Valley. </li></ul><ul><li>When she came to California, Sarah came with three small children including one under 1 year. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Timeline for Sarah Grey Wilkinson <ul><li>1849 – mid-1850’s San Jose </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-1850’s – 1867 Downieville </li></ul><ul><li>1867 – early 1890’s Grass Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Early 1890’s – 1921 Pacific Grove </li></ul>
  11. 12. 1870’s Grass Valley, CA <ul><li>Church Street – Sarah and John Thompson lived on this street for 15 years. </li></ul>
  12. 13. 1870’s Grass Valley <ul><li>Main Street </li></ul>
  13. 14. Benjamin Longrus <ul><li>Born: </li></ul><ul><li>December 4, 1849 </li></ul><ul><li>Hannibal, Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>Died: </li></ul><ul><li>March 5, 1932 </li></ul><ul><li>Woodland, Ca </li></ul>
  14. 15. Benjamin Longrus <ul><li>Born a slave and first sold for $500 at the age of 5. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I did not know I was sold until the new master came and got me.” </li></ul><ul><li>In 1863, Benjamin ran away from his owner and try and join the Federal Army. </li></ul>
  15. 16. 1900 Census 1900 California Census ------- Benjamin Longrus Family
  16. 17. Benjamin Longrus with grandchildren (Circa 1920’s)
  17. 18. Katherine Johnson Taylor <ul><li>August 8, 1854 </li></ul><ul><li>San Jose, California </li></ul><ul><li>September 8, 1942 </li></ul><ul><li>Stockton, California </li></ul>
  18. 21. <ul><li>Katherine Johnson had five children; three who lived to adulthood: </li></ul><ul><li>William T. Mattox </li></ul><ul><li>Hazel Mary Lenore Fann </li></ul><ul><li>Bertram Vivian Eigner </li></ul><ul><li>Katherine Johnson married Charles Taylor in 1898 in San Francisco. The remained married until his death in 1911. </li></ul>
  19. 22. <ul><li>Hazel Mary Lenore Fann </li></ul><ul><li>Born: March 16, 1877 </li></ul><ul><li>Suisun, California </li></ul>Bertram Vivian Eigner Born: January 31, 1885 Suisun, California
  20. 23. Hazel was raised in the home of Adam Willis and Mary Fann in Suisun City / Fairfield. Hazel first married at the age of 16 to David Armstead Sinclair of Napa. After marriage they first lived in Chico, California.
  21. 24. <ul><li>Hazel marries Eric Ross </li></ul><ul><li>Dec. 4, 1922 </li></ul><ul><li>in Sacramento </li></ul><ul><li>She was 45 and he was 21 years old. </li></ul>
  22. 28. Eigner Sisters

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