Biography of J. J. Henderson
Kern County, CA Biographies





J. J. HENDRICKSON, one of the pioneers of Kern County, California, is a native of Germany, born September 6, 1841. He was reared on a farm, receiving meager educational advantages, and at the age of fifteen years came to America. He inherited from his parents a desire and ambition to gain an honest livelihood and attain success in the business world.

Upon his arrival in New York City in 1856, he adopted the life of a sailor, and followed the sea until 1862, during which year he landed in San Francisco, having sailed around Cape Horn as second mate of the ship Minnehaha. He mined in Inyo County, California, up to 1863, and afterward, from 1867 to 1878, at Tehachapi, Kern County. He was a partner with Judge Greene of Tehachapi in the opening and developing of the China Hill mines. During the year 1864 to 1866 he kept hotel in Havilah, same county, in company with A. H. Denker, of Los Angeles. Mr. Hendrickson is now engaged in the lime business on China Bill, and ships his product to all the leading southern and central California cities.

He was married June 1, 1880, to Mrs. McWicker, a native of Missouri, and located on his present home of 240 acres of first class farming land in the Tehachapi.

Mr. Hendrickson is a man of unusual energy, yet a careful and conservative business man. He is a good citizen, and is esteemed as such by all who know him.

From:
Memorial and Biographical History
of the counties of
Fresno, Tulare and Kern,
California
The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago 1891


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION

California
Biographies

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012