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
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.
Memorial and Biographical History
of the counties of
Fresno, Tulare and Kern,
The Lewis Publishing Company
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