Biography of Adolph Gericke
Marin County, CA Biographies





Adolph Gericke. Born in Hanover, Germany April 26, 1832. When he was twenty years old he eame to the United States, and to California settling in Petaluma, and the June following settled on San Antonio creek in this county, and took up land then owned by James Black. Here he lived till February, 1856. He then moved to Big Valley, Sonoma county, but only remained seventeen months. Again in 1857 he settled on land contained in the Blucher Rancho in Marin county. In 1875 he came to his present ranch of three hundred acres, where he has since resided. Married, January 9, 1858, Ellen Fallon. She was born in Ireland, and came to the United States, when five years old, being raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and came to this State in 1857. Mary Elizabeth, born Oct. 10, 1858; Otto William, September 1, 1860; George Frederick, May 13, 1863; James Robert, June 7, 1865; Adolph Mentor, May 24, 1868; Anna Matilda, May 13, 1870; Nellie Ottilie, July 15, 1872; Augusta Louisa, June 14, 1874; Agnes Theresa, May 19, 1876; Juliette Loretta, September 3, 1878, are their children.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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