Biography of Ranch Angle
Calpella Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Ranch Angle. Was born in Washington, Illinois, in 1828, and when hem was only three years old his parents moved to St. Clair county, that Stater where the subject of this sketch was bound out. He remained there till he was fifteen years of age when he went to Sheridan county, Missouri, where he lived one and a half years. He then went to Quincy, Illinois, and chopped cord wood along the Mississippi river at four bits a cord, selling it to the distilleries. He then went to Warsaw, Hancock county, where he chopped wood till he started to California, May 15, 1850. He came across the plains, and arrived at Placerville, September 23d, of that year. He began mining, and continued at it till 1854, when he purchased a place in the Sacramento valley, twelve miles from Marysville, where he farmed and mined, according to the season. In 1859 he came to Mendocino county and began farming in Walker valley, where he now owns one thousand acres of land. June, 1859, he was married to Miss Catherine Orender, a native of Illinois. They have four living children: Euphrasia Jane, born March 25, 1860; Anania, born July 28, 1861; Carl, born November 17, 1878; Victor, born April 27, 1880. They have lost nine children.

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


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