Biography of John Gschwind
Anderson Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





John Gschwind. The subject of this sketch, whose portrait appears in this work, was born in Switzerland December 25, 1826. June 15, 1842, he landed in New York, and immediately proceeded to Illinois, and there engaged in the saw mill business, which he followed for three years. In 1854 he went to Kansas, and in 1855 came to California across the plains with ox teams, bringing also a band of cattle. He came direct to Mendocino county and began farming In 1856 he erected a grist mill in Anderson valley, and as there were no roads then all the machinery had to be packed to the mill site. He soon after added a sash saw, and finally put in a circular saw and a steam engine. He built the road from Ukiah to Booneville in 1867, at a cost of $10,000. The mill was burned October 12, 1875, and since that time he has been engaged in farming, stock raising and taking county contracts. In 1862 he was elected Supervisor of the First District. He was married February 24, 1853, to Miss Elizabeth Huntley, a native of Switzerland. Their children are Mary, John, Christine, Conrad, Martha, Joseph, Alfred, Elizabeth, Andrew, Thomas and Catherine.

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


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