Biography of Boy P. R. Kaisen
Big River Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Boy Petor Rolaf Kaisen. Was born on the island of Fohr, on the coast of Schleiswig (now a province of Germany) June 4, 1840, where he resided till 1857. He then sailed in a mailship as cook for one year. In 1858 he went to Greenland on a whaling voyage, and was gone for two years. In 1860 he sailed as seaman to New York; thence to Rotterdain; thence to Savannah, and from there to Galveston, Texas, being absent two years. He then returned to his native land and in 1863 shipped from Bremenhaven in an American ship to Quebec; thence to Liverpool; thence to Cape Good Hope; from there to Ecjob and back to London, being absent sixteen months. After remaining at home for a few months, he shipped from Hamburg to England; thence to Calcutta and from there to Boston; thence to Hong Kong, China, and sailed along the coast of China in the ship Gestic for eleven months. In September, 1865, he arrived in San Francisco, where he left the ship and joined his brother in the redwoods, in Mendocino county, and now owns three hundred and twenty acres of timber land.

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


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