Biography of Alfred Reque
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Alfred Requa, Son of Gilbert and Elizabeth Woolsey Requa, was born in Ulster county, New York, March 13, 1827. Went to New York in 1844 and lived there till February 2, 1849, when he sailed from there around the Cape, and arrived in San Francisco in September, 1849. Was occupied in mining till June, 1873, when he returned to New York City. Married, October 12, Melissa Harris, born March 16, 1838. Started again to California on the 20th of the same month by the Panama route, arriving in San Francisco in twenty three days. Moved to Nevada county at Woolsey's Flat; occupied in mining till 1857; moved from there to Point Arena; lived there one year, and then moved to their present residence. Their children are: Almira, born January 2, 1857; Nelson, born March 18, 1860; Alfred, born May 18, 1862; Edmund, born July 9, 1865; Alice, born October 25, 1868; Abraham, born May 28, 1872; Sophia, born September 10, 1874; Valentine, born February 14, 1878.

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


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