Biography of George Switzer
Big River Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





George Switzer. A native of Canada, born near Kingston. When about eight years old his parents moved to Hastings county, Canada, where he remained till seventeen years of age. He then moved with his parents to Terth county, Canada, where his parents still reside. In 1863 he immigrated via Panama to California. Sailed from New York City on the steamer Northern Light, March 11th of that year, and from Panama on the steamer Golden Age, landing in San Francisco April 6, 1863, where he remained but a few days, when he proceeded to Mendocino county, landing at Caspar creek, where he resided three years. He then went to Gold Hill, Nevada; remained in that place and Dayton till the fall of 1868. When the White Pine excitement broke out he went there, stayed about six months, when he returned to Canada to visit his parents; remained till January, 1870, when he married Elizabeth A. Hopkins, and returned to this county. In November, 1876, he started in the livery and feed stable business in Mendocino City, which he still follows.

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


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