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Albert Gibbs of South Pasadena, and Mrs. John E. Jardme.



EDMUND CERMY GLIDDEN.

Edmund Cermy Glidden was born at Tustinbough, N. H.,
October 4, 1839. He was educated in the common schools of
his native place. He came to California via Panama, arriving
in San Francisco' in February, 1868. He engaged in business
there until February, 1870, when he removed to Los Angeles,
He engaged in the sewing machine business. He bought an
orange orcharad near San Gabriel and for several years was
employed in orange culture, but the venture was not a success.
He returned to the city and for a time was a member of the
police force. In 1883 he was married to Mrs. Josephine Blan-
chette. He was a charter member of Southern California
Lodge No. 191, Ancient Order of United Workmen. He was
also a member of University Lodge of Independent Order of
Foresters, and of the Pioneers of Los Angeles County. His
last occupation was that of district manager of the Chicago
Crayon Company. He died at Visalia, March 2, 1903. Be-
sides his widow, he leaves a son, Edmund, a sister and two
brothers. He was a quiet, unassuming man Who did his duty
faithfully in every station of life which he filled.



90 PIONEERS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

SAMUEL MEYER.

To the Society of Pioneers of Los Angeles County :

The undersigned committee, by you appointed to submit
a .memorial of our late member, Samuel Meyer, respectfully
submit the following:

Samuel Meyer was by birth a Prussian, native of Strass-
burg. He came to New York in 1849. Resided during the
four years following in the South, at Macon, Ga., Louisville,
Ky., and Vicksburg. In 1853 he came (via Nicaragua) to Los
Angeles and immediately entered commercial life, in which he
was prominent for half a century, and was founder of a suc-
cessful and large crockery and glassware establishment, which
he conducted till shortly before his death. He was also prom-
inent in Masonry, being treasurer of Lodge No. 42 for some
50 years.

In 1 86 1 Mr. Meyer married Miss Davis, and' now, besides
the widow five daughters and two sons survive him. His re-
mains lie in the Jewish Cemetery on Boyle Heights.

Samuel Meyer was like Nathaniel of old, an Israelite without
guile. He was always bright faced and amiable. His life dur-
ing the trying formulative period in Los Angeles was worthy
of the true Pioneer, and later generations will fare well, if they
but have such in business and social life.

Benevolent, too, he was; an all-around good citizen, whose
memory we will cherish till earthly faculties fail us likewise; but
the Book of Life will, already does, for him attest he did his
best below, and what better record can any transmit to his de-
scendants? He died March 25, 1903.

We respectfully commend the entry on our record, and trans-
mission of a copy hereof to his widow.

(Signed) LOUIS ROEDER,

J. W. GILLETTE,

Committee.



CARL FELIX HEINZEMAN.

This worthy member of the Society of the Pioneers of Los
Angeles County was born in the year 1841 in Wallmerod, in
Nassau, Germany, and died in Los Angeles City on April 29,
1903, after an illness of only a few weeks, and was buried in the
Rosedale cemetery on the first day of May, 1903.



BIOGRAPHICAL SKEiTCHES. 91

C. F. Heinzeman received his education in his fatherland
in pharmacy and chemistry, and as a practical druggist. In
1868 he emigrated to the United States. After a short stay in
New York and in San Francisco he came to Los Angeles. Soon
after he arrived in this city he established his well-known phar-
macy on North Main street which he maintained throughout the
remainder of his life.

Shortly before coming to Los Angeles he married Miss An-
tonie Preuss, daughter of Dr. Preuss, formerly of New Orleans
and later of Los Angeles. The issue of this marriage was three
sons and five daughters, all of whom' survive him. Four of
his daughters are married and are now Mrs. J. O. Cashin, Mrs.
W. Murray, Mrs. E. Clark and Mrs. J. Munro. The two oldest
sons, Carl and Edward, are now conducting their father's phar-
macy, while the two younger children still attend school.

He was a very active business man and was deeply interested
in the welfare and progress of this community and had high
ideals for the advancement of humanity and for the elevation of
the poor. Every day of his many years of active business, from
morning until late at night, he could be found in his drug store,
not allowing himself a much-needed vacation, and it was not al-
ways for money making. To the poor, who were unable to pay,
he often gave medicine free. His great experience and thorough
knowledge of drugs enabled him to give poor persons who were
unable to employ a physician beneficial advice and treatment.
He was ever ready to aid the deserving poor with money or in
any other way he could help them. He was a man of unfailing
perseverance. It was through his friendly manner, his
kindness and generosity, that he gained the love and respect
of his fellow men. He was more widely and better known
than almost any other citizen of Los Angeles, and every-
body who knew him had a word of praise for him. He was be-
loved by the rich as well as the poor, by his own countrymen,
by Americans, and by men of all nationalities. Therefore, be it

Resolved, That the members of the Society of Los Angeles
Pioneers do deeply regret the loss of our esteemed brother and
friend, C. F. Heinzeman, and do herewith extend our sincerest
sympathies to his family and relatives in their hour of sorrow
over their bereavement of a loving father and husband, and a
true friend to all who knew him.

Respectfully, your committee. AUGUST SCHMIDT.

LOUIS ROEDER.
HENRY HERWIG.
J. F. BURNS.



92 PIONEE^RS OF LOS ANGElLKS COUNTY.

JEAN SENTOUS.

Mr. Jean Sentous came to Los Angeles in 1856, 47 years
ago. He was a native of France, born January i, 1836. He
was engaged in dairying and cattle raising for many years. He
was a man of the highest probity and worth, and was respected
by all who knew him, and m'ost highly by ihose who knew him
best. He was of a quiet, retiring disposition, strongly at-
tached to his family, which at the time of his death consisted of
his widow, Mrs. Teodora Sentous (born Casanova) and six
children — three sons and three daughters — all grown. He be-
longed to no societies other than the Pioneers and the French
Benevolent Society, of which latter he was one of the founders,
and for many years the president. The estimation in which
Mr. Sentous was held by his countrymen was evidenced by the
fact that the French colony turned out en masse in attendance
at his funeral, in token of their respect for their compatriot.
The procession of carriages that followed his remains to Cal-
vary cemetery was one of the longest funeral corteges ever seen
in Los Angeles. Eloquent and appreciative orations in French
were pronounced at the grave by Messrs. Fuesenot, the French
Consul, and editor of L'Union Novelle, and others.



MICAJAH D. JOHNSON.

At the California Hospital last Saturday died one of the
old guard of Los Angeles citizens, who witnessed the growth
of the city from a small beginning and contributed in large
measure to its prosperity.

Micajah D. Johnson was born of Quaker stock in the town
of Waynesville, O., in March, 1844. He held to the faith of
his people through life, retaining his membership in the old
church to the end. His education was completed at Pardue
Institute, Battleground, Ind., and, at the age of 21, he went
westward to seek his fortune, settling in Virginia City, Mont.
His first position of responsibility was in the banking house of
Nolan & Wearie, of which institution he soon became cashier.
Afterwards he severed his connection with the bank to engage
in the mining supply business.

In 1874 he married Miss Susie Avery of Virginia City, and
two years later, witht his young wife, removed to Los Angeles.

Mr. Johnson's first business venture here was the conduct



BIOGRAPHICAL SKE^TCHES. 93

of the first hotel built at Santa Monica — a rather pretentious
affair for that day, which was long ago destroyed by fire. Sub-
sequently Mr. Johnson removed to Los Angeles, becoming a
partner in the old Grange Store of happy memory.

In later years he went into public life and served two terms
consecutively as City Treasurer. In more recent years he has
been engaged in real estate and mining operations.

Mr. Johnson was always a man of right standards and pro-
gressive impulses. His word was "y^^^ y^^' ^^d nay, nay,"
and everybody placed implicit confidence in him. He was
one of the principal workers in securing the location of the
Soldiers' Home near this city. He was also one of the found-
ers of Whittier, and gave that place its name after the Quaker
poet. He was vice-president of the Equitable Loan Associa-
tion from- the beginning of that organization. He was a mem-
ber of the Masonic order and of the Pioneer Society.

Mr. Johnson had suffered for nearly two years from a
chronic stomach trouble, which was only recently diagnosed as
cancer. The disease assuming a violent form, he was taken
to the California Hospital, May 25th, where an operation was
performed by Dr. Lasher, assisted by Drs. Visscher and Yost.
The patient passed the operation successfully, and at first it
was thought that his life could be saved, but complications en-
sued which resulted in death at 11 a. m., Saturday, June 6th.

Mr. Johnson leaves a widow, a son, Bailey Johnson, just
grown to man's estate, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Ben-
jamin McLouth of Hartford, Ct. He also leaves a brother,
who resides in Los Angeles.



IVAR A. WEID.

Ivar A. Weid, for forty years a resident of Southern Cali-
fornia, died of heart failure at Copenhagen the latter part of
August. Mr. Weid had gone back to his native land for a
short stay ,acco.mpanied by his wife and youngest son, Axel,
and by H. J. Whitley of Hollywood. News of the sudden death
was received yesterday by the relatives from Mr. Whitley.

The dead pioneer came to California about i860, seeking
his fortune, and through careful investment amassed wealth and
placed himself in an enviable position socially. Shortly after
the boom of 1887 he went back to Denmark on a short visit.
Returning to California he interested himself in real estate to
quite an extent, obtaining large holdings in Hollywood and the



94 PIONEERS OE LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

Cahuenga Valley in ranch properties which have since been
divided and sold at a big profit. It was largely through his
untiring energy and liberality that the little dummy line was
built to Hollywood, and later he associated himself with H, J.
W'hitley and Col. Griffith J. Griffith in the construction of the
Hollywood branch of the electric line out Prospect Boulevard
which later was sold to the Los Angeles & Pacific Electric
R. R. Co.

As a public man, Weid was always to the fore in the up-
building of this, the city of his adoption, as well as Hollywood.
He was a generous man, of temperate habits and mild dispo-
sition, a man of few enemies and many friends. He was a
strong believer in good roads and the assistance of railroads,
and always stood ready to aid the interests of anything along
these lines. He was one of the promoters of the Sunset Boule-
vard.

He built the Weid block on the comer of Eighth and Spring
streets, and also owned, in addition to much other property at
the time of his death, a large store on Los Angeles street be-
tween First and Requena. He leaves a snup- fortune.

Mr. Weid was about 65 years of age and leaves a widow,
two daughters and three sons to mourn his loss. His eldest
son, Otto, is connected with the Union Hardware & Metal
Company of this city and resides in Hollywood. Mr. Weid
was holding the office of ganger for the United States Internal
Revenue Office and had been living for some time at 138 North
Bunker Hill avenue.

Resolutions of respect to the memory of Bro. Ivar A. Weid,
October 31, 1903:

Again we have to announce the death of one of our honor-
able members, Captain Ivar A. Weid, a native of Denmark,
born in 1837. He died suddenly while on a pleasure trip in
Copenhagen, on the 25th of last August.

The deceased was a member of the G. A. R.; also of the
Masonic Fraternity. He came to Los Angeles in 1871; had the
honor of holding the position as U. S. Ganger both under the
Republican and Democratic administrations. Although he had
a commercial education, he started farming when he first came
here. Later on he was one of the lessees of the old United
States Hotel.

Resolved, That we, the Pioneers of Los Angeles, have lost
in the late Captain Ivar A. Weid a good and active member,
and the people of Los Angeles an energetic citizen; his wife,



BIOGRAPHICAI, SKI^TCHES. 95

a loving husband; his children, a self-sacrificing father; and be
it further

Resolved, That we proffer his bereaved family in this their
hour of sadness and affliction, our tenderest and kindest sym-
pathies for their irreparable loss; and be it further

Resolved, That these resolutions be spread on the minutes
of this meeting and that a copy of them be presented to the
family of our deceased member, as a token of our joint sorrow
and the high esteem in which he was held by the Pioneer' So-
ciety of Los Angeles.

Respectfully submitted,

AUGUST SCHMIDT,
W. H. WORKMAN,
HENRY HERWIG.



JULIUS BROUSSEAU.

On October 15th, after a brief illness, Julius Brousseau, well
known lawyer and Democratic politician, died of Bright's dis-
ease at the apartments of his daughter, Miss Mabel Brousseau,
at the corner of Pico and Figueroa streets. Since the death
of his wife, two years ago, Mr. Brousseau has gradually been
failing, and he retired from active practice a year and a half
ago, since which time he had been devoting his attention to his
ranch at Redlands. During the last three weeks he was con-
fined to his bed. He was a Scottish rite Mason and the funeral
was conducted by that order.

Julius Brousseau was born December 17, 1834, at Malone,
Franklin county, N. Y., and while he was an infant his parents
removed to Monroe county in that State, where he was educated
in the public schools and in Lima Seminary, and where he lived
until he reached the age of 25 years. After teaching school
eight or nine years he went to Flint, Mich., and from there to
Saginaw, where he practiced law seven years, serving the city
as attorney two terms. In 1870 he moved to Kankakee, 111.,
where he was again elected to the position of City Attorney,
serving two terms.

He came to Los Angeles in 1877 and soon thereafter formed
a partnership with Volney E. Howard and the latter's son,
Frank Howard, the firm being known as Howard, Brousseau
& Howard. Later he was also in the law firm of Brousseau
& Hatch. This partnership was not dissolved until 1882, and



96 PIONHERS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

since that time he has been unconnected with a firm, practicing
by himself.

He married Miss Carrie Yackley of Ypsilanti, Mich , in
i860. Four children survive him. The eldest, Miss Kate
Brousseau, is a teacher at the State Normal School in this city,
and Miss Mabel Brousseau has been prominently identified with
art and music. The two sons, Edward and Roy, are graduates
of the Los Angeles High School and are in business.



MORITZ MORRIS.

Moritz Morris, who died in this city on the loth of June,
1903, at the age of 79 years, was a native of Germany. He came
to the United States in the early '40s, and later to San Fran-
cisco and to Los Angeles, where, in connection with his brother,
J. L. Morris, he estabhshed himself in mercantile business,
which he followed many years. Mr. Morris served several
terms as a City Councilman. His firm in early days owned the
tract on the west side of Main street in the vicinity of Pico
street, known as the "Morris Vineyard" tract, which had prior
to their ownership belonged to Major Henry Hancock, under
whose direction "Hancock's Survey" of city lands was made.
The adobe house, still standing on this tract, which, according
to a persistent but groundless myth, has often been reported
to have been General Fremont's headquarters, was never oc-
cupied by him at all; his family have repeatedly insisted that he
was never inside of it.

Moritz Morris and Joseph Newmark were the founders
of the B'Nai B'rith congregation, whose fine mosque-like tem-
ple is a prominent edifice in this city; and they induced the ven-
erable Dr. A. W. Edelman to come to Los Angeles to ofBciate
as its first rabbi.

Mr. Morris was the oldest member of the pioneer lodge
of Masons, Los Angeles Lodge No. 42, and he was also a Royal
Arch Mason. He left two sons and two daughters, his wife
having died several years ago. His funeral services were con-
ducted under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity.



In Memoriam



Deceased Members of the Pioneers of Los Angeles
County.



James J. Ayres Died November 10, 1897.

Stephen C. Foster Died January 27, 1898.

Horace Hlller Died May 23, 1898.

John Strother Griffin Died August 23, 1898,

Henry Clay Wiley Died October 25, 1898.

William Blackstone Abernethy Died November 1,1898.

Stephen W. La Dow Died January 6, 1899.

Herman Raphael Died April 19, 1899.

Francis Baker Died May 17, 1899.

Leonard John Rose Died May 17, 1899.

E. N. McDonald Died June 10, 1899,

James Craig Died December 30, 1899.

Palmer Milton Scott Died January 3, 1900.

Francisco SabichI Died April 13, 1900.

Robert Mllier Town Died April 24, 1900.

Fred W. Wood Died May 19, 1900.

Joseph Bayer Died July 27, 1900.

Augustus Ulyard Died August 5, 1900.

A. M. Hough Died August 28, 1900.

Henry F. Fleishman Died October 20, 1900.

Frank Lecouvreur Died January 17, 1901.

Daniel Shieck Died January 20, 1901.

Andrew Giasseil Died January 28, 1901.

Thomas E. Rowan Died March 25, 1901.

Mary Ulyard Died April 5, 1901.

George Gephard Died April 12, 1901.

William Frederick Grosser Died April 13, 1901.

Samuel Calvert Foy Died April 24, 1901.

Joseph Stoltenberg Died June 25, 1901.

Charles Brode Died August 13, 1901.

Joseph W. Junklns Died August, 1901.

Laura Gibson Abernethy Died May 16, 1901.

Elizabeth Langley Ensign Died September 20, 1901.

Frank A. Gibson Died October 11, 1901.

Godfrey Hargitt Died November 14, 1901.

John C. Anderson Died January 25, 1902.

Elijah Mouiton Died January 28, 1902.

John Charles Dotter Died March 3, 1902.

John Caleb Salisbury Died July 10, 1902.

H. K. W. Bent Died July 29, 1902.

Anderson Rose Died August 30, 1902.

Caleb E. White Died September 2, 1902.

Jerry llllch , Died September 5, 1902,

Daniel Desmond Died January 23, 1903,

Edmund Cermy Glldden Died March 2, 1903,

Samuel Meyer Died March 25, 1903.

George Huntington Peck Died April 12, 1903.

Carl Felix Helnzman Died April 29, 190S.

Jean Sentous Died April, 1903.

Micajah D. Johnson Died June 6, 1903.

Morritz Morris Died June 10, 1903.

Julius Brousseau Died October 15, 1903.

Ivar A. Weld Died August 25, 1903.

Alice W B Weyse Died November 6, 1903.

NIcholai KIpp .pied November, 1903.

George Cummings Died December 8, 1903.

Mrs. Martha Nadeau Died January 7, 1904.



MEMBERSHIP ROLL

OF THE
PIONEERS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY



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Anderson, 1,. M.
Anderson, Mrs. David
Austin, Henry C
Alvarez, Ferdinand
Adams, Julia A. T.

Barclay, John H.
Barrows, Henry D.
Barrows, James A.
Bilderbeck, Mrs. Dora
Bixby, Jonathan
Bicknell, John D.
Bouton, Edward
Brossmer, Sig.
Bush, Charles H.
Burns, James F.
Butterfield, S. H.
Bell, Horace
Biles, Mrs. Elizabeth S.
Biles, Albert
Eradshaw, T. T.
Breer, IvOuis
Brossmer, Mrs. E.
Brown, George T.
Blanchard, James H.
Baldwin, Jeremiah
Barclay, Henry A.
Binford, Joseph B.
Barrows, Cornelia S.
Bragg, Ansel M.
Bright, Toney
Buffum, Wm. M.
Barham, Richard M.
Braly, John A.
Bales, Ivconidas
Blumve, J. A.
Buffum, Rebecca E.
Bell, Alexander T.
Baker, Edward I*.
Baxter, William O.
Burke, Joseph H.
Booth, Edward



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