Albert Ingermann


Bolinas Township, page 421

Albert Ingermann  This gentleman, whose portrait appears in this volume, was born at Minden, Prussia, December 7, 1831, and is the second son of Charles and Fredrika Ingermann. At the age of eleven he went to sea, and continued to follow it till August, 1853, when he came to California. He went to the Feather river mines, working on Bidwell's Bar. In 1854 he went to sea again, going as far north as Oregon. Upon his return he lightered lumber on Bolinas bay ; he purchased the sloop " Mary Anna," which he ran between Bolinas bay and San Francisco. During the next fifteen years he followed this business, between these two ports. In 1857 he leased a farm, which was taken charge of by his wife during his absence on board his vessel. In 1866 he discontinued boating altogether and purchased his present farm, and gave his entire attention to its management. Mr. Ingermann has held the office of school trustee. He was married in 1859 to Miss Anna Strain, who died November 7, 1866, leaving four children, as follows : Samuel, born November 5, 1860 ; Irvin, bornNovember 7, 1862 ; Eliza, born December 12, 1864, and Anna, born October 31, 1866. He was married a second time to Mrs. Mary Hoyle, who was born in Yorkshire, England, June 3, 1834. They have no children.

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