History of Sutter County, California
Thompson & West, 1879
Biographies E and F
EGEBERG, Henry, blacksmith; P.O. Live Oak; was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, in 1844; he emigrated to the United States in 1868, stopping two months in New York, one month in Penn., and three in New Jersey; he then settled in Iowa, and lived there until 1872, when he came to California by railroad; he was 3 months in Marysville, and then settled in this county. He started the first blacksmith shop in Live Oak; has worked at his trade all his life. He was married in 1876 to Miss Annie M. Carstenbrock, also a native of Germany; they have two children - Peter Henry, aged 2 years; and Helena Christina, an infant.
ERKE, Mrs. Charlotte; engaged in farming; P.O. South Butte; lives about seven miles east of Meridian; owns 500 acres. She was born in Germany in 1846; emigrated to the United States in 1868, she came direct to California and settled in this county, where she has since resided. Married in 1868 to Herman Erke, who died in 1871; she has four children living - one son and three daughters.
ELLINGTON, Wm., P.O. Yuba City; was born Coles county, Illinois, in 1841, where he lived until 1870; in that year he came to California and settled in this county March 1st; previous to moving West he was engaged in the livery business. After coming to this state, he engaged as a clerk and book-keeper for 4 years; he was afterward Deputy Sheriff for one year; he is now Postmaster at Yuba City. He was married in 1875 to Miss S. E. Baker, a native of Ohio. They have 2 children.
ELLIOTT, Wm., farmer and contractor; P.O. Marysville; was born in Ireland in 1833, he emigrated to the United States in 1849, and located in Ohio, where he lived until 1853; when he moved to Illinois, he afterwards moved to Missouri. In 1859 he came to California, and settled in Marysville, where he has since resided. He has large farming interests in Sutter and Butte counties, where he has 760 acres; he also owns property in Marysville. He was married in Dayton, Ohio, in 1852, and has four children - three sons and one daughter.
ELY, G. S., farmer; lives about four miles from Meridian; owns 160 acres; born in Connecticut in 1827, where he lived until twenty-one years of age. He came to California in 1849, as a member of a joint stock mining and trading association, known as the "Montague Mining Co.;" they left the Port of New Haven, Connecticut, Jan. 23, 1849, and arrived in San Francisco June 27th of the same year, coming by way of Cape Horn. He engaged in mining for about three years in Yuba and Nevada counties; he then removed to this county, where he has since resided. He was married in 1861 to Miss Martha Friend, who was born in Lancaster, Ohio in 1833; they have five children - one son and four daughters.
EPPERSON, C. C., farmer: P.O. South Butte; lives on section 16, township 15 north, range 2, east; he owns 320 acres; was born in Kentucky, in 1834; moved when young with his parents to Illinois. He came to California in 1852, and settled in this county on his present location in 1856; was married in 1855 to a Miss Sisk, by whom he had two children - Josephine, age ten years, and Fanny, age six years. He married his present wife in January, 1879.
FAIRLEE, Geo. Warren, farmer; P.O. Yuba City; was born in Iowa in 1848; came to this State with his parents in 1852, they driving across the plains; they went directly to the mines above LaPorte, where they remained during the winter of 1852-3; early in the spring, they removed to Marysville, where they resided until January 1857, when they removed to North Butte. Mr. Fairlee was married in December 1868 to Miss Louisa Feiling, of Yuba City; they have three daughters and two sons. He owns 200 acres of land, all of which is under cultivation.
FARMER, L. P., farmer; P. 0. Yuba City; born in Kentucky in 1834; lived there until 1856; removed to Missouri that year; remained there until 1864, when he came to California by water, and settled in Sutter County; owns 320 acres of land 10 miles southwest of Yuba City, has a fine place; married to Miss Elizabeth Bailey in 1856; she was born in Kentucky; has 5 children - Annie B., born 1863; Lee J., born 1965; Emma S., born 1867; Estella, born 1872; Mary A., born 1878.
FIFIELD, Eben, farmer; P.O. Pleasant Grove was born in Maine in 1834; when nineteen years of age he moved to Rock Island county, Illinois, and lived there five years; he came to California in 1859, driving an ox-team across the plains, being five months on the way; he settled in Amador county, and resided there about nine years, when he removed to San Joaquin county, and remained there five years; he then settled in this county, and has lived here since. Mr. Fifield was married in 1877 to Miss M. J. Richardson, a native of Wisconsin.
FORDERHASE, Otto B.
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FORTNA. S. R., farmer; P.O. Yuba City; was born in Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, in 1828; when six years of ago he moved to Montgomery county, Ohio, and subsequently to Indiana, where he lived until 1842; in that year, he removed to Illinois, and lived there until 1855, when he moved to Missouri, living there five years. He came to California in 1860, and settled in Sutter county; was engaged as a bookkeeper for about eight years, and then turned his attention to farming, which has since occupied his time. He owns 240 acres, two miles west of Yuba City, and has a very comfortable home. A view of his place is to be seen on another page. He was married in 1852 to Miss Emma Spilman, a native of Illinois, They have eight children - three boys and five girls.
FRISBIE, B. F., farmer; P.O. Yuba City; was born in St. Lawrence county, New York, 1834, where he lived until twenty-four years of age; he came to California in 1859, by water, and settled in this county; has been engaged in farming ever since he came to this State; he owns 160 acres located four miles from Yuba City; we give on another page a view of his place. Mr. Frisbee has passed through four floods; in 1861 and 1862, the water was two feet deep in his house. He was a Charter member of the Grange, and also of the A.O.U.W. He was married September 20, 1871 to Miss M. J. Shingledecker, a native of Michigan; they have two children - Earl C., aged seven years, and Charles A., aged two years.
FRYE, George R., farmer; section 9, township 12, range 4; P.O. Nicolaus; born in Vassalboro, Kenebee county, Maine; came to California in December,1858, and settled in Nicolaus the following year, where he entered into the merchandising business, which he followed for 10 years; in 1871 he removed to Oakland, California; after living there 3 years, he returned to this county, and settled on his ranch, 3 miles east of Nicolaus, where he has since continued to reside; he owns 640 acres of land. He married Miss Helen M. Pishon, June 27, 1865; she was born in his native town; they have 4 children living, 1 son, and 3 daughters, 2 last twin girls, 7 years of age.
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