Fremont Township

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A. Calderon, of Fremont Township, is a native of Buenos Ayres, Argentine Republic, South America; born in November, 1828, and is a son of Jose Maria and Petrona Calderon.  He was reared to manhood at his native place, and there lost both his parents by death, in 1849.  The same year he took passage on a sailing vessel bound for California, landing at San Francisco.  Two weeks later he went into the mines of Stanislaus County, where he was engaged for eighteen months.  He then returned to San Francisco and entered into business.  He made that city his headquarters until 1855, and operated a schooner in the bay and coast trade.  He then came to Santa Clara County, and engaged in farming, where he now resides.  One year later he went to Alameda County, and after farming one year engaged in the mercantile business.  This claimed his attention until 1863, when he returned to his present location, and for many years farmed 1,500 acres of land.  He yet retains 182 acres of this tract, and has besides thirty-three acres at another place.  His principal crop is hay, and he cuts from two to two and one-half tons to the acre, on an average.  On this place he has made all the improvements, and has handsome resident buildings.  Mr. Calderon was married in 1856 to Miss Matsada Castro, who came of one of the old families of California.  In politics he is a stanch Republican.

Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago:  The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
Pg. 336
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
Proofread by Betty Vickroy


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