The Valley of Heart's Delight
Herman A. Saxe
Bio- Alley Bowen- page 737
Born in Sheldon, Franklin
county, Vermont, February 27,1836, where he received his early
education in the common schools. At the
age of eighteen he moved to Saxesville, Waushara county, Wisconsin, and
with the exception of a Summer passed in Minnesota there resided for
the next five years.
On February 22, 1859, in company with twenty-five others, our subject
started from Green Lake, Marquette county, Wisconsin, to Pike's Peak.
Arriving at Boulder City about the first of the following May, where
they remained only a few weeks, five of the party including H.A. and
Jacob W. Saxe determined to advance into California, and finally
arrived at Camptonville, Yuba county, but here out subject remaining
here only a short time pushed on to Santa Clara county and settled in
the town of that name.
After a course of scientific study in the College there, he commenced
teaching in Solano county, but at the end of three years he returned to
Santa Clara and engaged in teaching there for a twelve month, when he
returned to Solano county and purchased a farm. Abandoning his
agricultural pursuits in a year, he returned to the cultivating of
Married Miss Flora J. Daniel on September 6, 1865, and with his bride
returned to Santa Clara, where he made his home for five years. Mr.
Saxe subsequently resided in San Francisco, in San Jose, Tulare county,
Los Angeles, and finally came to East San Jose where he at present
resides. He is now Principal of the Empire-street School, a position he
has held with satisfaction to trustees and parents alike for the past
four years. His family consists of William A. (Deceased), John D.,
Alfred W., and Emma R.
History of Santa Clara County, California, Monroe Frasier,
published 1881 Alley, Bowen & Co, Publishers, San Francisco Page 737
transcribed by jch
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