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Patrick Regan
Bio- Alley Bowen-
SURNAMES:  DONOVAN

. Born in Ireland, March 13, 1829. In the year 1854 he emigrated to the United States, and, after spending two years farming in Massachusetts, came to California, arriving in San Francisco November 20, 1856. His first employment was upon a farm in Alameda county; in 1858 he was farming at, Watsonville, Santa Cruz county; he there remained fifteen years, and still owns a farm in that district. In 1871 he removed to Santa Cara county, and purchased the three hundred-acre farm, situated in the Canada de los Osas, on which he now resides. Married, April 12, 1857, Margaret Donovan, a native of Ireland, and has four children living.

626   History of Santa Clara County, California :  San Francisco: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1881

Jacob Reither
Bio- Allen Bowen
SURNAMES: HOLLOWAY, RICKER
Was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 13, 1832. In the year 1846 he emigrated to the United States and took up his residence in St. Louis, Missouri, where he resided until 1850, when he went to Illinois; living in different parts of that State until 1853, when he crossed the plains to California, and arrived at Marysville in the month of September of that year. In this town he remained but a short time; October 1st saw him started on his journey to Santa Clara county. On arrival he first made his home in the little town of Old Gilroy, but afterwards moved into Gilroy, where he has since been continuously domiciled except for two periods during which he visited Arizona in 18153-4 and the Eastern States in 1877. Up until 1867 Mr. Reither followed farming; in that year; however, he gave up his bucolic pursuits and opened a store for general merchandise, which business Le still conducts. Mr. Reither has been one of the City Councilmen ever since the town of Gilroy has been incorporated, which position he still holds. Married, April 13, 185:3, Miss Martha Holloway. a native of Illinois, by whom he has: Emily S., Dolly S., and Clara Belle.  His wife died October 12,1861. Mr. Reither married secondly, February 21, 1872, Mrs. Flora Ricker, a native of Maine, who has two children by a former marriage, viz.: Gertrude and Goldey.


626   History of Santa Clara County, California :  San Francisco: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1881

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