San Francisco businessman and "49er". German-born Eggers married Sophia Ehrenpfort in San Francisco in July of 1854. [See
Alonzo Phelps, Contemporary biography of California's representative men, v. 2 p. 281-].
1 photograph : daguerreotype ; half plate, visible image 11.8 x 8.8 cm.
displayLabel="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: geometric. Material: leather over wood. Dimensions: 15 x 12.5 cm.
Pad: red velvet with embossed motif.;;;displayLabel="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass,
preserver. Plate: faces and jewelry slightly hand colored, jewelry highlighted with stylus. Mat: nonpareil. Preserver: decorative.;;;displayLabel="Marks,
Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">"Accompanying postcard (1951): note signed R.D. Haines, quoting from "Historical Abstract
of San Francisco": George Heinrich Eggers. A pioneer of Aug. 14, 1849. Member of the great Vigilance Committee of 1856. One
of the founders of the German Savings Bank. President Eggers Vineyard Co. Prominent Mason. Died May 22, 1896, age 76. Native
of Hanover. [Also noted:] Large family residence at 12th & Folsom Sts. (we have an original photo of the house). I may have
been wrong about "sheriff", although I think he did serve a term as such. Accompanying note (handwritten): Mrs. S. Eggers.
/ Ida Eggers Meyer / Robert Eggers + / Herman C. Eggers. [Meaning unclear. This appears to refer to other family members.]";;
Local Call Number:
BANC PIC 19xx.489--CASE
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