George Guth and family ran a grocery store business in Sacramento in the late 19th century. Two bound volumes of script document
the Guth family grocery business and genealogical history. Legal papers document transactions for the Lot 8 property ("Lavine"
and "Sprague" estate) bounded by Nth and O, 20th and 21st Streets in Sacramento, Calif., dating from 1884-1904.
Born in 1834, George Guth was a native of Alsace-Lorraine France who came to California circa the 1850s. He married Annie
O'Keefe (Annie Guth), a native of County Waterford, Ireland, and ran a grocery business on the east half of Lot No. 5 in the
block bounded by H and I Streets and 11th and 12th Streets in Sacramento circa the early 1880s . He passed on Oct. 31, 1884
leaving behind five children, including a son, Joseph (Joe) Guth, who inherited his grocery business. George's brother John
Guth, born 1832, was a prosperous farmer in Sacramento who owned J. Guth & Son Feed Store at 725 J Street. Upon John's death
in 1894 his estate was passed on to wife Mary Jane Guth and children, one of which was a daughter who married Jacob Gebert.
Gebert owned the south half of Lot 8 until 1893. From 1885 to 1891, the north half of Lot 8 was known as the "Lavine Estate"
or property of Ms. Anna and Emil Lavine.
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(2 bound volumes, 2 folders)
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