This collection contains correspondence, taped reminiscences, notes, photographs and
genealogies pertaining to the Lobner family.
The Lobner family came to California during the Gold Rush and settled in Colfax, Placer
County, California, where they operated a general merchandise store. Principal family
names, in addition to Lobner, include: Perkins, Soule and Harmon. Morris Lobner
(1849-1917) was married to Jeannie Perkins (b. 1867). He was in San Francisco at the time
of the Earthquake and Fire (1906) and wrote letters to his wife about the experience.
These letters were published in the Pacific Historian 4:2 (May 1960). Other family
information is contained in reminiscences and genealogical materials collected by Hope
Lobner Cahill (b. 1894) and her sister, Joyce E. Lobner (b. 1891) through interviews with