This collection contains 152 photographs of the family of Leonard John Rose (1827-1899),
the Rose family's ranch and vineyard "Sunny Slope" in San Gabriel, California, their residences, and horses owned by the
family, chiefly dating from the late 19th century.
Leonard John Rose (1827-1899) was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1827. His family moved to the
United States in 1839, where they lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, and then moved to Waterloo,
Illinois. Rose attended Shurtliff College in Illinois. He became a mercantilist, trading goods
up and down the Mississippi River, and opened a general store. Leonard John Rose married Amanda
Markel Jones in Iowa in 1851.They had ten children: Annie (Sanderson), Nina R. (Wachtel), Daisy
(Montgomery), Maud (Easton), Mabel (Pike), Harry Ezra Rose, Leonard "Leon" John Rose Jr., Guy
Rose, and Roy Rose. After a child died in the 1850s, Rose sold his store, organized an emigrant
train, and left Iowa for California in 1858. Native Americans assaulted their party by the
Colorado River in New Mexico; the family spent close to two years in Santa Fe.
152 photographs in 3 boxes and 1 folder.
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