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Register of the Stabell Family Papers, 1890-1990
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stabell Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1990
    Collection number: Ms49
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stabell Family Papers, Ms49, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    personal name

    Stabell family
    Stabell, Louis F.
    Stabell, Marie Goumand
    Stabell, Paul Louis (1900-1990)
    Stabell, Viola Alice (b. 1896)
    Jones family


    Agriculture - California - San Joaquin County
    Legal documents - California - San Joaquin County
    Memoirs - California - San Joaquin County
    Boats and boating - California - San Joaquin County

    geographic name

    Bouldin Island (Calif.) - History
    Clements (Calif.) - History


    Louis F. Stabell came to San Joaquin County (Calif.) from Germany (1890). He settled on Bouldin Island, where he leased farmland until he was able to afford land of his own. At Terminous, site of an important cannery across Potato Slough from Bouldin Island, Stabell met and married French immigrant, Marie Goumand (1894). To the couple were born two children, Viola Alice (b. 1896) and Paul Louis (1900-1990), both of whom were raised in the San Joaquin Delta region. In 1918 Louis Stabell bought land on the Mokelumne River near Clements that had once belonged to Judge David Terry. Here the family lived and farmed until 1957.

    Scope and Content

    The Stabell family papers consists of 20th c. personal and land documents and a collection of manuscript reminiscences by Paul L. Stabell about life in the Delta and at Clements during the early years of the present century.