Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the George Reeb Papers, 1862-1910
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (81.17 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Contents
  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Reeb Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1862-1910
    Box Number: 702-704
    Creator: Reeb, George, 1831-1913
    Extent: 3 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Reeb Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Hornitos (Calif.)--History
    Reeb, George 1831-1913
    Mines and mining--California--Mariposa County
    Meat industry and trade--California--Hornitos
    H. C. Shaw Plow Co. (Stockton, Calif.)


    Business papers, correspondence, legal papers, printed materials, Trustee of Hornitos records.


    George Reeb, of German descent, was born in Alsace Lorraine on May 20, 1831. He came overland to California from Ontario, Canada and established a butcher shop in Hornitos in 1852 called the Hornitos Market. He also worked mining claims and bought mining property. On March 19, 1863, he married Rosina Hunziker in Hornitos. Reeb owned 313 acres and farmed over a thousand produceing barley wheat, hay, and lumber. He also engaged in land speculation. He was elected and served several years as Town Trustee of Hornitos, the only incorporated town in Mariposa County.
    Reeb was a Republican member of the Odd Fellow Loadge, and with his family members of the Crystal Band of Hope. Along with his butcher wagon runs, he established a branch butcher shop in neighboting Mt. Bullion in 1902. Between 1908 and 1909, George Reeb was placed in the guardianship of his son, George M. Reeb of Hornitos. He died in Stockton, June 3, 1913, and was buried at Hornitos.


    Major Correspondents

    • Harris, S. J.
    • Montgomery, W. S.
    • H. C. Shaw Plow Co. (Stockton, Calif.)

    Other Correspondents

    • Adams, Ed. S.
    • Bellam, R. H.
    • Bates, Sam C.
    • Blair, Charles M.
    • Bruce, A.
    • Callari, Pete
    • Coffman, [?]
    • Comfort, F. B.
    • Crosett, J. F. & Co.
    • Davenport, L. B.
    • Davis, Geo. L
    • Deas, F. F. & Son
    • Derby, Chas. (Mrs.)
    • Devoll, H. H.
    • Flohr, F.
    • Floto, Frank H.
    • Goerger, Chas.
    • Goldman, M.
    • Grade, Wm. S.
    • Graham, J. H.
    • Hagenlocher, R.
    • Hanna, In. T.[?]
    • Hoffmann, E.
    • Houghton, F. T.
    • Hughes, Robt. N.
    • Huntley, D. B.
    • Huntley, S. M.
    • Imgo, T. S.
    • Kellett, Eva E.
    • Kellett, John L.
    • Kihlmeyer, Georg
    • Kirchner, Charles F.
    • Larish, Henry
    • McMillan, J. A.
    • Madden, J. L.
    • Marks, Chas. H.
    • Montgomery, I. M.
    • Morrison, Rosa (Reeb) (daughter)
    • Morrison, W. J.
    • Morss, Geo. W.
    • Newman, Maurice
    • Norton, E. B.
    • Parker, E. S.
    • Petersen, Andy
    • Pool, D. M.
    • Reeb, Andreas (brother)
    • Reeb, George (himself)
    • Reeb, Johann Theobald (brother)
    • Reeb, Johannes (brother)
    • Reeb John (brother)
    • Reeb Thomas E. (nephew)
    • Rihn, John C.
    • Ross, David T.
    • Ruppert, G. J.
    • Schenfele, Carl
    • Schilling, Adam & Sons
    • Sell, S. J. Co.
    • Simon & Keogh
    • Stanley, Lena (Reeb) (daughter)
    • Sumner, W. B. & Co.
    • Thurber, Bert
    • Titchenal, D. D.
    • Trabucco, J. J.
    • Trabucco, Louis
    • Turner, George
    • Washburn, A. N.
    • Washburn, E. P.
    • Webster, Jno. H.
    • Wheelez [?], Wm.
    • White, James
    • Wooden, L. G.

    Material Transferred from the Collection


    • Don't vote to ruin California: vote against the female sufferage amendment.(* cJK 1911 C2 D6)

    Other Materials

    • 4 account books
    • 2 day books
    • ledgers