By Stephen J. Faessel

As one of many biggest towns in a single of the nation's such a lot populous counties, Anaheim anchors a bunch of Orange County points of interest, no longer the least of that are Disneyland, the 2002 international Champion Anaheim Angels, and the Anaheim conference heart. yet Anaheim's early historical past the hardscrabble path, with fitful years of early cityhood suggested partly by means of hardy immigrant German vintners who, with a civic-mindedness, complex the institution of the church buildings, colleges, banks, civic providers, and a Carnegie Library that made Anaheim thrive. This number of greater than 2 hundred classic photographs unearths the foresight of such males as John Frohling, Charles Kohler, George Hansen, John Fischer, August Langenberger, and others who formed the beginnings of 1 of California's nice towns.

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Initially from Missouri, Ferdinand used to be a neighborhood rancher who arrived in Anaheim in 1902 along with his kinfolk. The couple’s sons Alfred and Oscar opened Anaheim’s Heying Brothers Pharmacy in 1910 and endured in enterprise till 1960. Oscar served on Anaheim’s urban council from 1945 via 1954. This was once the house of Alfred and Alma Eymann Pellegrin, which used to be positioned at 525 North Citron road. The place of abode used to be stated to be the second one oldest condominium in Anaheim. Pictured, from left to correct, are Amalie Hammes Fröhling Eymann, Alma’s mom; Alma Pellegrin; Pansy Pellegrin Van Oost, Alma’s daughter; and John Eymann, Alma’s brother. Alfred Pellegrin had the 1st photographic studio in Anaheim within the mid-1880s. the home was once destroyed by way of fireplace in 1933. Dietrich Strodthoff immigrated to the USA from Hanover, Germany. In 1863, at age 24, he planted this 20-acre winery on the southwest nook of Lemon and North Streets. In 1864, he used to be appointed because the zanjero (ditch delicate for water canals) by means of the board of trustees of the Anaheim Water corporation, at a price of $70 monthly. Robert Rimpau equipped this aeroplane/chalet-styled domestic at 503 North Zeyn highway in 1915. He was once a descendent of Theodore Rimpau, one in all Anaheim’s founders. In its infancy, Anaheim had an important chinese language inhabitants. The community’s Chinatown was once positioned round the a hundred block of West Chartres highway. This 1940 photo exhibits the final last chinese language residing, situated at 119 West Chartres. notwithstanding they have been devoted employees who saved to themselves and maintained small companies that catered to the locals, they have been usually the sufferers of neighborhood prejudice. This good-looking Pueblo Revival domestic used to be outfitted for $8,000 in 1922 for Charles A. Boege, vice chairman of the 1st nationwide financial institution and Anaheim’s urban treasurer. The eldest son of 1 of Anaheim’s pioneer households, Boege lived right here together with his spouse, Louise, and youngsters. lengthy an Anaheim booster, he served the neighborhood faithfully as its treasurer. regrettably, by means of the mid-1930s, Louise’s sick wellbeing and fitness and Charley’s negative investments in the course of the melancholy had taken their toll. in the course of the city’s audit in July 1939, a scarcity of $5,827. ninety five used to be traced to Anaheim’s long-trusted treasurer. After tendering his resignation, a bodily and emotionally damaged Charles was once led away to the Orange County prison. After his dying in 1945, no neighborhood obituary used to be ever released for him, the scandal nonetheless hot within the community’s brain. Anaheim businessman and civic booster Herman Stern equipped this Craftsman-style domestic at 521 North Zeyn road. lengthy a proponent of group development, in 1915, whereas lobbying the town trustees for residential streetlights, Stern commissioned this transitority mild at his highway nook. inbuilt 1922, this huge Craftsman residence at 521 North Lemon highway was once the place of abode of William E. Duckworth, the son of Anaheim postmaster John W. Duckworth. William used to be a grocery and feed service provider whose enterprise was once positioned southwest of city. William was once additionally thinking about land improvement in Anaheim and used to be a member of the measure of the Woodmen of the area.

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