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Aguanga in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Jacob Bergman
1832 - 1894
 
Jacob Bergman Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
1. Jacob Bergman Marker
 
Inscription.
Gracious Host Station Keeper
Stage Driver U.S. Trooper
"A house beside the road
- A friend to man"

 
Erected 1976 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069 and John P. Squibob Chapter No. 1853, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 33° 26.902′ N, 116° 53.481′ W. Marker is in Aguanga, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Caprice Road north of California Route 79, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46720 Caprice Road, Aguanga CA 92536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Oak Grove Stage Station (approx. 6.9 miles away); Camp Wright (approx. 7 miles away); Juan Diego Flats (approx. 11.3 miles away); The Great Oak (approx. 11.6 miles away); La Asistencia de San Antonio de Pala (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Caprice Road is a good dirt road, located on the east side of the highway. About 200 feet from the highway is the small, fenced-in Bergman Family Cemetery.
 
Regarding Jacob Bergman.
 
Jacob Bergman Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
2. Jacob Bergman Marker
 
Jacob Bergman, a native of Germany, first saw what was later to be called Bergman Valley while in the U.S. Cavalry and was reported to have driven the first stage coach through the valley. In July 1870 Jacob Bergman had established Guahonga Post Office. This is approximately the site of the old Bergman Post Office established in 1894 serving the area pioneers. Later the post office name was changed to Aguanga. Bergman had at one time been a member of the Board of Supervisors of San Diego County.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
Also see . . .  Jacob Bergman (1832 - 1894) - Find A Grave Memorial. Jacob Bergman as a young man served the the German Army as a farrier in his mid teens in the late 1840's. Then came to America around probably around 1852. (Submitted on December 20, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
Jacob Bergman Headstone Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
3. Jacob Bergman Headstone
Jacob Bergman
Born Dec 24, 1832
Died Sept 13, 1894
 
 
Jacob and His Son Henry Frederick Bergman Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas C McGiffin Family, circa 1869
4. Jacob and His Son Henry Frederick Bergman
 
 
Dedication Patch Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, October 10, 1976
5. Dedication Patch
Billy Holcomb - Squibob
ECV Fall 1976
Bergman Graves
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 471 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4. submitted on July 17, 2012, by Thomas C McGiffin of Aguanga, California.   5. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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