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Stockton in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Weber Point Home – 1850

 
 
Weber Point Home – 1850 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
1. Weber Point Home – 1850 Marker
Inscription. The residence of Captain Charles M. Weber, who founded Stockton in 1849, was located 450 feet west of this monument. The tower was often used by Weber to watch riverboats navigating the San Joaquin River and Stockton Channel. In 1917 the house was destroyed by fire.
The home site was part of El Rancho del Campo de los Franceses, Weberís 48,747 acre Mexican land grant. This included most of the present site of Stockton and extended south and east encompassing the heart of San Joaquin County.
 
Erected 1973 by The site and monument were donated by Holiday Inns of America and Fibreboard Corporation – Pickering Operations. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Location. 37° 57.325′ N, 121° 17.533′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and Miner Street when traveling south on Center Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to Weber Point Park. Marker is in this post office area: Stockton CA 95202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weber Point (here, next to this marker); World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sister City Story
Weber Point Home – 1850 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
2. Weber Point Home – 1850 Marker
(about 400 feet away); The Compass Rose (about 600 feet away); We Shall Never Forget (about 600 feet away); Firefighters Memorial (about 600 feet away); Saint Johnís Episcopal Church and Guild Hall (about 600 feet away); Lindsay Point (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Stockton.
 
Regarding Weber Point Home – 1850. This site was designated Stockton Historical Landmark No.13 by the Stockton City Council 1973 and as California Registered Historical Landmark No.165 on January 11, 1935.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Stockton. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The Family History of Charles Weber. Karl David Weber, left Bavaria at the age of 22, on October 6, 1836. After his arrival in New Orleans, he headed to Texas where he joined Sam Houstonís forces. Returning to New Orleans, he intended to go north to visit relatives in Illinois, but in St. Louis he joined the emigrant group that opened the California Trail, the Bidwell-Bartleson Party. The original group was composed of 69 men
Entrance to Weber Point image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
3. Entrance to Weber Point
This marker is located on the left. The right marker is the Weber Point marker.
and one woman of whom 31 men and the one woman and her baby girl were the first company of American immigrants to enter California over land. They had to abandon their wagons in the Nevada desert and continued on with their cattle. Eventually they were forced to eat their oxen and then their mules. When they arrived in San Joaquin Valley after a six month journey, the group had very few possessions. They finally came to rest at John Marshís rancho at the base of Mt. Diablo on November 4, 1841. Shortly after his arrival, Karl called himself Charles. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Close-Up of Artwork on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
4. Close-Up of Artwork on Marker
Residence of Captain Charles M. Weber image. Click for full size.
Reproduced from the Libr Archives of the Pioneer Museum and Haggin Galleries
5. Residence of Captain Charles M. Weber
Description on postcard: RESIDENCE OF CAPTAIN CHARLES M. WEBER, FOUNDER OF STOCKTON, 1850. Near El Dorado and Channel Sts. This was the first elaborate residence in the San Joaquin Valley. It burned down about 1917. The site is now occupied by the Holiday Inn.
(This is the same image that is engraved on the marker. See photo #4)
Charles M. Weber image. Click for full size.
Bancroft Library
6. Charles M. Weber
 
 
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