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Columbia in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Charles Crist Kress

 
 
Charles Crist Kress Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 21, 2006
1. Charles Crist Kress Marker
Inscription.  Charles Crist Kress died Oct. 10, 1913. Age 84, Native of Alsage-Lorraine. He spoke five languages , a veteran of the Crimean War, married in New York, came around the Horn to San Francisco. He owned a baker shop on Kearny St. In 1863 he bought 160 acres near Columbia for $75. He baked, mined, ranched and served as court interpreter to provide for his six children, Bill, Emma, Ed, Lula, Louis, and Felicia. He was honest, industrious, dependable. Anna his wife died in 1883. The last to go was Louis in 1954, age 84. All Rest here.
 
Location. 38° 2.331′ N, 120° 23.952′ W. Marker is in Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker can be reached from School House Street. Marker is located at the Columbia Cemetery. Cemetery is located at the end of the road, on top of the hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia CA 95310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Honor the Chinese Pioneers (here, next to this marker); Columbia Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia Masonic Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker);
Charles Crist Kress Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 21, 2006
2. Charles Crist Kress Marker
Columbia School House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Cosmopolitan Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); Claverie Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bixel Brewery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burns Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWars, Non-US
 
Entrance to the Columbia Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
3. Entrance to the Columbia Cemetery
See Nearby Marker Columbia Cemetery for Additional Information
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,544 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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