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Near San Andreas in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

California Pioneers Reinterred from Poverty Bar Cemetery

 
 
Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 14, 2006
1. Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
[Left Column]

Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun
Elva Lucy Drennan
Mr. Hussky

[Right Column]

John Laplasse
Christian Kientz
Henry Christian Kientz

---Were known to have been buried at Poverty Bar Cemetery now covered by the waters of Comanche Reservoir. They and other persons who were found in unmarked graves, have been reinterred in this plot.
 
Erected 1962.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 12.54′ N, 120° 42.241′ W. Marker is near San Andreas, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 12. Marker is located .7 of a mile west of the junction with State Highway 49. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Andreas CA 95249, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chili Gulch (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Restaurant in Town (approx. 1˝ miles away); San Andreas (approx. 1˝ miles away); Double Springs
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By Syd Whittle, August 14, 2006
2. Pioneer Cemetery Marker
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); Model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers (approx. 2.3 miles away); Calaveras County War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Red Barn (approx. 2˝ miles away); Calaveras County Hospital Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Andreas.
 
Also see . . .  Pioneer Cemetery. (Submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 14, 2006
3. Pioneer Cemetery
Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 14, 2006
4. Pioneer Cemetery
Pioneer Cemetery - James Sheran Gravestone image. Click for full size.
February 7, 2009
5. Pioneer Cemetery - James Sheran Gravestone
The gravestone reads: "In Memory of James Sheran who came to his DEATH by fall of a bank south fork. 9. day of dec 1854 aged 27 years NATIVE OF IRELAND Co. Mayo May his Soul Rest in Peace amen" The river bank alluded to on the gravestone was likely the South Fork of the Calaveras Creek, which is less than a mile, as the crow flies, from the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,677 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5. submitted on February 9, 2009.

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