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Rosemead in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Nicholas Smith

(1818–1904)

 

— Savannah Memorial Park —

 
Nicholas Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 1, 2018
1. Nicholas Smith Marker
Inscription.  Born in 1818 in Prussia, he joined the Prussian military service and served four years in the Night Regiment of the Prussian Hussars. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1847 settling in Wisconsin and Michigan. The lure of the gold rush attracted him to California. He arrived by ox team in 1849 and settled in San Bernadino. By 1851 he had relocated to 160 acres just east of El Monte and pursued farming here for over 50 years. His wife, Almira Pierce, is said to have been a cousin of President Franklin Pierce.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 4.909′ N, 118° 4.035′ W. Marker is in Rosemead, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Valley Boulevard east of Loma Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9263 Valley Blvd, Rosemead CA 91770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant P. Cuddeback (here, next to this marker); Ira Thompson (a few steps from this marker); John Guess, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Mary Alice Rogers
Nicholas and Almira Smith Gravesite and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 1, 2018
2. Nicholas and Almira Smith Gravesite and Marker
The stone in front of the historical marker reads “Husband” and the one to the right reads “Almira, wife of N. Smith. Died July 20, 1887 aged --”.
(a few steps from this marker); William Slack (a few steps from this marker); Siege Mortar (a few steps from this marker); James E. Henry (a few steps from this marker); John Guess Sr. (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosemead.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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