Aguanga in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1832 - 1894
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 15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46720 Caprice Road, Aguanga CA 92536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottonwood School (approx. 2½ miles away); Dripping Springs Watering Hole (approx. 5.9 miles away); Oak Grove Stage Station (approx. 6.9 miles away); Camp Wright (approx. 7 miles away); Juan Diego Flats The Great Oak (approx. 11.6 miles away); Patricia H. Birdsall (approx. 11.8 miles away); Mission San Antonio de Pala (approx. 12 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, 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,843 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 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. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.