Category Archives: Steele Family

More Good Stuff on Omar Steele from John Vonderlin

Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, I forgot the most interesting reference to Omar Steele in the book, “Echoes from Gazos Creek Country.” The author, Harvey Mowry, wrote that Omar Steele provided the lumber for the fog whistle building on Ano … Continue reading

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Myrtle Garavanta was the Davenport Postmistress

Does anyone remember Myrtle Garavanta? Do you have a photo of Myrtle? What happened to her collection of photographs and letters and memorabilia? Robin Caldwell says: Myrtle was the daughter of Norman Edward and the granddaughter of Charles Edward Steele. … Continue reading

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The Unknown Steele: Omar N. Steele of Santa Cruz

Robin Caldwell*** says: I have been enjoying the Pescadero Memories website. I am related to the Calif.Steeles. Samuel Horace Steele of Pescadero was my g-g-grandfather. His son Omar N. Steele (my g-grandfather) along with wife Harriet and daughter Nellie moved … Continue reading

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Amazing People: The Steeles, the 2-ton cheese & other legends e & Other Tales

[I wrote this in 2003.] When Colonel Albert S. Evans learned that the Steele Brothers Dair at Ano Nuevo had produced a huge two-ton cheese in the 1860s, the author insisted on meeting Rensselaer Steele, owner of the famous Cascade … Continue reading

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Coburn Mystery: Chapter 24 (Original Draft)

[While this original draft may be messy, it does contain more details and research than the edited version.] By June Morrall The Steeles moved from Ohio to California in 1855, first farming in Marin and Sonoma County. Seven years later … Continue reading

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Steele Brothers Dairies

From “Coastside Cultural Resources of San Mateo County,” 1980 Steele Brothers Dairies Gazos Creek to Ano Nuevo “In 1862, Rensselaer Steele and his three cousins established a chain of dairies between Gazos Creek and Ano Nuevo known as the Steele … Continue reading

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