Belmont Legacy of Carl Janke

Two days ago I was invited to join the facebook group ‘Festival of Eugene – Planning Committee’ by Krysta Albert, who is the founder of the substitute Eugene Celebration, and owner of wedding company. She gave me her phone number and we talked about me sharing my ideas. I looked forward to sharing my family history in regards to the Theme Park my kindred founded in Belmont California, that I believe is the first Bohemian Festival in the Bay Area, if not the west coast. In my book ‘Capturing Beauty’ I will link this park with the festival on Magic Mountain.

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Months after my sister’s death I went to the Sacramento Library and looked at microfish about a legal battle between the heirs of Carl Janke’s estate in Belmont that appeared in the San Francisco Call. I lost the copy I made of that article that I am certain mentioned William O. Stuttmeister, and the sisters of Augusta Stuttmeister-Janke. Carl’s sons did not want Minni and Cornillia, to have anything, and one brother (or cousin) took their side, and was cut out. This has to be William, or W. JANKE. “The bride was attended by Miss Alice Stuttmeister, a sister of the groom, and Miss Minnie Janke, a sister of the bride, as bridesmaids, and Dr. Muldownado and Wm. Janke, a cousin of the bride, were groomsmen.” When Victor Presco turned twenty-one, the the Janke spinsters offered him a moving company in San Francesco. Apparently they saw him as the heir…

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