I am compiling the history of Oakland.
The Oaks Motel was built in the middle of Germantown. The Hell’s Angels at Kaspars were probably from German families that had a hand in the founding of Israel.
There was a German club called The Hermitage that featured “French dancing girls” that may have been inspired by the Moulin Rouge in Paris. This Beer Garden was located in Fruit Vale, a haven for German immigrants. My kindred had a fruit orchard there.
Above is the Marriage Certificate of Alice Lillie Stuttmeister of Oakland, who married William Frederick Broderick of Fruit Vale, in 1897. Their daughter, Melba Broderick, married Victor Hugo Presco. whose father came from Bohemia Germany. Did William go to see the French dancing girls, and lewd sex acts performed in the gazebos? This may constitute the first Bohemian scene for adults looking for a…
View original post 2,970 more words