From the Richard Schellen Collection:
Rennesselear E. Steele, an old resident of this county, died Sunday the 14th inst., at his home near Point New Year. Mr. Steele has been in feeble health during the past few years. ….Mr. Steele was born in Walton, Delaware County, New York, Nov. 6, 1808, and at the time of his death was 78 years old.
At the age of ten years he moved with his parents to Ohio, where they lived until 1855, when he came to California, first locating in Sonoma Counry and engaging in the dairy business.
In 1856 he moved to Point Reyes, still continung the same pursuit and remaining there until October 1863, when he moved to Pescadero where he resided until his death…Mr. Sreele leaves to mourn his loss, a wife . daughter (Mrs.R. H Brown), and a son, Rensselear Steele, Jr, also a sister, I.C. Steele, and two brothers, Mr. Smith Steele of Ohio R. BrwmP, also a sister, I.C.Steele and two brothers, Mrs. Smith Steele of Ohio and Mr. Horace Steele of Pescadero.”
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