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George Ohleyer


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1886 Democratic AD-13 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 23, 1831 in Algiers, French Algeria (or)
Born: October 24, 1830 in Hoffen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Married: Ellen Guthrie (m. 1855)
Children: Annie, Frank, Mary, George and Fred (twins), Lewis, and Ada E.
Died: August 15, 1896 in Sutter Co., CA

1870s: Member, Sutter County Board of Supervisors
1879: Delegate, Second Constitutional Convention (Sacramento)

  • Several biographies put the location of Ohleyer's birth as "Algiers, France" which most likely meant the location now in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (in North Africa). Ohleyer is the first California legislator who I've found to be born in Africa.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Ohleyer had seven children.
  • PLACENAME: Ohleyer Road in Yuba City is named for the legislator.

Source: "Death of Hon. George Ohleyer," Pacific Rural Press, Volume 52, Number 8 (8/22/1896), p. 127
Source: HISTORY OF YUBA and SUTTER COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA with Biographical Sketches..." by Peter J. Delay (HISTORIC RECORD COMPANY; LOS ANGELES, 1924)
Source: History of the Ohleyer Family, 1830 – 2009 by Michael Butcher (Sutter County Historical Society)