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Charles Henry Alberding
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Birth: 1809, Germany
Death: Aug. 16, 1870
Tuolumne County
California, USA

Saloon keeper.

C. H. Alberding was living in Columbia in 1852, and was a miner. He must have been very successful because he was already a business owner when, in May 1854, Columbia was incorporated.

At approximately 3:00 in the afternoon of July 10, 1854, the town of Columbia was almost completely destroyed by fire. The only buildings that survived the fire were the first fire-proof building in the town, Donnell & Parson's, and C.
H. Alberding's building.

Two and a half months after the fire, October 21, 1854, great strides in the rebuilding of the town with supposedly fireproof structures had been already been made, and the Columbia & Stanislaus River Water Company was organized. The trustees of the company were John Jolly, A. C. Goodrich, James McLean and C. H. Alberding, all of Columbia; G. W. Dunn of Sonora; and N. A. Tolman of Jacksonville.

Unfortunately a second fire occurred on August 25, 1857, starting in a Chinese dwelling on Jackson Street and spreading rapidly. Many building that were supposed to be fireproof were destroyed. Mr. Alberding's loss was estimated at $10,000.

The fires did not put fear into Mr. Alberding. He was not a quitter. He rebuilt, and when the census taker met with him on July 5, 1870, he was recorded as a German born saloon keeper living in Columbia.

Only six weeks later, August 16, 1870, Mr. Alberding passed away. He was 61 years old.
Contributed by Mohr Historical Researcher #14716167. Thank you!
Columbia Public Cemetery
Tuolumne County
California, USA
Plot: Page 6, Sec 23, Plot 169
Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Aug 01, 2009
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Charles Henry Alberding
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Charles Henry Alberding
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As of July 5, 1870, you were a saloon keeper. On Aug. 16, 1870, it was time to close the bar and go home to God. R. I. P., C. H.
- Mohr Historical Researcher
 Added: Aug. 28, 2011

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