Excerpts from Larkspur Past and Present (2010):
Clause Callot sent for his friend, 23-year-old Jean Escalle who lived in France. According to one story, Jean and his brother Pierre were hired to care for some valuable Clydesdales that Callot had purchased in France. The brothers soon became involved in the operation of Callot's various enterprises.
A Marin Journal article in 1887 stated, "Claude Callot has added grape growing and winemaking to his former business of brick burning, and has succeeded in producing large quantities of excellent table claret which finds a ready market throughout the county."
After Callot's death in 1888, Jean Escalle married Callot's widow Ellen, 15 years his senior. When Ellen Escalle died in 1903, Jean married a German woman, Wilhelmina Vogel, who was called "Helma" by her friends.
Winemaking wasn't Jean Escalle's only interest. He was prominent on the Larkspur political scene and was elected a city trustee in 1912, 1914, and 1918. He donated the bell for the first Catholic church on Cane Street.
Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery
Created by: John Gillespie
Record added: Jun 30, 2012
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