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Henry Alphonse Pellet

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Henry Alphonse Pellet

Birth
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Death
3 Jun 1912 (aged 84)
Saint Helena, Napa County, California, USA
Burial
Saint Helena, Napa County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Block E, Lot 25 H
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St. Helena Star, June 7, 1912

DEATH OF H. A. PELLET
Another Aged and Respected Pioneer Passes Away


H.A. Pellet, an aged and respected pioneer of Napa valley, passed away Sunday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Rose, in St. Helena, where he had for some time past been residing. Mr. Pellet had for months been suffering from the infirmities of old age, and a generally weakening condition, so that his demise was not unexpected.

H.A. Pellet has in years passed been prominently connected with the viticultural industry of Napa valley, and was the owner of a large acreage on what is known as the Pellet tract, near town, which was later devastated by the ravages of phylloxera, in common with other vineyards in the county. He had the distinction of being the second winemaker in the county, and the quality of the wine he produced is said to have been very superior.

He was elected a member of the Board of Supervisors of the county in 1876 and was reelected in 1878 and 1880, and later served one term as Assemblyman in the State Legislature from this district.

Mr. Pellet was born in Canton Neuchatel, Switzerland, February 6, 1828, and was the second son of John Samuel and Elizabeth Javet Pellet. He came to California in 1850, locating in St. Helena in 1863, where for many years he was prominent in the viticultural industry. He was known far and wide for his kindly and generous disposition, and in the early days of the county was extremely liberal with his means in advancing its interests. He was one of the charter members of St. Helena Lodge of Odd Fellows, only one of whom—J. I. Logan—now survives. Mr. Pellet leaves three sons.

The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from the undertaking parlors of the J.S. Noble Co., Rev. James Mitchell officiating, and aside from the attendance of members of St. Helena Lodge of Odd Fellows, was of a private nature.

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Additional information:

St. Helena's first mayor in 1876.

Henry is the second son of John Samuel and Elizabeth (Javet) Pellet. In May of 1848, he emigrated to the United States.

Mr. Pellet was married February 5, 1856 to Miss Sarah S. Thompson, of Sandusky, Ohio. They had three sons, Frank, Louis, and John S. Mrs. Pellet is deceased, and Mr. Pellet has again married.
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St. Helena Star, June 7, 1912

DEATH OF H. A. PELLET
Another Aged and Respected Pioneer Passes Away


H.A. Pellet, an aged and respected pioneer of Napa valley, passed away Sunday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Rose, in St. Helena, where he had for some time past been residing. Mr. Pellet had for months been suffering from the infirmities of old age, and a generally weakening condition, so that his demise was not unexpected.

H.A. Pellet has in years passed been prominently connected with the viticultural industry of Napa valley, and was the owner of a large acreage on what is known as the Pellet tract, near town, which was later devastated by the ravages of phylloxera, in common with other vineyards in the county. He had the distinction of being the second winemaker in the county, and the quality of the wine he produced is said to have been very superior.

He was elected a member of the Board of Supervisors of the county in 1876 and was reelected in 1878 and 1880, and later served one term as Assemblyman in the State Legislature from this district.

Mr. Pellet was born in Canton Neuchatel, Switzerland, February 6, 1828, and was the second son of John Samuel and Elizabeth Javet Pellet. He came to California in 1850, locating in St. Helena in 1863, where for many years he was prominent in the viticultural industry. He was known far and wide for his kindly and generous disposition, and in the early days of the county was extremely liberal with his means in advancing its interests. He was one of the charter members of St. Helena Lodge of Odd Fellows, only one of whom—J. I. Logan—now survives. Mr. Pellet leaves three sons.

The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from the undertaking parlors of the J.S. Noble Co., Rev. James Mitchell officiating, and aside from the attendance of members of St. Helena Lodge of Odd Fellows, was of a private nature.

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Additional information:

St. Helena's first mayor in 1876.

Henry is the second son of John Samuel and Elizabeth (Javet) Pellet. In May of 1848, he emigrated to the United States.

Mr. Pellet was married February 5, 1856 to Miss Sarah S. Thompson, of Sandusky, Ohio. They had three sons, Frank, Louis, and John S. Mrs. Pellet is deceased, and Mr. Pellet has again married.
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