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Gustave Ferdinand Niebaum

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Gustave Ferdinand Niebaum

Birth
Helsinki, Helsinki Municipality, Uusimaa, Finland
Death
5 Aug 1908 (aged 65)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial
Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section L, Lot 4
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Sea Captain, Explorer. Known in his lifetime as an expert on the Behring Sea, the coast and rivers of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, he was a founding partner in the Alaska Commercial Company. Like many wealthy San Franciscans he invested in numerous businesses and owned extensive real estate holdings in the San Francisco bay area. He was appointed by Tzar Nicholas ll to Vice Consul from Russia to the United States in San Francisco in 1879. In that same year he purchased land in the Napa Valley and built Inglenook Winery. In 1889 the wines of Inglenook were recognized at the Grand Exposition in Paris and were served for the first time at the White House in Washington D.C. As President of The Alaska Commercial Company, he donated large collections of Alaskan native artifacts to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. and the Lowey (now the Phoebe Hearst) Museum of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. These collections are considered by many to be the most complete collections of any indigenous peoples ever assembled.
Sea Captain, Explorer. Known in his lifetime as an expert on the Behring Sea, the coast and rivers of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, he was a founding partner in the Alaska Commercial Company. Like many wealthy San Franciscans he invested in numerous businesses and owned extensive real estate holdings in the San Francisco bay area. He was appointed by Tzar Nicholas ll to Vice Consul from Russia to the United States in San Francisco in 1879. In that same year he purchased land in the Napa Valley and built Inglenook Winery. In 1889 the wines of Inglenook were recognized at the Grand Exposition in Paris and were served for the first time at the White House in Washington D.C. As President of The Alaska Commercial Company, he donated large collections of Alaskan native artifacts to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. and the Lowey (now the Phoebe Hearst) Museum of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. These collections are considered by many to be the most complete collections of any indigenous peoples ever assembled.

Bio by: Ken McPherson



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  • Maintained by: AJ
  • Added: Feb 2, 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8371/gustave_ferdinand-niebaum: accessed ), memorial page for Gustave Ferdinand Niebaum (31 Aug 1842–5 Aug 1908), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8371, citing Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA; Maintained by AJ (contributor 1003).