John Manzer and Sarah Carrie Tooker Manzer

(Most entries refer to John unless otherwise noted.)

1839   John Manzer born in November[1] 1839[2] in Michigan[1]

1844   Sarah Carrie Tooker, daughter of Theron and Charlotte Tooker, born January 23 in Michigan.[3]

1860   John Manzer and Sarah Tooker both resided in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan.[4], [5] John is listed as a student.

1862   Sarah C. Tooker and John Manzer married September 2, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan.[6]

1864   On April 23, John Manzer with in-laws Mr. and Mrs. Tooker left New York on the steamer Illinois for San Francisco.[7] (At this time, the steamer Illinois traveled from New York to Aspinwall where passengers boarded the Panama Railroad to cross the Isthmus of Panama. At the Pacific coast passengers continued their journey to San Francisco on steamships of the Opposition Steamship Line.).[8] No record shows Mrs. Manzer traveling with them. The name J. Munger appearing immediately before Mrs. T. H. Tooker’s name in the passenger list is possibly Mrs. J. Manzer.[7]

1866   Registered to vote in Alameda County, California. Occupation: teacher.[9]

1867   Attended State Teacher’s Institute at San Francisco in May.[10]

1867   “The first authentic account of [Methodist] preaching in Livermore was by a man named T. H. Tooker, who it seems organized a class of which his son-in-law, John Manzer, B. F. Brannan, A. A. Overacker and wife, and a Mr. Scott, were members.”[11]

1870   Lived in Murray Township, Alameda, County California. Occupation: farmer.[12]

1871   Lived in Hayward, Alameda County, California. Occupation: real estate.[13]

1874   Daughter, Lottie M. Manzer, born February 3, in Hayward, California.[14], [15]

1875   John Manzer, listed as steward of M. E. Church, Hayward.[16]

1876   Elected president of the first Board of Trustees, Haywards, California.[17]

1877   May 7, elected to the Board of Trustees, Haywards, California.[16]

1879   April 5, registered to vote in Contra Costa County; resided in Martinez. Occupation: teacher.[18]

1880   July 7, registered to vote in Santa Clara County; lived in San Jose, California. Occupation: teacher.[19]

1880   Became principal of Santa Clara High School.[20]

1887   Member of the Santa Clara County Board of Education.[21]

1892   “Santa Clara Public School, Prof J H Manzer principal.”[22]

1892   President of the Santa Clara County Board of Education. Lived in San Jose, California.[23]

1892   Daughter, Lottie Manzer, graduated from San Jose High School.[24] Started college at the University of the Pacific (located in San Jose).[25]

1896   H. M. Bland, principal of the Second Ward Grammar School in San Jose, and John Manzer, principal of Santa Clara High School, traded positions.[26]

1897   Daughter, Lottie Manzer, graduated from Leland Stanford Junior University with an A. B. degree in English.[27]

1898   Principal at Grant School, San Jose. Lived in San Jose.[28]

1906   Principal at Horace Mann School, San Jose, California.[29]

1917   Retirement salary of $500 per annum granted to John Manzer.[30]

1920   John and Carrie Manzer lived in San Jose.[31]

1922   John Manzer died March 23 in Santa Jose at the age of 82.[32]

1923   Carrie Manzer lived in Berkeley[33] with her daughter, Lottie M. Milnes, and son-in-law, the Reverend Harry Edwin Milnes (a M. E. Minister[34]).

1924   Sarah Carrie Manzer died November 16 at the age of 80 in Stockton, California.3 Headstone is shared with her husband, John Manzer, and includes an inscription in memory of two children: Frank T. 5 weeks and Winnie A. 6 years.[35], [36]


 

[1] 1900 United States Federal Census, San Jose Ward 2, Santa Clara, California; Roll: 111; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0067; FHL microfilm: 1240111. Accessed through Ancestry.com.

[2] Birth year from headstone.  U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=manzer&GSfn=john&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=6&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=142706207&df=all&

[3] “California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV37-DBVZ : 4 August 2017), Sarah Carrie Manzer, 16 Nov 1924; citing Death, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,831,879.

[4] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ypsilanti Ward 2, Washtenaw, Michigan; Roll: M653_563; Page: 799; Family History Library Film: 803563. Accessed through Ancestry.com.

[5] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ypsilanti Ward 4, Washtenaw, Michigan; Roll: M653_563; Page: 839; Family History Library Film: 803563. Accessed through Ancestry.com.

[6] “Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZSV-4NB: 4 December 2014), John Manzer and Sarah C. Tooker, 02 Sep 1862; citing reference; FHL microfilm 955,794.

[7] “Passengers from the East,” Sacramento Daily Union, 19 May 1864: Vol 27, No 4106, p 2, col 6. Viewed at https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc.

[8] “Ocean Travel,” Sacramento Daily Union, 13 May 1864: Vol 27, No 4101, p 4, col 6. Viewed at https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc.

[9] California State Library, California History Section; Great Registers, 1866-1898; Collection Number: 4 – 2A; CSL Roll Number: 1; FHL Roll Number: 976446. Accessed through Ancestry.com.

[10] The California Teacher (San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, Book and Job Printers), p 333. Accessed through https://books.google.com.

[11] C. V. Anthony, A. M., D. D., Fifty Years of Methodism (San Francisco: Methodist Book Concern, 1901), p 308. http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924009150057.

[12] Directory of the City of Oakland and County of Alameda for the Year 1870 (Oakland: Cook & Miller, 1870), p 197.

[13] Alameda and Contra Costa Counties Directory for 1871–72 (Sacramento: County Directory Publishing Company, 1871), p 181.

[14] Original data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics. Accessed at Ancestry.com.

[15] Death record lookup from web blog gives birth place as Hayward: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.california.counties.monterey/885.1.1.1/mb.ashx.

[16] Joseph E. Baker, Past and Present of Alameda County California (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914) p 451. Viewed at https://books.google.com.

[17] M. W. Wood, History of Alameda County, California (Oakland: M. W. Wood, Publisher, 1883), p 440. Viewed at Archive.org: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924028881188 .

[18] California State Library, California History Section; Great Registers, 1866-1898; Collection Number: 4 – 2A; CSL Roll Number: 11; FHL Roll Number: 976458. Accessed through Ancestry.com.

[19] California State Library, California History Section; Great Registers, 1866-1898; Collection Number: 4 – 2A; CSL Roll Number: 125; FHL Roll Number: 977288. Accessed through Ancestry.com.

[20] The Pacific Educational Journal (Oakland: P. M. Fisher, Editor, 1892), Vol VIII, p 305. Accessed through https://books.google.com.

[21] San Jose City Directory (San Francisco: Uhlhorn & McKenney, Publishers, 1887), Accessed via the San Jose Public Library web page:  http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/directories/id/1634/rec/1.

[22]San Jose City Directory (San Francisco: F. M. Husted, Publisher 1892), p 649. Accessed through https://books.google.com.

[23] San Jose City Directory (San Francisco: F. M. Husted, Publisher 1892), p 17. Accessed through https://books.google.com.

[24] Annual Report of the Public Schools of the City of San Jose 1995, (San Jose: Muirson & Wright, Printers, 1895), p 41. Accessed through https://books.google.com.

[25] Catalogue of the University of the Pacific, 1893-1894 (College Park, California: The University of the Pacific, Publisher, 1894), p 16. Accessed through https://books.google.com.

[26] The San Jose Letter (San Jose: Franklin Hichborn, publisher), Vol. 4, No. 11, pp 2-3. Accessed through https://books.google.com.

[27] Leland Stanford Junior University Alumni Directory and Ten-Year Book 1891-1910 (Stanford University, California: Published by the University, 1910), p 181. Accessed through https://books.google.com.

[28] San Jose City Directory (San Francisco: F. M. Husted, Publisher 1898), p 277. Accessed through Ancestry.com.

[29] San Jose City and Santa Clara County Directory 1907-8 (San Jose: Polk-Husted Directory Co., Publishers), p 14.

[30] California Blue Bulletin (Published by The State Department of Education) Vol. 3, No. 2, p 40, June 1917.

[31] 1920 United States Federal Census, San Jose, Santa Clara, California; Roll: T625_147; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 162; Image: 949. Accessed through Ancestry.com.

[32] California, Death Index, 1905-1939 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

[33] Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda City Directory 1923 (Oakland: Polk-Husted Directory Co.), pp 1059 and 1111. Accessed through Ancestry.com.

[34] Carl F. Price, Who’s Who in American Methodism (New York: E B Treat & Co, 1916), p 148. Accessed at https://books.google.com.

[35] Headstone image accessed at Find-A-Grave for Carrie Manzer accessed at: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Tooker&GSiman=1&GSst=6&GSsr=1&GRid=142706208&

[36] Census shows two children died prior to 1900. 1900 United States Federal Census, San Jose Ward 2, Santa Clara, California; Roll: 111; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0067; FHL microfilm: 1240111. Accessed through Ancestry.com.