Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 05:34:06 :
Thursday, September 9, 1920
Louis L. (sic) Guldager Dies At Bloomfield
Death called Louis H. Guldager, one of the pioneers of the county last Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Will S. Hall in Bloomfield. Mr. Guldager had not been well and came up from San Francisco where he had been making his home of late, to be with his daughter.
Louis Guldager was widely known and had resided in Tomales for many years, being one of the prominent residents of that section of Marin county.
Born in Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia, April 9, 1831, he was aged 89 years. At the age of 15 he started to learn the blacksmith trade, completing the trade at the age of 20. He followed the occupation in various parts of his native country. He later enlisted for two years in the army, serving in the cavalry. In 1859 he emigrated to California, first settling in Bloomfield, where he opened a blacksmith shop in 1860, with his brother Hans Guldager. In the spring of 1864 he went to Tomales, Marin county, where he commenced working at his trade. He was admitted to citizenship in 1867. On July 8, 1869, he was married to Anna M. Woldemar, who passed away years ago. Surviving the father are the following children: Mrs. Eleanor Huntley and Albert Guldager, San Francisco; Mrs. W. S. Hall, Bloomfield. He also leaves a brother, H. H. Guldager of Tomales. There are Roy and Eugene Huntley, of San Francisco (sic).
Mr. Guldager was held in the highest esteem by his friends who honored and respected him and who admired his fine character.
He was a true type of the pioneer and it was one of his greatest pleasures to meet the old residents and to discuss the events of the early days.
Since leaving Tomales, Mr. Guldager spent his time with his children, and of late had made his home permanently in San Francisco.
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