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  • Name Vasili Josef Seibert 
    Born c 1830  Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I26261  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Smith Branch: Vasili Josef Seibert b.c. 1830, Russia m Rachel Reuben (Kit# 9341****/YDNA))
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    Family Rachel Reuben 
    • William Smith, a Russian Jew, aka Vasili Seibert was born in Russia, went to Russian Alaska as a bookkeeper for a trading company. When the US bought Alaska (Seward's Icebox), he gained citizenship by remaining the prescribed time.

      He divorced his wife there (Kodiak, AK) and sailed to San Francisco with son Julian. He married Rachel Reuben, a Jewish native of San Francisco. He took a job as a bookkeeper for Brown Brother's Men's Clothing. Wm & Rachel had four kids including my grandfather, Walter Smith. He bought title to a gold claim in Tehachapi, CA in 1895. Rachel died in 1899 and he took off for the mines. The last record found of him was a modification to his claim, removing his son-in-law from it who failed to work the prescribed time. Hey, it was the high desert! He is not in the 1920 census and there is no death record or grave site for him. Likely died at the mine.

      Lotsa fun but I don't know where he came from or where and when he died. His claim is now within the Tehachapi wind farm. No local records or info found
     1. Sadie Smith,   b. 1878
     2. Benedict Smith,   b. 1879,   d. 1940  (Age 61 years)
     3. Birdie D Smith,   b. 1882,   d. 1952  (Age 70 years)
     4. Walter Smith,   b. 16 Jan 1885, San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1968, San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Arthur Lynne Smith,   b. 1890,   d. 1950  (Age 60 years)
     6. Julian H Smith,   b. 1872
     7. Ann Smith,   b. 1874
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    Last Modified 6 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F9522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William Smith article in LA Times
    William Smith article in LA Times

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