[In this, as well as the following message, I have tried to transcribe the text as
accurately as I can. I know that some apparent typographical errors were retained
(intentionally); it is possible that I managed to introduce or correct some; if that
happened, I apologize. dhw]
[This is from a visit to UC Davis Special Collections on Thursday, 07 Aug 2003.]
From Ned Wolfskill collection, box 6, folder 41: Family History notebook
L: Lincoln. Mr & Mrs. Abraham (nee Todd).
This Mrs Abraham Lincoln, (nee Todd), had a nephew,
Lock Todd, here in California, At one time he was a
book keeper at the Almaden Quicksilver mine near
San Jose. California. He was afterward at the rancho
"96", and the Milton Wolfskill place Solano County,
California. and this Lock Todd, and Milton Wolfskill,
were negotiating, with Todd's influence for the Customs
draying at the port of San Francisco, California during
Lincoln's administrstion. They were not able to get
W: Wolfskill, Samuel P.
This Samuel P. Wolfskill, is a descendant of the Heinrich
Wolfskill, family who came here from Germany in the year
1742. Sailing from Rotterdam. There is quite a family of
of them but I have been unable to connect them with our
branch of the family.