Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

George P. Blum

First Committee Member

Malcolm Moule

Second Committee Member

Richard Coke Wood


No biography has yet been written about the man who founded the city of Stockton, the first Californian town with an English name, a city which in 1851 was under consideration to become the state capital.

Little is known about the personal life of Charles M. Weber whom Erin G. Gudde calls "next to Sutter the most notable German pioneer during the transition period of California history".




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