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1935 DAR Transcription of the 1852 California Census for Santa Clara County

Although California joined the United States in 1950, it missed the federal census. 1852 was the first census taken in the state. In 1935 as part of the WPA projects, the DAR transcribed the census. The original census was filmed in the 1970s but was already of poor quality and the original sheets were destroyed.

What follows here is a reproduction of the Santa Clara Co portion of the DAR transcription. The films for this transcription for the whole state can be found in our library. In addition, we have purchased a CD from the Southern California Genealogical Society that spent eight years comparing the DAR work and the films of the original census. This is also available in our library as is the film for Santa Clara Co census sheets.

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1852 Census Given Name V
Last Name First Name Age Sex Occupation Birthplace Res DARPage No
Garcia V 25 FW Ranchero CA CA 115
Corona V 25 FW
Sonora Sonora 96
Davis V E 7 FW
Illinois Illinois 155
Bull V H 34 MW Physician New York New York 166
Duarte Va 9 mo FW
CA CA 93
Menado Valentin 15 MW
L CA L CA 116
Alviso Valentine 13 MW
CA CA 160
Unknown Valentine 4 FI
CA CA 160
Cortez Valentine 21 MW Laborer Chili Chili 119
Higuera Valentine 45 MW Ranchero CA CA 125
Unknown Valeria 50 MI
CA CA 106
Unknown Valeriana 35 FI Laborer CA CA 163
Kellogg Vandoram 22 MW Farmer New York New York 119
Benyesa Vellecreta 10 FW Rancher CA CA 74
Sunol Vellesan 7 mo MW
CA CA 174
Vambez Ventura 25 MW Clerk Spain Spain 102
Unknown Ventura 2 MI
CA CA 170
Bernal Ventura 8 MW Ranchero CA CA 104
Hernandez Venturo 32 MW Miner Mexico Mexico 69
Henderson Viatta T 2 FW warehouse Sioux Terr. Sioux Terr. 103
Liard Vicente 33 MW Merchant France Mexico 120
Sepedra Vicente 1 MW
CA CA 56
Tapia Vicente 25 MW Farmer Chili Chili 56
Unknown Vicente 18 MI Drunkard CA CA 90
Carasco Vicente 26 MW Vaguero Sonora Sonora 147
Doctair Victor 19 MW Baker France France 164
Jesus Victor 14 MW Farmer France France 127
Speckins Victor 25 MW Butcher Europe Valparaiso 63
Corona Victoria 2 FW
Sonora Sonora 98
Garcia Victoria 30 FW Laborer L CA L CA 165
Unknown Victoria 41 MW Saddler Mexico Mexico 173
Bee Victoria 2 FW
CA CA 85
Sumaller Victoria 17 MW Vaquero L CA L CA 166
Bland Victoria I 11 FW Farmer Texas Texas 102
Pena Victorina 5 FW
L CA L CA 53
Bosque Victorino 23 MW Coach Maker New York New York 71
Rodiguez Vieja 40 MW Farmer Chili Chili 141
Foster Vincent 21 MW Farmer New York Illinois 151
Rodriguez Vincente 21 MW Ranchero CA CA 131
Fernandez Vincenti 21 MW Farmer Chili Chili 101
Aguala Vincento 39 MW
CA CA 106
Castro Vincento 38 MW
CA CA 171
Sanches Vincinto 52 MW Saddler L CA L CA 166
Moreno Vinenta 40 FW
Mexico Mexico 118
Protherow Virgil 1 MW
CA CA 53
Holmer Virginia 4 FW Laborer CA CA 147
Theevipen Virginia 25 MW Sister of Notre Dame Belguim Ohio 177
Fourgere Virginia 22 FW Orphan France Illinois 144
Ritchie Vital C 27 MW Laborer Canada New York 153

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