An old and highly respected settler, being one of the original forty-niners coming across the plains from St. Louis in ox teams. He was born July 25, 1827 at Vincennes, Indiana; and has resided in San Mateo County for the past 55 years.

Mr. Pitcher has the distinction of being the oldest public official, holding the office of Justice of Peace, for the past 35 years.

Mr. Pitcher has been very successful during his stay in Halfmoon Bay, acquiring a large farm, town property in San Francisco and many other interests.

Mr. Pitcher is today, what he has always been, a man true to himself, true to nature, and true to his friends.