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Encyclopedia > Henry F. Teschemacher

Henry Frederick Teschemacher (February 16, 1823 - November 26, 1904) served as mayor of San Francisco from 1859 to 1863. February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (D) Area    - City 600. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ...

He was born in England, migrated to America around 1842 and worked for a Boston shipping house. The firm sent him to California, where he traded goods for furs, tallow, and hides. With the start of the Gold Rush six years later, he bought a great deal of real estate in what later became San Francisco. He also sketched a drawing of the village of which he would become mayor, called View of Place of Anchorage of Yerba Buena. Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... The California Gold Rush was a period in American history marked by great world-wide interest concerning a gold discovery in Northern California. ...

Teschemacher soon joined the Vigilance Movement, serving in the vigilante-led trials of suspected criminals. Through his work with the vigilantes, he became known aa a person who stood for law and order and was the choice of the People's Party for mayor in the 1859 election. He managed to win, due to divisions in the Democratic ranks over slavery. Charles Cora and James Casey are lynched by the Committee of Vigilance, San Francisco, 1856. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...

His first months in office were relatively calm. He kept tabs on city spending and made few public appearances, save to dedicate the city's first streetcar line. He also doubled the size of his police force.

During his time as mayor, the American Civil War erupted. San Francisco coped with disrupted trade with the east by buying stock in silver mines and establishing factories that sold goods not only within the city itself but also in Asia. Thus began San Francisco's path to self-sufficiency. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258... World map showing the location of Asia. ...

After leaving office, he retired to Europe, briefly appearing in San Francisco in 1892. He died in Switzerland in 1904. 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


  • Heintz, William F., San Francisco's Mayors: 1850-1880. From the Gold Rush to the Silver Bonanza. Woodside, CA: Gilbert Roberts Publications, 1975. (Library of Congress Card No. 75-17094)
Preceded by:
Ephraim Willard Burr
Mayor of San Francisco
Succeeded by:
Henry Perrin Coon



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