To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Frohling (1827–1862) was a key figure, along with Charles Kohler, in development of the Northern and Southern California wine industry and was the founder of Anaheim, California, in the mid 19th Century. He was also a member of the Los Angeles, California, Common Council, the governing body of that city.


Frohling was born in 1827 in Prussia.[1][2]

He was a professional flutist who was in a San Francisco band "that later became famous as the Germania Society."[3]

In Anaheim's first wedding, November, 1859, Frohling was married to Amelie Hammes, the daughter of Philips Hammes, "in her parents' not-quite-finished new home." He was 31 and she, also born in Prussia, was 22.[1][4][5]

He died in 1862.[6]

Los Angeles

In 1852, Frohling and Charles Kohler planted 3,000 vines of wine grapes in the Los Angeles area. "The firm of Frohling and Kohler was so successful that they began looking for a steady sources of grapes for their wine making.[4]

Frohling was elected to the Los Angeles Common Council on May 4, 1857, for a term that ended on May 10, 1858.[7]


Anaheim was born in 1857, when 50 German-American families from the San Francisco area paid $750 each to invest in the Los Angeles Vineyard Society. Founders John Frohling and Charles Kohler hired George Hansen, Los Angeles County's assistant surveyor, to purchase and lay out the new wine-making colony.[3]


  1. ^ a b Los Angeles Marriages, 1851-1870 Archived 2010-04-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Mary Praetzellis, Allan Bramlette, Dell Upton and Adrian Praetzellis, Cultural Resources of Jack London State Historic Park, Sonoma State University, January 1987, reprinted 2007
  3. ^ a b Anaheim history, Orange County Register
  4. ^ a b . While Frohling was in Southern California, Charles Kohler opened Kohler & Frohling Wines in San Francisco in 1854.They established the first commercial winery in California. {Reference USPTO Registration # 3142150 Today, Bert Sandman, the great-great-grandson of Charles Kohler, are once again producing wines at Treasure Island Wines, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA.
  5. ^ Alice Grimshaw, Orange County History Series, 1931
  6. ^ Friis, John Frohling: Vintner and City Founder (1976), cited at "A History of Wine in  America," UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004
  7. ^ Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials,1850-1938, compiled under direction of Municipal Reference Library, City Hall, Los Angeles (March 1938, reprinted 1966). "Prepared ... as a report on Project No. SA 3123-5703-6077-8121-9900 conducted under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration."

Further reading

This page was last edited on 26 August 2018, at 00:30
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.