John Joaquin, native to Honolulu, Hawaii, arrived in Sutter County, California, in 1917. He was married his wife, Bessie Pepperdo, in 1890.
The Joaquin family sailed to Hawaii where they lived for several years. This is where John Joaquin, the California pioneer, was born. They then sailed to the United States mainland, arriving in California in 1866. John’s father died on the voyage, leaving his widow and young children to settle in San Luis Obispo.
John grew up and moved to Sutter County in 1917 in order to purchase a property of 300 acres.
John and Bessie Joaquin deed the farm to Yuill and Marie Joaquin ~1945. In 1975, Yuill and Marie, through a series of gift deeds, endowed the property to Joan Joaquin Wood and her daughter, Sarah.
Mrs Joan Wood is the granddaughter of John and Bessie Joaquin. She has actively managed the farm since 1987 as well as another property she oversees. Joan is honoring her grandparent’s pioneering legacy.