Los Banos Enterprise [Los Banos, CA]
Friday, July 18, 1930


John Menjoulet, one of the earliest settlers in this community, died Wednesday at the home of his son, John P. Menjoulet, in Oakland, after an illness of several weeks, brought on by the infirmities of old age. Mr. Menjoulet was in his 84th year and had spent more than 55 years in the Los Banos district. He was born in France September 12, 1846.

He arrived in the San Joaquin valley and settled near the San Luis ranch in 1874, when he began ranching and raising sheep, later moving to the Los Banos Creek ranch, what is now known as the "Menjoulet Canyon," and living there with his family and continuing in the sheep business until about 1910 when he moved to the family home ranch, now owned by Geo. B. Menjoulet, where his wife, Mrs. Marie Menjoulet, passed away in 1915, after which he retired from active work, and lived a retired life at the home of his son, John P. Menjoulet, in Oakland, where he passed away.

He is survived by four daughters and three sons, they being: Mrs. Grace McCullagh of Turlock, Mrs. Wm. Pfitzer, Gustine, Mrs. Julia M. Wallis and Mrs. Mathilde Bambauer of Los Banos, John P. Menjoulet of Oakland, Henry L. Menjoulet of Volta and Geo. B. Menjoulet of Los Banos.

Three granddaughters and eight grandsons also survive and are: Miss Merle McCullagh, Miss Marie Menjoulet, and Mrs. John Haley, Thelma Bambauer, Jack Pfitzer, Wm. Pfitzer, Jr., D. E. Bambauer, Jean Bambauer, Henry Menjoulet, Sam McCullagh and Daniel Wallis.

Three great grandchildren are Anice, Dorothy and Dannie Bambauer.

The body will be brought to Los Banos today and will remain until Saturday morning when funeral services will be held at the Catholic church following the funeral cortege which will leave the home of Geo. Menjoulet on Badger Flat at 10 o'clock. Interment will be in the Los Banos cemetery, under the direction of Davis & Son of Newman.

Transcribed by: Alma