Born in Ostheim, France on June 7, 1825. Wilkersheim sailed to NYC in 1847 aboard the ship Victor. Caught up with gold fever, he arrived in California in 1851 and mined in the Mother Lode area for a few years. In: Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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