Born in Boston, MA in 1822. Teschemacher arrived in San Francisco about 1846 as a ship's clerk and remained in California. He was mayor of San Francisco in the 1860s and a real estate agent through 1882. He was the artist for a lithograph entitled Life In California, published in 1846 by the Endicott Company. He died in Terretet, Switzerland on Nov. 26, 1904.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America
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