Forestville, California - Founded in 1869   ·   Forestville Historical Society - Since 1999
The Stories of Forestville's History
Story Category: Silk Family

My Grandfather, Henry Silk, was a half-brother to "Silk & Son." My Great-Grandfather apparently stowed away from Frankfurt, Germany sometime in the 1800's. He came to Oakland where (according to my father) he was a stone mason.  

Forestville Historical Society
P.O. Box 195
Forestville, CA 95436

The History of Forestville
Photos · Stories

by Penny Hutten

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Penny Hutten lived in Forestville for 35 years and was the founder of the Forestville Historical Society in 1999. She has maintained the original Website since the mid-1990s. Hutten has allowed FHS to use her historic writings about Forestville. FHS is grateful for Hutten's continuing support.