Purser > Wendel
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:05AM
Jo Giessner

1902 March 27, 4th Class Post Office established as Purser, Lassen, California located 5 miles north of Amedee and 8 miles east of Standish. Named for rancher and irrigation system developer, Edward T. Purseer of Honey Lake Valley.

Tillie M. Vale, First Postmaster.

1903 January 21, Adaline Ripley, Postmaster.

1903 June 15, Post Office discontinued.

1908 June 30, Post Office re-established with Gail H. V. James as Postmaster.

1915 February 10, Post Office discontinued. The Post Office was then moved 3 miles east and the name changed to Wendel.

1915 February 10,  4th Class Post Office established as Wendel, Lassen, California located 3 1/2 miles northeast of Amedee on the Nevada-California-Oregon railway. Supposedly named for a good friend of the Railway president.

Mrs. Gail H. V. James, First Postmaster.

1919 March 14, Gail H. V. Oglivie, Poatmaster.

1920 May 15, Post office discontinued.

1921 November 19, Post Office re-established with Joseph St. Clair Riesenman as Postmaster.

1927 May 24, Mrs. Alda C. Riesenman, Postmaster.

1958 March 31, Donna G. Perez, Postmaster.

1962 April 19, Miss Peggy I. Tuttle, Postmaster.

1964 March 16, Mrs. Marcella E. Barigor, Postmaster.

1964 July 3, Changed from 4th class post office to independent rural station of Janesville.

1966, Changed to rural branch.

 

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