John William Kottinger
Sex: Male
Birth: c. 1820, Austria
Spouse/Partner: Maria Bernal (1835-?)
Marriage: 1850

Arrived in 1846 in New Orleans, then Louisville, KY. Arrived in California in 1859. John and Maria were given 4500 acres from Rancho del Valle de San Jose. In 1851 they built a home in an area called Alisal. One of the founders of Pleasanton.


Name Birth date Birth place Death date Death place

John David

Eight other children (total 9).


  • Letter from Dorothy Kottinger Wuss