Henry John Dewenter was born in Peckelsheim, Germany in 1884. Elizabeth Auer was born in Austria in 1889. Both immigrated to the US in 1907. They were married in 1914 in Los Angeles. They purchased land in Southern California, and oil was discovered on the property. They built up an orange ranch north of La Verne, California, now on the National Register of Historic Places (listed as the DeWenter Ranch/DeWenter Mansion). The elder Henry Dewenter passed away in LA in 1954 and Elizabeth passed away in 1962. They had two sons, Henry Adolf Dewenter (1915-1992), and Paul Dewenter (b. 1917).
Pagoda. Field. Boats in canal. Man tosses object. Busy city street.
Busy city streets. People walk. Flags and curtains wave.
Wind blows curtains. Buildings. Walkway and porches over water. Pagoda. Trees.
People walk along bridge. Men sit on street. People walk along. City lights at night.
Busy city street. Men pull rickshaws and push wheelbarrows. Men carry heavy loads. Cars pass.
Men push and pull heavy loads. Men run down the street with rickshaws.
Men push and pull heavy loads. Men run down the street with rickshaws. Men direct traffic. Clothing store. Text reads "HANGCHOW. Boat trip on Westlake." [Hangzhou]
Boats. Men row. Buildings on waterfront.
Boat moves through water. Man steers. Men row. Passengers. Man brushes teeth and raises glass.
Boat moves toward dock. Men row boat under bridge. Mountains.
Homes on waterfront. Pagoda. Garden. Couple walks under arch.
People walk in front of buildings. Domes. Pagoda. Text reads "Coolies carry us in Sedan-chairs to the Temples."
Men carry people in chairs up stairs and through a field.
Men carry people in chairs. Fish pond. People walk down street. Store.
Anchored boats float. Ships and sailboats move along. Smoke pours from smokestacks.
Text reads "KOBE, JAPAN." Waterfall. Building. People walk down street.
People walk down street. Two women pose together on bridge.
People walk down street banging drums. Sailboats on water.
Text reads "YOKOHAMA. The Bronze Daibutsu at Kamakura." Pagoda. People climb stairs. Couple feeds birds.
People feed birds. Children run down hill at park. Men stand around car. People stand in front of statue.
People in front of statue. Text reads "Good-bye to Japan." Crowd of people hold streamers blowing in the wind.
People stand at railing holding streamers. Women pose. Woman hands fan to man.
Woman fans herself. Man uses camera. People hold streamers blowing in the wind.
Women stand and smile. People stand at railing. Crowd of people hold streamers blowing in the wind. People on deck of ship.
People stand on deck of cruise ship. Man waves flags. Streamers blow in wind.
Harbor. Boats. Men stand at railing.
Sailboats. Lighthouse. Land. Cruise ship. Island.
Island. People eat on deck of cruise ship. Man stands. Buffet.
Costumed performers in parade. Women pose on deck of cruise ship.
People pose on deck of cruise ship. City street. Cars pass. Bridge.
Sailboat. Men leave cruise ship in row boat. Birds fly over ocean. Passengers stand on deck.
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