Martinez Historical Society

Cemetery Tour of Martinez

 

wittenmyerWittenmyer Family

Lewis Cass Wittenmyer was a pioneer to Contra Costa County in 1849 and to Martinez in 1857. He was elected County Clerk and called the first city election in 1876, becoming the city's first mayor. He was first married to Helen Russell who died in childbirth; he then married Clara Austin in 1872