Historical estate sale to benefit valley organizations
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Constable William Horstman (Courtesy of San Lorenzo Valley Historical Society).
Constable William Horstman (Courtesy of San Lorenzo Valley Historical Society).
An estate sale hosted at the home of a longtime Boulder Creek family will benefit two San Lorenzo Valley organizations.

The contents of the home — located at 220 Mountain St. in Boulder Creek and owned by the late Bob and Lorie Black — include antique furniture, china, silver and various household goods that will be sold during the three-day sale this weekend.

All proceeds will benefit the San Lorenzo Valley Historical Society and Museum and the Friends of the Library.

Lorie Black died in September at the age of 94, and she was preceded in death 17 years earlier by her husband, Bob. The two lived at the house since 1975. .

“I promised I would do that for her (before she died),” said Lorie’s daughter Tish Ferguson, who traveled from North Carolina finalize the sale of the house. “They loved the community totally. They were happy, happy, happy being retired here.”

The family’s history stretches into the mid-1870s in Boulder Creek.

Lorie Black was the daughter of George and Hazel Lundgren and the granddaughter of William Frederick Horstman, the beloved constable of Boulder Creek.

Horstman, who owned 280 acres at the end of Two Bar Road and was famous for the wine he produced, was appointed constable of Boulder Creek in 1917 and elected deputy sheriff in 1922, a post he held for 16 years.

According to records kept by the SLV Historical Society, Horstman was a “vigorous opponent of the sale of illegal liquor and a diligent member of many fraternal organizations.”

He was still in office at age 78, and when he died in 1940, he was buried in the International Odd Fellows cemetery in Boulder Creek.

Horstman was the son of Christian and Mary Horsman, Germans who had moved to St. Louis and Kansas before settling on 160 acres near Bear Creek Road in 1875.

Their home on Mountain Street was sold by real state agent Randy Ziganti in November to Matthew and Maria Smith, who are scheduled to move in by mid-February.'

At a glance

WHAT: Estate sale of Bob and Lorie Black

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 19 to 21

WHERE: 220 Mountain St., in Boulder Creek



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January 21, 2013
You should proof read, one names was Horstman (which is correct) and the other is Horsman which is so wrong.
January 18, 2013
so what time does the sale actually start?.he ad on page 4 says 10 am (no early birds please) yet the article on page 6 states 9 am.
michele shockey
January 18, 2013
Will there be memorabilia or interesting photos of historic Boulder Creek on the walls?

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