I have transcribed a bunch of old 1903/04 Rutishauser family letters that contain a lot of references to neighbors and friends. Location is Downieville and vicinity of La Porte, both in Sierra County, Californa. Below is a list of surnames (some a probably misspelled). If you a copy of the complete letter text, let me know and I will e-mail it to you.
Aldrigde, Alexander, Anussey, Brundridge, Burnette, Califee, Carlson, Claus, Couture, Danlesan, Day, Down, Downs, Dubuque, Farrel, France, Geiger, Gibson, Goodell, Gray, Hanson, Harren, Harris, Hartly, Hayse, Hearn, Hill, Horn, Hughes, Hunter, Iglick, Jeskey, Jones, Keenan, Laplant, Lassiat, Lavezzola, Lewis, Livermore, Lubin, Lyon, M.G. Sunday School, Marguette, Markitta, Masson, McLaughlin, Modgelin, Modglin, Moke, Moore, O'Rourke, Parker, Reid, Rodrigues, Rutishauser, Shorte, Smith, Spellenberg, Strand, Taylor, Thomson, Tuse, Webster, Werry, Wetse, Wienstocks, Winrod, Wohlgemuth.