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Rose and Etta Planalp pose for a photo outside their home on A Street. Their father was Peter Planalp, who was born in Switzerland in 1828. After migrating to the United States as a young boy, an adult Peter Planalp headed for the goldfields of California in 1852. He then traveled through the mines between Sacramento and Marysville. After a few years, Planalp bought 874 acres of land in Dry Creek Township. In 1870, he married Mrs. Rosanna M. Need, widow of Michael Need, another local pioneer. The Planalps had four children, two from Rosanna’s previous marriage. Rosanna and Henrietta were the youngest. In 1879, he built this residence in Galt. The house was located at 727 A Street but has been gone for decades.