Lucas Hoagland, a rancher near San Bernardino, was born in Michigan in 1837. His father, Abraham, and his mother, Margaret (Quick) Hoagland, were born in the old country. They moved to Michigan in 1824, where Mr. Hoagland worked at his trade, that of a blacksmith. He was Captain of the militia that serenaded General Lafayette, and moved to Hancock County, Illinois, in 1845. After a short sojourn there he moved to Council Bluffs, where he spent one winter, and then moved to Salt Lake, where he died in 1879.
The subject of this sketch was the oldest of seven children. He enlisted in the Mexican war from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1846, in Company B, Iowa Volunteers, and was discharged at Los Angeles, in 1847. He then went back to Salt Lake and remained until 1849, when he came with ox team to California. For two years he ran a pack team in El Dorado County. In 1852 he came back here and bought forty acres, which he kept eight years. He then sold it and went back to Salt Lake and teamed in Montana for six years. In 1870 he came back to San Bernardino County, and now owns a fine ranch of sixty acres three miles southeast of the city, all well improved and in good condition. March 1, 1848, he married Miss Rachel Hale, of Massachussets, and had one child, Olive.
In 1854 his wife died and in 1862 he was again united in marriage to Miss Harriet Wamford, from Cambridge, England. This union was blessed with six children: Emily, now Mrs. William Aldrich; Luther, Monroe, Truman, Earnest and Maudie. Mr. Hoagland is a true pioneer and has had a varied experience. He is in favor of every enterprise that has for its object the up building of the county and community in which he lives.