Louis F. Stabell came to San Joaquin County (Calif.) from Germany (1890). He settled on
Bouldin Island, where he leased farmland until he was able to afford land of his own. At
Terminous, site of an important cannery across Potato Slough from Bouldin Island, Stabell
met and married French immigrant, Marie Goumand (1894). To the couple were born two children, Viola Alice (b. 1896) and Paul
Louis (1900-1990), both of whom were raised in the San Joaquin Delta region. In 1918 Louis Stabell bought land on the Mokelumne
River near Clements that had once belonged to Judge David Terry. Here the family lived and farmed until 1957.