Reuben Bernheim (1828-1894), a merchant by trade, was a native of Germany. He and his brother Jacob came to Santa Cruz from San Francisco in 1863, and went into the retail clothing business (J. Bernheim & Co.), joined by a third brother, Carl (who has a separate bio in Harrison). In 1861, Reuben he married the former Julia Schwab, whose family (father-Moses) also moved to Santa Cruz (at the same time?).
- The Sidewalk Companion to Santa Cruz Architecture (4th ed. 2023), Chapter Seven, item (26), page 209 [Reuben's house]
- The Sidewalk Companion to Santa Cruz Architecture (4th ed. 2023), Chapter Five, item (14), page 140 [Bernheim building]
- History Pages: 12 - Pioneer German-Speakers of Santa Cruz County
- History of Santa Cruz County (Harrison-1892)