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Luis Peralta named his holding "Rancho San Antonio".The primary activity of the ranch was raising cattle for meat and hides, but hunting and farming were also pursued.
However, legal title to all land in the City of Berkeley remains based on the original Peralta land grant. sovereignty after the Mexican–American War, and especially, the Gold Rush, saw the Peraltas' lands quickly encroached on by squatters and diminished by dubious legal proceedings.Eventually, Peralta gave portions of the ranch to each of his four sons.What is now Berkeley lies mostly in the portion that went to Peralta's son Domingo, with a little in the portion that went to another son, Vicente.The Peraltas' Rancho San Antonio continued after Alta California passed from Spanish to Mexican sovereignty after the Mexican War of Independence. The lands of the brothers Domingo and Vicente were quickly reduced to reservations close to their respective ranch homes.The rest of the land was surveyed and parceled out to various American claimants (See Kellersberger's Map).