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Trish Elliott-Kashima,

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So many of our ancestors worked on the Plantations, I felt this may be of help to some in their search.  Plantation Archives at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has many records and may be able to help in your research.

Japanese Sugar Plantation Workers

ca 1890 at Kau

Courtesy of Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection

Sugar Plantations and Subsidiaries (from Plantation Archives-University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Hamakua Sugar Co.

Laupahoehoe Sugar Co. [1883-1954, 55.0, Papaaloa, Hawaii] *
Hawaii Planters' Assn.
Laupahoehoe Store

Hamakua Mill Co. [1882-1959, 30.0, Paauilo, Hawaii] *
Paauilo Store
Kukaiau Plantation Co.

Kaiwiki Sugar Co. [1879-1943, 68.0, Ookala, Hawaii] *
Ookala Store

Hilo Coast Processing Co.

Pepeekeo Sugar Co. [1889-1946, 11.5, Pepeekeo, Hawaii] *
Hakalau Plantation Co.
Honomu Sugar Co.

Honokaa Sugar Co.

Honokaa Sugar Co. [1875-1959, 105.0, Haina, Hawaii] *
Honokaa Sugar Co. Store
Pacific Sugar Mill Store
Rickard Plantation

Pacific Sugar Mill [1879-1960, 18.0, Kukuihaele, Hawaii] *
Pacific Sugar Mill Store

Paauhau Sugar Plantation [1906-1956, 2.5, Paauhau, Hawaii] *

Hawaiian Irrigation Co. [1905-1960, 12.0, Honokaa, Hawaii] *

Kau Sugar Co.

Hutchinson Sugar Plantation [1870-1951, 35.0, Naalehu, Hawaii] *
Hilea Store
Naalehu Store
Kau Construction Co.

Hawaiian Agricultural Co. [1876-1945, 48.0, Pahala, Hawaii] *

Kekaha Sugar Co. [1880-1946, 62.5, Kekaha, Kauai] *

H. Hackfeld & Co.
H.P. Faye & Co.
Meier & Kruse
Waimea Dairy
Waimea Sugar Mill Co.

Lihue Plantation Co. [1850-1968, 140.5, Lihue, Kauai] *

Ahukini Terminal & Railway Co.
East Kauai Water Co.
Hanamaulu Store
Kauai Planters' Assn.
Kekaha Sugar
Kipu Sugar
Koloa Agricultural
Koloa Sugar
Lihue Hospital
Lihue Store
Lihue Union Church
Oahu Sugar
Pioneer Mill
Makee Sugar Co.
Princeville Plantation Co.
Waiahi Electric Co.
Waianae Co.

Mauna Kea Sugar Co.

Onomea Sugar Co. [1885-1947, 4.5, Papaikou, Hawaii] *
Papaikou Sugar Co.

McBryde Sugar Co. *

Kauai Electric Co.
McBryde Store [1896-1960, 11.0, Eleele, Kauai]

Oahu Sugar Co. [36.5]

Oahu Sugar Co. *
Honolulu Plantation Co.
Waiahole Water Co.
Ewa Plantation Co. [1897-1940, Waipahu, Oahu]

Apokaa Sugar Co. [1905-1936, 1.0, Ewa, Oahu] *

Ewa Plantation Co. [1891-1960, 5.0, Ewa, Oahu] *

Pioneer Mill Co. [1873-1960, 15.0, Lahaina, Maui] *

Baldwin Packers
Honokohau Water
Lahaina Agricultural Co.
Lahaina Ice Co.
Lahaina Light & Power Co.
Lahaina Store
Olowalu Co.
Oriental Filipino Store
Puukolii Store
Y.W. Horner

Puna Sugar Co. [1897-1991, 287, Olaa, Hawaii] *

Olaa Sugar Co.
Keaau Land & Planting Co.
Olaa Sugar Co. Stores
Puna Sugar Co.

J M Horner Coffee Plantation,

Hamakua District, Island of Hawaii,


Courtesy of USC digital collection

When the world coffee market crashed in 1899, the large plantations shifted to small Japanese-owned family farms. As the plantations gave up, land was divided into small 3- to 5-acre parcels and leased to the laborers. The cost of these early leases were one-half the crop, and by 1910, only Japanese coffee farms survived. The first Filipinos arrived to work the coffee farms about 1920, picking coffee during the season and returning to the sugar fields in the spring.


Coffee plantations location
Daisaku Uchida Coffee Farm Kona (part of Kona Coffee Living History Farm)
Hawaiian Coffee and Tea Co Kona
J M Horner Hamakua
Kona Coffee Co Kona
A B Lindsey Hamakua
Louisson Brothers Coffee Mill Hamakua
H S Overend Hamakua
W H Rickard Hamakua
Ramos Coffee Mill  
Rycroft Plantation Puna

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