The Pacific Christian Divine Way was incorporated in 1918, with three directors:

  • W. E. Riker, chairman
  • Anna Schramm, secretary
  • Irvin B. Fisher

The community at that time numbered perhaps a dozen. By the 1930 census, 33 men and 8 women were recorded as living at Holy City:

  • William E. Riker - 58, head
  • Lucille Riker - 42, wife
  • Gottlieb Stauss - 49
  • Emma Stauss - 53, his wife
  • Margaret Stauss - 16, their daughter, cared for the animals
  • Emma Phillips - 53
  • Andrew Spath - 62, gardener
  • Arthur Kastner - 43, zookeeper, handyman
  • Claude Grant - 37
  • William Walden - 59
  • Alfred Collins - 39
  • Carl Nelson - 60
  • Charley Anderson - 56, wrote for the Holy City Hurrah
  • Harmen Leopold - 66
  • Joe Albert - 39, general manager
  • Albert R. Derostaing - 65
  • Ulysses Spurgeon - 55
  • Arthur Landstrom - 40, town clerk
  • Fred Rommel - 39, electrician, built radio transmitter and antenna for KFQU, familiar with phone systems
  • Victor Miller - 24
  • Harry Reynolds - 36, "Daddy of Holy City Garage"
  • David L. Capps - 51
  • E. Winifred Allington - 50, secretary and later postmistress
  • Stephen Rozum - 45, printer
  • Edward Bachman - 31, laundryman
  • Frank Redman - 65
  • John Rifford - 70
  • George O. Yates - 64
  • Otto Lossin - 44, baker
  • Joseph T. Witzik - 47, "real estate agent and astronomer," killed by I.B. Fisher in 1942
  • Johenna R. Gross - 45
  • Albert Thiele - 50, wrote for Hurrah
  • David Marshall - 55
  • Rubin Spizer - 60
  • Emil Rechsteiner - 52, barber
  • John Fraser - 58
  • Charles Northy - 54
  • Thomas Davidson - 52
  • L. E. "Nottie" Nottingham - 74, cook, matron of the "children's department"
  • Anna Schramm - 52, secretary
  • Frank McCollum - 59

Source: Los Gatos History Collection, Los Gatos Library, Folder "Mountain Communities." Year: 1930; Census Place: Redwood, Santa Clara, California; Roll: 217; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 31; Image: 1049.0