Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


W. SARLES was born in La Salle County, Illinois, August 29, 1847. He came to California in 1870, and three years later settled in the town of Gonzales being one of its first residents where he has lived ever since. In 1873 he was appointed postmaster of that town, which position he has filled continuously to the present time.

He is senior member of the well-known firm of Sarles & Widemann, of Gonzales, dealers in groceries, dry goods, general merchandise, and lumber, and as an enterprising business man he has greatly aided in advancing the interests of Monterey County generally, and Gonzales particularly.

Source: Monterey County : its general features, resources, attractions, and inducements to investors and home seekers. Salinas, Calif.: E.S. Harrison, 1889, 89 pgs.