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As one of the elderly citizens of Solano county, and a man who has always stood for the best things in community life, Frank S. Barenchi enjoys to a marked degree the respect of his fellow citizens, among whom he has lived and labored for many years since becoming a citizen of this country. His life has been one of persistent industry and he has set an example for right living and upright manhood, so that he is eminently entitled to representation among the worthy citizens of his county.

Frank S. Barenchi is a native of Vellenzona, Switzerland, where he was born on the 30th day of December, 1858, and is the son of Peter and Mary (Delco) Barenchi, both of whom died in their native land and the former of whom was a farmer. Mr. Barenchi attended the public schools of Switzerland and remained on his father's farm until twenty years of age. In 1879 he emigrated to the United States, coming direct to California, and located on the Rulle ranch on the Russian river, where he carried on dairying operations until 1895. He then went to Napa Junction and engaged in dairying on rented land until 1889, when he bought three hundred and eighty acres of land on the White Sulphur Springs road, and here he devoted himself to dairy farming for twenty years. In 1919 he sold his stock and came to Vallejo to make his future home. During the ensuing five years he was employed in the Mare Island navy yard, but he is now engaged in gardening at the Sperry flour mill.

Mr. Barenchi has been married twice, first to Miss Anna Nelson, who died in 1904. They became the parents of the following children: Mary, wife of G. M. Davis; George; Cecelia, who is a trained nurse; Joseph, a carpenter, and John. There are also three grandchildren. For his second wife, Mr. Barenchi married Miss Margaret H. Bannon, who was born in Kansas. Mr. Barenchi has always given his earnest support to the republican party. He has been a member of the Independent Order of Foresters for twenty-two years.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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