Solano County

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Though a comparatively young man, Louis Castagnoli has passed through some thrilling experiences and now, in civil life, he is ably performing the part of a good citizen, showing ability of a high order in his business affairs and cooperating with his fellow citizens in advancing the prosperity of his community. Mr. Castagnoli, a member of the firm of Castagnoli Bros., dealers in groceries and meats at Vallejo, was born at Spring Valley, Illinois, on the 29th day of March, 1895, and is the son of James and Irene (Lenzi) Castagnoli. His father was for forty years engaged in coal mining, and in 1918 he brought his family to Vallejo, where he and his wife are now living.

Louis Castagnoli received his educational training in the public schools of his home community. In the days of his boyhood it became necessary for him to go to work in the mines and he was thus employed for ten years. During the World war he enlisted and was overseas with the American forces, taking part in some of the arduous service incidental to that great struggle. On his return to this country he came to California and, profiting by the experience of a brother-in-law, who was engaged in the grocery business, he engaged in that line of business in Vallejo, in which he has met with a very gratifying measure of success. He carries a large and complete line of such goods as are demanded by his trade, and also keeps a good supply of meats of all kinds. By courteous treatment and fair dealing he has built up a large and constantly increasing trade and is now numbered among the representative business men of Vallejo.

Mr. Castagnoli married Miss Frances Ponte, who was brought to California when a child of eight years and was reared and educated in this state. They are the parents of three children, Dell, Geraldine and Verda. Mr. Castagnoli gives his support to the republican party. He is musically inclined, an expert player of several instruments, and has played with a number of bands.

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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