Solano County

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Among the enterprising citizens and successful business men of the Suisun valley, none stands higher in popular esteem than Peter C. Hoeger, who conducts a general mercantile business at Menka Corner. Mr. Hoeger is a native of Germany, where he first saw the light of day on the 8th day of June, 1870, and is the son of Peter C. and Christina (Jietgen) Hoeger, both now deceased, and the former of whom was a merchant and highly respected citizen in his native land.

Peter C. Hoeger was educated in the public schools of Germany and there learned the trade of a baker, at which he was employed until the age of twenty-one years. He then emigrated to the United States and for a time was employed at his trade in various localities. In 1897 he located in Oakland, California, where he engaged in the baking business on his own account, remaining there for seven years. He was then in Alameda for two years and during the time of the Panama-Pacific Exposition he remained in San Francisco. Following that he spent a year in Arizona and then, in order to benefit his wife's health, he came to Solano county, where he has since remained. In 1917 he bought a general merchandise store at Menka Corner and has since been engaged in business there, meeting with a gratifying measure of success.

Mr. Hoeger married Miss Marie Enes, who died in 1917, and he has two daughters, Helen and Marie. He is aligned with the republican party and has taken a good citizen's interest in the general trend of public affairs, supporting such measures as promise to be of tangible benefit to the community in which he lives. He is a member of the Foresters of America. He is closely devoted to his business affairs, being a man of indomitable energy and sound business principles.

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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