Henry Leicke, who is operating a large tract of land on the Sulphur Springs road, was born in Germany on the 30th of December, 1874, and is a son of Frederick and Geshe (Richebode) Leicke. The father died when our subject was but six years of age, and the latter remained there with his mother until he was seventeen years old, when they came together to the United States, locating in Solano county. While still in his teens Mr. Leicke worked a good deal on the ranches in his home neighborhood, his labor being largely on grain and fruit farms, and in 1897 he began ranching on his own account, for a number of years renting land in the American canon. In 1919 he came to the Barenchi ranch, and there, with the aid of his sons, he works fourteen hundred acres of land, which he utilizes largely for grazing purposes, running a herd of dairy cows. He has always been a man of great energy and determination and possesses that sound judgment and common sense so essential to success in any line of effort.
Mr. Leicke was married to Miss Anna Zimmerman, a native of Switzerland, and they are the parents of five children: Fred, Herman and Elsie and Ray and Ralph, twins. Politically Mr. Leicke is an earnest supporter of the republican ticket, and he has served for sixteen years as clerk of the American canon district.
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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