Solano County

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Henry F. Rossel, local agent at Vallejo for the Willard storage battery service and proprietor of a well equipped and admirably appointed service station in that city, is a native son of California and all his life has been spent in this state. He was born at Modesto in Stanislaus county, August 17, 1891, and is a son of Charles and Jessie (Heckman) Rossel, the latter of whom also was born in this state, at Columbia in Tuolumne county, a member of one of the pioneer families in that section of the state. Charles Rossel is a native of Germany.

Reared at Modesto, Henry F. Rossel had his schooling in the schools of that place and when eighteen years of age became employed in the plant of J. Hammer in Modesto, where he became an experienced automobile mechanic. He then for some time was connected with the operations of the Ford garage at Modesto and then went to Sonora, where he was employed in automobile service work for eight months, at the end of which time he returned to Modesto and there took up the electrical side of the automobile service industry, a line in which he was engaged at that place for two years or until in 1917, when he bought the Willard battery agency at Vallejo and has since been engaged along that line in this latter city, with a complete equipment for such service at Sonoma and York streets. Mr. Rossel also has the agency for the sale of the Gabriel snubbers in this territory and in addition to this and to his battery service carries in his establishment a full line of essential automobile accessories and supplies, amply equipped for all demands that may be made upon his popular service station.

In 1913, at Stockton, Henry F. Rossel was united in marriage to Miss Helen Neilson, who was born in the kingdom of Sweden, and they have a pleasant home at Vallejo. Mr. Rossel is a member of the locally popular Kiwanis Club of Vallejo.

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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