Solano County

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The name of Carl E. Schmeiser of Dixon needs no introduction to the readers of this work, for he has been prominently identified with the agricultural affairs and public interests of the northern part of Solano county for a number of years. The splendid success which has come to him is directly traceable to the salient points in his character, for he has applied himself closely and indefatigably to his business affairs through the years, and in his administration of his official duties he is equally diligent, so that he has gained to a marked degree the confidence and esteem of the entire community.

Mr. Schmeiser was born on the 6th day of June, 1876, on his father's ranch in Yolo county, near the Solano county line. His father, Gottlieb Schmeiser, was a native of Germany, who came to California and became an early settler of Yolo county. When twelve years of age Carl E. Schmeiser began to work on ranches. Eventually he rented the Mahan ranch of twelve hundred acres and began farming on a large scale. He was successful in his operations and finally acquired land of his own, to which he is now devoting his energies with equal success. He is the owner of a forty-acre alfalfa ranch one mile north of Dixon, another ranch of the same size west of the town, and a sheep ranch of four hundred acres south of Dixon. By sound business judgment and wise discrimination he has steadily gained in his financial condition until today he is in very comfortable circumstances and is numbered among the substantial and enterprising farmers of his section of the county. In 1921 Mr. Schmeiser was appointed supervisor of his district to fill out an unexpired term, and on January 1, 1923, was elected to a regular term, being the present incumbent of the office. He has two hundred and sixty miles of highway in his district, and he has maintained these roads in fine condition, earning the commendation of all who know of what he has accomplished.

Carl E. Schmeiser is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the blue lodge in Dixon, the commandery of Knights Templar at Vacaville and Ben Ali Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, at Sacramento. He married Miss Bertha R. Runge, who was born and reared in this county, and they are the parents of two children, Vernon, who is twenty-two years of age, and Elda, aged eighteen 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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