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Henry A. Spiegel, a veteran of the World war with an overseas record, a member of the firm of Lutenneger & Spiegel, doing business as the Vallejo Sporting Goods Supply, a member of the directorate of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce and one of the best known and most progressive young merchants in that city, is a native son of California and all his life has been spent in this state save for the period spent in service with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during the time of this country's participation in the World war.

Mr. Spiegel was born in the city of Stockton on September 17, 1891, and was reared on a farm in Shasta county, in the schools of which county he had his schooling. When twenty years of age he became employed in the service of the Wells Fargo Express Company at Sacramento and was thus engaged for eighteen months, at the end of which time he became employed in the wholesale grocery house of Lindley & Company. He later became employed as shipping clerk in the Sacramento plant of Armour & Company and after awhile was made a traveling representative for that concern, a line which he abandoned to enter army service. Mr. Spiegel was attached to Battery C of the Three Hundred and Forty-seventh Field Artillery, Ninety-first Division, and with that gallant command participated in some very strenuous action in France, the "Fight-ing Ninety-first" making a record that contributed greatly to the glory of American arms in France.

Upon the completion of his military service Mr. Spiegel returned to Sacramento and in partnership with W. F. Peterson became engaged in the commission business, a line in which he continued engaged until in February, 1919, when, in partnership with A. G. Lutenneger, he bought the establishment of the Vallejo Sporting Goods Supply and has since been engaged in business at Vallejo, with a well equipped and admirably appointed establishment at 345 Georgia street, and has done very well, this firm carrying everything in the sporting goods line essential to the requirements of the fine trade area centering at Vallejo. Mr. Spiegel is regarded as the practical organizer of the Vallejo Trap Shooting Club, second in point of membership of all such clubs in California, and has done much to promote local interest in trap shooting and kindred sports throughout this region. He also is an active and influential member of the local branch of the National Rifle Association and has a wide reputation as a marksman of unusual skill.

In 1921, at Sacramento, Henry A. Spiegel was united in marriage to Miss Louise E. Stirn, who was born in that city, and they have a pleasant home at Vallejo. Mr. and Mrs. Spiegel are members of the Roman Catholic church and Mr. Spiegel is an active member of Vallejo Council No. 874, Knights of Columbus. He takes an active and interested part in the activities of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the board of directors of that energetic body as well as a director of the influential Rotary Club. He also is one of the active members of Vallejo Post No. 104, American Legion, and is likewise affiliated with the local lodge of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.

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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