Agriculture forms the principal occupation of August Weber, and the wide-awake manner in which he takes advantage of all methods and ideas tending to enhance the value of his property has had much to do with his obtaining the competence which he now enjoys. Personal popularity results from the industry, perseverance and close attention to business which a person displays in the management of any particular branch of business, and in the case of Mr. Weber this is certainly true, for he has closely adhered to the above mentioned pursuit, and he has gained the high esteem of all. His property consists of one hundred and sixty acres of rich and well improved land in the northern part of Sacramento county.
Mr. Weber was born in the county in which he still resides, on the 29th of September, 1858, and is a son of John and Elizabeth Weber, who were natives of Germany and well known pioneers of Sacramento county. They came to this state by the isthmus route in the '50s, and for a time made their home on the Haggin Grant, but in 1862 took up their abode on the ranch now owned by their son August, whre the father died on the 25th of June, 1878. The mother survived for many years, and passed away in the city of Sacramento, December 24, 1890. Of the children born to this worthy couple three are now living, August, Louisa and Annie, all residents of Sacramento county..
August Weber was reared to man's estate on the old homestead farm, and his educational training was received in the Oak Grove public school, where he prepared for life's active duties. As a life occupation he chose that of a farmer, and has been successful in his ventures in this direction, also doing much toward developing the agricultural interests of his community. He has never sought or desired the emoluments of public office, preferring rather to give his undivided attention to his business interests, but as a citizen he is public-spirited and progressive, and every movement intended to prove of public benefit receives his hearty support and co-operation. For three years he has served as a trustee of the Oak Grove school district.
Source: History of the New California - Its Resources and People, Volume II
The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine
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