Prominent among the representative farmers of Sacramento county is August Wolfe, who owns and operates one hundred and fifty-two acres of rich land in the northern part of the county, where his entire life has been passed. He was born in Sacramento county November 20, 1874, a son of Joseph and Mary (Webber) Wolfe, the former of whom was a native of Germany, but the latter claimed Sacramento county as the place of her nativity.

During his early youth August Wolfe was left an orphan by the death of his parents, and he thereafter found a home in the family of Mrs. Elizabeth Webber, a well known and honored pioneer lady of Sacramento county. He received his educational training in the public schools of his native community, but the knowledge which he therein received has been greatly supplemented as the years have passed by constant reading and observation until he has become a well educated and well informed man. He early became familiar with all the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist, thus becoming well prepared to carry on farming on his own account at a later day, and he is now engaged in the cultivation of one hundred and fifty-two acres of arable land, planted to the crops best adapted to this climate, thus annually harvesting good crops as the reward of his labor.

On the 21st of February, 1900, Mr. Wolfe was united in marriage with Miss Annie M. Strauch, a daughter of the late David Strauch, of Sacramento county, and they have two children--Mary M. and Celia M. Mr. Wolfe is now serving as clerk of the board of trustees of the Oak Grove school district, he being a stanch friend of the public school system and of education in general. In his political views he is a Republican, but has never been an aspirant for the honors or emoluments of public office, preferring to devote his attention to the pleasures of the home and to his business affairs, in which he is meeting with creditable and gratifying success.

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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