Charles B. Feil, a well known citizen and general agriculturist of Sacramento county, who is also engaged in the raising of grapes and strawberries, resides near Florin, having settled upon his present ranch in 1893. He was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, January 30, 1870, and is a son of Adam B. Feil, now of Montgomery county, Kansas, who is of German birth. When the son was only eight months old the parents removed to Marshall county, Kansas, where he was reared and educated, spending his youth upon the farm there. In 1890 he located upon his present ranch, which now comprises two hundred and twenty-five acres of rich and productive land. Here he carries on general farming, raising good crops, and he is also growing strawberries and grapes, producing fine varieties of these fruits. He has made a close study of their needs so that he has prepared the soil for his berries, and in their care he shows most thorough understanding of the habits of the plants. In his business career he has met with gratifying success, owing entirely to his well directed efforts, earnest labor, and strong purpose.

Mr. Feil was married to Miss Katie Schlutz, a native of Germany, and to them have been born six children, namely: Maggie; Grace; Hazel; Charles B.; George P.; and Theodore E. In his fraternal relations Mr. Feil is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Florin, and is also a member of the tribe of Red Men there. His political views are in accord with the Republican principles and he is a warm friend of the system of public education, serving at the present time as a trustee of the Elder Creek school district. His interest in his town and county is that of a public-spirited citizen, and his co-operation can always be counted upon to further any movement for the general good.

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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