The name is well known throughout Sacramento county, for here Mr. Strauch has passed his entire life, and here his parents lived for many years. He was born on the homestead farm where he now resides April 10, 1867, a son of David and Magdalena (Miller) Strauch, both natives of Germany. In the '50s the family left their little German home and crossed the water to America, and after landing in this country continued their journey by the isthmus route to California. They at once established their home in Sacramento county, and for a few years thereafter Mr. Strauch farmed on the Haggin Grant, subsequently taking up his abode on the ranch now owned and occupied by his son Charles in the northern part of the county, where his life's labors were ended in death on the 5th of April, 1896, his widow surviving him but a short time and passing away October 15, 1897. The death of this venerable citizen caused profound sorrow throughout the county, for through long years of an honorable and upright life and kindly nature he had grown into the affections of his fellows to a marked degree. For a number of years he served as trustee of the Lincoln school district, and was a Republican in his political affiliations. Of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. David Strauch eight are now living, namely: Victor F. and John P., bot residents of Sacramento county; Jennie M., the widow of Thomas Johnston, formerly of Placer county; Rudolph, a resident of Sacramento; Charles C., whose name introduces this review; Emma C., of Placer county; Gustave, a successful agriculturist of Sacramento county, and Annie M., the wife of August Wolfe, also of this county.

Charles C. Strauch received his educational training in the Lincoln school disrict, and he is now serving as clerk of its board of trustees. His entire life has been spent on the old Strauch homestead, where his parents resided for so many years and which is endeared to him through childhood's associations. In addition to his general farming interests he also conducts a dairy and is extensively engaged in stock-raising.

On the 6th of June, 1897, Mr. Charles C. Strauch was united in marriage to Lena C. Wolfe, also a native of Sacramento county, where she was born May 16, 1878, being a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Webber) Wolfe, the father a native of Germany and the mother of Sacramento county, California. Mrs. Strauch was but three years of age when her prents died, and she was reared by her grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Webber, who was numbered among the California pioneers of 1849, and was a native of Germany. Mrs. Strauch has three surviving brothers, John J. Wolfe, a farmer of Sacramento county; August Wolfe, also a resident of this county, and William T., of Placer county. Mr. and Mrs. Strauch have become the parents of four children, Lillian A., David D. and Ruby M. and Pearl M., twins. His entire life having been spent in this county, Mr. Strauch is well known among its citizens, and is held in uniform regard.

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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