Charles G. Guggolz, well known for his connection with the business interests of Lodi, San Joaquin county, where he is the popular proprietor of the Washington Market on Sacramento street, became a citizen of Lodi in 1890, and has ever since been closely identified with the commercial and civic growth of that town.

Mr. Guggolz was born in Baden, Germany, October 23, 1861, being a son of Christian and Caroline (Ruppman) Guggolz, also natives of that province, and his father is still a resident of Baden, the mother being deceased. Spending the first eighteen years of his life in his native country, where he received a good education in his mother tongue besides a practical training in affairs, in 1879 Mr. Guggolz emigrated to America. For two years he lived in Buffalo, New York, later was in Chicago, in Kansas City, and in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and in 1885 he came out to California. After a stay in San Francisco he went to Yolo county, being a member of the butchering firm of Henrichs and Guggolz at Kapay for six months, and in the fall of 1890 he located at Lodi, where he has been in business down to date. He began the butcher business in Lodi in partnership with his brother, John C. Guggolz, under the name of guggolz Brothers, a firm which successfully existed until its dissolution in 1899. Mr. Charles Guggolz then took as a partner George H. Reasoner, and Guggolz and Reasoner did business until May, 1903, since which time Mr. Guggolz has been the sole proprietor of the market. While the meat business has thus occupied most of him time and attention, he is also a member of the firm of Bauer and guggolz, who own and conducted a fine vineyard of eighty acres situated about two and a half miles east of Acamp. Mr. Guggolz has been very successful from a business standpoint, and it is the more creditable since he has made his prosperity by his own efforts.

He affiliates with Lodi Lodge No. 259, I. O. O. F., with the tent of the Maccabees at Lodi, and with the Foresters at Lodi. In politics he is a Republican.

Mr. Guggolz's first wife was Louise P. Roos, a native of Germany, and she was the mother of two children, Charles R. and William M. He married for his present wife Louise M. Gimbel, who is a native daughter of San Joaquin county.

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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