Charles K. Weber, who is carrying on agricultural and stock-raising interests in San Joaquin county, makes his home in the vicinity of Clements, where he owns a ranch of more than five hundred acres. He has made his home in this state from early manhood and his life record is well known to many of the citizens of San Joaquin county, and they have found him strong of purpose, honorable in his business affairs and reliable in citizenship. He was born in Sullivan county, New Hampshire, on the 10th of August, 1849, his parents being John and Christina Weber, both of whom were natives of Germany. They were reared, educated and married in their native country and on leaving the fatherland crossed the Atlantic to Philadelphia, pennsylvania, whence they later removed to New Hampshire, residing in that state for several years. In 1858 the father came to California and continued on the Pacific coast until about 1868, when he returned to the Old Granite state. The following year, accompanied by his wife and son, he again came to the far west, locating in San Joaquin county. He was actively associated with the early pioneer development of this portion of the state and he continued a respected and valued resident of San Joaquin county until his death, which occurred in the year 1884. His business career was actuated by strong and honorable purpose and characterized by unfaltering diligence, and it was through his own labors that he advanced from humble financial position to one of affluence. Politically he was a Democrat, but never sought to figure before the public in any official connection. His wife passed away about four years prior to his death, being called to her final rest in 1880.

Charles K. Weber is indebted to the public school system of his native state for the educational opportunities afforded him and he has also supplemented his knowledge by practical experience gained in later life. He was a young man of twenty years when he accompanied his parents on their removal to California, since which time he has resided continuously upon the ranch which is yet his home. As a companion and helpmate for life's journey he chose Miss Louisa Mohrmann, the marriage being celebrated on the 7th of May, 1876. She is a native of Iowa, and is a daughter of the late Christian Mohrmann, of San Joaquin county, California. Of this marriage there are six children: Minnie M., now the wife of George Linn, of San Joaquin county; Charles O., at home; Carrie L., the wife of Daniel Linn, of San Joaquin county; Elsie B., Mamie B. and Bernice L., all with their parents.

Mr. Weber has served one term as a trustee of the Athearn school district. Politically he gives his support to the Democracy and religiously is connected with the Presbyterian church. He was president of its board of trustees at the time of the construction of the house of worship in Clements. Interested in California, its growth and progress, he has contributed his full share to the work of local advancement in San Joaquin county by his championship of many measures for the general good and his generous financial assistance to bojects having for their purpose the substantial benefit of this section of the state. Since coming to California he has been interested in agricultural pursuits, which yet claim his time and attention, and to-day he is the owner of a valuable ranch of more than five hundred acres, splendidly cultivated and devoted to the raising of grain and stock.

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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