Edward T. Hauschildt, a worthy representative of one of the early California pioneers, is one of the highly respected farmers and citizens of Sacramento county. The family is of German origin, and the many noble traits common to that people are to be observed in the character of our subject. He was born in Alameda county, California, November 7, 1865, a son of Henry and Minnie Hauschildt, the former of whom was a native of Holstein, Germany, and the mother was also born in that country. The father came to this state during its early gold excitement, making the voyage around the Horn, and for a time thereafter followed the varied fortunes of a miner. Previous to this time, however, he had followed a seafaring life, sailing before the mast for a number of years. During his residence in this state he was engaged in mining and farming, engaging in the latter occupation first in Alameda county, and afterward came to Sacramento county and located near Hicksville. Finally, however, he took up his abode on what is now known as the Hauschildt ranch, near Galt, where his death occurred in 1902, surviving his wife only two years. In their family were six children: William H., Edward T., Augustus, Frederick C., Rosa and Minnie. The father gave his political support to the Democratic party, and was numbered among the leading citizens and successful agriculturists of his locality.

Edward T. Hauschildt, whose name introduces this review, received the benefits of the public schools of Sacramento county. He has always devoted himself to agricultural pursuits, and has met with gratifying success in his chosen field of endeavor. After arriving at mature years he purchased a farm in this county, and is now the owner of a ranch of four hundred and twenty-four acres. With characteristic energy he set about the task of improving and developing this property, and now has just cause for being satisfied with the result of his years of industrious labor and well directed efforts, for his farm is considered one of the best in the neighborhood. Good buildings, fences, orchards and other valuable accessories make the homestead a very desirable place of residence, and its attractive appearance gives evidence of the constant and watchful supervision of the owner.

The marriage of Mr. Hauschildt was celebrated on Septembe 25, 1901, when Ella Carr became his wife, she being a daughter of Hon. Seymour Carr, a former assemblyman and now a prominent citizen of Sacramento county. Two sons have blessed this union, Clarence E. and Frederick Erwin Hauschildt. Mr. Hauschildt is a member of the Knights of Pythias fraternity at Galt, and casts his ballot in support of the men and measures of the Republican party. No citizen of this section of the county is held in higher respect or enjoys more fully the confidence of the public than Edward T. Hauschildt.

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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