On the roll of the successful agriculturists and representative citizens of Sacramento county will be found the name of Frederick C. Hauschildt, his homestead being located near the city of Galt. A native son of the Golden state, his birth occurred in San Joaquin county, July 13, 1870, a son of Henry and Minnie (Knipe) Hauschildt, both natives of Germany.

Henry Hauschildt in his early manhood became a sailor, following a sea-faring life for several years, during which time he accompanied several whaling expeditions and visited Greenland and South American ports. Early in the 50's he sailed around the Horn to California, where for a time he followed gold mining, and subsequently engaged in agricultural pursuits in Alameda county, this state, for several years. For a short time thereafter he maintained his residence in San Joaquin county, and later, in the spring of 1871, came with his family to Sacramento county, their residence being near Hicksville for several years, where Henry Hauschildt engaged in the tilling of the soil. In the fall of 1878 he removed to the farm on which his son Frederick now resides and which is known as the Hauschildt Ranch, and here his remaining days were spent, being called from this early in 1902. His wife preceded him to the home beyond, passing away in 1899. The following children were born to this worthy pioneer couple: William H., Edward T., Augustus, Frederick C., Rosa H. and Minnie. Throughout his entire life Henry Hauschildt took an active part in public affairs, served the former Grant school district as its trustee, and gave his political support to the Democratic party, although he was somewhat independent in his views. In his death California lost one of its representative pioneers and Sacramento county a successful and leading agriculturist.

Frederick C. Hauschildt was brought by his parents to Sacramento county in his infancy, and on the home farm was brought up to the severe responsibilities of agricultural life, supplementing with the passing years the knowledge received in the public schools by practical experience in after life. He is now the owner of a rich and productive ranch of one hundred and fifty acres, where he is devoting himself industriously to the cultivation of the place and to the accumulation of a competence for the future. On the 20th of March, 1899, Mr. Hauschildt was united in marriage to Miss May E. Henley, a daughter of Elijah Henly, of Sacramento county, California, and two children have been born to their union,--Annie Irene and Leona. In his fraternal relations Mr. Hauschildt is a member of the Knights of Pythias, while politically his support is given to the Republican party. He is known as a citizen of high principle and a support of "whatsoever things are of good report."

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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