Francis J. Leffler, a farmer and vineyardist well known for his successful endeavors in San Joaquin county, is a native of that part of the state, his homestead being on the Upper Sacramento road about nine miles from Stockton. In that location he owns a fine estate of two hundred and thirty-three acres, on most of which he carries on general farming. One department of his enterprise which he has made very sucessful and in which he takes much pride is his vineyard, thirty acres of his land being devoted to that purpose, and he raises some very fine grapes and in large quantities.
Mr. Leffler is a member of the well known San Joaquin county family of that name, his father, George J. Leffler, whose history will be found elsewhere in this work, having been one of the sturdy characters in industrial and civic affairs, who lived in the county from pioneer days until his decease. The mother was Fredericka Leffler, and both parents were born in Germany and are now deceased.
Mr. Leffler spent his early years on the Leffler farm, and his early education was obtained in the Live Oak school district, although he has learned his most valuable lessons in the school of experience and by practical contact with the affairs of the world. He has follows for a life pursuit the one to which he was reared, and his present state of prosperity is evidence of how well he has carried out his undertakings.
Mr. Leffler was married in October, 1896, to Miss Lottie Maurer, also a native of San Joaquin county, and a daughter of Jacob Maurer, late of this county. Mr. Leffler affiliates with the Woodmen at Lodi, and in politics is a stanch Republican.
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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