Frederick W. Wacker, who resides upon a ranch about three miles south of Walsh Station, where he located in the fall of 1901, has been a resident of Sacramento county since 1894, and is a native of Hanover, Germany, born July 27, 1866. His parents are Henry and Sophia Wacker, natives of hanover, where they still reside. In the fatherland Frederick W. Wacker was reared and acquired a good education in the German language, while since coming to American his knowledge of the English tongue has been acquired. He was a young man of about twenty-five years when he crossed the Atlantic, taking passage on the steamer Ems, of the North German Lloyd line. He landed at New York city and thence went to Kansas, remaining in the vicinity of Leavenworth for a year, after which he came to California in 1892. He has been a resident of Sacramento county since 1894, and has engaged in agricultural pursuits throughout the entire time. In 1901 he located upon his present ranch, which is conveniently and pleasantly situated about three miles south of Walsh Station. Here he has one hundred and sixty acres of land which is devoted to general farming, and the methods which he follows are in keeping with modern progress, while the excellent appearance of his place indicates his careful supervision, his systematic efforts, and his marked enterprise.

Mr. Wacker is a supporter of the Republican party, his study of the questions and issues of the day leading him to the belief that its principles contain the best elements of good government. He is now serving as a member of the board of trustees of the Reese school district and he is a member of the German Lutheran church. He was married in 1894 to Miss Minnie Steffens, a native of hanover, Germany, and they have become the parents of four children: Freddie, Willie, Annie and Herbert. mr. Wacker is classed among the leading German-American citizens of Sacramento county, commanding the confidence of the business community because in all his trade relations he has been found reliable and straightforward. There has been nothing sensational in his life record, but his entire career has been marked by steady progress that has resulted from diligence and perseverance.

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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