G. Henry Grupe is a successful and enterprising rancher of San Joaquin county, residing about nine miles east of Stockton, where he owns a fine farm of three hundred and forty-seven acres. He is a native son of San Joaquin county, spent practically all the days of his life within the environs of his birthplace, and when ready to enter upon the active duties of life he took his place among the men of progress and public spirit who in the last two decades have been the leading factors in the recorded advancement of the agricultural, business, social and institutional interests of this section of the state. As a farmer he is aspiring and industrious, mixes intelligence with the labor of his hands, and finds his chiefest joy in being able "to look, each night, on some plain work well wrought." He is thus a substantial and independent citizen, a unit of the many that compose a noble nation, and a factor for the permanent welfare of his community.

Mr. Grupe was born in San Joaquin county, December 7, 1860, being a son of J. Carsten and Catherine M. (Bahnke) Grupe, both natives of Germany, and the former now deceased and the latter living on the Grupe homestead near Linden. Mr. Grupe's father was one of the best known and most honored pioneers, one of the forty-niners, that came to California and took up residence in the San Joaquin valley. Further mention of this successful early settler is not necessary here, since the detailed history of J. Carsten Grupe will be found on other pages of this work, to which the reader is referred. Suffice it to say that he lived honorably, industriously, by his own effort built up a large landed estate in San Joaquin county, and became, by his good wife, the father of eight children, who are all living as an honor to his name, and of whom Mr. G. Henry Grupe is the oldest son.

Mr. G. Henry Grupe was reared to man's estate in San Joaquin county, and after finishing a substantial public school education attended the Stockton Business College. He has since been actively engaged in farming, and has been very prosperous in this line of industry, having made his ranch a model in many respects. He was married November 25, 1895, to Miss Flora M. Greenlaw, of Sacramento. They have two children, Eunice L. and Amy G. Mr. Grupe gives his political allegiance to the Democratic party.

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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