George J. Luhrsen, widely and favorably known in San Joaquin county, whose ranch of three hundred and twenty acres is under cultivation and consists of good property, was born in San Francisco, California, on the 28th of February, 1864, a son of Louis and Bridget Luhrsen, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Ireland. For a number of years the parents resided in San Francisco and the father died in San Joaquin county in 1882. His widow survived him for two years and also passed away in that county.

George J. Luhrsen was brought to San Joaquin county in 1876 when but eleven years of age, and has since made his home within its borders. When twelves years of age he was practically thrown upon his own resources, and because of this he had little opportunity to attend school and his education was largely acquired through practical experience. He lived with the late Herman Miller, whose ranch was located near the former site of Ellis station. There he continued to remain until eighteen years of age, when he entered the employ of D. Lammers, of San Joaquin county, with whom he resided near Bethany. He continued in his service for thirteen years, being a most trusted employe. For several years he has engaged in agricultural pursuits on his own accounty, and he now owns three hundred and twenty acres of land under a high state of cultivation. His farming methods are progressive, his work is practical and his labors result in bringing to him a good annual income.

On the 18th of February, 1894, Mr. Juhrsen was united in marriage to Miss Matilda A. Lammers, a daughter of the late D. Lammers, of San Joaquin county. They have one daughter, Esther D. Mr. Luhrsen is now a trustee of and is serving as a clerk of the Board of Trustees of the Lammersville school district. He favors Republican principles and votes for the men and measures of his party. Socially he is connected with Tracy Parlor No. 186, of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and he likewise belongs to Sumner Lodge No. 177, I. O. O. F., at Tracy, and to Tracy Encampment, and to the Ancient Order of United Workmen at Tracy. His entire life has been spent in the Golden state, and his business career has been imbued with the spirit of enterprise which is so characteristic of the far west and which has led to its wonderful and rapid development.

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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