George Stamp is a well known and representative farmer of Sacramento county engaged in general agricultural pursuits and the raising of grapes. He was born in Holstein, Germany, on the 12th of May, 1845, and is a son of Henry and Marguerita (Dohse) Stamp, who were also natives of Holstein. In his native country the subject of this review was reared, and he acquired a fair education in the German language, while his knowledge of the English tongue has been gained through practical experience. While residing in Germany he served in the Franco-German war, taking part in the various important engagements with the victorious army of the Emperor.
He was married in 1871 to Miss Marguerita Ohm, a sister of Jacob Ohm, of Vernalis, San Joaquin county, California, and to this marriage two sons have been born, Henry and Thomas, both of whom are at home with their parents. The year 1873 witnessed the arrival of Mr. Stamp and his wife in California. Hoping that he would have better business opportunities in the new world he bade adieu to friends and native country and sailed from Holstein to America. He made his way direct to San Joaquin county, California, locating first near Banta, where he lived for twelve years. On the expiration of that period he removed to Colusa county, where he resided for a short time, and in 1885 he came to Sacramento county, locating near Galt, where he has since made his home. He owns here a ranch of four hundred and sixty-two acres of land under cultivation. It is devoted largely to the raising of grain, and he also has ten acres planted to wine grapes, his vineyard being in excellent condition.
While residing in San Joaquin county Mr. Stamp was a member of the board of trustees of the Rising Sun school district. He is a Democrat in his political views, and holds membership in the German Lutheran church. In matters of citizenship he is public-spirited and progressive, giving hearty and earnest co-operation to everything which he deems will prove of benefit to his locality. He may well be called a self-made man, and is numbered among the enterprising and progressive agriculturists of the southern part of Sacramento county. He enjoys the esteem of his neighbors and friends, for his life has been weel spent and there are many elements in his career that are well worthy of emulation.
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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