Henry Westing is one of the representative farmers and citizens of San Joaquin county, where he has been a resident for some thirty years. He owns and conducts a nice estate of ninety-eight acres about three miles west of Linden, and his progressiveness and thorough capability in this industry have advanced him to a substantial and influential place among his fellow ranchers in the county.

Mr. Westing was born in Scioto county, Ohio, February 8, 1849, the year of the exodus to the gold fields of California. His parents, William and Maria (Gist) Westing, were both natives of Germany, and the father came to America early in the forties. He lived in Ohio for a number of years, and in 1856 took his family to Wisconsin, where he remained until his death, November 14, 1894.

Mr. Westing was a boy of about seven years when he accompanied the family to Grant county, Wisconsin, and in that state and county he reached manhood's years, receiving his education in the public schools. In 1872 he came out to California, and at once located in San Joaquin county, where he has resided ever since with the exception of a few years during the nineties, during which he lived in San Luis Obispo county. He has followed farming almost altogether, for the first few years in the employ of others, and in the eighties began on his own account. He has been steadily prosperous, and all departments of his work have been maintained at the highest standard. He settled on his present ranch in 1897. He is well known in that part of the county, and is a substantial member of society. At the present writing he is serving as a member of the board of trustees of the Delphi school district. His fraternal affiliations are with Scio Lodge No. 102, I. O. O. F., at Linden. In politics he maintans an independent attitude in voting for men or measures.

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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