Jacob Brack, Jr., who owns a good ranch near Brack's Landing in San Joaquin county, and in addition to general agricultural pursuits and stock-raising is engaged in the cultivation of grapes, is one of the native sons of this county, and a representative of a prominent old family, his father, Jacob Brack, Sr., having lived in this locality for more than a half century. Upon the old family homstead, which is still in possession of his father, Jacob Brack, was born, his natal day being May 26, 1862. His youth was spent in the usual manner of farmer lads of the period. He assisted in the farm labor, gaining practical experience of the best methods of caring for the crops and the stock, and when school was in session he devoted his attention to the mastery of those branches which constitute the curriculum in most public schools of the country. Later he had the privilege of attending Heald's Business College, of San Francisco, from which he was graduated with the class of 1880.

When his education was completed Mr. Brack returned to his father's farm, and since starting out in life on his own account he has also carried on agricultural pursuits. His fields are well tilled, and he has also good grades of stock upon his place. In addition to the two branches of his business indicated, he also is engaged in the cultivation of a vineyard, which covers one hundred acres of his ranch, and on which he produces some very fine varieties of grapes, the sale of which adds materially to his annual income.

On the 10th of December, 1893, was celebrated the marriage of Jacob Brack, Jr., and Miss Mary Ellis, of Woodbridge, California, and they now have three daughters, Marguerite, Frances and Helen, all yet at home. Socially Mr. Brack is connected with the Masonic fraternity at Woodbridge and is in hearty sympathy with the tenets and teachings of the craft. He exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Democracy, and while he has never sought office he is interested in the growth and development along other lines, to the extent that public measures for the general good never solicity his aid in vain. His entire life has been passed in San Joaquin county, where he now has a wide acquaintance, and the fact that many of his best friends are those that have known him from his youth to the present time, is indicative that his has been a straightforward and useful career.

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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