The well known vineyardist of Sacramento county, Joseph C. Beaudry, is a native of Canada, his birth occurring inthe province of Quebec, near Montreal, May 31, 1853, and there his parents, Pierre and Sophia (Prefontaine) Beaudry, were also born and were of French extraction.

In 1871 Joseph C. Beaudry left his Canadian home and made his way to Indiana, but after a short time spent in that state he journeyed on to Michigan, and thence to California in 1875. For a number of years after his arrival in the Golden state he was employed in the vineyards, orchards and in general farming in Sacramento county. Ever determined, ambitious and resolute, his labors had their reward, and in 1887 he was able to purchase a tract of twenty-six acres, all of which is devoted to the raising of table grapes. He follows this occupation along scientific principles, and upon his place are found the latest improved machinery and modern equipments. He is widely known as a reliable business man, worthy of trust and confidence, and throughout the period of his residence in the Golden state has commanded the respect and good will of all with whom he has come in contact. He has identified himself actively with every movement for the advancement of public interests, and is a staunch supporter of Republican principles.

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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