Louis C. Joerger, farmer, dairyman and stock-raiser, owning and managing a beautiful ranch of three hundred acres on the Placerville road about three miles east of Mills, in Sacramento county, although a resident of this section of California for many years is a native of the province of Alsace, that oft-disputed territory lying between france and Germany, which at the time of his birth belonged to the former country but since the Franco-Purssian war has been safely under the dominion of the German empire.

Born October 19, 1861, he was a son of Louis and Catherine Joerger, the mother now deceased but the father living in Folsom. The family emigrated to America when Louis C. was ten years old, and the first permanent location was at Clarksville, in Eldorado county, this state, whence a few years later they moved to Folsom, where the mother died.

Mr. Joerger received some educational advantages before coming to this country, but his principal schooling was in Clarksville and Folsom. He became identified with farming pursuits while yet a boy, and for some years assisted in providing for the needs of the family. His farming experiences have been in Alpine and Sacramento counties, and he settled on his present ranch in 1905. He is up-to-date and progressive in his line of industry, and for a number of years has enjoyed excellent success in his work.

April 14, 1884, he married Miss Mary M. Fay, who was born in Sacramento county and is a daughter of the late Patrick Fay of the same county. They have one son, Frank L., who was born into their home on January 9, 1886. Mr. Joerger casts his ballot independently, where it will do the most good in his judgment, and it may be said of him that he has generally ordered his life on the same principle, being a man of self-reliance and definite character at all times.

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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