Lewis Moreing, a contractor and building of Stockton, California, has for several years been identified with the growth and development of this place. Mr. Moreing's parents were among the early pioneers of San Joaquin county. His father, Cyrus Moreing, a native of Wisconsin, crossed the plains to California in 1860 and settled in San Joaquin county. Here he met and in Stockton married Miss Arena Lewis, a native of Missouri, who, at the age of six years, had with her parents made the journey across the plains with ox teams, their settlement being in San Joaquin county, where her father engaged in farming. Cyrus Moreing gave his attention to agricultural pursuits for many years, later engaging in contracting and building, and for a few years being associated in business with his son, the subject of this sketch. Having returned to the farm, he has since 1901 been operating extensively in dairying and the cattle business. He and his wife are the parents of five sons and one daughter, Lewis being their first born. The mother died in 1884.

Lewis Moreing dates his birth at Stockton in 1872. He was educated in the public schools and the Stockton Business College. He began contracting and building in 1895, in partnership with his father, with whom he was associated until 1901, since which time he has carried on business under his own name.

Mr. Moreing married, in 1891, Miss Carrie Martin, a native of Stockton and a daughter of S. L. Martin, a pioneer farmer of the county. They have one daughter, Hazel. The only fraternal organization with which Mr. Moreing is asociated is the Elks.

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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