Peter Glann is one of the most successful representatives of the cattle industry in Sacramento county. His ranch is located a few miles in a southeasterly direction from Franklin, where the Glann Brothers ranch of 5,301 acres is devoted entirely to the raising of high-grade cattle. He became a member of the long-established and well known firm of Glann Brothers in 1864, but this company has been in existence since 1859. There were originally three brothers who made up this firm, Daniel, Vincent and Peter. Daniel settled on the ranch in 1859, and about the same time was joined by Vincent, and the two conducted the business until 1864, when Peter was also admitted to partnership. The industry has since been conducted under the name of Glann Brothers, although Daniel died March 14, 1887, and Vincent died February 11, 1905. Two brothers are living: James, born September 30, 1820, and David, born in March, 1829. Theirs is without doubt one of the most extensive and ably conducted enterprises of its kind in this part of the state, and the personal ability and business sagacity of the brothers have been in evidence not only in this undertaking but in various matters of concern to the general public and welfare of the community.

Mr. Peter Glann was born in Lucas county, near Toledo, Ohio, February 22, 1839, being a son of Nathaniel and Catherine (Mercerous) Glann, the former a native of New Jersey and the latter a native of Owego, New York. Reared to man's estate in Lucas county and receiving his education in the local public schools, Mr. Glann left Ohio in the fall of 1858, being then in his twentieth year, and by way of the isthmus arrived in California in the same year. After spending a short time in Elk Grove, Sacramento county, he became engaged in gold mining in Placer county, remaining there until the fall of 1861. He is one of the honored California veterans of the rebellion, having enlisted late in 1861 in Company D of the First California Volunteer Cavalry. From San Francisco the company went to San Bernardino, where they spent the winter in camp. During the following year they saw service in Arizona, and in a skirmish with General Hunter's rebel troops he was wounded in the left arm and thus incapacitated for further military service. He returned to Sacramento county, soon becoming a partner with his brother in the cattle industry, and a permanent resident on the ranch. The Glanndale creamery, located on the Glann Brothers ranch, the pioneer creamery of this part of Sacramento county, is another of the profitable enterprises of the Glann brothers, and its present owners are Glann Brothers and Fred Ehrhardt.

Mr. Glann votes the Republican ticket and supports the principles of that party, and fraternally is affiliated with the Elk Grove lodge of the Masons.

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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