No better illustration of the characteristic energy and enterprise of the typical German-American citizen can be found than that afforded by the career of this well known viticulturist of Sacramento county. His birth occurred in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, May 2, 1857, and he is a son of John and Christena (Jochim) Roemer, both also natives of the fatherland.
In his native land Peter Roemer received the training which fitted him for life's practical duties, receiving a fair common-school education in his native language. In 1881 he left his little German home and crossed the waters to America, maintaining his residence for a time thereafter in New York city. Subsequently removing to Marion, Linn county, Iowa, he resided there for a time, from whence he continued his westward journey to Denver, Colorado. His next place of residence was New Mexico, but he remained there for only a short time and another removal was contemplated, with Oregon as his destination. From that state Mr. Roemer came to California in 1883, where he has ever since remained and where through wisely directed efforts he has worked his way upward to success. After arriving in the Golden state his first employment was in Sacramento, where he resided for a short time, and for many years thereafter he was engaged in agricultural pursuits in Eldorado county. Returning thence to Sacramento county, he has ever since been interested in the raising of grapes, and in connection therewith he was also for a time after his return engaged in the cultivation of fruit, raising principally strawberries. The valuable farm which he now owns is located on the Upper Stockton road, near Sacramento, and consists of one hundred and nine acres of productive and well cultivated land, nearly the entire tract being devoted to the raising of grapes. He has been very successful in his chosen vocation, his fruit always bringing the highest market price, and he now takes rank among the leading viticulturists of Sacramento county.
Mr. Roemer was united in marriage to Caroline Feil, a native of Kansas, and they have four children, Christena, Clara, Carl and Oscar. The political associations of Mr. Roemer are with the Republican party, and the family are members of the Lutheran church. Throughout the period of his residence in the Golden state he has been prominently identified with the interests of his community and stands to-day as one of its honored and highly esteemed residents.
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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