William C. Neumiller, county treasurer and tax collector of San Joaquin county, was born in Stockton, California, March 8, 1868. Mr. Neumiller's parents, Christ and Mary Neumiller, came from Germany, their native land, with their parents, to this country in 1850, settling first in New Jersey and in 1856 removing to California and locating in San Francisco. Christ Neumiller came to Stockton in 1857 and engaged in farming and fruit raising, among the pioneers of San Joaquin county. He and his good wife are still living at their old homestead on California street. For many years he had the management of the baker department of the State Hospital for the Insane. Two sons and two daughters compose his family, namely: Mrs. Mary E. Minta, William C., Emma C., and Charles L.

William C. received his education in the public schools of Stockton. Leaving school at the age of sixteen, he was employed as clerk in a hardware store, where he remained six years, until 1891, when he engaged in the hardware business on his own account, in partnership with W. G. De Vries and E. E. Tretheway, with whom he was associated eight years. Then, on account of failing health, he sold out and spent a season in the mountains. In 1902 he was elected county treasurer and tax collector, for a term of four years. At the time he was elected to this office and for six years prior to that date, he was city councilman, representing the fourth ward. For the past ten years he has been active in politics, affiliating with the Republican party, and although the office of county treasurer and tax collector had been filled by a Democrat for twelve years previous to 1902, Mr. Neumiller was elected on the Republican ticket and by a majority of 1,400 votes.

Mr. Neumiller has a wife and two children. In 1895 he married Miss Lillie P. Logan, a native of Sonoma county, California, and a daughter of James V. and Phoebe Logan, pioneers of Sonoma county. Their children, Leonora and Irving, are aged six and four years respectively.

The N. S. G. W. have in Mr. Neumiller a prominent and active member. He is past president of Stockton Parlor No. 7 and at present its financial secretary. Also he holds the position of district deputy grand president of the twenty-sixth district, comprising San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. He is a member of local lodge of W. O. W.

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