Many years have come and gone since the Hauschildt family became identified with the development of California. During this time its representatives have been important factors in the progress and advancement of the localities in which they have resided, and he of whom we write is to-day one of the leading citizens of Sacramento county, his name being connected with its agricultural interests. All that tends toward the mental, moral, social and material advancement of the state have received not only the support of our subject, but also of his honored father and the other members of the family.

William H. Hauschildt was born in Alameda county, California, July 3, 1864, his parents being Henry and Minnie Hauschildt, the former born in Holstein, Germany, and the latter also a native of that country. Early in the 50's Henry Hauschildt made the journey to California, and in the Golden state he spent the rest of his life. When a young man he had followed the sea, during which time he was engaged in several whaling expeditions, and after his arrival in this state he turned his attention to gold mining, while for several years thereafter he was an agriculturist in Alameda county. In the fall of 1872, with his family, he came to Sacramento county, and for a time their home was near McConnell Station, while later they took up their abode near Galt, and there Mr. Henry Hauschildt passed way in death in 1902. His wife died in 1900. They were the parents of six children: William H., Edward T., Augustus, Frederick C., Rose and Minnie. The father was a progressive and public-spirited citizen, was a warm friend of the public schools, and was at one time trustee of the Grant school district.

William H. Hauschildt, the eldest son of this worthy old pioneer, was but eight years of age when brought by his parents to Sacramento county, and in its public schools received the education which fitted him for life's duties. He is now the owner of four hundred and twenty-six acres of rich and productive land, located near Galt, which has been his home since 1889, and ten acres of this tract is devoted to a vineyard of wine grapes, he being engaged in this occupation in addition to his agricultural pursuits.

On the 28th of November, 1892, Mr. Hauschildt was united in marriage to Miss Georgie Barnhart, a native of Illinois and a daughter of Thomas Barnhart, who resides near Galt, Sacramento county. They are the parents of three children: Thomas H., William D. and Charles E. Mr. Hauschildt is fraternally identified with the Knights of Pythias, and he is now serving as the trustee of the Galt school district. He too is a public-spirited and progressive citizen who lends an active support and co-operation to every movement for the general good. He is worthily upholding the honored family name which he bears, and the community knows him as a man of sterling worth, honorable in business, faithful in office and loyal in friendship.

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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