Biography of Joseph M. Bracker
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JOSEPH M. BRACKER
Joseph M. Bracker, the able and efficient superintendent of the California Packing Company's plant No. 9 at San Lorenzo, is regarded as one of the alert, industrious and progressive citizens of his community and is well worthy of the high place which he holds in public esteem. Mr. Bracker was born in Sonoma county, California, on the 16th of February, 1889, and is a son of A. and Esther (Dolpogetti) Bracker. His father was born in Alsace-Lorraine, and many years ago came to this country, locating at Fresno, California, where he was successfully engaged in business to the time of his death. His widow still lives in that city, being fifty five years old.

Joseph M. Bracker received his educational training in the public schools of Fresno and in 1915 went to Milpitas, California, where he entered the employ of the California Packing Company, with which he has been connected continuously since, with the exception of the period of his war service. Through his faithful and capable efforts he won deserved promotions and in 1922 was made superintendent of the plant at San Lorenzo. He is a man of sound judgment and marked executive ability, managing the plant in a manner that has won him general commendation. He is identified with one of the largest and most important concerns in its line on the coast, the California Packing Company's standard brand of "Del Monte" products being popular throughout the United States, and ranking with the very best. The company puts up peaches, apricots and cherries, tomatoes and spinach. These are all raised locally with the exception of peaches, which are shipped in by rail from other sections of the state. The San Lorenzo plant is modern and up to date in its equipment, packs an enormous amount of products and during the busy season employs from five hundred to six hundred men and women.

In December, 1917, at San Francisco, Mr. Bracker was united in marriage to Miss Leonid Kimball, who was born and reared in that city, and they are the parents of a daughter, Jeanne. Mr. Bracker is a member of Alameda Lodge, No. 1015, B. P. O. E., and San Leandro Post, No. 117, A. L. He is a veteran of the World war, having enlisted in the Three Hundred and Sixty-third Regiment, which became a part of the famous Ninety first Division, which had so important a part in the war activities in France. Mr. Bracker was all through the Meuse-Argonne campaign, and then entered the Lys campaign, serving through the Avdvenarde drive until the signing of the Armistice. He was honorably discharged from the service in 1919, and at once resumed employment with the California Packing Company. He is a dependable and worthy man, commands the respect of his employers and throughout the community where he lives he is held in the highest regard by his fellowmen.

From:
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928


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