Biography of George C. Vierra
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GEORGE C. VIERRA
The Vierra brothers, near San Lorenzo, are numbered among Alameda county's most progressive, energetic and prosperous farmers, having showed excellent judgment in the management of their affairs. A. J. and George C. Vierra were born, respectively, on the 19th of January, 1892, and the 10th of March, 1902, and are sons of Anton J. and Rose Vierra. The father was born at Fayol, Azores islands, from which country he came to Alameda county many years ago, and here engaged in farming, following that line of work to the time of his death, which occurred about two years ago, when he was seventy one years of age. The mother, who was born and reared at Hayward, Alameda county, died in 1904, at the age of thirty six years. They were the parents of three sons and four daughters.

A. J. and George C. Vierra were reared in the parental home and secured their education in the public schools, since which time they have devoted their efforts to farming, gardening and fruit raising. George C. owns five acres of splendid land on East Fourteenth street, near San Lorenzo, which he has planted to Royal Ann and Black Tarlarian cherries, which are now in full bearing and producing bountiful crops. A. J. owns ten acres on Washington avenue, near San Lorenzo, on which he has built a neat and attractive bungalow. The brothers also jointly own four acres of choice land, recently purchased from J. P. Marlin, of San Lorenzo, and they are renting two hundred and fifty acres of land from the Stenzel Estate Company, Inc., located about one and three quarter miles south of San Leandro, this being one of the best farms in this section of the county. For the proper cultivation of this land they are fully equipped with horses, tractor, plows, cultivators, sprayers and other machinery and implements necessary to its proper handling, and, being experienced in their line of work, they are realizing a splendid success in their operations. They grow corn, cucumbers for pickling, tomatoes, peas, rhubarb and pears in large quantities and of a quality that finds ready sale in the market. They have worked hard and persistently for success and are now realizing it in large measure.

A. J. Vierra was married to Miss Caroline Oliver, of Walnut Grove, Contra Costa county. George C. Vierra was united in marriage to Miss Isabel Simus, who was born and reared in San Leandro, and they are the parents of a daughter, Shirley Jane. They reside in the old town hall in San Lorenzo, where they are very comfortably situated, and in their home the spirit of hospitality and good cheer is always in evidence, so that it is a favorite stopping place for their many friends. Mr. Vierra is a member of the Woodmen of the World and throughout the community in which he has spent his life, and where he enjoys a wide acquaintance, he is held in high regard and enjoys well deserved popularity. He gives his support to all measures for the promotion of the public welfare and is regarded as a man of earnest purpose and right principles, well deserving the prosperity which is now his.

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


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