Biography of John U. Haltinner
Humboldt County, CA Biographies





JOHN U. HALTINNER. - From the age of eighteen years Mr. Haltinner has made his home in the United States, having at that time crossed the ocean from his native country, Switzerland, in the hope that the new world might afford to him greater advantages than appeared to be offered in the land of his birth. The fact of having an uncle in Santa Rosa caused him to come at once to the Pacific coast and to seek the county seat of Sonoma county, where in the brewing plant of the uncle he found immediate employment. The privations of early poverty had made him self reliant and natural endowments of industry and perseverance aided him in his effort to rise out of the class of lowly paid day laborers. It became possible for him in the course of a few years to buy the brewing plant from his uncle, to whom eventually he sold the property.

A long identification with the brewing business in Santa Rosa was followed by the removal of Mr. Haltinñer to Eureka in 1895 and here he bought the Eureka brewery, formerly owned by P. McAllenan, a plant somewhat small in dimensions, but characterized by the excellence of its brew. For seven years he continued the business without any partner, but at the expiration of the time he formed an association with A. Johnson, the two remaining together doing business under the name of the Humboldt Brewing Company for eighteen months, when they sold out to Mr. Kuehnrich, who in turn sold to the present owners. In 1905 he made a trip to Switzerland, Germany and France, and after some time passed in those countries returned to Eureka and entered the employ of the Humboldt Brewing Company. He had charge of their steam beer plant until 1908, when he resigned and retired from active business affairs, since which time he has lived quietly at his home, No. 279 Hillsdale avenue, and with his wife and three children has held the confidence of associates and the warm regard of friends. Humboldt county has in him a stanch believer in its future prosperity and a firm advocate of all those measures calculated to promote the common welfare.

From:
History of Humboldt County, California
With a Biographical Sketches
History by Leigh H. Irving
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1915


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