Biography of Edmond H. Amstutz
Napa County, CA Biographies





EDMOND H. AMSTUTZ.
Among the strong and influential financial institutions of Napa county is the Bank of Italy, at Napa, which has had a long and honorable career running back through the years of the Goodman Bank, its immediate predecessor, and among the officers of this bank who have contributed their efforts to its present fine standing is the efficient and capable assistant cashier, Edmond H. Amstutz, who has been identified with the institutions since 1913.

Mr. Amstutz was born in San Francisco on the 7th of February, 1879, and is a son of Henry L. and Louise J. (Amstutz) Amstutz, who though bearing the same family name were not related. Henry L. Amstutz came from his native Switzerland as a young man, in 1862, and he and Louise Amstutz were married January 26, 1878, in Oakland, California, she having also immigrated from Switzerland some time previously. Mr. Amstutz came to Napa county in 1865 but went back to San Francisco, where he spent several years. In 1879 he returned to Napa county, and he and his wife here spent their remaining days, both now being deceased. Edmond H. Amstutz received his educational training in the public and high schools of Napa and then took a course in the Napa Business College. His first employment was in the county assessor's office, where he spent three years, and he then went to work for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company at Napa, with which he remained for six years. He next went to Arizona, where he devoted his efforts to a mining venture, which occupied his attention for seven years, at the end of which time, in 1913, he returned to Napa and accepted a position as teller in the Goodman Bank, holding that position until the bank was purchased by the Bank of Italy, in 1917, when he was promoted to the position of assistant cashier, which he now so acceptably fills.

Fraternally Mr. Amstutz is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, of which he has been treasurer for a number of years, the Native Sons of the Golden West, the Knights of Pythias and the order of Druids, and he also belongs to the Napa Valley Country Club. He is a lover of outdoor life, his favorite diversion being golf. A friendly and companionable man, he easily makes friends and is deservedly popular in the circles in which he moves. He has taken a good citizen's interest in the welfare of his community, cooperating in all movements for the advancement or improvement of the city along material, civic or moral lines.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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