Biography of Henry Gasser
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HENRY GASSER.
By his indomitable enterprise and progressive methods Henry Gasser has contributed in a material way to the advancement of his community, and he has ever been known as a man of unswerving industry, sound judgment and honesty of purpose. He was born in Switzerland on the 3d of January, 1867, and is a son of Albert and Glandine Gasser, both of whom were natives of that country, where the latter. died. There were, besides the subject, two other sons and a daughter, but none of them ever came to the United States.

Henry Gasser attended the public schools and remained in his native land until he reached the age of twenty years. In 1887 he immigrated to the United States, coming direct to Napa, California, where during the ensuing ten years he was employed at various occupations. In 1897 he was appointed head dairyman at the State Hospital at Napa and held that position until his resignation in 1913, discharging his duties in a manner that firmly established his reputation as a dairyman of more than ordinary ability. In 1903 Mr. Gasser had rented a ranch near Coombsville, and there the family has since resided. From the time Mr. Gasser engaged in business there on his own account success has accompanied his efforts. He keeps about one hundred cows and his dairy is a model of neatness, up to date methods being employed in the handling and care of the stock. He has made many permanent and substantial improvements and the place is now a very comfortable and attractive homestead.

In 1891 Mr. Gasser was married to Miss Mary Crotta, who was born in Switzerland in 1868 and was reared and educated there, coming to the United States in 1888, at the age of twenty years. To them have been born six children, namely: Albert, who is engaged in the mercantile business and who is married and has one child; Louis, who assists his father on the home farm; Henry, who is married and lives on a ranch at Dixon, California; Emily, who is the wife of a Mr. Ayers and lives at Glen Ellen, California; Frank, a rancher at Dixon; and Peter, who is a teller in the Bank of Italy, in Napa. Mr. Gasser has been wisely economical of his financial resources and has invested in other property, owning a residence in Coombsville, as well as a tract of land there consisting of three hundred acres which he purchased in 1905. He also owns a tract of land on the Napa river. Politically he is a republican and fraternally he is a Woodman of the World, while in religious faith he is a Protestant. He has much of the characteristic thrift, wit and energy of the race of which he is a creditable representative.

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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