Biography of Joe Ghisletta
Napa County, CA Biographies





JOE GHISLETTA.
Joe Ghisletta, whose fine farm, two miles south of Napa, is one of the most valuable and best improved ranches in this section of the county, was born in Switzerland in 1870, a son of Steve and Marguerite Ghisletta, both deceased, and who were for many years engaged in the dairy business in Switzerland. He attended the public schools of his native land and remained at home until he was eighteen years of age, and in 1888 he immigrated to the United States, coming to Mendocino county, California. He remained there about two years and in 1890 located in Sonoma county and embarked in the dairy business on his own account, meeting with success. Nine years later he went to Bedega bay, where he was engaged in the dairy business for about three years, at the end of which time he sold out and returned to his native land for a visit. In 1904 he returned to California, locating in Napa county, where for eleven years he was engaged in the dairy business near Yountville. Mr. Ghisletta then bought three hundred acres of land two miles south of Napa and has there run a dairy farm continuously to the present time. He keeps a herd of fine cattle and so manages his farm and directs its operations as to gain the best results. He has made many improvements on his property, which, at a conservative estimate, has doubled in value since he bought it, and he is recognized as one of the most progressive and up to date farmers in this locality.

While on his visit to his old home in Switzerland, in 1904, Mr. Ghisletta was married to Miss Mary Luchini, who was born in that country, November 20, 1881, and attended the public schools there. They are the parents of three children, Mary, Joe and Steve, all of whom remain at home with their parents. Politically Mr. Ghisletta gives his support to the republican party, while his religious faith is that of the Roman Catholic church, of which he is a faithful communicant. He has taken a keen interest in the general welfare of the community and joins heartily with his fellow citizens in any proposed measure for the betterment of public conditions. Mr. Ghisletta has two brothers in this country, Rocco, who is engaged in the dairy business in Novato, Margin county, California, and Anthony G., who is in the dairy business in Chileno valley, Sonoma county.

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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