Fred Neuenschwander, proprietor of a fine ranch in the Canranoes district in Napa county, is a native of Switzerland,
born in 1852, but has been a resident of California for more than fifty years, having come to this country in 1872,
when twenty years of age. His wife, Mrs. Sarah (Schindler) Neuenschwander, a native of Wisconsin, was born at New
Glarus in Green county, that state, January 16, 1860, and was nineteen years of age when in 1879 she became a resident
of California. After their marriage in that year Mr. and Mrs. Neuenschwander became engaged in dairy farming in
the Duncans Mills neighborhood in Sonoma county and two years later, in 1881, bought a ranch in the Canranoes district
in Napa county. They have since resided here, their holdings meanwhile having been increased until they now have
a fine place of more than five hundred acres and are very comfortably situated, being numbered among the substantial
and prosperous landowners and ranchers of the district. For the past ten years much attention has been given to
the raising of sheep on their place, their son, Henry J. Neuenschwander, who continue to make his home there, having
charge of operations.
Of the five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Neuenschwander, three are still living, the son, Henry J. Neuenschwander,
mentioned above, and two daughters, Mrs. Amelia Goetz and Mrs. Emma W. Pieratt, both of Napa. Each of the daughters
has three children. The Neuenschwanders are democrats politically and are Protestants in religious faith. For more
than forty years they have been residents of this county, and they are widely and favorably known throughout the
region in which they long ago decided to make their home.
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Napa County, CA
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