MERLIN V. PEDROTTI.
Merlin V. Pedrotti is one of the strong, sturdy characters of his community, being a business man of marked sagacity
and foresight and a public spirited and progressive citizen. He was born on the 28th of October, 1894, at Duncans
Mills, Sonoma county, California, and is a son of James and Mary (McGovern) Pedrotti, the latter of whom was born
in Petaluma, Sonoma county, and is now living in San Francisco. James Pedrotti was born in Switzerland in 1851
and came to the United States at the age of fifteen years, locating at Bolinas-by-the-Sea, Margin county. He then
embarked in the dairy business, which he conducted there until 1894, when he moved to Duncans Mills, Sonoma county,
and again entered the dairy business. In 1906 Mr. Pedrotti moved to Napa county and bought a ranch four miles south
of Napa, where he was engaged in dairying up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1913.
Merlin V. Pedrotti received his education in the public schools of Sonoma and Napa counties. He was reared on the
home farm and continued to assist his father until the latter's death. He took over the management of the business
in 1920 and has continued it with marked success to the present time. He is a veteran of the World war, having
served from July 31, 1917, to June 23, 1919, during one year of which period he served in the ambulance corps in
France. Politically Mr. Pedrotti is a stanch supporter of the republican party, while his religious faith is that
of the Roman Catholic church, of which he is a faithful communicant, and he is a member of the Fraternal Order
On September 18, 1921, in Crockett, Contra Costa county, California, Mr. Pedrotti was married to Miss Theresa Allamano,
who was born in Italy, and they are the parents of a son, Eugene James. Mr. Pedrotti has three brothers and five
sisters. Of the brothers, two are engaged in the dairy business, one in Napa county and one in Sonoma county, while
the third brother is engaged in railroad work at Richmond, California. The five sisters are all in business for
themselves. Mr. Pedrotti's chief characteristics are keenness of perception, tireless energy, honesty of purpose
and every day common sense, which have enabled him not only to advance his own interests but also to contribute
largely to the moral and material advancement of the community where he lives.
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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