Among the foreign-born citizens who cast their lot with the people of Napa county and have won success through
their industry and close application is Albino Pelandini, one of the faithful and efficient employes of the Sawyer
Tanning Company and an upright and public-spirited citizen of Napa. A native of Switzerland, he was born on the
2d of February, 1866, and received his education in the public schools of that country. In 1884, when eighteen
years of age, he came to the United States, coming direct to California His first employment was in a dairy in
Margin county, and he soon afterward found similar employment in San Mateo county. He subsequently returned to
Margin county for a short time and then came to Napa county, where for about five years he was employed in the
McFarland dairy and later in the Grigsby dairy. He next went to Healdsburg, Sonoma county, where he was engaged
in dairy work for a time, going from there to Afton, Humboldt county, where he was employed in a creamery. Mr.
Pelandini then returned to Napa county and worked for a time in Owen Duff's dairy, this being followed by three
years as a tanner in the Sawyer tannery. He next obtained a position in the Mare Island navy yard at Vallejo, where
he remained about six years, after which he returned to Napa, and he has been connected with the Sawyer Tannery
Company ever since. He is a steady and industrious man, giving intelligent direction to his work, and by thrift
and economy has attained a comfortable financial position, owning stock in the company with which he is employed.
He is a good citizen of his adopted country, giving his support to all measures for the public good, he is held
in respect and esteem.
Mr. Pelandini is a member of the order of Druids and the Foresters of America. He was married to Miss Amelia Canevascini
who was born at Cordelia, Solano county, and they became the parents of seven children, six of whom are living,
namely: Agnes, the wife of J. F. Camp, of Napa; and Charles, Albert, Francis, Lucy and William.
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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