Biography of Antonio Bertucci
San Francisco, CA Biographies





Antonio Bertucci, in the front rank of the Italian citizens of San Francisco, is secretary and manager of the Pompei Macaroni Factory, Inc., of this city, situated at 2989 Folsom street, and widely known as the makers of high grade macaroni, spaghetti and vermicelli.

Mr. Bertucci was born in Naples, Italy, October 7, 1875, and is a son of the late John and Sadie (Bertucci) Bertucci. The father was a retired Italian government officer at the time he emigrated with his family to the United States in 1904, and located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Antonio Bertucci received his education in the schools of his native country, and then served as a naval engineer. For six years prior to coming to the United States, he was in the marine service of Italy as a telegraph operator. In New Orleans; he engaged in the restaurant business, then in 1915 came to San Francisco and became associated as a salesman with the Pompei Macaroni Factory. This business was established after the fire of 1906; was incorporated in 1919, and has occupied its present location since the year 1914. At the date of incorporation, Mr. Bertucci, having rendered conspicuous service with the company, was chosen secretary and manager, with L. Beth as president. Under his managership, the plant has progressed and prospered. The products of the company are shipped to all parts of California, and outside of the state as well, and hold a high reputation. Their manufacture is conducted under the most approved and modern sanitary conditions. Mr. Bertucci is a member of the. National Macaroni Manufacturers Association, secretary of the San Francisco Macaroni Manufacturers Association and president of Paste Makers' Union 10567.

In 1904 Mr. Bertucci was married to Miss Clotilde Decastro, of Italy, and to their union have been born three children, namely: John F., who is an electrical engineer; Sadie, who is the wife of D. Tranchina; and Kathryn.

The political affiliation of Mr. Bertucci is with the democratic party. He is a member of the Russian River Club and the Down Town Club. He belongs to that class of Italian born residents who have been valuable additions to the citizenship of San Francisco, and he has always manifested a true interest in the movements for the welfare of this community.

From:
The History of San Francisco, California
Lewis Francis Byington, Supervising Editor
Oscar Lewis, Associate Editor
The S. J. Clark Publishing Company
Chicago-San Francisco 1931


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