Louis N. Peter, who is successfully conducting his own modern garage at 3953 Geary street in San Francisco,
and specializing in the Buick make of motor car, was born in Quincy, Plumas county, California, May 2, 1902. He
is a son of Louis N. and Jessie B. (Johnson) Peter, the former now being deceased. Louis N. Peter, Sr., was reared
in Indian Valley in Plumas county. He was a lawyer of prominence and served at one time as district attorney in
that county. His death occurred in the year 1916. His widow, who survives him and resides in San Francisco, is
descended from pioneer Californians, her family having crossed the western plains by covered wagon during the early
Louis N. Peter pursued the grade and high school courses in Plumas county, and then attended St. Joseph's Academy
in Oakland, California, in 1915-16. After completing his school work, he obtained employment with Mr. Hammer in
San Francisco, in the trade of automobile repairing, and in this capacity he learned thoroughly the rudiments of
this business which he was destined to follow as a career. At the end of six years, or in 1924, he established
his own shop at his present address. The shop was small at the beginning, and Mr. Peter had only one assistant.
The growth of the business during the past seven years has been steady, and with the increased trade the owner
has improved his equipment and quarters. Twenty two people are now employed, and while Mr. Peter specializes in
Buick work, he does general repairing as well. His excellent patronage is based on the high quality of work he
turns out, and the fairness of his prices.
Mr. Peter was married in Napa, California, to Miss Virginia Parker, who was born in Etna Mills, Siskiyou county,
this state, and is of pioneer California stock. Her grandmother was the first white woman to climb the dangerous
sides of Mount Shasta.
In politics, Mr. Peter has been a supporter of the democratic party. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity, also
to the Olympic Club of San Francisco, the Geary Street Merchants Association, the Presidio Park Improvement Club,
and the Olympic Rifle Club. Shooting is his favorite diversion.
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
San Francisco, CA
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