JOHN G. KREGELO.
John G. Kregelo, superintendent of the Masonic and Odd Fellow cemetery at Vallejo, is one of the best known residents
of Solano county. He was formerly a soldier of the United States army and later was for several years an attache
of the Mare Island shipyard. Though a native of the Old Line state, he has been a resident of California for almost
thirty years and is quite content to regard this as his permanent home. Mr. Kregelo was born in the village of
James in Dorchester county, Maryland, May 29, 1869, and is a son of John C and Jennie B. (Fair) Kregelo, both also
natives of that state and both now deceased, their entire lives having been spent in Maryland.
When he was eight years of age an adventurous impulse prompted John G. Kregelo to run away from home. He presently
found a home on a farm in his native state and there remained until he was eighteen years of age, when he took
up the trade of carriage blacksmithing, becoming proficient in that work. Later he enlisted in the artillery branch
of the United States army and while thus in service became stationed in California, presently becoming attached
to the service at the Mare Island shipyards. For six years he continued thus connected, or until 1903. when he
was appointed superintendent of the Masonic and Odd Fellow cemetery at Vallejo, and he has since been thus engaged,
a period of more than twenty years, during which time many notable improvements have been made there. Mr. Kregelo
is a member of the local lodges of the Masons and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Mr. Kregelo has been twice married, and by his first wife he is the father of two sons, John C. and Robert Leroy,
both of whom are veterans of the World war with overseas records. Mr. and Mrs. Kregelo are republicans and are
properly interested in the general civic affairs of the community.
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Solano County, CA
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