Although born under another flag, in a country of widely different customs and amid an environment altogether different
from that to which he is now accustomed, Augusto Toselli, a Suisun merchant, has become a loyal citizen of this
country, true to the duties of citizenship and faithful to our national ideals, being well worthy of the high regard
in which he is held in the community where he lives. Mr. Toselli is a native of Italy, where he was born on the
30th of August, 1884, son of Peter and Eliza (Toni) Toselli, both of whom still live in Italy, where the former
follows the occupation of farming.
Augusto Toselli attended the public schools of his native land and his boyhood days were spent on his father's
farm. At the age of twenty six years he emigrated to America, locating first in Canada, where from July 3, 1911,
to November 7, 1915, he was employed at various occupations. He then made his way to California and obtained employment
in a vulcanizing shop in San Francisco, in which work he had been engaged to some extent in Canada. Subsequently
he embarked in business on his own account in San Francisco but nine months later, in 1916, he came to Suisun and
went to work in the Kohler harness shop, where he was employed until February 7, 1917, when he bought out his employer
and has since carried on the business independently. He carries a full line of bicycles, tires, automobile accessories,
oil, grease and gasoline, and he has met with splendid success in the conduct of this enterprise, which has grown
steadily since he took hold of it. He is without a peer as a tire repairer and has built up a large patronage in
that line. He is energetic and industrious and has won a fine reputation in business circles because of his enterprise
and sound business principles.
Mr. Toselli married Miss Annie Boituno, a native of the Suisun valley, whose parents (now deceased) were early
pioneers of Solano county, and they have three children: Eliza, Rosie and Anselmo. Mr. Toselli is a member of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias, affiliated with the lodges at Suisun.
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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