One of the native born sons of Switzerland who has made a success of life in Margin county, by indefatigable labors,
reaping a degree of success impossible in the country of his birth, is Joseph Garzoli, who was born in Canton Ticino,
Switzerland, in 1875, and who was there reared to a full knowledge of the business for which his countrymen are
noted the world over, gamely dairying.
It was natural that an emigrant from the great dairying country of Switzerland should seek employment in the dairy
business in California, and we find that Mr. Garzoli, after coming here in 1892, did not long delay in finding
work on a dairy farm in Margin county. During the five years that he labored in the employ of others he was careful
of his earnings, having ever in mind the ambition to some day become proprietor of a dairy ranch of his own. He
is now in the enjoyment of this realization, for with his cousin, Belardo Garzoli, he leases a splendid tract of
dairying land near Petaluma consisting of six hundred and ninety six acres, known as the Garzoli ranch. Sixty fine
milch cows constitute their dairy herd, besides which they have one thousand White Leghorn chickens, forty hogs
and ten head of high grade horses. Though young in years they have had considerable practical experience in all
lines of agriculture, and in the application of this knowledge and experience they are making a name and place
for themselves that men much their senior in years might envy.
A marriage ceremony performed in Tomales, Marin county, in 1905, united the destinies of Joseph Garzoli and Flora
Dado, and they have three children, two sons and a daughter, Clayton, Leo and Matilda, the eldest child having
been born April 17, 1906.
History of Sonoma County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1911
Sonoma County, CA
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