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Fred A Casotti

CASOTTI

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/13/2010 at 16:58:45

Fred A Casotti is the present postmaster of Frasier, where he is also engaged in the manufacture of candies. He is a young business man, energetic and enterprising, and is building up a good trade. He was born March 9, 1884, In Montericco, Reggio-Emilia, Italy, and acquired a common school education in that land while spending his boyhood days in the home of his parents, Joachin and Margaret (Ferrari) Casotti, who are farming people and still reside in Italy. In their family were four sons and four daughters.
Fred A Casotti spent the first seventeen years of his life in his native country and then, hoping to have better business opportunities in the new world, sailed for the United states in 1901, making his way direct to Fraser, where he has since made his home. He first engaged in mining coal and was thus employed for seven years,. He then purchased a candy kitchen and building form Peter Sinclair, this step being made possible by the fact that he had carefully saved his earnings in his former connection and since 1908 he has thus carried on business on his own account. He manufactures high grade candies, and his business is reaching extensive and gratifying proportions, indicating his careful management and business enterprise, as well as the excellence of his product.
On January 19, 1913, Mr Casotti was appointed postmaster of Fraser by Resident Taft. At the time of his appointment he was serving as treasurer of the municipality. In politics he is independent, voting rather as his judgment dictates instead of according to party ties. He belongs tot eh Catholic church, and he holds membership with the Improved Order of Red men at Fraser. He is also a member of the National Travelersí Benefit Association of Des Moines, Iowa. He ahs never had occasion to regret his determination to come to the new world, for here he has fund the opportunities which he has sought, and in this connection he has gradually worked his way upward. He may truly be called a self made man, and he deserves much credit for what he has accomplished. He is still a young man and undoubtedly the future has in store for him still larger success.

1914 Boone County History Book


 

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