HAERING, HOCHSTRASSER, BRUGGER
Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 4/4/2006 at 04:44:41
Fred Haering, one of the successful ranchers, three and a half miles northeast of Hanford, was born in Switzerland, in 1831. He was reared on a farm until his eighteenth year, when he came to the United States, first settling in St. Louis. There he found employment in a tobacco factory, but preferring an agricultural life he went to Clayton County, Iowa, where he bought 145 acres of land, and engaged in general farming and stock-raising. In 1878 he sold out and came to California, first stopping in Sonoma County, where he engaged in farming; but the soil and climate being so different from the East his first efforts were a failure. In 1881 he came to Tulare County and bought his present ranch of 200 acres, where his efforts have been more successful. He now has 120 acres in alfalfa, nine acres in orchard and vineyard, and is also engaged in the stock business, keeping horses, cattle and sheep.
Mr. Haering was married in Hanford, in 1883, to Mrs. Anna M. Hochstrasser, nee Brugger, a widow with three children, and a native of Switzerland. He dates the commencement of his prosperity at the date of his marriage, and his handsome two-story house, built in 1890, with his well-kept ranch and happy home relations, are the best evidence that his union strengthened the purpose of his life.
-source: A Memorial and biographical history of the counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California; Chicago. Lewis Pub. Co. 1891; pg. 402
-transcribers note: Frederic & Anna M. Haering are enumerated on the 1870 federal census in Garnavillo twp. Clayton co. Iowa
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