Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Angeio Bertolucci was born at Lucca, Italy, June 10, 1879, the son of Stellante and Maria Bertolucci. The father is still living under the sunny skies of Italy, but the mother died in 1924.

Angeio Bertolucci attended the excellent public schools of his home district and grew to manhood there. He was a student at the Lucca Seminary and later at Gregoriana University at Rome. At the age of thirty-one years he crossed the ocean to America and was fortunate in not losing valuable time in the east but came almost direct to California, locating at Santa Cruz. Here he learned the baker's trade and by 1912 began business for himself, opening a shop at the address where he may be found today, 300 Pacific avenue. He made good from the beginning, and at present he also owns the Plaza Bakery at Santa Cruz and the Capitola bakery at Capitola. His success reflects the highest credit upon himself, for he may be said to have started with nothing but courage, determination to reach his goal, his habits of industry and thrift, and his willingness to work. Now he is an honored member of the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce.

In 1923 Mr. Bertolucci married Miss Mary Giomi, also a native of Italy and she shares with her husband his pleasure in motoring and in camping, both being fond of the surrounding mountains. Mrs. Bertolucci also participates in the social life of the Foresters of America and the Eagles, to which two well known fraternal orders Mr. Bertolucci belongs. They are members of the Catholic church and he is a republican in politics.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.