Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


H. SAMUELS is a native of Germany, where he was born in 1833, and educated in that country. In 1861 he came to California and went to Mariposa County, where he engaged in the mercantile business, and remained there eight years. He came to Monterey County in 1870, and located in, Salinas City, where he kept the American Hotel one year and a half, after which he entered into partnership with Mr. Conklin in a general mercantile business, in which he still continues. He was elected Supervisor from the Alisal District in 1879, and has been re-elected four times, being the present incumbent, and Chairman of the Board. He was married, in 1866, to Miss Ziegler of San Francisco, and two of their daughters are teachers in the public schools of Monterey County at the present time. Mr. Samuels has been identified with the county's interests eighteen years, and is a representative citizen and an efficient officer.

Source: Monterey County : its general features, resources, attractions, and inducements to investors and home seekers. Salinas, Calif.: E.S. Harrison, 1889, 89 pgs.