Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Well known for his interesting connection with one of the popular industries of Monterey county, Otto Schinauer, as the proprietor of the National Baking System at 448 Alvarado street, Monterey, enjoys an enviable position among merchants and housewives. He was born in Germany, January 13, 1891, the son of Paulland Hedwic Schinauer, hard working and estimable people who lived and died in the Father and, passing way in 1917, during the World war. Paul Schinauer was also a baker, and hence his son was well drilled in the trade he followed.

Otto Schinauer attended both the lower schools and the gymnasium of his native land, and then, at the age of seventeen, was apprenticed to his father to learn the oaker's trade. He got along so well that he soon crossed the ocean and came to the United States, landing first in New York. From there he went to South America but later returned to New York and visited other places in this country. For a while he was in business in both New York and Brooklyn.

In 1920 he came to Monterey and here he first worked in the New England Bakery but within a short time he established his own business and has been in the same location ever since. The excellence of his bakery goods insures him a liberal patronage.

Mr. Schinauer married Miss Bertha Hoyme of Germany, and their union has been blessed with two children, Louisa and Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Schinauer are fond of motoring and out-of-door life. He belongs to the local Chamber of Commerce and cooperates in its efforts to improve and upbuild the city of his adoption.

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.