Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


GEORGE W. THEUERKAUF is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was born the tenth day of September. 1846. When six years of age he came with his parents to California, on the steamer Golden Gate, via Isthmus of Panama, and located on a farm in Santa Clara County, where his parents still reside. After completing his education at the University of the Pacific, he remained on his father's farm until 1876, when he came to Monterey County and purchased six hundred acres of land three miles southeast of Gonzales, where he has engaged extensively in agriculture. Two years ago he was elected Supervisor from his district by a large majority. He is a very popular gentleman, most highly esteemed by those who know him best. In 1869 he was married to Miss Mary Hertel, of Dutch Flat, and their union has been blessed with six children, four daughters and two sons.

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