Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Albert T. Vierra, a progressive and practical young ranchman of Monterey county, a veteran of the World war and proprietor of that portion of the Vierra land holdings in the Moss Landing neighborhood comprising the old Vierra homestead place, was born there, July 3, 1892, and is next to the youngest in a family of fourteen children, whose parents were Cato J. and Maria Vierra, active and useful pioneers of this section. The father died in 1900.

Albert T. Vierra was but eight years of age when his father died and he grew up on the home place, attending the local schools during his boyhood. In association with his brothers he has from the days of his youth been interested in the operation of the Vierra property in and about Moss Landing and has long been a practical rancher and dairyman. When the United States became involved in the World war in the spring of 1917 Mr. Vierra volunteered his services in behalf of the country and was assigned to the aviation section of the army, a service he continued to render after the war had come to a close until he had spent three years in the air service, a most interesting experience.

At the end of that time Mr. Vierra returned to the home place and has since been giving his attention to its development, being proprietor of a fine ranch of three hundred and fifty acres. Included in the operations of this ranch is a modern dairy plant and a fine dairy herd of thirty-five or forty high grade cows. Mr. Vierra is a republican and has ever given a good citizen's attention to local civic affairs, an interested and intelligent factor in the promotion of such measures as have to do with the advancement of the best interests of the community in which he was born and around which his interests ever have centered. He is a member of No. 31 Salinas Post of the American Legion and to the affairs of that patriotic organization has given his earnest attention.

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.