Guilio Nonella1

M, d. 16 February 1935
Last Edited14 Oct 2010
     Guilio Nonella died on 16 February 1935 at Sonoma Co., California.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S569] Unknown author, California Death Index @ vitalsearch.com, Guilio Nonella, widow initial M; adult age 81 years, died Co. 49 [Sonoma Co.] 16 Feb 1935. Certificate No 12728.

Mrs. Ellen Wilkins1

F, b. circa 1840
Last Edited10 Dec 2012
     Mrs. Ellen Wilkins was born circa 1840 at Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S1576] 1870 US Census, Storey Co., Nevada, population schedule, Virginia City, Sheet 88 (follows page 410 stamped), Dwelling 5, Household 5, 9 Aug 1870: MRS ELLEN WILKINS, age 30, white female, Seamstress, $500/$500 born Massachusetts; ELLEN WILKINS, age 10 years, white female in school, born Texas; ALEX DRUMMOND, age 32, male white Miner born Scotland, both parents foreign born; WM BAIRD, age 35, white male Engineer born Scotland, both -parents foreign born; JOHN BAIRD, age 22, male white Engineer, born Scotland, both parents foreign born.

Donald Gisler1

M, b. 28 May 1953, d. 29 May 1953
FatherOtto Gisler1 b. 25 Jul 1920, d. 26 Jan 2012
Last Edited12 Dec 2012
     Donald Gisler was born on 28 May 1953 at Stanislaus Co., California.1 He died on 29 May 1953 at Stanislaus Co., California.2 He was the son of Otto Gisler.1

Citations

  1. [S285] Personal Knowledge of Compiler.
  2. [S569] Unknown author, California Death Index @ vitalsearch.com, DONALD GISLER, male born California 28 May 1953, died 29 May 1953 Stanislaus Co. age 5 hours. idno 1292843.

Ronald Gisler1

M, b. 28 May 1953, d. 29 May 1953
FatherOtto Gisler1 b. 25 Jul 1920, d. 26 Jan 2012
Last Edited12 Dec 2012
     Ronald Gisler was born on 28 May 1953 at Stanislaus Co., California.1 He died on 29 May 1953 at Stanislaus Co., California.2 He was the son of Otto Gisler.1

Citations

  1. [S285] Personal Knowledge of Compiler.
  2. [S569] Unknown author, California Death Index @ vitalsearch.com, RONALD GISLER, male born California 28 May 1953, died 29 May 1953 Stanislaus Co. age 8 hours. idno 1292845.

Dante Pometta1

M, b. 3 March 1873, d. 7 January 1922
Last Edited11 Apr 2014
     Dante Pometta was born on 3 March 1873 at Canton Ticino, Switzerland.1 He died on 7 January 1922 at Merced Co., California, at age 48.1

Citations

  1. [S1586] Bios, Merced Co., online cagenweb.com/merced/bios, Merced Co. CA Biographies, 1925
    DANTE POMETTA
    One of the really progressive men who helped to lay the foundation for the present-day prosperity that is being enjoyed by the citizens of the West Side in Merced County, was the late Dante Pometta, a prosperous and efficient dairyman and rancher living five miles south of Gustine. He was born in Canton Ticino, Switzerland, on March 3, 1873, and received his education in the schools of his locality. When he was sixteen he made up his mind he could better his condition in America ; and hence he embarked for the land of opportunity, coming direct to California. He found employment as a milker on a dairy in Marin County for two years, and then for another two years he was in San Luis Obispo County. He saved his money and was fast picking up the English language, and when he was twenty years old he bought a dairy of fifty cows in Solano County, near Bird's Landing, which he ran for five years. In the meantime he had married. In 1898 he sold out his dairy herd, and with his wife and two children he visited Switzerland for a year; but the call of the Golden State was too strong, and they returned to engage in the dairy business in San Benito County near Hollister, where he had about 100 cows. He worked hard and prospered accordingly, and in 1904 he moved to Crow's Landing in Stanislaus County, where he carried on his business five years.
    The year 1909 marked the time when Mr. Pometta became a land­owner; for he moved into Merced County and bought 110 acres in the Cottonwood district, about a mile north of the Cottonwood school­house. This land was a bare field, and he began to make improvements by building fences, a house, and barns, and sinking wells. The land was planted to alfalfa. This is now known as the Pometta Home Place, and here he lived until 1912, when be bought the Beck ranch of forty acres a little north of his home place and moved on to it, leasing his 110 acres and doing business on a smaller scale, to gain needed rest. In 1920 he bought another 100 acres, known as the Sturgeon place, adjoining his first purchase. He farmed this property until his death, since which time his sons have carried on the business on their entire possessions. They are meeting with good success, having learned the business from their father. Mr. Pometta became a citizen of the United States in 1900, and was a Republican.
    The marriage of Dante Pometta and Miss Ida Brughelli, who was born in Canton Ticino and who had come to America a few years be­fore, occurred on November 30, 1894. They became the parents of six children : Emma married Louis Luchessa and lives in Modesto; they have a son, Alvin. Adaline became the wife of Ulisse Alessi, has a daughter Hilda, and lives in Gustine. Edward W., Secondo W., and Guido K. operate the Pometta ranches, having about 200 cows in their dairy. They are all energetic young men and members of the Woodmen of the World at Modesto; and Secondo and Guido belong to the Knights of Columbus in Modesto. Esther attends the Cottonwood school.
    Mr. Pometta died on January 7, 1922, leaving a void in the family circle, who cherish his memory for the good he did during his life. He was a public-spirited man, always ready to help every project that he thought would help develop his adopted county. An item of historical interest is the, fact that, located on the corner of one of his ranches, stood the old Sturgeon corner postoffice in early days, when ranches were many miles apart and when Hill's Ferry was the nearest commercial center for shipment of produce.