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GEORGE BOCK

Born in Vienna, Austria, October 16, 1870, George Bock, the popular tailor of Sacramento, was brought by his parents to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1878 and there he passed through the grammar school and soon acquired a knowledge of the tailor's trade. In 1889 he came to San Francisco. After working at his trade there for about nine months he took up his residence in Sacramento, where he was employed at his trade five months. Then he went back to Philadelphia, but remained a short time only, as in 1891 he returned to Sacramento and soon thereafter opened a tailoring establishment at Sixth and J streets. He continued at that location until August, 1911, when he removed to his present commodious quarters at No. 919 K street. He is recognized as one of Sacramento's foremost business men and one of the most artistic tailors in Northern California. At the time of the San Francisco disaster he was chairman of the Masonic board of relief. He has been a Mason since 1902 and was master of Washington Lodge No. 20, F. & A. M., at the time of the earthquake and has held various other offices in that body. He is also a member of the Royal Arch Chapter and is widely known as a thirty-second degree Mason. He also affiliates with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. His family are communicants of the Episcopal church.

April 24, 1894, Mr. Bock married in Sacramento Miss Lulu Yager, daughter of a California pioneer who consumed six mouths making the journey across the plains. Mr. Yager died in 1881. It is a matter of history that the grandfather, Peter Yager, started the first brewery in Sacramento. Mrs. Bock has borne her husband two children, Miriam, attending the Sacramento high school, and George, a student in public schools. 


Source:
History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011