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Frederick Dahlmann

Among the native sons of California who by their own unaided efforts have by close application shown their reliability until selected to hold responsible positions of trust, is the subject of this sketch, who was born in Marin county, on San Antone creek, March 15, 1868, a son of Henry and Wilhelmina (Starke) Dahlmann, mention of whom is made elsewhere in this volume, in the sketch of Henry Dahlmann. Frederick Dahlmann was left an orphan when about one year of age and was reared by his uncle Frederick Starke, on a farm about two and one-half miles west of Petaluma, where he was educated in the Wilson school. At the age of twenty-one years he went to work in Petaluma for a few years and then went to Chicago, where he remained for some time, later going to Texas and Arizona and finally returning to Petaluma, after an absence of six years. He then engaged in the dairy business in the Chelino valley, renting the Fred Kuhnle ranch for six years, and during the same time he served acceptably as road master of the same district. On his return to Petaluma he engaged in the express business for two years, when he was appointed a member of the police force, serving under Chief F. M. Collins, and afterwards under Chief Ward, resigning his position in 1908 to accept an appointment with the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway Company, ans was soon afterwards placed in full charge of their warehouse in Petaluma, having since filled the position to the entire satisfaction of his employers.

In Chicago, Ill., occurred the marriage of Frederick Dahlmann and Miss Agnes Rainbow, who was born in Davenport, Iowa, and to this union there were born three children. The two oldest Clara and Fred, are attending the Petaluma high school, and the youngest, Ruth, the grammar school. Mr. Dahlmann in national politics is a Republican, and fraternally he is a member of the Woodmen of the World.

History of Sonoma 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: Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1911)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011