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Albert and Frederick Eckert

Among the most enterprising young men in Salt Point township who are making a success of the dairy business we find Albert and Frederick Eckert, the former born in Bolinas, Marin county, in 1869, the latter near Sea View, Sonoma county, in 1882. Their father, Peter Eckert, was of German extraction, coming to California in the early days, and after spending some time in San Francisco located on Bolinas, where he was engaged in the butcher business. Subsequently he purchased a ranch near Sea View, Salt Point township, Sonoma county, which he improved, and here he resided until his death, in 1888. The mother, whose maiden name was Lena Sichel, also of German extraction, reared her family on the old homestead, and here she still resides. Of the union of these worthy parents were born nine children, as follows: Julius; Albert; Edward; Dora, Mrs. George E. Park; Lillie, deceased; Elvin; Frederick; John and Rosa, Mrs. George Call.

Albert and Frederick Eckert were educated in the public schools and from boyhood they learned farming and the dairy business, so they naturally drifted into the business in which they are engaged. Having leased for a term of years the John Cooper ranch of eight hundred acres, the McCappen ranch of eight hundred and seventy-three acres and a ranch adjoining of two hundred acres, as well as the Josephine Walsh ranch of thirty-five hundred acres, they maintain two dairies of one hundred cows each, besides being engaged in the cattle business. They manufacture butter which is sold to the San Francisco trade, Salt Point Creamery butter being in demand on account of its fine quality.

The brothers are very public spirited and enterprising and there is no worthy enterprise but receives their support and both are well and favorably known in business and social affairs in their section.

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