California Genealogy and History Archives
One of the well-known and respected dairymen of Sonoma county is the gentleman whose name heads this article. He was born in the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland, and there reared to young manhood and educated in the schools common to that section. He was early trained to the work on a farm and grew up to know what hard work meant. Having some friends who had preceded him to this country he eagerly sought news of the chances for young men in the Golden West and soon decided to cast in his lot with those who had gone to the United States and the Pacific Coast in particular. Arriving in New York he at once crossed the continent and began work in the dairy business. After he had accustomed himself to conditions in the west and had saved some money from his earnings he began the dairy business for himself in Sonorna county.
From a small beginning he gradually increased his herd of cows and in 1910 had leased one thousand acres for grazing purposes upon which the one hundred and twenty-five cows he has find plenty of feed. Besides the milch cows he has about fifty head of young stock on the ranch. From the cows is produced about one hundred pounds of butter daily for four months of the year. This product is shipped to San Francisco and is marketed at a good figure. Mr. Geuglima has studied the dairy business and devotes all of his time to making the undertaking a success. He is one of the enterprising Swiss of the county and in the country of his adoption is a loyal citizen. His ranch is in the vicinity of Duncans Mill and represents the spirit of progress for which the Italian-Swiss of the Pacific Coast are noted. He has never married. All matters of public interest find in him a warm supporter and he is well known in his locality.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011