California Genealogy and History Archives
Yet another of the sons of Italy who are contentedly settled in California is Carlos Nicoletti, a rancher in Mendocino township, Sonoma county, where he is reaping the benefit of his labors and enjoying comforts which are unknown to his countrymen across the water. Born in Italy in 1863, he was a young man of about eighteen years when he began to put into execution, plans which he had laid for his future, the beginning of which was his immigration to the new world at that time. Stories of the opportunities awaiting his countrymen I California had reached his ears, and with this section of country as the goal of his ambition are at once secured transportation from the seaport town at which the ocean vessel landed him.
The year 1892 marks the date of Mr. Nicoletti‘s arrival in Sonoma county, where he now owns a ranch of one hundred and fifty acres, as fine and productive a tract of land as may be found in the township. Fifteen acres are in vineyard, from which he gathered ten tons of grapes during the season of 1909,, four acres are in hay and pasture, while the remainder of the land is in standing timber. With the aid of two horses and the necessary farm implements he keeps the land in splendid condition and in so doing keeps his ranch up to a high standard of production.
Mr. Nicoletti’s marriage united him with one of Italy’s daughters in Miss Zeffira Puccioni, who was born in 1867. Six children, equally divided as to sons and daughters, were born to them, as follows: Eugeno, Virgie, Joseph, Mary, Nello and Eva. All of the family are devout members of the Roman Catholic Church, attending the church of that faith at Healdsburg. Mr. Nicoletti has not attached himself to either of the political parties, being independent in his views, and casting his vote as his conscience dictates.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011