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No easily-won gifts from the goddess of fortune favored Mr. Paule in his struggle against early poverty and in Ms persistent effort to overcome obstacles lying in the path leading toward industrial independence. His was not a boyhood of ease and indolence nor yet a youth of large educational opportunities, but rather a period of preparation for self-support by physical labor. His rise to business prominence and praiseworthy achievement indicates the indomitable perseverance of his energetic temperament. Life offers him many opportunities for further advancement, with a future of continued activity and growing success presenting its attractive openings to his mental vision. Through his office of vice-president of the Sacramento Valley winery he has had a close association with one of the leading industries of the region, and he enjoys the further honor of having been among the original promoters and organizers of this well- known concern.

The early life of Charles Paule was passed in St. Clair county, Ill., where he was born August 27, 1874, and where his parents long lived and labored, the mother having been a member of a well-known family bearing the name of Weber. He was sent to the public schools from six until sixteen years of age and then spent two years as a student in a Roman Catholic school at Freeburg, St. Clair county, where he became familiar with the religious history of his chosen church. Always from youth he has been devoted to Roman Catholic doctrines, and his contributions to the work of the church have been regular and generous. Upon leaving school he began to earn his own livelihood as a farm hand and for some time he worked among the farmers of his home neighborhood. At the age of twenty-four he came to California and settled in Fresno, where he engaged in a vine- yard and winery as an assistant. From that place he came to Sacramento in 1903 and secured employment in the California winery, where he remained until 1910, meanwhile holding the responsible position of cellar master. When he resigned from that concern it was for the purpose of assisting in the organization of the new company, to whose gratifying growth he has contributed through his experience, energy and intelligent comprehension of every department connected with the business. Always from youth he has been an industrious worker, with little leisure for participation in public affairs or in politics; indeed, his only part in such activities is the voting of the Republican ticket at general elections. In Sacramento, April 14, 1903, he was united in marriage with Miss Annie Frentrup, a native of Germany. They are the parents of five children, Charles, Gus, Annie, Lauren and Esta, to whom they hope to .give the best educational advantages offered by the splendid schools of Sacramento.


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