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One of the leading grocers of Sacramento and one of the most extensive dealers in poultry, eggs and butter in Sacramento valley, is Adolph Walke, No. 920 J street. Mr. Walke was born in Germany and was there educated. He came to Sacramento in 1891 and identified himself with the business of D. Dierssen, in the old Pacific market. After two years' experience in that connection he entered the grocery and produce business in a small way and has since built it up to large proportions. Originally he started at No. 1208 J street, after which he bought the stock of Walters and Dunbar and later the Heilbron stock at No. 703-05 J street. There he did business six years and then moved to his present quarters, the location of which is mentioned above, and made very extensive improvements in the building and its appointments. He now has one of the most up-to-date and attractive groceries in the city.

In 1899 Mr. Walke married Miss Myrtle Smith of Sacramento, daughter of H. B. and Phoebe Smith. Their children, Charles, Delphine, Adolph and Heilbron, are attending school in their native city. Mr. Walker has given too close attention to his business to be at all active iu politics, but he has well defined opinions on all economic questions and takes a public-spirited interest in the advancement of the city and county. 

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