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The manager of the Sutter Photo-Engraving Company of Sacramento, Cal., is Charles E. Wentzel, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, born November 16, 1862. After finishing his studies in public schools of his native city, he was for two years a student in the high school. He then learned the photo-engraving business and when he had mastered it was for some time employed in prominent photo-engraving establishments in Cincinnati and Chicago. In the meantime he made several trips to the Pacific coast, which he first visited in 1895, and it was in 1904 that he first located in this state, for a time being employed in San Francisco.

The history of the Sutter Photo-Engraving Company dates from February, 1906, when the Howes Electrotype & Engraving Company was organized and incorporated. Ten months after it began business, Mr. Wentzel acquired an interest in it and it was reorganized under its present name with Charles E. Wentzel as vice president and manager. The plant and processes of this concern are kept thoroughly up-to- date; it turns out an excellent grade of engraving and electrotyping, having just installed a new electrotyping plant, and it is enabled to tuxm out a class of work equal to any in the large cities of the east.

In July, 1889, Mr. Wentzel married Miss Catherine Houtz, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and they have a daughter, Anna, who was born in 1903. Mrs. Wentzel, who is a lady of much culture and of great social popularity, is a member of the Tuesday club. 

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