California Genealogy and History Archives
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.
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.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011