Biographical Sketch of Jurgen Frederick Wienke

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Jurgen Frederick Wienke was born in Germany, July 15, 1844, where he was educated. At the age of twenty-five he left his native county to seek his fortune in the States, coming to California in 1869. He is an engineer by profession, serving in this capacity on the ferryboats in Germany.

In 1881 he purchased a farm at Moss Beach and opened up a hotel for an investment, under the impression they were to put a railroad through his property within a year. But it was many years after before he saw this in reality, although his land has greatly enhanced in value, enabling him to retire in comfortable circumstances for the remainder of his life.

Mr. Wienke was married in San Francisco in 1881, one child being born to this union, Lizzie Wienke Nash.

Mr. Wienke served as school trustee for 24 years.



MLA Source Citation:

Alexander, Philip W.; Hamm, Charles P. History of San Mateo County from the Earliest Times: With a Description of Its Resources and Advantages: and the Biographies of Its Representative Men. San Mateo County, California: Press of Burlingame Publishing Company. 1916. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 29 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/california/biographical-sketch-of-jurgen-frederick-wienke.htm - Last updated on May 30th, 2013


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