VALLEY OF HEART's DELIGHT
cferoben from Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara
County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922.
SURNAMES: MAGNUSSEN, ROSS
The proprietor ofa thriving dairy business at
Fred J. Arnberg has made an excellent showing in this line of work in
the short time he has been so engaged. He was bom at Portland, Ore., on
August 12, 1885, the son of Andrew and Clara (Magnussen) Arnberg, both
natives of Sweden. He leamed the coppersmith's trade in the shop of his
father at Portland, and on coming to Califomia, in 1903, he located at
Gilroy, and for ten years was with the Thomas Mercantile Company,
following five years being identified with the plumbing department of
the Robinson Hardware Company.
In 1916 Mr. Arnberg purchased twenty-five acres of land on the
Road, a part of the Los Animas Rancho, and in 1920 he added seventeen
acres, fifteen acres of his holdings being in a fine orchard, while
seventeen acres are devoted to alfalfa. In 1921 Mr. Amberg started in
the dairy business in a small way, with a herd of choice Holstein
cattle, and he has now increased the number to seventeen.
In an open
competition he was awarded the blue ribbon and gold medal at the State
Fair in September, 1921, the test of milk of his dairy showing 98.6
per cent, a record to be proud of.
Mr. Arnberg's marriage united him with Miss Ruby Ross, the
Mr. and Mrs. George Ross of Gilroy, and they have become the parents of
four children: Fred, Jr., Jane, Ross and Thomas. In politics Mr.
votes the Republican ticket, and he gives his support to the commercial
progress of the community through membership in the Chamber of Commerce