VALLEY OF HEART's DELIGHT
cferoben from Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara
County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922.
CLARENCE F BRONNER
SURNAMES: ARMSTRONG, STEBBINS, SCHREIBER,
-A successful rancher of Morgan Hill, who has
also been a trusted employee of the U. S. mail service since 1907, is
Clarence F. Bronner, a native of Michigan, who was bom at Pokagon, Cass
County, on November 2, 1866. His parents were Solomon M. and Katherine
(Armstrong) Bronner, both natives of New York, and the father is now
making his home with his son at Morgan Hill. Mr. Bronner spent his
boyhood in Indiana and Illinois, for a time attending the Uni-ersity
at Valparaiso, Ind., later going to Montana, where he was located at
Madison Valley, on the frontier, fifty miles from the nearest railroad
station, working as an electrical and steam engineer in the copper
mines in the Big Indian mine district.
At Freeport, IlL, March 25, 1903, Mr. Bronner was married to Miss
J Stebbins, who was born in Lancaster Township, Stephenson County, May
18, 1880. She is the daughter of Warren Wayne and Mary Ellen
(Schreiber) Stebbins, both bom in Stephenson County and now residents
In the fall of 1905 Mr. Bronner came to California, and in
February, 1906, Mrs. Bronner joined her husband; they purchased a
ten-acre tract on San Pedro Avenue, near Morgan Hill, and here they
have developed a fme orchard. In December, 1907, Mr. Bronner started to
conduct the rural free delivery, route 24, out of Morgan Hill, and for
five years he covered this territory. When route 23 was formed he took
charge of it and now is handling route 1, having been connected with
Post Office Department for nearly fifteen consecutive years. Mr.
Bronner is a hearty booster for Santa Clara Valley and its
possibilities. Politically he is an independent, supporting the best
men and measures. Mr. and Mrs. Bronner are enthusiastic over Califomia,
and Mrs. Bronner takes an active interest in community affairs and is
secretary of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Methodist Church at Morgan
Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Bronner have three sons, Warren M., Ralph W. and W.
Blatchford, all in school.