CHARLES F. A. HELLIESEN
SALOON KEEPER, SAN JOSE
SURNAMES: MARTI, STROUVE,
proprietor of the Auzerais Saloon, No. 53 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, was born in Holstein, a province of Denmark, now in Germany, in the the year 1843. He attended the public schools of his native town until sixteen years of age, when he began to learn the trade of ship-building, and worked at this business for three years, when he left home and went to Mexico, where he remained a year, and came thence to San Francisco, in 1864. He remained in the latter city four years, working at his trade and various other occupations during that time. He came to San Jose in 1868, where he engaged in the grocery business until 1875, when he opened a saloon, in which he has continued to the present time. Mr. Helliesen has an orchard of twenty-eight acres, four and a half miles from San Jose, on the Infirmary road, one-half planted to prunes, three-quarters of the remainder in apricots, and the rest in peaches and cherries. It is now all in bearing, except the replanted trees.
He was married,
in 1872, to Miss Anna Marti, a native of Switzerland. He is a member of
Friendship Lodge, No. 210, F. & A. M., of San Jose, and of Germania Lodge, No.
116, I. O. O.. F., of San Francisco. His parents were Karl N. and Frederika
Augusta (Strouve) Helliesen, natives of Schleswig-Holstein. His father was a
school-teacher during his entire adult life, as was his father, and two of his
brothers, before him.
Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
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