THE VALLEY OF HEART's DELIGHT
San Felipe Hotel
Born in Switzerland, May 14,
1834. IN the year 1856 he emigrated to New York, arriving in that
city in September. Soon after touching the shores of the United
states he went to Milwaukee where he was variously employed ; thence he
proceeded to Chicago being there engaged in a baker; in 1857 he was
working at the same trade in St. Louis, Missouri, and three months
after became baker in the Planter's hotel, Leaven worth,
Kansas. In 1858, Mr. Niggle came to California by steamer from
New York, remaining, however, for two months at Panama, being employed
on the steamer Golden Age.
In the spring of 1858 he came to Santa Clara county, an after being
a short time engaged at his trade in Santa Clara and San Jose,
came to Gilroy and was cooking at the Exchange hotel for one
year. Form 1859 until 1863, he conducted a restaurant and bakery
in that city, but selling out in the latter he visited Europe and the
scenes of his childhood. In 1864 he retunred to San Francisco;'
engaged in the hotel business, and in 1876 [sic]came back to Gilroy
where he conducted a hotel until 1874. In 1876, he took charge of
the San Felipe Hotel, where he has a store and conducts a
post-office. Married, February 14, 1864, Lena Jeger, a native of
Switzerland, and has: John, born in San Francisco, Decmeber 30, 1865;
Mary, born in Gilroy, April 17, 1868.