The Valley of Heart's Delight

Motorcycle and Bicycle Repair Shop
236 West Santa Clara St. San Jose, 1921
Sawyers 1650


A native son of Santa Clara who is now residing in San Jose and the owner of a business establishment, is Joseph A. Abreo, who is the owner of a motorcycle and bicycle repair shop known as Joe's Repair Shop an is located at  236 West Santa Clara Streets, and he he has had a splendid business and is making good. Joseph A. Abreo was born in Santa Clara , on October 11, 1889, the son of Manuel and Anna Abreo, who were early settlers of California, having  come to this county in the year of 1877. Mr.. and Mrs. Abreo became the parents of ten children of whom Joseph was the fourth.  The father, who was a railroad man, passed away on december 23, 1900, but Mrs. Abreo is still living in Santa Clara.

Joseph received his education in the St. Joseph's school and the Santa Clara University, where he received a good education and upon becoming a young man and making his own livelihood, he was employed in various occupations, first in the Pacific Manufacturing Company for two years, then in the employ of the Agnew distillery for eight  years.  Becoming interested in the  motorcycle business, he worked for years in this line and on August, 1, 1917 he established his own business, taking agency for the Columbia bicycle, and he has since been engaged in general repairing of motorcycles and bicycles, carrying a full line of supplies.  He bas been very successful in all of his undertakings, giving the best of service.

Mr. Abreo's marriage united him with Miss Laura Limas, who is also a native of Santa clara, and they are the parent of one child, Pearl Anna.  Mrs. Abreo conducts the Milady Shop at 41 South Second Street, exclusively devoted to accessories for women; and she also makes frock for little children and so attractive are they , that they find a ready sale.  She employs five people in her establishment.   Mr. Abreo is a popular member of the Foresters of America, being past chief ranger, and also the Druids, in which he is part arch druid, and the Woodmen of the World.  In politics, he is liberal, giving his vote to the best men and the most progressive measures, and in religious faith he is member of the Catholic Church.

Transcribed by Carolyn Feroben, from Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California,
 published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. 1650


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