J. A. P. DANIEL,
SURNAMES: SYNDER, ROSLAR,
of Fremont Township, is a native of France, born at Paris, June 9, 1822, his parents being Charles and Teresa (Snyder) Daniel. He was reared in the department of Ardennes, near the line of Champagne. From 1842 to 1849 he was a soldier in the army of France, in the second Chasseurs de Afrique, his service being in Algiers, where he gallantly performed his part. He returned to France after the expiration of his term of service, and in 1861, going to Havre, took passage in a vessel bound for New York. He soon come out to California, and has resided in the State ever since. He bought fifteen acres where he now resides, in 1868, at which time it was covered with brush. After three or four years of patient labor, he got his land in condition to cultivate, and he now has twelve and one-half acres of vines in thirty-five of the choicest foreign varieties, including red, black, and white table grapes. Half of the vineyard is just coming into bearing, the rest all being mature vines. He sells a great many grapes in the market, and manufactures wine from the remainder. He has three wine cellars, one of them underground. The place shows every evidence of the careful attention given it by the proprietor.
Mr. Daniel was
married to Miss Mary Roslar, a native of France, born at Strasburg, and daughter
of John Pierre and Catharine Rosier. She was reared in Paris from the age of two
years. Mr. Daniel is a Republican politically.
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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