JOSEPH A. TERESIBio-Sawyers
From Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 1480
ANTONIO TERESI.— It is interesting to note the success of one of Santa Clara County's ambitious
young men, Antonio Teresi, who has become a successful orchardist and an enterprising realtor.
A native of Sicily, he was born at Palermo. August 12, 1896, but he has been a resident of California
since he was a child, so he has very little recollection of any other home than the sunny skies of the Golden
State. His parents were Salvadore and Mary (La- barba) Teresi, who came to the United States about
1902, settling at San Jose, and the father is now the owner of the Sorosis Fruit Ranch at Saratoga.
The fifth in a family of nine children, all living, Antonia Teresi was educated in the public schools of
San Jose, and supplemented this with a course at . Heald's Business College, where he was graduated in
1914. and following this he spent the next ten years in various lines of work, principally as an orchardist.
As soon as he had the means he bought an orchard at Berryessa. which he sold in 1919 at a good profit,
and immediately purchased an orchard on Prospect Road, which he disposed of successfully fourteen
months later. His next purchase was a beautiful ten-acre orchard on the Santa Clara-Los Gatos Road, where he
and his wife now make their home. Already he has made many improvements on the place,
particularly in beautifying the grounds, and his prospects are bright for an increased yield and income
from year to year from his orchard, which is considered one of the prettiest in this section of the
valley. For the past three years Mr. Teresi has been engaged in the realty business in San Jose with
Paul L Cavala, having offices on East Santa Clara Street and handling all kinds of property.
At San Francisco, on July 1, 1920, Mr. Teresi was married to Miss Katherine Elizabeth Semas, a native
of Salinas, Cal., and the daughter of Antonio and Agnes Semas. Her father passed away on April 6,
1907, and the mother now makes her home on Williams Road, Santa Clara County. Mrs. Teresi was
educated in the public schools and in Notre Dame Business College at Salinas. While numbered among
the younger orchardists of the district, Mr. Teresi is already counted among the successful horticul-
turists, a recognition he well deserves. Politically he casts his vote for the Republican party.
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