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MICHEL CASAUCAU

PARISIAN BAKERY- MOUNTAIN VIEW



 

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The proprietor of  the Parisian Bakery at Mountain View, Michel Casaucau has made his way to the front by industry and good management and now owns and operates the leading bakery there, his genial manners making and keeping customers and friends.  He was born in the Basses Pyrenees, France, a son of Damien and Annie (Vignes) Casaucau.  the father passed away fifteen years ago, but the mother still lives at the age of seventy-six and have a cattle farm and cattle business at Buzy, France.  Michel Casaucau is the only one of his family in America.  There was a family of five children, one brother is a school master; there are three sisters; one brother was killed in the late war and the subject of this review.  At the age of fourteen he left his native soil and came to America in 1891 and settled in Mayfield Cal.  He learned the baker's trade under his uncle, Romain Casaucau, well-known in Mayfield, now deceased.

At Oakland, Cal., Mr. Casaucau was married to Miss Jennie Hourcade, born in the same town in France as her husband.  They are the parents of five children; August, who served in the late war, is now driving an auto truck delivery wagon for his father; Albert is also a driver for the Parisian baker; Lucy , Harriet and Andrew.  Mr. Casaucau is the true type of the frugal and successful French- American and the excellent products he turns out from his establishment speak for themselves, his goods being delivered fresh every day.  He is a true and loyal American in every particular and willingly give his best efforts to the measures that tend toward the advancement and progress of his locality, which he has selected for his permanet home.


Transcribed by Carolyn Feroben, from Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 1429

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