GEORGE F. HUBER
George Frederick Huber, an enterprising businessman of Auburn, California, and one of the trustees of the city, is a native of Germany, born on the 19th of January, 1848, in the state of Wurttemberg. His father, George Adam Huber, still lives in the old country, and is now eighty-four years of age. He is a member of the Lutheran Church, as also was his wife, Mary Elizabeth Huber, who died in 1873. The Huber’s as far back as their history is known were residents of Germany.
George F. Huber passed the first fifteen years of his life in his native land, receiving a good common-school education there. In 1863, at the age of fifteen, he came to America, stopping first for a short time in Detroit, Michigan, where he had an uncle. From Michigan he came direct to California. Like most newcomers to this state at that early day, he first tried his luck in the mines, his first venture being on the American River, where he met with fair success. Later he bought a farm in El Dorado County, on which he settled and where he carried on farming operations for sixteen years. At the end of that time he came to Auburn. Here he opened a bakery and a little later engaged also in the liquor business, both wholesale and retail, and from the first he was successful in his business at this place. He erected and owns the building in which his bakery and wholesale and retail liquor store are located. Also he is interested in mining operations. He is a stockholder and the president of the Gold Slide Mining Company, with property on the American River.
Politically Mr. Huber has been a Democrat ever since he has been a voter. During his residence on his ranch he took a deep interest in educational affairs and for a number of years served his district. In the spring of 1900 he was elected one of the trustees of the city of Auburn.
Mr. Huber was happily married in 1870 to Miss Susan Byer, a native of Germany, and they have one daughter, Mary, who is now the wife of D. W. Fairchild, of Auburn.
Mrs. Huber is a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Huber was reared in the Lutheran faith, but is not identified with any church. He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity since 1874 and is also a member of the I. O. R. M.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.