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      MRS. ANNA A. BOGLE.—The daughter of California pioneers, Mrs. Anna A. Bogle was born and reared in Sacramento County, and has spent most of her life on Grand island, becoming one of the well-known residents of the district and an advocate of all measures having for their object the further development and advancement of her home community. Born on Grand Island, she is the daughter of Frederick and Catherine (Verbarg) Meyer, both natives of Hanover, Germany; the father, after receiving his education in his native land, emigrated to the United States in 1857, desirous of taking advantage of the greater opportunities to be found in the new world. Loyal to his adopted country from the very beginning, he served one year in the 4th Ohio Cavalry during the Civil War. After working for a time in Cincinnati, Ohio, he came to Sacramento, in 1866, coming to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama, and worked one year for his brother, Henry, who had preceded him. In 1869 he purchased a seventy-two acre ranch on Grand Island, situated on Steamboat Slough, from his brother, and started ranching on his own account, and prospered as the years went by; he started out in life empty-handed and overcoming the obstacles in the path of the pioneer ranchers of the state, he accumulated a competence and a property which is today a visible evidence of his life of thrift and business acumen. Mr. Meyer was married while in Ohio, July 30, 1859, to Miss Catherine Verbarg, also a native of Hanover, Germany, born October 21, 1841, a daughter of Diedrich and Margaret Verbarg, Hanovarians likewise, and in 1858, in company with a brother, she came to America and was a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, up to the time of her marriage and until their removal to the Pacific Coast. Frederick Meyer passed away April 30, 1890, of pneumonia, his widow surviving him until October 1, 1910.

      Mr. And Mrs. Frederick Meyer became the parents of four children: Caroline, now deceased; Minnie, deceased; Henry, residing on Ryer Island, and Anna A., now Mrs. Samuel M. Bogle, and the subject of our interesting review.

      Anna A. Meyer received her education at the public schools in her home vicinity and at Mount St. Gertrude Academy of Rio Vista. Her marriage to Samuel Morris Bogle occurred at her home October 30, 1889; Mr. Bogle was a native of Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, born March 10, 1863, a son of James and Mary M. (Clayton) Bogle, the father a native of Virginia and the mother of Ohio. In 1876 Samuel M. Bogle came to California with his uncle and aunt, Andrew and Hannah V. Bogle, who settled on Merritt Island in Yolo County. He was only thirteen years or age at the time and attended the public school here and in Oakland, after which he became interested in ranching on Grand Island. After his marriage he began farming the old Meyer place, which his wife had inherited. He was also the owner of eighty acres on Sutter Island. A public-spirited man, he served fourteen years as clerk of the board of the Grand Island district school. Fraternally he was a member of Pythian Castle No. 105, K. of P., at Courtland.

      Two children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Bogle: Vernon F., and Muriel O. Vernon F. Was born on Grand Island March 12, 1891, and was educated there, finishing with a business course at the Sacramento high school; he married at San Jose, Cal, November 1, 1916, Francis Shambaugh, a native of Chicago and daughter of William and Sophie Shambaugh, the father a Presbyterian minister who later came to California and engaged in ranching near San Jose, where he still resides. Four children came to Vernon and Francis Bogle, Muriel, Warren, Lois and Samuel. Since his marriage, Vernon F. Has made his home on his parents’ eighty-acre ranch on Sutter Island, where he raises hogs, fruit and vegetables. Muriel married, December 14, 1920, Ichabod C. Elder, born at Sacramento, a son of Joseph and Malinda Elder, who were of a pioneer California family. Mr. Elder has been identified of recent years with Weinstock, Lubin and Company, as an outside salesman.

      After her father’s death, which occurred April 30, 1890, Mrs. Bogle acquired title to the Frederick Meyer place on Grand Island, and there she has maintained the family home since that time, rearing her children in her old childhood home. They also purchased an eighty-acre ranch on Sutter Island, devoted principally to orchard. Her husband’s death occurred on the homestead, September 19, 1921. The seventy-two acre ranch is devoted entirely to fruit culture; and its beauty and prosperity are a fitting tribute to the foresight of the founder of the family in California, Frederick Meyer.




Transcribed 7-02-07 Marilyn R. Pankey.

Source: Reed, G. Walter, History of Sacramento County, California With Biographical Sketches, Page 932.  Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA. 1923.

© 2007 Marilyn R. Pankey.




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