One of Weed’s most highly esteemed citizens and successful merchants in Emilio Brunelli, who conducts an up-to-date grocery and meat market as a member of the firm of Brunelli & Zunino, and has built up a business of which he has reason to be proud. He was born in Italy, on the 14th of March, 1874, and is a son of Constantino and Clementina (Aguzzi) Brunelli. The former was a merchant, and both died in their native land.
Emilio Brunelli was reared and educated at home and lived there until 1903, when he came to the United States. Settling in McCloud, Siskiyou County, California, he spent seven years in the employ of the McCloud Lumber Company, and then came to Weed. He went to work for the Weed Lumber Company, with which concern he was connected until 1917, when he resigned and went into business for himself, as a member of the firm of Brunelli & Zunino. They opened a grocery and meat market, have made steady advancement during the subsequent years and now carry a six thousand dollar stock of goods, such as meets the requirements of the local trade. Close attention to the needs and tastes of their patrons, uniformly courteous treatment and fair dealing have gained for them the confidence of the people and they well merit the success which is now theirs.
Mr. Brunelli is a charter member of the Sons of Italy, while his religious faith is that of the Roman Catholic Church. He is fond of outdoor life, hunting and fishing being his favorite sports, though he is essentially a business man and gives close attention to his commercial interests. He is generous and kindly, gives freely to benevolent and charitable causes, and throughout the community where he lives is greatly respected.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J. W. Major, History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Pages 290-291. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.