Alexander Klein, who, after many years of active effort, is now living retired, having gained a comfortable competence, is one of Weed’s best citizens and is greatly respected throughout the community. He was born in Germany, on the 11th of May, 1861, and is a son of Frank and Elmira Klein. On coming to the United States, the family located in Detroit, Michigan, where the father followed the baker’s trade, and in that city both parents passed away.
Alexander Klein came to California in 1900 and first located in Sacramento, where he took up the logging business. He followed that line of work for many years in various places, but his home has been in Weed for the past twenty years. Two years ago he retired from active work, though he still gives attention to his private interests.
Mr. Klein was united in marriage to Miss Ida Sellis, who died in Seattle, Washington, many years ago. Mr. Klein is a kind hearted and generous man and has been of material assistance to many men in need. He has seen many changes in the way of improvement and development in Weed and is well acquainted in this locality, having many friends, who esteem him for his many excellent qualities and his interest in the welfare of those about him.
Transcribed by Marie Hassard 29 April 2010.
© 2010 Marie Hassard.