Ireddi Zunino, junior partner of the firm of Brunelli & Zunino, at Weed, is a wide-awake and energetic business man, who has not only gained material success since coming to this city, but has also won the genuine respect of the people of the community. He was born in Italy on the 21st of July, 1889, and is a son of Bernardo and Buscaglia (Mariea) Zunino. The parents, who were farming folk, never left their native land and both are now deceased.
Ireddi Zunino remained at home until seventeen years of age, acquiring his education in the public schools. In 1906 he came to the United States, locating in La Moine, Shasta County, California, where he was employed in a factory for two years. About 1908 he went to Hilt, Siskiyou County, where he was employed at factory work for a short time, and then came to Weed, where he has since resided. For nine years he was employed in the factory of the Weed Lumber Company, but in 1918 resigned and, forming a partnership with Emilio Brunelli, under the firm name of Brunelli & Zunino, engaged in the grocery and meat business. In this enterprise they have been very successful, carrying a large and well selected stock, and commanding the trade of the representative people of the city. Mr. Zunino has charge of the meat department and his partner looks after the grocery end of the business. Mr. Zunino is a member of the Sons of Italy and is extremely popular in his community, being a man of great industry, sterling character, and agreeable manner.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J. W. Major, History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Page 283. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
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