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Julius Nervo & Margaret Nervo
Julius Nervo and Margaret Nervo
Nervo, Julius
Davis, Louise
Nervo, Margaret
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Speaking of Wine: Sonoma County Winemaker Oral Histories
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Interviewed by Louise Davis ; June 1988, transcription 1992.
Julius & Margaret Nervo were interviewed on Geyserville history. They discuss family history--their Italian father and mother came to Geyserville before the turn of the century. Purchasing a parcel they set out to run the ranch, over the years they added eight children to help them and expanded from 10 acres of grapes to 135, from a small winery dug into the hillside to the Nervo stone winery (circa 1908) still standing today.<br>They cover neighbors and school days. They talk of a life far different from today, of horse and wagon days to public transportation. Margaret never married and lived in the family home for 80 years then moved to Healdsburg. Their brothers, Luke (86 years) and Frank (85 years), also never married and lived all their lives on the family property.<br>The interviewer is Louise Davis. Her father, Obed Bosworth and mother, Marie (Glaser) Bosworth Beers were both born to early settlers of Sonoma County. Her father worked with his father in their mercantile store in Geyserville for decades, with Marie joining Obed after their marriage (son Harry is now the proprietor of Bosworth and Son), here they not only sold goods but were collectors of history. After Obed's death in 1981 at 86, Louise realized she had missed recording his vast storage of information for future generations, this sparked her intense interest in Geyserville history. This interview is one of many undertaken by Louise to record and save an individual's knowledge for the future.
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[3 leaves] 33 p., 3 p.
28 cm.
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ANNEX R 663.200979418 NERVO; WL R 663.200979418 NERVO
10000635520304 (Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library); 10000635520908 (Sonoma County Wine Library)
juliusnervo00unse.pdf; juliusnervo00unse.epub;
Oral histories (document genres)
Wine and Winemaking
Nervo, Julius
Nervo, Margaret
Nervo Winery
Wine and wine making
Healdsburg, CA
United States
Internet Archive; IA_audio
Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County oral history series
Speaking of Wine

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