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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. LCNAF No geocoding Sonoma County Tourism Grant (2010-2011) Grant provided to the Sonoma County Library through the Sonoma County Advertising Program High
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Oral histories (document genres) Interviews Histories--Sources Wine and Winemaking Nervo, Julius Nervo, Margaret Nervo Winery Wine and wine making
Healdsburg, CA United States California Sonoma Geyserville