Endowed with sound executive and business ability, Ambrose E. Daneri,
postmaster of Merced, Cal., is recognized as a worthy representative of
the intelligent and substantial citizens of his locality, and is held
in high esteem throughout the section in which he resides. A son
of John and Angella Daneri, he was born March 24, 1880, in
Coulterville, Cal., where he remained until he was a young man.
The father, John Daneri, was an early settler in Mariposa couonty,
coming there in the late fifties, he engaged in farming on a large
scale and served as road overseer. He passed away on the home
farm in 1899, aged fifty-nine years; the mother still makes her home
there and is seventy eight years of age.
Ambrose E. Daneri completed the grammar school course in his native
county, and then entered the Stockton Business college, from which he
graduated in 1900. After his graduation he became bookkeeper for Hale
Brothers in San Francisco, remaining with this firm for two years, when
he entered the employ fo the Santa Fe Railroad Company and was sent to
Richmond, Cal., where he served in the commissary department for
fourteen months. He then returned to Mariposa County and took the
management of the famous Horse Shoe Bend Ranch in that county owned by
Francis B. Loomis, assistant Secretary of State in Washington, D. C.
and Richard H. Rogers of Springfield Ohio, and successfully managed the
ranch for one year, when he went home and ran the home ranch for the
following three years. On March 15, 1909, Mr. Daneri removed to
Merced and entered the postal service under Charles Harris; from 1916
to 1918 he served as postmaster a position he has capably filled ever
since. Mr. Daneri received the further distinction of being made
county director of Merced County of the Government Savings under the U.
S. Treasury Department, and during the World War was very active in
this department. Always taking an active and helpful interest in
public affairs, he lends his aid toward the advancement of all
movements calculated to enhance the general welfare.
On April 8, 1903, Dr. Daneri married Miss Cora Belle Hamilton, of
Wellington, Ill., who became the mother of two children, Amos and
Hamilton. Mrs. Daneri died in 1915. Mr. Daneri is a member
and a Past grand of Mereced Lodge No. 208, I.O.O.F.. Past chief
Patriarch of San Joaquin Encampment No. 46, I. O. O. F. also a member
of Fresno Canton, I. O.O. F; Presidnet (March, 1925) of Yosemite Parlor
NO. 24, N. S. G. W., and First Vice- President of the Lion's Club of
History of Merced County,
California : with a biographical review of the leading men and women of
the county who have been identified with its growth and development
from the early days to the present
Los Angeles, Calif.: Historic Record Co., 1925, 903 pgs.
MARIPOSA FAMILY CHRONICLES
MARIPOSA HISTORY AND GENEALOGY RESEARCH