This bio was originally printed in Samuel Armor’s History of Orange County, Part 2, p. 1606.

JOB DENNI. — A native of Canton Unterwalden, Switzerland, Job Denni was born on September 30, 1878, at Geswil. He was educated in the public schools of his
native country and is the only one now living of a family of four children born to his parents. Job Denni lived in Switzerland until 1902, then decided to seek his fortune in
the United States, and having an uncle, Louis Denni, who had been a resident of Southern California since 1881, living in Los Alamitos, Orange County, he came here
and his first employment was with the Los Alamitos Sugar Company. So faithful was he in fhe discharge of his various duties that he soon won the good will of his em-
ployers, and also mastered the English language by persistency of purpose so that he is proficient in his knowledge of that tongue and feels that it has had no small
assistance in his success.

Mr. Denni’s uncle was engaged in the dairy business at Los Alamitos, leasing land from ‘the Bixby Land Company. After working for his uncle by the day, master-
ing the details of the business, he took over his uncle’s interests in 1912 and has since been the successful proprietor of what is known as Dairy No. 2. Mr. Denni owns 150
head of fine Holsteins, besides which he has an interest in other herds. His stock is kept largely on sugar beet pulp, the home dairy ranch being contiguous to the sugar
company’s plant. This is one of the oldest dairy ranches in Orange County and under the management of its owner produces on an average of 90,000 pounds of milk per
month, which he finds market for in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The ranch covers 500 acres of ground and he grows large quantities of alfalfa and grain. Previous to
buying out his uncle he operated Dairy No. 1, in Los Angeles County, near Signal Hill.

On April 18, 1910, at Long Beach, Job Denni was united in marriage with Miss Juanita Enfield, a native daughter, born in San Francisco. Her parents were of French
and German extraction and her mother is still living at Long Beach, but had been a resident of San Francisco for forty-five years. Four daughters have been born to Mr.
and Mrs. Denni — Juanita, Mary, Marguerite and Josephine. Mr. Denni is a member of the Knights of Columbus of Anaheim.

In 1905 Mr. Denni began buying land in the Cypress district, making his first purchase of ten acres, and to this he has added from time to time until he now owns
120 acres, twenty acres of which he has set out to Valencia oranges and the balance is used for alfalfa and barley. He put down a fine well, 618 feet deep, installed a pumping plant and put in a cement pipe line for irrigating his acreage, even supplying his neighbors with water, such an abundant supply did he get. He was the very first man to install a pipe line and many of his neighbors have profited by his example and have connected up with his line. By his progressive methods he has demonstrated that his section is a coming Valencia district and thereby enhanced the value of the properties thereabouts. It had been said that citrus fruit could not be grown successfully west of Magnolia Avenue and when Mr. Denni bought his land, which was composed of what is known as dead sand upon which grain would “not grow six inches high, people said it was useless, but his experimental work has won commendation and others are following in his footsteps and many acres have been set to oranges. Mr. Denni is a self-made man and by his industry and close application to business has won for himself a decided success and stands high in the esteem of all who know him for his square dealings.

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