CONRAD DAVID BAHLER.
Like many other successful self made men of southern California, Conrad David Bahler is an American by adoption
only, being a native of Switzerland, from whence has come so much of the bone and sinew of this great republic.
Wherever known the Swiss type is noted for thrift and enterprise, Conrad David Bahler being no exception to this
rule. He was born on the 22d day of November, 1883, a son of David and Marie Bahler, both of whom are deceased.
The father was well educated and in his native land followed the vocation of school teacher.
Conrad Bahler attended the excellent public schools of Switzerland and on completing his studies was apprenticed
to learn the trade of a machinist. After two years so employed, he came to the United States, at the age of twenty
two years, landing in New York city, where he remained for a year. He then went to San Francisco, where he worked
at his trade for five years. Then having married, he went to Coalinga, where he remained for a year, going from
there to Bakersfield, which was his home during the following five years. From there he went to Visalia and five
years later, in 1921, he came to Hanford, where he is apparently permanently established After coming here Mr.
Bahler engaged in the automobile repair business, being first located in the Gurney Garage, but he has since built
for his own purposes a fine modern brick building at Ninth and Redington streets, where he is enjoying a large
and constantly increasing patronage. He is equipped for all kinds of automobile repair work, and also carries a
full line of parts, accessories, tires and other supplies, including the Exide battery. He employs two mechanics,
and by prompt service, careful and conscientious work and courteous attention to the wants of his customers, he
has won an enviable reputation among Hanford's successful business men.
Mr. Bahler was married to Miss Lena Marie Marty, who was born and reared in this state, the daughter of Frank Marty
of San Francisco. To Mr. and Mrs. Bahler have been born three children, namely: Lena Marie, Conrad David, Jr.,
and Wendal Charles Genial and pleasant in his contact with others, Mr. Bahler has won a host of friends since coming
to Kings county and has proven himself a worthy citizen of the community. Politically Mr. Bahler gives his support
to the republican party, though he does not take an active part in public affairs. He is a member of the Benevolent
Protective Order of Elks and the Woodmen of the World.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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