San Diego County









Mrs. Linda Moretti, who resides on the well known Santa Ysabel Ranch, headquarters of the Santa Ysabel Dairy, is a part owner with George Sawday of the many thousands of acres comprising the Santa Ysabel ranch property. She was born in the Petaluma valley of California and represents a pioneer family of the Golden State. Her parents are Charles and Catherine (Traversi) Martin, the former a successful cattle and dairy man who operated a large ranch in Northern California. They are both deceased.

Linda Martin became the wife of Fiorenzo Moretti, a native of Switzerland, and it was in 1906 that this worthy couple established their home in San Diego County, California. Mr. Moretti, an expert dairyman owned a fine ranch and dairy in the San Jacinto valley for many years but in 1922 disposed of his holding there and assumed the management of the large Santa Ysabel ranch and dairy, which he operated successfully until his death in 1926. Mrs. Moretti still resides on the Santa Ysabel main ranch, where more than one hundred and thirty head of fine milch cows are kept in the dairy alone and where many head of cattle are fed for the market. The Santa Ysabel Dairy is a member of the San Diego Milk Producers Association. Mrs. Moretti has membership in the Julian Chamber of Commerce and is active in all civil work. She is a member of the Catholic Church.



Transcribed By: Michele Y. Larsen on April 18, 2012.

Source: California of the South Vol. II, by John Steven McGroarty, Page 283, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis. 1933.

2012 Michele Y. Larsen.