El Dorado County







            Mr. Forni is the proprietor of the new Georgetown Hotel.  He is a popular landlord and his well conducted hostelry secures a liberal patronage from the traveling public.  A native of Switzerland, Mr. Forni was born in 1848, and in his native land acquired his education.  He subsequently removed to France, where he became connected with the hotel business.  On leaving that country he made his way direct to El Dorado, California, where for a time he was engaged in the stock and dairy business, conducting a well equipped ranch.  He met with gratifying success in this undertaking and thus gained a good start in business life.  Subsequently he rented the Pioneer Hotel, of Georgetown, which he conducted for ten years, when on the 14th of June, 1897, it was destroyed by fire.  He then purchased the ground on which he has since erected the new Georgetown Hotel.  In height it is two stories and a basement.  Its dimensions are eighty by one hundred feet and it contains thirty rooms, elegantly furnished and supplied with all the modern conveniences.  The dining room is supplied with the best the market affords, and Mr. Forni does all in his power to promote the comfort of his guests.  The Georgetown Hotel is a credit to its owner and the town and is a favorite resort with the traveling public.  No equipment is lacking, and his long experience in the business has well qualified Mr. Forni for its capable conduct.  He believes in supplying his guests with the best, at moderate prices, and thus he has made many friends and gained a good patronage.  He owns mining interests, but gives his undivided attention to the management of his excellent hostelry.

            In 1872 Mr. Forni was united in marriage to Miss Theresa Forni, who though of the same name was not a relative.  They have one child, Victor, who is a graduate of Heald’s’ Business College, of San Francisco, and is engaged in mining.  Socially the subject of this review is connected with the Masonic fraternity, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and in all he is an active member.  He takes a deep interest in the upbuilding and improvements of his town and is a public-spirited citizen whose efforts in behalf of Georgetown have not been without good results.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: “A Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of Representative Citizens of Northern California”, Pages 655-656. Chicago Standard Genealogical  Publishing Co. 1901.

© 2011  Gerald Iaquinta.



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