Ambrose E. Daneri
Contributed by; Carol Lackey
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 County, 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
of 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, Amo and Hamilton. Mrs. Daneri
died in 1915. Mr. Daneri is a member and a Past grand of Merced 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; President (March, 1925) of
Yosemite Parlor NO. 24, N. S. G. W., and First Vice- President of the Lion's
Club of Merced.
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.