SURNAMES: BROWN, LAHEFF, McCARTHY
JOSEPH T. CORPSTEIN.—A worthy representative of an old and honored family is Joseph T. Corpstein, whose family has been a factor in the development of the rural district around Saratoga since 1864. He was born on Pierce Road near Saratoga March 4, 1866, the son of Nicholas and Susan (Brown) Corpstein. The father came to California May 18, 1864, and in 1868 homesteaded 160 acres, which he improved and which the family still own. The father passed away in 1892 and the mother died in October. 1914. This worthy couple had nine children, four of whom are living, Joseph T. being the youngest living. He began his education in the Lincoln School of his home district and assisted his father on the ranch until he passed away. In 1901 he entered a grocery store as clerk and within the following three years purchased the business. In 1906 the firm of Corpstein and Mayhew was formed and in 1908 Mr. Metzger bought out the interest of Mr. Mayhew and the firm is now Corpstein and Metzger and they are doing a successful business, during the busy season employing five men to take care of their large and growing trade. Mr. Corpstein still owns his ranch, a part of the old homestead.
The marriage of Mr. Corpstein in San Francisco united him with Mrs. Mary E. (Laheff) McCarthy, who was born in Morris Flat, Nevada County, whose father, David Laheff, was one of the pioneers of California. Politically Mr. Corpstein advocates the principles of the Democratic party; fraternally he is a member of the Foresters of America, the Woodmen of the World and the Modern Woodmen of America. He is a member of the Saratoga Improvement Association and the Catholic Church. Santa Clara County and this section of California is largely indebted to the efforts of the Corpstein family for early pioneer development, and Mr. Corpstein takes a good citizen's part in all present matters that make for prosperity and progress.
Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 1244
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