YUBA COUNTY Biographies
O. J. REIMERS
A “live-wire” in the electrical field in Northern California is O. J. Reimers, the affable proprietor of the popular Reimers Electric Co., at the corner of Second and F Streets, in Marysville. A native son, he was born in Glenn County, on September 8, 1886, the son of Peter and Weibke (Clausen) Reimers, and attended the schools of Glenn County, finishing his high school courses with honor, and studying electricity privately. Thereafter he engaged in house-wiring, and was chief-electrician with the Holt Manufacturing Company, for ten years working in their garage department; and then, in 1915, he left their employ in order to specialize in the auto-electrical business. For a year he was with the Overland and the Cadillac people; and then, deciding to go into business for himself, he secured the Kissell agency, and ran a general garage for a year, after which he sold out and came to Marysville.
In October, 1918, Mr. Reimers opened his place of business in the California Garage Building, but in February, 1923, he moved to the modern building where he is now located. He specializes in everything electrical pertaining to the automobile, representing the Exide Battery factory, and acting as dibtributor [sic] for Yuba and Sutter Counties. He has an authorized service station for the Delco and Remy lighting system, the pioneer battery and lighting system, and also maintains a service station for the Connecticut system, and for the K. W. and Eiseman magnetos. He employs two men regularly.
Mr. Reimers was married in 1910 to Miss Ina Jordan, a gifted and popular native daughter. They have three daughters, named Laurel, Patricia and Jeannette. Mr. Reimers belongs to the Odd Fellows.
History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, 1924
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