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The Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum Distinguished Speaker Series
January 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Frank Robert Naumann
will sharing the
“Naumann Family Immigration and Move to Oxnard”
Ever since 1898, four generations of the agricultural Naumann family have prospered in Ventura County.
Great-grandfather Samuel’s journey originated in Aschersleben Germany in 1886 but took a couple of detours before ending up on the Oxnard Plain: first to Galveston, Texas, and then in 1893 to Chino, California. Samuel arrived in Ventura County right around the time the Oxnard sugar factory was completed.
Like Samuel, Frank’s grandfather Gustav grew sugar beets and beans. Frank’s parents, Robert and June Naumann, raised Frank, born on August 2, 1944, on the family home ranch located on Etting Road, west of the Pacific Coast Highway.
In addition to majoring in agriculture in college, Frank was able to rely on the knowledge and experience he had already attained from his father and two longtime employees, Melvin Miers and Louie Ramos.
According to Frank, his father taught him about the value of responsibility, the principles of economics, how to think on his feet, and how do math in his head. “Melvin and Louie,” added Frank, “taught me about the business ends of shovels and hoes.”
After a stint in Vietnam and a paralyzing car accident, Frank has not only successfully cultivated lemons, grapefruit, walnuts, avocados, passion fruit, wheat, barley, cotton, and various vegetables (including Oxnard’s famous lima beans) but has also authored a history of the Hueneme Masonic Cemetery located near his home.