Guss Schmiedt


Guss Gilbert Schmiedt was born in Oregon in 1892 and moved to the Manteca area in 1906.

According to his son Lester Schmiedt. "Guss was not a man of much education himself, but he was bound and determined that others would get an education." He was on the Veritas School Board for 44 years. He was also on the founding Board of Education for the Manteca Union High School District in 1921 and remained active on that board for over 40 years.

Schmiedt was also active in the formation of the Manteca Grange and Manteca Chamber of Commerce. The football field at Manteca High is named in his honor. Schmiedt helped construct the original football field at the high school.