Kreer, John George

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John George Kreer, iron and steel;

born in: Chicago, on Friday, February 13, 1874;

son of: John J. Kreer and Eva Waller Kreer, nee: Eva Waller George

education: St. Joseph High School (Westchester, Illinois), 1879-85;

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), St. Ignatius College, 1891;

School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Royal Technical High School, Charlottenberg, Berlin, Germany, graduating as naval architect and marine engineer;

married: Martha Kreer, nee: Martha Washington, in Chicago, on Saturday, June 15, 1901;

children: John George Kreer, Jr., Marie Louise Kreer, Anna Kreer, Martha Kreer2, David Kreer.

Hull designer for H.C. Stuelcken & Son, Hamburg, Germany, 1899;

1st assistant to J. Schuette, engineer-in-chief Experimental Model Basin of the North German Lloyd, Bremerhaven, Germany, 1900;

with Purdy & Henderson, Chicago, 1901;

In charge of the Department of Marine Engineering, Great Lakes School of Engineering, since 1901.

superintending engineer, Marine Iron Works, Chicago, 1902;

with Illinois Steel Company, Chicago, 1903;

in firm of Kreer & Parsons (R.M.), designers and builders of steel ships, 1904- 1907;

chief engineer construction department, Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, 1907;

vice president Vierling Steel Works, 1911-15;

president Hoyt-Noe Steel Company since 1915.

Member: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Western Society of Engineers, Chicago Engineers' Club.



Office: 345 W. 23rd Street, (1911); 817 Washington Boulevard (1917)

Home: 1525 W. Lunt Avenue (1911, 1917), Rogers Park

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1911, page 398; Book of Chicagoans, 1917.