Schaefer, John W.
born in: Granville, Illinois, on Saturday, January 28, 1865
winner of Inter Society and Intercollegiate Oratorical Contests, and 3rd Place Inter-State contest;
son: John Victor Schaefer.
Began as mechanical expert, Allington & Curtis Company, Chicago, 1889;
instructor in machine shop, University of Illinois, 1889-93;
chief draftsman Link Belt Machinery Company, Chicago, 1893-4;
contracting engineer Link Belt Machinery Company, Chicago, 1904;
organizer, vice president, general manager and later president, Roberts & Schaefer Company, Chicago, 1909;
Club: Illinois Athletic Club.
Recreations: motoring, scientific research.
Office: 910 S. Michigan Av.
Home: 1469 W. Fargo Avenue
Source" Book of Chicagoans, 1917.