Schaefer, John W.

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John W. Schaefer Soundex Code S160

John W. Schaefer, Mechanical Engineer

born in: Granville, Illinois, on Saturday, January 28, 1865

son of: Frederick Schaefer and Anna Schaefer, nee: Anna Eichenauer

education: public schools, Granville, Illinois; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1888, Master of Engineering, 1906;

winner of Inter Society and Intercollegiate Oratorical Contests, and 3rd Place Inter-State contest;

married: Eva Schaefer, nee: Eva Shepard, of Granville, Illinois, on Wednesday, October 30, 1889;

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;

engineer with A.L. Ide & Son, Springfield, Illinois, 1894-1904;

contracting engineer Link Belt Machinery Company, Chicago, 1904;

organizer, vice president, general manager and later president, Roberts & Schaefer Company, Chicago, 1909;

president Schaefer Manufacturing Company, Birmingham, Alabama, 1909-13;

secretary, treasurer and director, Cement Gun Construction Company, Chicago, since June, 1914. John W. Schaefer

Member: American Society Mechanical Engineers, Western Society of Engineers.

Republican Party.


Club: Illinois Athletic Club.

Recreations: motoring, scientific research.

Office: 910 S. Michigan Av.

Home: 1469 W. Fargo Avenue

Source" Book of Chicagoans, 1917.