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Joachim G. Giaver

Joachim G. Giaver, Norwegian civil engineer. Decorated by the King of Norway with Order of St. Olaf, first grade, 1921. member Giaver & Dinkelberg.


  • Giaver, Joachim G. was born on August 15, 1856 in in Norway. Son of Jens H. and Hanna Birgitte (Holmboe) Giaver.

  • Education

    • Came to America, 1882. C.E., Throndhjems Technology College, Throndhjem, Norway, 1881.


    • Draftsman bridge department N.P. R.R., St. Paul, Minnesota, 1882-1883. Draftsman, 1883-1885, chief engineer, 1885-1890, Shiffler Bridge Company, Pittsburgh. Assistant chief engineer World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1891-1893.

      General contracting, 1893-1896. Bridge designer for Sanitary District, Chicago, 1896-1898. Chief engineer, D. H. Burnham & Company, Chicago, 1898-1915.

      Construction engineering, Chicago, 1915—member Giaver & Dinkelberg. Trustee Norwegian American Hospital.


    Member Giaver & Dinkelberg.


    • Married Louise C. Schmedling, Throndhjem, Norway, September 3, 1885.
    • father: Jens H. Giaver
    • mother: Hanna Birgitte (Holmboe) Giaver
    • spouse: Louise C. Schmedling
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    Born August 15, 1856
    Died March 29, 1925
    (aged 68)