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Frederic Schaefer

Frederic Schaefer, Norwegian engineer, manufacturer, inventor. Decorated Knight of St. Olaf, Commander of St. Olaf (Norway).


  • Schaefer, Frederic was born on September 8, 1877 in Stavanger, Norway. Son of Captain Thomas Michelsen and Rachel Johanna (Clausen) Schaefer.

  • Education

    • Student Stavanger Technology School. Master of Science, honorary, U. Pittsburgh, 1929.


    • Came to the United States, 1894, naturalized, 1902. Mech. engineer, Boston. Design engineer, Westinghouse Elec.

      Company, Pittsburgh and Le Havre France, 1902-1906. Mechanic engineer Summers Steel Car Company, Pittsburgh, 1906-1914. Organized, president Schaefer Equipment Company, since 1914.

      Executive assistant Chief District Ordinance Officer. Trustee Carnegie Institute since 1935. Trustee, vice president American Scandinavian Foundation.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Clubs: Duquesne, Rolling Rock, Pittsburgh Golf, Wianno, H.Y.P., Fox Chapel.


    • Married Sarah Beatrice Bubb, September 5, 1912. Children: Jane (Mistress.
    • father: Captain Thomas Michelsen Schaefer
    • mother: Rachel Johanna (Clausen) Schaefer
    • spouse: Sarah Beatrice Bubb
    • child: Jane (Mrs Schaefer
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    Born September 8, 1877
    Died February 20, 1955
    (aged 77)