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Frederic Schaefer

engineer , inventor , manufacturer

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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

Connections

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