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Transcribed biography of Adolph J. Schumacher

ADOLPH J. SCHUMACHER - The able director of the affairs of the Valparaiso Motor Service Company was born in New York City on May 29, 1888, the son of Gustav A. and Louise (Von Vierick) Schumacher, both of whom were natives of Germany and removed to Fort Wayne in 1904, where the father was engaged as a road contractor. He and his wife are deceased and are survived by one child, Adolph J. Schumacher. The latter was engaged with his father in the contracting business in Fort Wayne, Indiana, until the death of Gustav Schumacher, and in 1920 he became a construction foreman for the General Electric Company of Fort Wayne. In 1921 he formed an association with J. C. O'Connor, road contractor of Fort Wayne who was acting as superintendent of construction of the Ideal section of the Lincoln Highway. He entered the service of the Standard Steel Car Company in March, 1922, as foreman, and remained in Hammond until July, 1925, when he opened a garage at Kouts, Indiana. In January of the following year he purchased the buildings which his present business occupies from the Foster Coal and Lumber Company. He did extensive remodeling, and opened his business April 15. 1926. His concern has the authorized agency for the Oakland and Pontiac cars, carrying a full line of accessories and maintaining a service department. The company also serves as agent for the Stewart-Warner radio. Mr. Schumacher was united in marriage with Grace, the daughter of John and Betty Hampshire of Columbus, Ohio, on September 2, 1922, in Louisville, Kentucky. To them were born three sons: John, Jr., Edward, and Frank. Mr. Schumacher is a member of the Elks, and is an influential factor in the business life of this community.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 638-639

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