SCHREYER, Charles Allen

Male 1853 - 1931  (77 years)


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  • Name SCHREYER, Charles Allen 
    Born 4 Oct 1853  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    • Biography: CHARLES A. SCHROYER, superintendent of the car shops of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad in Chicago, has made a specialty of car construction for many years and acquired his present responsible position as the result of ripe experience, accompanied by supe­rior mechanical skill and executive ability. He was horn at Milton, Pennsylvania, October 14, 1853, and is a son of Allen and Rebecca (Crites) Schroyer.

      Charles A. Schroyer attended the public schools of Lock Haven and learned the trade of cabinetmaker. He served an apprenticeship of five years in his father's shop, acquiring a thorough knowledge of that line of work, which has always been of great value to him. In 1878 he engaged in car-building in the shops of the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad at Renovo, Pennsylvania. Thence he subsequently went to Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he was employed for six years as car-builder by the Ohio Falls Car Company, one of the leading establishments in the United States in the construction of railway coaches. He spent two years more in the shops of the Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis Railroad, at Indian­apolis, and in February, 1886, entered upon his engagement with the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company. He has ever since been superintendent of the immense shops of this cor­poration near the western line of the city, and about one thousand six hundred men are em­ployed under his charge, including several hun­dred who are dispersed along the lines of the goods at Lock Haven and Bellefonte, Pennsyl­vania. He commands the highest respect of his subordinates and associates, both as an arti­san and as a gentleman, and under his careful and systematic management this gigantic enter­prise proceeds with the least possible friction and delay. The results accomplished during his eleven years in this connection have been highly satisfactory to the company, as is attested by his long continuance in the responsible position he occupies.

      In October, 1875, Mr. Schroyer was married to Miss Amanda Galbraith, daughter of Bartram and Sarah Galbraith, of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. In 1882 the family was bereaved by the death of this lady, which occurred at the same place, when she was but twenty-nine years of age. She was a devout member of the Methodist Church at Bellefonte, in which she had worshipped from childhood. She left two daughters, Mary and Minnie, who survive to cheer their father's home. The family is at present connected with the Methodist Church at Oak Park, in which attract­ive suburb it has resided some years. Socially Mr. Schroyer is identified with the Oak Park Club, and Harlem Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. In questions involving national issues, he has always supported the men and measures of the Republican party, but finds no time for participation in the rewards of practical politics.
    _UID 0FC42ADDF9DAB44090F55B6C2501E2261B35 
    Died 20 Jun 1931  Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2949  Milton Families
    Last Modified 10 May 2008 

    Father SCHREYER, Allen C. (1),   b. 15 Sep 1809, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1883, Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother CRITES, Rebecca (2),   b. 1817, Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1892, Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GALBRAITH, Amanda,   b. 1853,   d. 1882, Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 1875 
    Children 
     1. SCHREYER, Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. SCHREYER, Minnie,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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