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WILLIAM H. SCHREIBER. Each man who strives to fulfill his part in connection with human life and human activities is deserving of recognition, no matter what may be the field of his endeavor, for it is interesting to note the varying conditions that have compassed those whose careers are brought to the attention of the readers of history.
William H. Schreiber, a well known civil engineer of Springfield, has had a career worthy of attention by the biographer. He was born on May 16, 1874, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is a son of Rudolph and Augusta (Manegold) Schreiber, both natives of Germany, from which country they emigrated to America when young. The death of the father occurred in Denver, Colorado, about six years ago, and the mother is living in that city at this writing. These parents were married in Wisconsin, in which state they resided until 1905, when they removed to Denver. Rudolph Schreiber was in the wholesale wine and whiskey business during his active life. His family consisted of six children, two of whom are deceased. Those living are, Mrs. Charles J. Starke, of Denver, Colorado; William H., of this sketch; Rudolph, Jr., of Denver; and Mrs. Augusta Hartman, also of Denver. Politically, the father was a Democrat, and belonged to the Lutheran church.
William H. Schreiber received his education partly in the schools of Milwaukee, attending Markham Academy there, later the School of Technology in Massachusetts. In 1893 he was assistant superintendent of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, under A. T. Atwood, with offices in the Manufacturers' building. He went with the surveying crew of the Northern Pacific Railroad through the West, then came to St. Louis, and there had charge of the Missouri Valley Trust Company's maps and plats. Later he went with the Iron Mountain Railroad Company as assistant engineer for the elimination of grades, then was promoted to assistant chief engineer of the Little Rock & Northern Railroad Company, and during the construction of its White river line he was appointed chief topographer, and remained in this capacity until the work was completed. He came to Springfield, Missouri, and was city engineer here under the administration of Mayor B. E. Meyer, and part of the administration of Mayor James Blaine. Since then he has been doing supervision work for the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company at Springfield, Neosho and other cities, supervising the construction of this firm's reinforced concrete buildings.
On April 14, 1901, Mr. Schreiber was united in marriage with Miss Lee Sullenger at Taneyville, Missouri. She is a daughter of J. M. and Louise Sullenger. To our subject and wife the following children have been born: Augusta, Bernice, Delores and William, Jr.
Mr. Schreiber is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. His family are members of the German Evangelical Lutheran church.
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