ALBERT ERNEST SCHAEFER - Architectural and engineering work of a high grade is assured to business men and residents
of The Bronx when entrusted to Albert Ernest Schaefer, whose offices are located at No. 2408 Grand Concourse, in
that section. He is a designer of long experience and most careful training, and a man of high ideals and outstanding
force and integrity. Work commensurate to his abilities has already been entrusted to him in large quantities and
with the best of results.
Albert Ernest Schaefer was born June 6, 1894, on Grand Avenue, between One Hundred and Eighty second and One Hundred
and Eighty third streets, New York, son of Albert Ernest and Mary Elizabeth (Goodenough) Schaefer. The father belonged
to one of the very old families of the section who were among its first settlers. He himself was born in Fordham
and as a boy worked on his father's farm in The Bronx. In recent years he has been employed in the Zoological Gardens.
The son began his schooling in the Fordham Public School No. 5, and later attended Jerome Avenue School No. 33,
graduating, and entering Stuyvesant High School, from which he graduated in 1912. He then furthered his education
in the Mechanics Institute, where he took the course in architecture and engineering and after nearly three years
of study received his diploma. After he had worked to obtain more practical and technical experience, Mr. Schaefer
was admitted by the University of the State of New York as a regular practicing architect. His first professional
affiliation was with the New York Railways Company in whose drafting room he worked as assistant chief draftsman.
After thirteen years in this connection, he felt qualified to establish his own architectural business. This he
did in 1925, locating on the Grand Concourse, where he has met with great success. He is a member of the Building
Industry League, and interested in all phases of community advancement.
Always patriotic, Mr. Schaefer ;enlisted in the Second Field Artillery, New York National Guard, in 1912, and was
with that body when it became the 105th Field Artillery. He saw service in France in the World War, being commissioned
first lieutenant in the Aviation Service, and since that event has been honored with the office of commander of
all the Bronx Legion Posts, comprising, in 1925, twenty two organizations, and later with that of First District
Commander of the State of New York, having supervision over one hundred and thirty posts. Mr. Schaefer is a member
of the John Fraser Bryan Post, No. 19, of the American Legion,
On May 19, 1919, in St. James Church, Rev. Dr. Dewitt Pelton married Albert Ernest Schaefer to Mae Elizabeth Jaegle,
daughter of Paul and Elizabeth Jaegle. A daughter was born of the union on September 12, 1922, named Elaine Mae
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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