Biography of Otto M. Schade
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

OTTO M. SCHADE, who served with the rank of major in the Spanish American war, and for many years was actively indentified with the famous Cleveland Grays, is a member of a well known family of Cuyahoga County. His father, Carl Schade, was born in Dresden, Germany, and came to America in 1860. He was a tailor by trade,and in Cleveland did a prosperous business as a merchant tailor on Woodland Avenue. He finally retired, and died at the age of seventy two years. He married Henrietta Foigrabe, who was born in Germany, and died at the age of eighty eight years. Their children were Charles A., Laura C. and Otto M.

Otto M. Schade was one year old when brought to America. He received his early education in the Mayflower School in Cleveland, attended the Spencerian Business College, and for a number of years was engaged in the crockery and glassware business. In April, 1898, he entered the federal service as a major of the Tenth Ohio Volunteers, receiving his honorable discharge in 1899.

Major Schade married in 1893 Mary C. Roth, who was born in Cleveland, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Roth, who came from Germany.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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