Biography of John Schreck
Erie County, PA Biographies

John Schreck, superintendent of public safety, is a widely known citizen of Erie. He was born in this city, Dec. 12, 1874, and is the son of Andrew Schreck, now deceased. Mrs. Andrew Schreck resides in Erie.

John Schreck was reared and educated in Erie and Titusville, Pa., and began life as a cigar maker. For a number of years his father was a leading cigar manufacturer of Erie.

During the Spanish America War Mr. Schreck volunteered for service in 1898 and served in the navy on the U. S. S. "Mayflower". He was honorably discharged at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1899. He served in the Erie Fire Department for seven years from 1894 to 1901.

Mr. Schreck lives at 2904 Peach Street.

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
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