Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Albert F. Schad  

Albert Schad - a resident of Humboldt Park, a suburb of Chicago, was one of the pioneer cottagers of Lake Maxinkuckee.


    Recent building activities at Zink's lake, about six miles northwest of Rochester, recently have excited the curiosity of the entire neighborhood. Various investigations were made, but questioners could get but little satisfaction out of those who professed to know, having every theory advanced agreed with in a most pleasant manner.

    But now it has been definitely established that the land in question, about 18 acres, has been purchased by A. J. Shad, a Chicago multi-millionaire, who is planning the erection of a palatial country home on the 18 acres.

    At the present time, a part of the land is being cleared and there is now under course of construction a keeper's lodge and a barn, which will cost in excess of $6,000. In clearing the land fully 2,500 pounds of dynamite have been used and a beautiful park with modern landscape gardening will be the ultimate result.

    In the rear center of the property, Mr. Shad plans to build his home at a cost of approximately $25,000, it is said, and plans for the structure have already been completed and approved.

    Mr. Shad, who is a resident of Humboldt Park, a suburb of Chicago, was one of the pioneer cottagers of Lake Maxinkuckee, but now desires to get away from there because of crowded conditions. He selected the site at Zink's lake because of its utter seclusion and privacy and the beautiful scenic efforts that can be obtained there. The home will not be built until next spring, it was stated. - Rochester Sentinel, Monday, August 21, 1922

A. E. Schad, of Chicago, owner of the Forest Farm at Zinks Lake, has presented the Izaak Walton League of this city with a snug sum of money to be used in the construction of the new fish hatcheries at the lake. Mr. Schad visited the new hatcheries a few days ago and was so impressed with the work the League is doing that he donated to be instrumental in the construction and maintenance of the hatchery. - The News-Sentinel, Thursday, October 3, 1929

    Funeral services were held in Chicago today for Albert E. SCHAD, aged 52, owner of a beautiful summer home at Zink's Lake six miles northwest of this city who died in Chicago last Sunday [9 Mar 1930]. Little could be learned of Mr. Schad's life in this city as during the time he spent here he confided in few people. He is survived by his mother, two brothers and a sister. He was never married.

    Mr. Schad had been ill for the past two years his sickness having resulted from an auto accident in which he figured at Chicago. He was employed for many years by the Power's Regulator Company of Chicago and was reputed several times a millionaire.

    Mr. Schad purchased the ZINK'S LAKE farm five years ago and started to develop it. It was Mr. Schad's hobby. It is estimated that he spent between $50,000 and $60,000 in the development so far and he had planned to spend many more thousands before he had his dream completed.

    It is not known as to whether his mother and sister will carry on the project which had reached a point of development where it was considered one of the show places of Northern Indiana. - The News-Sentinel, Wednesday, March 19, 1930

Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922
Name: Schad
Birth Date: 7 Mar 1880
Birth Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Father Name: Fridrich Schad
Father's Age: 29
Mother Name: Carlina Kifhan Or Schad
Mother's Age: 23

Name: Albert Schad City: Indianapolis State: IN Occupation: clerk Year: 1889 Business Name: N Y Store Location 2: 353 N Noble

Year: 1900; Census Place: Chicago Ward 14, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 263; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0457 Name: Albert Schad
Age: 20
Birth Date: Mar 1880
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 14, Cook, Illinois [Cook]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Fred Schad
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Name: Carrie Schad
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Albert Emil Schad
City: Chicago
County: Cook
State: Illinois
Birth Date: 7 Mar 1880
Race: White
Draft Board: 34

Birth: Mar., 1880 Illinois
Death: Mar., 1930 chicago
Lived on Kedzie Avenue.
Son of Carline and the late Fred Schad.
Brother of George H., Fred C., Florence and the late Edwin Schad.
May have died on the 10th or 16th of March 1930.
Burial: Forest Home Cemetery Forest Park Cook County Illinois