John F. Schumacher, well known in financial circles in Ford county as cashier of the Bank of Cabery, his native town, was born on the 4th of January, 1879. His parents were John and Anna (Trush) Schumacher, both natives of Germany. Mrs. Schumacher arrived in America about thirty-five years ago, some years later than her future husband, and they were married in Chicago. Subsequently they took up their abode in Cabery on the Kankakee county side and there the death of Mr. Schumacher occurred on the 15th of August, 1899, when he was fifty-five years of age. The mother still resides here. In their family were seven children: Elizabeth, now a resident of Chicago; M. W., of Cabery; John F., of this review; P. J.; Mary; Anna; and Frank.
At the usual age John F. Schumacher became a pupil in the public schools, wherein he pursued his studies to the age of seventeen years, after which he attended the Northern Illinois Normal School at Dixon, Illinois, and further qualified for the practical and responsible duties of life as a student in the Gem City Business College, at Quincy, Illinois, from which he was graduated in the fall of 1898. On the 5th of April of the following year he entered the bank as bookkeeper and assistant cashier and made it his purpose to thoroughly acquaint himself with the business and to master every task assigned him. In March, 1907, he was given full charge of the Bank of Cabery and as cashier is managing its interests. His labors have contributed in substantial measure to its success and in its conduct he follows a safe, conservative policy. He is also manager of a grain and implement business for the firm of Porch & Adams, and is regarded as a young man of excellent business ability and executive force, of keen discernment and unfaltering enterprise.
In his political views Mr. Schumacher is a stalwart republican and is prominent locally. He has served as township clerk, as commissioner of highways, as township treasurer and as village treasurer, and his duties have ever been discharged with promptness and fidelity. His religious faith is that of the Catholic church, and fraternally he is connected with the Knights of Columbus at Kankakee, while in Cabery he is clerk of the Modern Woodmen camp. In this part of the county he is well known, having always resided here, and is a young man of many friends.

Extracted 19 Oct 2016 by Norma Hass from History of Ford County, Illinois, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1908, author E. A. Gardner, Volume 1, pages 353-354.

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