Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ADOLPH SCHRADER was born in Germany
on April 9, 1850, being the son of Adolph and Dorothea (Norman) Schrader,
natives of Germany and Copenhagen, respectively. The father was a
prominent physician in his country and there remained until his death.
Our subject had four brothers and two sisters, Charles, deceased; Otto,
living in Spokane; Herman, in Australia; William, a deep sea sailor; Adelaide,
wife of W. Him, in Germany; and Louise, wife of John P. Bruhn, also in
Germany. Our subject received a classical education from some of
the best institutions in Germany, and graduated in medicine, after which
he took a complete civil engineering course in the polytechnic school at
Wurtemberg. Preferring the latter profesion to any other, he gave
himself to it, and was more or less during his entire life, engaged in
civil engineering. Before he left Germany he served in the Franco-Prussian
war, and in 1877 came from the fatherland to Dakota. There he took
land and remained for nearly two years, when he journeyed to Walla Walla,
Washington. When Asotin county was formed, he was appointed surveyor
and was elected to the same position three times thereafter. Following
this long term of service, he went to the coast, prospecting from Idaho
to the sound and finally returned to the Chelan country. He made
his headquarters at Chelan and has remained here since, engaged in prospecting
and mining. Mr. Schrader has some very valuable property on the reservation
which is showing fine in copper.
In political matters, our subject is allied
with the Republican party and in religious persuasion is classed with the
Lutherans. He also belongs to the order of jolly bachelors, having
never seen fit to sever his relations from that connection.