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Fred H. Schomberg, Sr. Collection (SMC 13)

Biographical Note

Fred H. Schomburg, Sr. was born on October 17, 1881 at 510 Front Street in Columbus, Georgia, and died on September 28, 1974. He was the son of Carl Frederick and Wilhelmina Emma Reich Schomburg. His father had been an apprentice in the watchmaking and jewelry trades in Germany before immigrating to the U.S. at the age of 19. When he was 25, Fred Schomburg bought and operated a packet steamer, the Callahan. He was also active in many business and civic organizations, including the YMCA, the First Presbyterian Church, the Columbus Fair Association, Schomburg Jewelers, the Girls Orphan Association and others

Scope and Content

This collection includes a copy of Memories of Fred H. Schomburg, Sr, 1881-1969 and two copies of Memories of Fred H. Schomburg, Sr. 1881-1972, as well as his obituary from the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Fred H. Schomburg Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Fred H. Schomburg Collection (SMC 13)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Gift of Fred H. Schomburg, Jr.