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Title Charles Scriber
Catalog Number P2012.86.63
Accession number 2012.86
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
Description Gelatin print on postcard of Charles Scriber.
Date circa 1913
People Schriber, Charles
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Streetscene
Washington Avenue
Bankers
Old National Bank
Immigrants
German-Americans
Photographer Viall, Edgar W.
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Fox
Catalog date 2013-02-14
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid outdoor view of Charles Scriber walking across Washington Avenue towards his office in the Old National Bank.
Charles Scriber was born on November 2, 1839 in Cassel, Ahrweiler, Reinland-Pfalz, Germany, the son of Louis Schreiber. He immigrated to the US to flee the military draft and arrived in New York City in 1857. He arrived in Oshkosh on February 22, 1858 and went to work as an office boy in the National Bank of Oshkosh. He would work his way up through the ranks to become the Vice President of the Old National Bank. He married Jennie Eckstein in Oshkosh on November 6, 1873 and the couple had six children. His son Louis Schiber I would succeed him at the bank. He also served as vice president of the Oshkosh Clearing House Association and had interests in other Wisconsin banks. He died in Oshkosh on August 24, 1919 at his summer cottage at Stoney Beach.
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