Bach, Otto Carl

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Otto Carl Bach Soundex Code B200

Otto Carl Bach, manufacturer;

born in Plochingen, Wurttemberg, Germany on Thursday, January 18, 1872;

son of William and Katharina Bach, nee:Haegele; they had six sons.

Otto's siblings were:



Julius Henry,

Henry Bach,


The family came to America, settling at Chicago, 1881;

educated in public schools, Bryant & Stratton Business College, night and correspondence schools;

married Louise Cora Gatter, of Evanston, Illinois, on Thursday, January 17, 1907;

children: Otto Carl, Jr., Robert William, Marjorie L., and Paula Jean.

Began to work for father, William Bach, a brick manufacturer in 1886,

He became a stockholder of the reorganized firm of William Bach & Sons Company, in 1900

The company continued under that name until retirement of father, William Bach, in 1905

The present (1917) corporation, Bach Brick Company, Inc., consists of himself, brother Emil and four other brothers.

He was the secretary of this company.


Evangelical Lutheran.

Member: National Union Club

Recreation: billiards and bowling.

Office: 2647 W. Montrose Avenue

Home: 7631 N. Sheridan Road. After Otto Carl Bach purchased Frank Lloyd Wright's 1908 Oscar M. Steffens residence, he convinced his brother Emil to live nearby in a Wright-designed house of his own.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1917. Rogers Park Directory, 1919, page 5.