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:
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.
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.