Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM American National Biography Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in American National Biography Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Schick, Jacoblocked

(16 September 1877–03 July 1937)
  • David Marc


Schick, Jacob (16 September 1877–03 July 1937), military officer, inventor, and entrepreneur, was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Valentine F. Schick, a German immigrant who staked prospector's claims and established a coal mining company. Jacob grew up in Los Cerillos, New Mexico. Learning to read and write English, German, and Spanish at home, he began working as a child for the family business. After his sixteenth birthday his father placed him in charge of building a railway spur line to transport coal to a smelting forge....

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription