John G. Schaich, Jr., was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana,
May 23, 1874. His parents removed to Kansas when he was but five
years old, however, and it was in that State that he grew to
manhood. His education was not very extensive, for he had to
work for his living, but what he lacked in opportunity he mad up in
ambition. He attended the public schools in Lawrence, Kas., and
worked as a messenger boy.
He also worked on a farm, but always he kept
the idea of an education and a profession before him. In 1895 he
had saved up enough to enter a law office in Kansas City, Kas., where
he studied early and late for two years, and at the end of that time
passed a splendid examination, and was admitted to the bar.
He crossed the river and identified himself
with the late John W. Beebe, and remained with him until that
celebrated lawyer's death in 1899.
He is now senior member of the law firm of
Schaich and Fairman.
Mr. Schaich is a member of the local Bar
Association, and also belongs to the Modern Woodmen.
He married Miss Smallwood, of Kansas City,
Kas., in 1895.