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name of Schad is one that is very popular and well known in the city of
Sacramento, members of that family having been associated with its
business life for a quarter of a century or more, and always exhibiting
characteristics that have been trustworthy, honor- able and persevering.
Thomas Schad and his brother Isidor have united their interests in this
city to such an extent that they are generally known as the Schad
Brothers, and as such are proprietors of the well-known St. Francis
hotel here, which is one of the largest hotel buildings in the city.
his brother, Thomas Schad is a native of Solothurn, Switzerland, having
been born there June 4, 1866. He was quite young when, in 1871, he was
brought by his parents, Jacob and Ida Schad, to Eldorado county, Cal.,
where he grew to manhood, attending the local public schools and
afterwards helping his father on the homestead in that county. It was
after his parents' death that he came to Sacramento and became
interested with his brother in business and real estate operations. He
has become most successful, owning a large amount of real estate and
being partner with his brother in the ownership of the large ranch on
Sherman island. After nineteen years of determined effort in the conduct
of the Palace restaurant, in which they were successful, the brothers
purchased a half interest in the St. Francis hotel, which is also
proving a successful venture. The latter interest does not consume all
of Mr. Schad's time, for he is also actively interested in the
improvement of the real estate which he owns with his brother, including
the reclamation of a ranch in District No. 1002 south of Sacramento.
his wife Thomas Schad chose Daisy Hunger, formerly of Placerville, and
they have one child, Thomas Schad, Jr., who is a student at the
Christian Brothers college in Sacramento. Mr. Schad is a stanch
Republican in his political views, taking a deep interest in the cause
and welfare of his community and country, and giving of his time and
means whenever needed. He is an active member of the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks.
It is fitting to add that the St. Francis hotel, which the Schad Brothers own and of which Thomas Schad is the manager, is modern and up-to-date in every particular, equipped with all convenience for the comfort of their guests, and situated in a very central and beautiful part of the city.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011