Ferdinand Schumacher

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Ferdinand Schumacher was born in Celle, Hanover, Germany back in 1822. After completing high school, he apprenticed in the grocery business until he was 28. He and his brother Otto emigrated to the United States. He settled in Akron, Ohio where he was a farmer. He established a grocery trade in 1852.

In 1857, he rented water power from the Ohio Canal to power a mill for the production of something I know you will recognize. In 1875, he introduced steam power to the plant thus insuring power all year round.

He married his first cousin in 1851, they had seven children, only three survived to adulthood. He died in 1906.

What you may not know about Ferdinand is the mill he started was for the production of barley. He was known as The Oatmeal King, and one of the founders of a company I’m sure you’ve heard of the Quaker Oats Company. Care to take a guess on what they produce????

Anyway, until tomorrow keep a smile on your face, a penny in your pocket, you’ll be richer and happier than most people on the planet.

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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

This was a staple when I was growing up.

Jul 06, 2018 04:27 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Oatmeal is still a favorite of mine. Enjoy your day 

Jul 06, 2018 05:16 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray well, he's a popular guy in many households.... not so much with me.... I don't eat grain!!

Jul 06, 2018 05:22 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I enjoyed this and learned a thing or two as well.

Jul 06, 2018 06:09 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I think it is time for some cookies!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 06, 2018 06:22 AM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - Very interesting profile.... I was thinking beer at first!!!

Jul 06, 2018 08:05 AM #6
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

So that is the man resonsible for Quaker Oats James...

Jul 06, 2018 08:37 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have certainly heard of Quaker Oats and I probably should add more oatmeal to my diet, haha.

Jul 06, 2018 10:27 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a distinctive package Quaker Oats has.  I can see it in my mind's eye!  Wishing you a great weekend on the links. A

Jul 06, 2018 11:43 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - growing up in the Philadelphia area Quaker Oats was a staple.

Jul 06, 2018 12:49 PM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not sure about that cousin thing but my Dad loved Quaker Oats.

Jul 06, 2018 04:37 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I still eat Quaker Oats a few times a week!! Love it. 

Jul 06, 2018 05:58 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James how interesting I have never been a fan of Oatmeal, but Diane eats it virtually every other morning for breakfast:)Endre

Jul 07, 2018 11:29 PM #13
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

My mother says oatmeal is great for the heart.  Oh, if we only listened better to our mothers!!

Thanks for the post James!

Aug 05, 2018 04:02 AM #14
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