Dr. Charles William Schaub, a St. Louis physician, was born August 28, 1867, in the city which is still his home, his parents being John and Sophia (Jacob) Schaub. The father, who passed away in 1893, was born in Germany and came to America in 1843. He was a cabinet-maker by trade and long engaged in business on his own account in St. Louis. He was married in Augusta, Georgia, to Sophia Jacob on the 25th of January, 1849, and they became parents of thirteen children, ten sons and three daughters, of whom five died in infancy, while one passed away at the age of twelve years. There are but four of the number living, three daughters and a son. The daughters are: Margaret, the wife of G. B. Walls, living in St. Louis; Flora Sophia, the wife of L. M. Carson of this city; and Minnie.
The only son of the family who survives is Dr. Schaub of this review, who was the tenth in order of birth in the family. He was educated in the public schools of St. Louis and in the Missouri Medical College, from which he was graduated in 1894 with the M. D. degree. From that date to the present he has been successfully engaged in general practice, with offices at 2302 Salisbury street in St. Louis. He has been very careful and conscientious in the performance of all of his professional duties and studies along progressive lines, keeping in touch with the latest discoveries and scientific researches of the profession. He belongs to the St. Louis Medical Society, the Missouri State Medical Association and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Schaub was married in St. Louis, January 18, 1898, to Miss Emma Keifaber, daughter of William and Emma Keifaber, both now deceased. In the family were two daughters: Berenice, the wife of Alfred F. Sudholt of St. Louis and the mother of one son, Alfred, Jr.; and Virginia A., who is living with her father.
During the World war Dr. Schaub served on the Reserve Corps of Volunteers for medical duty and aided in all war activities. Fraternally he is connected with Mount Moriah Lodge, No. 40, A. F. & A. M.; Bellefontaine Chapter, No. 25, R. A. M.; Ivanhoe Commandery, K. T.; and Missouri Consistory, No. 1, A. A. S. R. He is also a member of Moolah Temple of the Mystic Shrine. He has membership in the Royal Arcanum, of which he is the medical examiner. His social qualities and his unfeigned cordiality have gained him many friends and he is well known in St. Louis, where his entire life has been passed.