Firefighter Joseph Schimper

Photo of Firefighter Joseph Schimper
Last Call: Wed, Feb 9th, 1887
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: 15 years
Age: 40


His wife and three children.


While fighting a fire at Arnot's Livery Stables, a wall collapsed killing Captain Schimper and injuring several other firefighters. He was a member of Engine Company #6. The Arnot building occupied the center of the block bounded by Chestnut, Market, Ninth, and Tenth Streets.

Prior to joining the fire department, Captain Schimper was a pitcher with the Empire Baseball Club of Saint Louis.


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1421 North Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63106
(314) 533-3406
Chief Dennis M. Jenkerson


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