Gaertner, William (Died on 2 Dec 1948)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 9 Dec 1948, p. 107

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William Gaertner, 84, of 115 Garrison Avenue, Wilmette, died Thursday December 2 at his home. Born in Merseburg, Germany, October 24, 1864, Mr. Gaertner was an inventor and instrument maker. He came to the United States in 1889 after working for various firms in Germany, England and Austria. Before founding the William Gaertner and Company which became Gaertner Scientific Corporation in 1923, he was an instrument maker for the Coast and Geodetic Survey and with the Smithsonian Institute. Mr. Gaertner was active in developing new instruments and improving old designs for the U.S. Air Corps. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Belva Boosinger Gaertner. Services were held Monday, December 6, at Scott's Evanston chapel with burial at Mr. Greenwood Cemetery.

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9 Dec 1948
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2 Dec 1948
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Gaertner, William (Died on 2 Dec 1948)