Excerpt from Norwich University 1819-1911 – Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor. See the article.
Carl F. W. Graeser, son of Carl and Anna (Jaescke) Graeser, was born in Windish-Marchwitz, Schlesien, Germany, April 24, 1875. He attended the Koenigliches Gymnasium at Kreuzburg, Germany, and was a sailor until 1901; was in the employ of the United Fruit Co., from 1901 until 1903; was engaged in construction work and was in the employ of the American Bridge Co., until 1905.
In September of this last year, he entered the University and graduated B. S. in C. E., in 1909; was a corporal, sergeant, 2d and 1st lieutenant and captain, Company C, in the corps of cadets; was honor graduate in military work; member of the Commons Club and its president in 1909.
He was foreman for the Hassam Paving Co., in Montreal, Canada, June 24-August 31, 1909; Lawrence, Mass., September and October, 1909. He was foreman for the J. G. White Construction Co., October, 1909-June, 1910; in charge of reinforced concrete work on dam, five miles of canal, flumes and gateways in Placerville, Cal.; was rodman and levelman on the construction of the Sacramento Southern Ry., Cal., for the Southern Pacific Ry., June, 1910 – February, 1911.
He was engineer with the Byllesby Engineering Co., of Chicago, March—September, 1911 on topographical survey and in charge of construction of five miles of canal, also flume and tunnel work in California.
He is at present engaged in bridge work for the W. P. Railroad at Twain, Cal. He served during 1902-05 in Company I, 1st Regiment, Vermont National Guard. He is a member of the I. O. O. F.; Oasis Encampment, and Canton Palestine of Brattleboro.