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Fort Wayne, Indiana 46862

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General Electric Employees Quarter Century Club, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana

Club Background

The club had its beginning on Oct. 2, 1914, when 30 employees met to organize a section of the General Electric Quarter Century Club of the Schenectady Works.

The first formal meeting of the club was held at the Anthony Hotel on Jan. 17, 1916, when A. F. Rohrer, president of the club at Schenectady, suggested that the Fort Wayne members form their own chapter. There were 27 members present at this meeting.

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Database Description

This database, compiled by Richard Wells, contains information about General Electric retirees whose service to the company lasted at least 25 years. The data is gleaned from General Electric records, local newspapers, the Social Security Death Index, and other sources.

Family at General Electric

Norbert, Edward, Louis N., Leonard, and Francis Sordelet at G.E.

These men were brothers, sons of John & Emma Sordelet of Jefferson Twp., Allen Co., Indiana. In the 1930 census, they reported the following occupations:

  • Norbert (age 13): Office helper - Electric Plant
  • Edward (age 18): Assembler - Electric Factory
  • Louis N. (age 29): Supervisor - Electrical Factory
  • Leonard (age 23): Machinist - Electrical Factory
  • Francis (age 21): Machinist - Electric Plant

Four of these brothers would eventually become members of the Quarter Century Club. (See So.)

Sordelet Brothers at G.E.