Adolph Herman Schlag was born in Preisswitz, Saxony on the 9th of October, 1865. He immigrated to the United States and found a home in Maryland. It was there that he met Louise Ruehl, whom he married May 25th, 1890 in Baltimore, MD. Together they had five children: Adolph, Catherine, Marie, Helen, and Margaret. He died 15 April, 1948 in Baltimore and was buried in that same city.