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  • ID: I19296
  • Name: Henry J. Schroeder
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 28 JAN 1903
  • Note:
    Dyersville: Its History and its People (Published in 1939)
    Henry Schroeder worked as a day laborer around New Vienna, Iowa during the 1860's. he returned to Germany just before 1870 and during his visit was drafted in the German army for the Franco-Prussian War. To escape war service he thinned himself on vinegar so effectively that he obtained exemption from duty. Without delay he returned to Iowa and this time settled at Dyersville working as a clerk in the Bailey-Fortral store. On November 28, 1871 he married Elizabeth Kirchhoff. She was born in 1848 of Anton and Mary A. (Meyer) Kirchhoff who settled on a farm northwest of Dyersville in 1847.
    After marriage Henry Schroeder continued clerking for a while longer, then worked in a mill, and finally operated a clothing store in the east part of what is now the Emporium building. This store Mr. Schroeder sold to F. X. Mayer.
    Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder had the following children: Frank, Albert and Mamie (Mrs. C. Dickenson). They lived on East Victoria at the site of Leo Bahning's home and the Mid-Continent Oil Station. Here Mrs. Schroeder died on May 12, 1886.
    On July 23, 1889 Henry Schroeder married Antoinette Mairose. Five children were born to this union: Leo, Amelia (Mrs. W. J. Blink), John Louis and Cornelius. At his death, January 28, 1903, Mr. Schroeder was mayor of Dyersville, the only mayor in the history of this community to die during his term of office. Mrs. Schroeder has been living at waterloo, Iowa since 1916.

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Kirchhoff b: 1848
    • Married: 28 NOV 1871
    1. Has No Children Frank Schroeder
    2. Has No Children Albert Schroeder
    3. Has No Children Mamie Schroeder

    Marriage 2 Antoinette Mairose
    • Married: 23 JUL 1889
    1. Has No Children Leo Schroeder
    2. Has No Children Amelia Schroeder
    3. Has No Children John Schroeder
    4. Has No Children Louis Schroeder
    5. Has No Children Cornelius Schroeder
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