Charles F. Schroeder

20 May 1859–26 May 1931 (Age 72)
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States

The Life of Charles F.

When Charles F. Schroeder was born on 20 May 1859, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, his father, Heinrich Ferdinand Schroeder, was 32 and his mother, Katharina Dorothea Schroeder, was 30. He married Caroline Madeline Kroeger on 11 November 1882, in Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ida, Iowa, United States in 1905. He died on 26 May 1931, in Holstein, Ida, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Holstein, Ida, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles F. Schroeder
Caroline Madeline Kroeger
Marriage: 11 November 1882
Christina Doretta Schroeder
Rudolph Ferdinand Schroeder
Theodore Johan Frederick Schroeder
Herman Schroeder
Irene Schroeder
Henry Schroeder
Erie Francis Schroeder
Dollie Dagmar Gertrude Schroeder

Spouse and Children


    Caroline Madeline Kroeger


11 November 1882
Scott, Iowa, United States


    Christina Doretta Schroeder


    Rudolph Ferdinand Schroeder


    Theodore Johan Frederick Schroeder



    Irene Schroeder


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 8

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

North German (Schröder): occupational name for a cloth cutter or tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German schrōden, schrōden ‘to cut’. The same term was occasionally used to denote a gristmiller as well as a shoemaker, whose work included cutting leather, and also a drayman, one who delivered beer and wine in bulk to customers; in some instances the surname may have been acquired in either of these senses. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Charley I Schroeder, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Charles F Schroeder in household of Ralph V Connell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles F Schroeder, "United States Census, 1920"

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