Lewis Shroyer

1872–1954 (Age 82)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Shroyer was born in 1872, in Iowa, United States, his father, James Adam Schroyer, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth DeWitt, was 22. He married Lydia A Neil on 26 March 1900, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. He lived in Clear Creek Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Independence Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died in 1954, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Clear Creek Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Lewis Shroyer
Lydia A Neil
Marriage: 26 March 1900

Spouse and Children


    Lydia A Neil


26 March 1900
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Adam Schroyer





    Robert Emery Schroyer


    Joseph Adam Schroyer



    James Allen Schroyer


    Linnie Mary Schroyer


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 0

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 12

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Pennsylvania German variant of Schreier . Compare Schroyer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lewis A Schoryer in household of E Scott Schoryer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lewis Sphroyer in household of James Sphroyer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lewis A. Schroyer, "Find A Grave Index"

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