Otto Schroeder, 1859

Transcribed by Janet

Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklynn, Curtiss-Wedge, pg.273.


                         Mr. & Mrs. Otto Schroeder

OTTO SCHROEDER, who is making good progress in agricultural work on a farm of eighty acres in Washburn Township, was born in Saxony, Germany, Oct. 18, 1859, son of Gottlieb and Mary (Stange) Schroeder. The father died in Germany, leaving five children: Ernest, now deceased; Otto, Gottlieb, Edward and Amelia. A memoir of the parents and their family may be found in the biography of Edward Schroeder of Grant Township. Otto Schroeder was 24 years old when he came to the United States.

He located in Clark County, where his first work was chopping wood. Afterwards he worked at the masons' trade, more or less, until about twelve years ago, being employed for the greater part of the time in the northern part of the county. About 1898 or 1899, Mr. Schroeder bought a tract of eighty acres of stump and brush land in Section 11, Washburn Township, on which he settled, and where he has since resided, having now about twenty acres cleared. He has also improved the place in other ways, having erected a good cement block house and silo, and is engaged in raising stock on a profitable basis. He formerly served for a while as supervisor of the township, and has always proved himself a reliable citizen, as well as a good farmer.

A German Lutheran in religion, he takes a warm interest in church work, and is ever ready to support any practical project for the religious, moral or material well being of the community. Mr. Schroeder was united in marriage in 1903 to Emma Eischenberg, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Eischenberg. Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder have two children-Rosa, aged 9 years, and Freda, aged 7.




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