John H. Schroeder, son of Henry and ____ (Brockmann) Schroeder. He was the husband of Anna (Meier) Schroeder who was the aunt of Martha (Cordes) Kirmse.
“John H. Schroeder, whose birth occurred in Oestnerbroeck, Germany, and who in 1862 came to the United States, landing in New York. He at once gave evidence of his loyalty to his adopted land by joining the Union army, with which he served for two years. Previous to his arrival in New York he had gone to London, England, where he had acquainted himself with the sugar refining business. After the war, in 1865, he went to South America, where he remained for a few years engaged in various commercial lines. He then returned to the United States and was again engaged in the sugar-refining business in New Orleans for several years. He next went to Wisconsin, where he conducted an extensive lumber business for several years and then came to St. Louis, where he entered into active association with the first match manufacturing company in the city, having charge of the plant. He was a man of strong character who developed large and important business interests and he became a well known factor in the public life of the community, exerting a strongly felt influence on behalf of progress and improvement. He died May 17, 1917, having for ten years survived his wife, who was in her maidenhood Anna M. Meier and was born in Hanover, Germany. She passed away December 19, 1907. They had a family of ten children.”
According to the 1880 US Census, John’s occupation was Grocer. In the 1900 US Census, John’s occupation was Liquor Business as was two of his sons, Henry P. Schroeder and Joseph C Schroeder. And, John’s death certificate lists his occupation as a retired liquor dealer.
St. Louis, Missouri.
WHO: John H Schroeder.
WHAT: Death Certificate.
DEATH_DATE: 07 May 1917.
DEATH_PLACE: 2742 Geyer, St. Louis. .
DEATH_CAUSE: Diabetes Mellitus
OCCUPATION: Retired Liquor Dealer.
BIRTHDATE: 07 Mar 1842.
AGE: 75y 2m 1d.
FATHER_NAME: Henry Schroeder.
MOTHER_NAME: unknown Brockmann.
INFORMANT: Hery Schroeder, 2742 Geyer.
INTERMENT_DATE: 11 May 1917.
SOURCE: Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 – 1964, Missouri Digital Heritage, http://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/deathcertificates/, Downloaded: 14 Sep 2015.
- Walter Barlow Stevens, Centennial History of Missouri: (the Center State) One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, Volume 4. S . J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1921 – Missouri. p 888..