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Gerhard David SCHROEDER

Gerhard David SCHROEDER

Male 1857 - 1931  (73 years)

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  • Name Gerhard David SCHROEDER 
    Born 22 Jun 1857  Montau, Amt Schwetz, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 May 1872  Gruppe, Amt Schwetz, Marienwerder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • P. Bartel, Grp. Mennonite Comm. (Pentecost-Whitsuntide)
    Health Became asthmatic as a result of a near drowning accident while serving in the military.
    Died of pneumonia complications following a herniorrhaphy procedure.  [4
    History Wedding Scripture I Thes. 4:11. Middle name of David came from the back of his picture, written there by his granddaughter, Hilda Agnetha Claassen Franklin.
    Chr. Bundesbote gives death as 22 Feb 1931 & marriage as 31 Aug 1882. Beatrice MF CHR 11 p. 125: baptized by Peter Bartel. "Eingewandert von Preussen in Beatrice 1892 August. Obiges Ehepaar der hiesigen M. Gemeinde beigetreten: 1893. Juni 1. Obige Familie in Oktober 1896 nach Californien verzogen". Says he was born 22 Jul 1857. 
    Immigration Abt 1891  [5
    MILI Military service began 4 Nov 1878. 3 years as a recruit at guard training, trained as a teamster (driving horse drawn vehicles), became Full Corporal 8 Oct 1884, and discharged as Corporal on 27 Sept 1887.

    Letter dated Berlin, 5 July, 1888
    This is to certify that Assistant Ordinance Gerhard Schroeder from Gross Weide, Marienwerder district, 31 years old, was employed as a porter from 12 March until 1 July at the residence of his Majesty Emperor and King Friedrick III at Charlottenburg and at Friedricks Kron. He proved reliable and useful.
    Signed by Secretary of the Kron (RHUSR)  [5
    Occupation Carpenter 
    Reference Number 219ge 
    Religion Mennonite 
    Buried Abt Feb 1931  Willow Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Feb 1931  Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • When my parents moved from Aberdeen, Idaho, to California in June 1920, my grandparents and Aunt Anna joined our family. I was three years old at that time.
      Grandpa was six feet tall, walked erect, with a cane. When he was a young man it was stylish to use a cane.
      As a young man, Grandpa had to spend some time in training in the army. A part of the rigorous training included having to dive into the river every morning, no matter what the weather, or that there was ice on the river. There was one man in the corp that was afraid of the water, and at first he was pushed into the water. One morning he jumped in just ahead of Grandpa and hit his head on a rock. Grandpa, going in just behind him, became entangled with his body, and he was in the water too long -- almost drowning before he was pulled out. This incident caused him to become asthmatic. So that he could finish his tour in the Army, he was assigned to a position as a Footman to the Kaiser's Palace.
      In the mornings, the elderly and ill Kaiser Wilhelm I was driven about the palace grounds in a two wheel cart. Grandpa's morning chore was to walk beside the cart -- open the mail and hand it to the Kaiser. The remainder of the day he fulfilled his duties as a porter.
      One day, the children of the Kaiser's family wanted to see the inside of the big organ, and asked Grandpa to open the back of it. There was a fairly large space, so the children went in to explore it and came out with cobwebs on their clothes. They were curious just as other children would be.
      Grandpa suffered much with asthma. He always slept propped up on four pillows.
      He smoked a pipe, using "Prince Albert" in it. The smell was quite vile, and it permeated his clothes.
      Grandpa was a carpenter. He was always as helpful as he could be. When I was four years old, he built us some living room furniture: a couch, a chair, a rocking chair, a round decorative table, a bench for the front porch and a rocking horse for Sidney.
      Later, when we moved to an estate that belonged to a wealthy woman in San Francisco, he built cupboards, helped to put in a bathroom, motorized an old wooden tub washing machine for Mother, and put together a tricycle and a peddle car from parts he found on a discard pile, for Sidney and myself.
      His asthma always seemed worse when he worked about the barn, the chicken house or on foggy mornings. Then his breathing became quite labored.
      During his last years, he spent time building a miniature of his childhood home in Germany. I was always in awe as I watched him carve the tiny wooden ducks for the pond, the tiny chickens, the rooster on the fence, the stork on the roof, the hay wagons drawn by horses, and many other little touches. Wish you could have seen it!!! When the house we lived in near Albany burned in February 1936, among our treasured losses was the miniature farm.
      Grandpa had a hernia surgery and with the added difficulty of asthma, he contracted pneumonia and died 21 Feb 1931. I was 13 years old.
      We surely were blest with the presence of the Grandparents in our home. [7]
    Person ID I340  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father David SCHROEDER,   b. 11 Feb 1800, Montau, Amt Schwetz, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1860, Montau, Amt Schwetz, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth SCHROEDER,   b. 25 Nov 1816, Montau, Amt Schwetz, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1869, Montau, Amt Schwetz, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1837  Montau, Amt Schwetz, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helene FRANZ,   b. 2 Apr 1858, Montau, Amt Schwetz, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1929, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1882  Montau, Amt Schwetz, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Erhard Hermann SCHROEDER,   b. 6 Aug 1883, Grossweide, Marienwerder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1960, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Agnetha Helene SCHROEDER,   b. 16 Oct 1884, Grossweide, Marienwerder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1962, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Johannes David SCHROEDER,   b. 31 Jan 1886, Grossweide, Marienwerder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1948, San Luis Obispo Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +4. Ernest Bernard SCHROEDER,   b. 23 Dec 1889, Nichtsfelde (near Möwe), Marienwerder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1976, Salem, Marion, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Elisabeth Katharine SCHROEDER,   b. 1 Jan 1893, Glinowo (near Beatrice), Gage, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1963, Salem, Marion, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Margarethe Gretchen SCHROEDER,   b. Abt 1894, Glinowo (near Beatrice), Gage, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1895, Hoag, Gage, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     7. Anna Ulricha SCHROEDER,   b. 29 Aug 1895, Hoag, Gage, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1984, Salem, Marion, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     8. George Ulrich SCHROEDER,   b. 29 Aug 1895, Hoag, Gage, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1895, Hoag, Gage, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +9. Alfred Stephen SCHROEDER,   b. 14 Mar 1899, Godfrey Ranch, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1961, Orchard Heights Farm, West Salem, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Headstones
    Schroeder, Gerhard & Helene (HS)
    Schroeder, Gerhard & Helene
    Family ID F255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Feb 1931 - Willow Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1931 - Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Schroeder, Gerhard David
    Schroeder, Gerhard David

  • Sources 
    1. [S237] United States Federal Census, San Miguel Township, San Luis Obispo, California; Enumeration District #33; Pg. 8A.

    2. [S238] United States Federal Census, Aberdeen Precinct, Bingham, Idaho; Enumeration District #47; Pg. 5A.

    3. [S240] United States Federal Census, Gonzalez Township, Monterey, California; Enumeration District #29-16; Pg. 9B.

    4. [S5] Abraham F. Friesen Family Tree Update, compiled by various family members.

    5. [S1] Diary of Gerhard Schroeder, (22 June 1857 - 21 Feb 1931).

    6. [S291] Christlicher Bundesbote, 14 Apr 1931, Pg. 13.

    7. [S6] Memories of My Grandparents Gerhard and Helena Schroeder, by Edith (Boese) Fuller [daughter of Elisabeth K. Schroeder and Andrew H. (Boese) Boise].