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Schroeder, Anna M.D.E. (Drahn) 1847-1925


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/10/2016 at 19:32:22

Mrs. Carl Schroeder was born in Germany on the 7th of August, 1847. Her Lutheran parents had her baptized so that she would become a child of God. She received the names Anna Marie Dorothea Elizabeth. Later she was instructed in the principal doctrines as they are laid down in the Holy Scriptures. On the day of her confirmation, on Palm Sunday of 1862, she appeared before God's altar. There she renewed the baptismal vow and promised to remain faithful to God unto her end.

Soon she learned of the sorrow of this world; while still at home here father died. When she was 19 years old she and her mother came to America.

They first made their home in Garnavillo, Iowa. Here she was united in marriage to Mr. Carl Schroeder. To this union nine children were born, one of these died at the age of seven years. They first lived on a farm near Garnavillo where they remained but a few years.

They then moved onto a farm near Clermont where they lived 19 years. From there they came to the farm near Luana.

On the second of December, 1911 her husband died. Three years ago she left the farm to spend her remaining years in Luana.

Our departed sister has tasted the bitterness of life, her cup of suffering was a heavy one. We, who had learned to know her, know her only as one who suffered. For many years she was troubled with gall-stones, heart trouble and asthma. During this year dropsy lengthened this list.

Here we should mention that a niece*, Lizzie Kamps had made her home with her grandmother for many years. When the children, with the exception of Henry, had left the home, the main burden of caring for the departed rested on this niece. She faithfully performed the duties of a child and the departed gratefully acknowledged this faithfulness. She regarded the niece as her child and today the children would have her choose her place of mourning in their ranks.

During the many years of suffering our departed sister remained faithful to God; God was the source of her strength. She had found the peace of her soul and the friend of her soul - Jesus Christ. His love was her comfort and her joy. With this Lord she pleaded to take her out of this world of sorrow into the heavenly joys. Last Sunday afternoon, October 11th, this prayer was answered.

"I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness." Her pilgrimage lasted 78 years, 2 months and 4 days.

She is survived by eight children: Mrs. Fred Kamps, Dubuque; Mrs. Henry Eggert, Postville; Mrs. Henry Honn, Monona; Mrs. Fred Schutte, Grand Meadow township; Mrs. Henry Kamin, Luana; Mrs. Carl Schneider, Merrill, Wis.; Henry at home; Mrs. Wm. Foels, Ridgeway, Iowa; thirty-seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren; one brother, Henry Drahn, of Monona.

Services were held Wednesday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church, Luana, the Rev. H.P. Kumpf officiating. Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery.

~Postville Herald, Thursday, October 22, 1925

Transcriber notes:
DOD: 10/11/1925
*The obit initially appears to state that Lizzie is a niece of Mrs. Schroeder, but in the same sentence says she is a granddaughter. Later in the obit, Lizzie is again referred to as a niece.


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