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William Schroeder 1869-1942


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/5/2013 at 19:16:44

Cylinder Man, 72, Dies After Wreck
William Schroeder, 72, of near Cylinder, died in the Emmetsburg hospital last Thursday from injuries received in an automobile accident, July 3. He was taken to the hospital after the accident. His condition, serious at first, improved considerably, but complications developed and death came to him July 16.

Funeral services were held at the home on July 18, with the Rev. A.J. Ansorge of Emmetsburg officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs. Will Lahann and Mrs. A.J. Ansorge. Pallbearers were Albert Pergnde, Hans Madsen, Martin Wage, Gregory Elbert, Asgar Hansen and Erling Hansen. Interment was made in East Side Cemetery at Estherville. The Foy Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

William Schroeder, the son of Fred Schroeder and his wife Sophie, nee Galsie [Gause], was born Nov. 23, 1869, at Madison, Wis. [Sauk Ct., WI]. As a young man he was engaged in farming, an occupation which he pursued also after he moved to Estherville when about 30 years old. Shortly after moving to Estherville he was married. His wife died about a year later in childbirth. [Married in Sauk Ct. to Dora Voight, who died in Sauk Ct., WI] On June 19, 1919, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Martha Rohrman, who preceded him in death March 25, 1940. In 1940 he retired from farming, making his home with his stepdaughter, Mrs. Broadman, of near Cylinder.

In infancy he was received into membership with the Lutheran church by the sacrament of Baptism and as a fourteen year old boy became a communicant of the Lutheran church at Loganville, Wis. He transferred his membership to Emmanuel Lutheran church of Estherville and upon his retirement to St. Paulís of Emmetsburg.

He is survived by his seven step-children, Mrs. Frieda Hoff and Mrs. Lena Hope of St. Louis, Mrs. Anna Broadman of Cylinder, Mrs. Alma Heyda of Minneapolis, Henry Rohrman of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Elsie Waters of Sulley, Iowa, and Ernest Rohrman of Chicago, and by one brother, G.W. Schroeder of Madison, Wis. Sincere sympathy is extended to those from whom he has been taken. (Emmetsburg Reporter, Emmetsburg, IA, July 23, 1942)


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