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Charles von Schrader (1858-1919)


Posted By: Anne Hermann (email)
Date: 10/14/2009 at 21:50:43

Jackson Sentinel, August 16, 1919

Charles von Schrader

In the passing of Charles von Schrader, Maquoketa has lost one of her most distinguished and prominent citizens, a man who held the esteem, respect and confidence of every friend, acquaintance and business associate, his very unspoken word inspired trust in all who came in contact with him. His remarkable tact, unerring judgment, keen perspicacity made him a safe business confidant and made him the advisor of a host of men and women who continuously placed matters of tremendous moment in his competent hands.

In matters involving vital civic affairs, Mr. von Schrader possessed an almost infallible judgment which led him to choose the right side which he supported with quiet force and always with firm adherence to the principles he advocated.

A friend who knew Mr. von Schrader well speaks of his most outstanding characteristic as “modesty” his absolute aversion to any word or action which smacked of egotism. And that, to our mind, is a mark of greatness in any man. His love of flowers and the plentiful gifts of Nature’s riches may have served for him an inspiration, as he watched each tiny flower, plant or shrub in his beloved gardens, each content in all meekness to fill his own niche, making no selfish claim for special notice, but content to fill its God appointed destiny.

Sickness is the testing time; and pain is the furnace that tries the metal of men. Through several years of illness, he maintained the same quiet uncomplaining attitude, and the record of his life is made brighter by these last pages of heroic suffering; for then the gold of his character gleamed brightest.

Charles von Schrader was born in Maquoketa, September 4, 1858. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Otto von Schrader, early settlers of this city. After attending local schools, he entered Grinnell College and later Rush Medical College from which he was graduated with an M. D. degree. He however, practiced his profession but a short time, choosing rather the career of financier. He therefore entered the First National Bank of which institution he became cashier and subsequently president, the office he held at the time of his death.

In 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Imogene Mitchell, daughter of Pierce Mitchell, and to this union, five children were born, all but one of whom survive. They are Mrs. Melvin Joiner, Burr and Miss Rosamond of this city and Mrs. Fred Blythe of Williamsburg, Iowa. Frederic passed away while serving his country at the Great Lakes Training Station.

The funeral will be held from the residence on Locust Street Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. G. Morgan of the Congregational Church officiating. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Charles von Schrader Gravestone

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