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ROEDER, Louis 1812 - 1889


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 5/21/2011 at 18:01:28

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Friday, February 15, 1889
Page 3, Column 3


Louis ROEDER, an old resident of Lockridge township and formerly well known in local politics, in the earlier history of the county, died at his home Wednesday morning after many years of illness from asthma. Mr. ROEDER was born in Baden, Germany, in 1812, and came as a boy to the United States. He removed to Iowa in 1842, and the following year was married to Margaret STEUTCER, who died in 1853. In 1854 he was again married, to Sallie SHALLENBERGER, who survives him. He reared a family of four children. Mr. ROEDER was prominently identified with the history of Jefferson County in the period following its pioneer days. He was a member of the committee which organized the first public schools in his township, and was equally well known in Masonic circles. He had been a member of that order 50 years at the time of his death, and was the first member of the royal arch degree in the county. In 1856 Mr. ROEDER represented his county in the lower house of the legislature. He was an excellent man in all the relations of life. His funeral occurs today from his old home.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Buried in Hopkirk Cemetery, however his name is listed as REEDER on his gravestone. His first wife's surname can be found as STITZER, and his second wife's surname can be found as SCHOENBERGER in other sources.


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