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John H. Schroeder
Clayton Twp.

John H. Schroeder, of the firm of Schroeder, Beckman & Sterns, livery feed and sale stables, was born in the town of Celina, Auglaize County, O., on May 8, 1842. He came to Clayton County, Ia., with his parents in June, 1849, and settled in Garnavillo Township. In May, 1860, he crossed the plains to Pike's Peak, Col. returning in the fall of that year. He went to work in his fathers and uncle's flour mill, and remaining there until Feb. 19, 1863, when he enlisted in Company E., Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry Volunteers, and served until June 11, 1865, when he was honorably discharged. While in the service he participated in all the battles of his regiment, being with General Banks on the Red River expedition, was wounded at the battle of Pleasant Hill, on Apr. 9, 1864, and engaged in the battles of Nashville, Tenn., Tupelo and Oldtown Creek. He returned to Clayton County in 1871, and became a partner in the firm of Beckman Bros., general merchants, and in 1876 engaged in his present business. His marrige to Hannah R. McCallum occurred on Apr. 20, 1870. She was born in Montreal, Canada, Dec. 10, 1844, and came to Clayton County in June, 1859, with her parents, who were natives of Scotland.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 725-726
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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