Henry Schroeder is a retired farmer residing in Ithaca who was actively and successfully identified with agricultural
pursuits in this part of the state for a third of a century. His birth occurred in Germany on the 25th of February,
1842, his parents being Fred and Charlotte Schroeder. In the acquirement of an education he attended the common
schools until fourteen years of age and subsequently worked out until he joined the army as a young man of twenty,
remaining therein for three years. He was afterward employed as a shepherd until the time of his emigration to
the United States in 1866 and in this country he made his way successively to Pennsylvania, Illinois and Nebraska,
here taking up his abode in Saunders county. He worked first on the railroads but subsequently removed to Cass
county and in 1869 took up a homestead claim which he operated continuously and successfully until the death of
his wife in 1902. His undertakings as an agriculturist were attended with a gratifying and well merited measure
of success, so that he is enabled to spend the evening of life in honorable retirement. He makes his home with
his son in law in Ithaca.
In 1872 Mr. Schroeder was united in marriage to Miss Matilda Hanke, by whom he had eight children who are still
living, namely: Paul Bernice, Rosa, Mary, Julia, Max, Frank, Elsie and Esther. He gives his political allegiance
to the republican party and in religious faith is a Methodist but also attends churches of other denominations.
He has never had cause to regret his determination to establish his home in the new world, for here he found the
opportunities which he sought and has won material prosperity and the regard and esteem of a host of friends.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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