Biographical Sketch of
John Schroeder is a native of Prussia, born in the Province of Waldeck, July 25, 1841. His father Charles Schroeder, came to America 1849, bringing his wife and eight children. John, of whom we write, enlisted in Company A, Wisconsin Volunteers, under Colonel Soloman. His regiment was mostly Germans, and one of the best the war called out. General Dan E. Sickled, while inspecting the regiment at Little Rock Arkansas, said it was the best drill volunteer regiment he ever saw. This regiment did magnificent service. John Schroeder served three years; was in all its engagements and all of its marches. After the war was over John, with his brothers Charles and Henry, came to Racine Township and bought land.
The subject of our sketch now owns 240 acres, which is finally improved. He was married in April, 1873, to Bertha Truhn. They had two children; both died in infancy. His wife died in April 1877. He was again married in April, 1879, to Mary Becker, a native of Prussia. They are parents of two childrenWalter and Robert.
Mr. Schroeder has served the town as treasurer, also as treasurer of the school district, and is one of the enterprising men of Racine.
History of Mower County 1884
Transcribed by Mark Ashley