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Below is a family biography included in The History of Switzerland County, Indiana published by Weakley, Harraman & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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HENRY SCHRODER, produce dealer, Patriot, son of Frederick and Engel (Suger) Schroder, was born in Germany in 1853. He resided in his native city till fifteen years of age, and in 1868 immigrated to this country, locating in Cincinnati, where he remained about six years, engaged in tending store two years, and four years in brass finishing trade. In 1873 he came to this township, and has since engaged in the huckster trade, doing an annual business of about $25,000 to $30,000. He was married, in 1877, to Louise Milges, daughter of Frank and Caroline (Koehler) Milges, and they have three children: Frederick, Minnie and Anna. Mr. Schroder is a member of the I. O. O. F., and one of the most substantial business men of Patriot. His parents are both still living in Germany, and in 1883 Mr. Schroder paid “the fatherland” a visit, and witnessed the scenes of his youth. He has met with some reverses, but has established a good business, with fair prospects for his further success.

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This family biography is one of 215 biographies included in The History of Switzerland County, Indiana published in 1885 by Weakley, Harraman & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Switzerland County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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