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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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LOUIS O. SCHROEDER, attorney, Vevay, was born in Craig Township, February 2, 1846. He received a common school education working upon the farm until 1866. At the age of twenty he went upon the river and followed boating for five years. On account of sickness he was compelled to abandon the river, and in 1872 he began reading law under W. M. Smith and was admitted to the bar in Vevay the same year. Since that time, he has been a successful practitioner. His father Louis Schroeder, was born in Maryland January 7, 1813, his mother Serena Mennet, in Craig Township, about 1815. The father came to Craig Township in 1827; was a member of Indiana Lodge No 126, I. O. O. F.; and departed this life April 22, 1876. Mr. Louis O. Schroeder was married July 22, 1880, to Miss Anna E. Brachey who was born in Newport, Ky., February 11, 1859. They have one child, Clarence C., born November 8, 1882. Mr. Schroeder was appointed and served as deputy prosecutor from 1878 to 1882. In November 1880 he was elected mayor of the city of Vevay and by discharging the duties of the office faithfully, secured his re-election in May, 1881.( Since retiring from the mayorship Mr. Schroeder has given his entire attention to his profession in which he is achieving marked success. His publication of a revised edition of “McDonald’s Treatise,” referred to in another chapter of this work, was well-timed and worthy, and has given him a reputation among practitioners throughout the State highly complimentary to his legal attainments.

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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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