August SCHROEDER 2528
- Born: 12 Mar 1863, Germany 2722
- Marriage: Marie RUDOLPH in Mar 1885 2721
- Died: 25 Sep 1938, Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA at age 75 128
- Buried: 27 Sep 1938, Fort Calhoun Cemetery; Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA 128
Noted events in his life were:
• Immigration, 1884, United States of America. 2723
• Residence, 1900, Stanton Precinct, Leigh Village, Colfax County, Nebraska. 2724
• Occupation, 1900, Colfax County, Nebraska. 2724 where he was a farmer.
• Residence, 1920, Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA. 2725
• Occupation, 1920, Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA. 2725 where he was a farmer.
• Residence, Nov 1927, Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA. 2528
• Residence, 1930, Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA. 2726 on Highway 6.
• Occupation, 1930, Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA. 2726 where he was a farmer.
• Cemetery, 27 Sep 1938, Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA. 20 in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
• Obituary, 29 Sep 1938, Blair, Washington County, Nebraska. 2727 August Schroeder Calhoun, Succumbs
August Schroeder, highly respect citizen of the Fort Calhoun vicinity, died suddenly Sunday, September 25, of a heart attack. Deceased was born in Germany March 12, 1863 and came to America in 1880. For a time after arriving here he worked for Nicholas Rix, later with a brother and two sisters he moved to Sarpy county. In 1892 he moved to Leigh, Nebraska onto his own farm where he resided until 1905 when he returned to Fort Calhoun and resided on what is now as the Dey farm and in 1919 moved to the home where he died. In March of 1885 he was married to Marie Rudolp and to them four children were born, Mrs. Henry Neuhouse [sic] of Leigh, Nebraska and Rosie Iverson, who died in 1928 and two sons, Fred and John of Fort Calhoun. Besides the children he leaves a wife, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and two sisters, one at Pipestone, Minnesota and another at Louisville, Nebraska. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church in Fort Calhoun on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. R. E. Donaldson officiating and interment was made in the Fort Calhoun cemetery. The wealth of floral display and the large number of friends who gathered for the last sad rites were unspoken tokens of the respect in which the deceased was held by his old time neighbors and friends.
• Biography, 1980, Washington County, Nebraska. 2728 SIEVERS-SCHROEDER UNDERTAKERS
The Sievers-Schroeder Undertakers had its origin in 1905. August Schroeder moved here from Leigh, Nebraska, buying a farm adjoining Fort Calhoun and depositing money in the Washington County Bank. Peter Holst ran an implement shop and had a horse drawn hearse. The Holst family were moving to South Dakota, homesteading there. This meant a sale. When the hearse came up for sale, the auctioneer announced who ever bought the hearse would also receive the undertaking business. Mr. Henry Rix of the Washington County Bank sidled up to August and kept urging him to bid, which he did, outlasting Mr. Pierce of Blair. August was declared the new undertaker. He went home and the next morning was waiting for Wm. Sievers to open his store. August wanted Wm. Sievers to buy the hearse, but Wm. Sievers had enough to do with the store. After talking for some time, they decided to go into partnership, Sievers to build a building, Schroeder to furnish the horses and keep up the hearse. They operated together until 1924 when Schroeder sold out to Sievers.
August married Marie RUDOLPH in Mar 1885.2721 (Marie RUDOLPH was born in 1863 in Germany,128 died in 1944 128 and was buried in 1944 in Fort Calhoun Cemetery; Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA 128.)