Ancestors of William George Schroeder and Clara C. Wolf



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William George Schroeder and Clara C. Wolf




Husband William George Schroeder




           Born: 11 Dec 1881 - Neschen, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
     Christened: 
           Died: 11 Mar 1937 - Tours, McLennan County, Texas
         Buried:  - St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery, Tours, McLennan County, Texas


         Father: William Schroeder (1850-1927) 5
         Mother: Gertrude Bielenberg (1855-1914)


       Marriage: 12 Nov 1900

Events

1. Biography: From "A History of Tours, Texas" with updates by David Schroeder, Tours, McLennan County, Texas.
William G. Schroeder Family

William G. Schroeder was born in Neschen, Germany, a village near the big city of Cologne, Germany. The famous Rhine River flows through Cologne. William was eight years old when the Schroeder family emigrated. Since they lived so close to the River Rhine, it is probable that they took a steamer to Rotterdam, the biggest seaport of Europe at that time. The Rhine river was used extensively for transportation in all centuries.

William was old enough to remember the whole voyage. When William arrived in Tours, he was enrolled in St. Martin's School where he learned some English, but all classes were held in either German or Bohemian.

He was not quite 20 when he married Clara Wolf. Clara was used to hard work. There were only three girls in family and farm work had to be done. Clara was only fourteen years when her father died so it was up to the mother and the three daughters to work the farm. This was a responsibility she assumed for the rest of her life. She managed the farm even after she married William.

Clara was born in the Tours area on July 23, 1882. She had an older sister Mary who married Frank Wachsman and a younger sister Katherine who married Andrew Holecek Mrs. Katie Wolf lived with her daughter Katherine in Tours after her girls were married.

William was interested in the cattle market. He would buy cattle and sell at a profit. He also butchered some of the cattle and sold the meat to the local stores. For years he worked for the County Road Commissioner, Fred Willenborg. He liked to grade the roads. This was all done with mules.

Anything that had to be done on the farm was Clara's responsibility. Besides this, she raised the family. While she went out in the fields to work, Willie Mae, her second daughter took care of the little children at home and prepared the meals. If they had to hire help to get the farm work done, Clara was always the lead worker meaning, every one had to stay up with her.

The William Schroeder place had a large orchard, which produced fruit enough for eating and for canning, jellies and preserves. A large garden also helped the family finances. On wintry days, Clara crochetted. She produced beautiful lace, scarves, etc. As a member of St. Elizabeth's Altar Society, she crocheted for the altar cloths.

In 1931, Clara noticed a small growth on her throat. A doctor diagnosed it as a tumor of the thyroid gland. It had to be removed. The operation was set for December 1, 1931. She went through the surgery just fine but while in recovery a blood clot developed. She died from this complication.

2. Baptism: 13 Dec 1881, St. Pankratius Catholic Church, Odenthal, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. His Godparents were:
Wilhelm Bielenberg of Schirpen - Dhün
Catharina Hamacher of Bechen - Platzmühle

3. Census: S.D. 17, E.D. 155-61, Sheet 5B, 1930, McLennan County, Texas. Name Relation to Head Age
Schroeder, W.G. Head 48
Clara Wife 47
Edward Son 20
Rosie Daughter 18
Johnnie Mae Daughter 15
Bill Son 11
Charlie Brother 28

4. Occupation: 1920, McLennan County, Texas. William George worked for the McLennan County Road Department. Shown hear grading the road in Leroy.

5. Death: 11 Mar 1937, McLennan County, Texas. Influenza




Wife Clara C. Wolf




           Born: 23 Jul 1882
     Christened: 
           Died: 1 Dec 1931
         Buried:  - St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery, Tours, McLennan County, Texas


         Father: William Wolf (      -      )
         Mother: Katie (      -      )




Children
1 F Gertrude Katherine Schroeder




           Born: 24 Dec 1902 - Tours, McLennan County, Texas
     Christened: 27 Dec 1902 - St. Martin's Catholic Church, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
           Died: 15 May 1967
         Buried:  - St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
         Spouse: Henry J. Uptmor
           Marr: 12 Feb 1923



2 F Willie Mae Schroeder




            AKA: Wilhelmina Angelina Schroeder
           Born: 13 Feb 1904 - Tours, McLennan County, Texas
     Christened: 13 Feb 1904 - St. Martin's Catholic Church, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
           Died: 11 Jul 1992
         Buried:  - St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
         Spouse: Edmund John Bettge Sr.
           Marr: 16 Nov 1926



3 M Alphonse Frank Schroeder




           Born: 18 Nov 1905 - Tours, McLennan County, Texas
     Christened: 19 Nov 1905 - St. Martin's Catholic Church, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
           Died: 3 Mar 1973
         Buried:  - St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, West, McLennan County, Texas
         Spouse: Della Erma Popp
           Marr: 29 Apr 1929 - St. Martin's Catholic Church, Tours, McLennan County, Texas



4 F Annie Clara Schroeder




            AKA: Angela Clara
           Born: 1 Dec 1907 - Tours, McLennan County, Texas
     Christened: 2 Dec 1907 - St. Martin's Catholic Church, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
           Died: 13 Jul 1983
         Buried:  - St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
         Spouse: Fred Joseph Uptmor Sr.
           Marr: 20 Sep 1926



5 M Andrew Schroeder

           Born: 21 Jul 1909
     Christened: 
           Died: 21 Dec 1983
         Buried:  - St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
         Spouse: Did Not Marry


6 F Rose Clara Schroeder




           Born: 25 Nov 1911 - Tours, McLennan County, Texas
     Christened: 26 Nov 1911 - St. Martin's Catholic Church, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
           Died: 16 Aug 2007 - Waco, McLennan County, Texas
         Buried:  - Oak Wood Cemetery, McLennan, Texas
         Spouse: Eugene G. Bettge
           Marr: 25 Jul 1930



7 F Johanna Maria Schroeder




           Born: 12 Aug 1914 - Tours, McLennan County, Texas
     Christened: 15 Aug 1914 - St. Martin's Catholic Church, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
           Died: 14 Jul 1984
         Buried:  - St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
         Spouse: William F. Tichavsky
           Marr: 21 Sep 1931



8 M William Martin Schroeder




           Born: 28 May 1919
     Christened: 
           Died: 16 Jun 1976
         Buried:  - St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery, Tours, McLennan County, Texas
         Spouse: Lucille Anna Kolar
           Marr: 7 Jul 1941 - Church of the Assumption, West, McLennan County, Texas





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