Feb. 28, 1936
Joachim John Schroeder was born in Mecklenburg Schwerin, Germany, on the 6th day of November 1843. He married in 1868, and in 1871 he came with his family to Cat Spring, Texas, where he lived for eight years, then seven years in Colorado County and the rest of his life in Bellville.
He died on the afternoon of Feb. 19, at the age of 92 years, 3 months, 13 days.
Three children, Carl, Henry and August preceded their father in death, the surviving children including Mrs. Louise Hoff, Fritz Schroeder, Mrs. Albert Grube, Herman Schroeder, all of Bellville, Mrs. Emil Rogge of Waller County, Mrs. Ed Carter of Bryant, Otto Schroeder of Waller County, and Mrs. Bernhard Frank of Bellville; 36 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Christina Ladig and Mrs. Louise Meier, of Cat Spring.
Funeral services for Mr. Schroeder were held Feb. 20th at 3 p.m. with burial at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Rev. H. Schliesser officiating.
Pall bearers were Robert Meinecke, Raymond Schroeder, R. B. Wehring, Walter Teichmann, Edmund Hoff, and J. D. Mahnke.
Submitted by Jerry Lee Frank