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The Bellville Times
January 27, 1938

Memory of Mrs. Fritz Schroeder

Mrs. Fritz Schroeder, whose maiden name was Ida Amanda Reinecker, was born December 3, 1864, in Bellville, and spent all of her life near this city.
On September 13, 1903, she was baptized, and so made a child of God.  On the same day she was confirmed, at which time she promised to remain true to her Lord.  At confirmation she became a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and remained a member the rest of her life.
In 1882 she was united in marriage with Ferdinand Frank.  This union was blessed with five children.  Three of them, Albert Frank and Mrs. Ellen Meinecke of Bellville, and Reinhold Frank of Houston, survive.  Mrs. Martha Finn, and an infant child preceded their mother in death.  Mrs. Martha Finn, however, had a daughter who became Mrs. Herman Woehst, who was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Schroeder, having lost her mother, Mrs. Finn, when very young.  In 1893, Mr. Frank passed away.
On December 15, 1897, she was united in marriage with Fritz Schroeder.  This union was blessed with three children, Mrs. Hattie Kiesewetter, Raymond Schroeder, and Mrs. Anita Teichmann, all of Bellville.
Sometime ago, Mrs. Schroeder became ill and the Lord took her out of this life on Sunday morning at nine o'clock.  she had reached the age of 73 years, 1 month, and 20 days.
In addition to the children already mentioned, she is survived by her husband, Fritz Schroeder, twenty-five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters:  Emil Reinecker, Bellville; Mrs. Emma Neumann, Chapel Hill; Mrs. Bertha Frank, Bellville' Mrs. Laura Muelller, Valley Mills; Mrs. Annie Bell, New Braunsfels, besides three brothers who preceded her in death.
She was known to be a good wife, and a loving, faithful mother.  Her loss is mourned by many neighbors and friends throughout the county.
Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Monday at 3:00 p.m., with Dr. Luther Schliesser of Houston officiating.
Pallbearers were:  Reese Frank, Morris Frank, Marvin Frank, Ely Frank, Robert Lee Meinecke, and Wilbur Kiesewetter, all grandsons of Mrs. Schroeder.   ------Reporter
Submitted by Jerry Lee Frank


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