Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Schroader Family


Schroader Family
By: Dr. Fitchett
1850-1870
At the time of the 1850 census, Alexander Schroder (listed as Shrader), was a 37 year old farmer married to a 36 year old Sarah.  Their six children, Adam, age 15, Frederick, age 13,  Mary, age 10, George, age 5, Alexander, age 3, and 2 month old Martha lived with them. All four of their listed neighbors were farming, just as they were.   Alexander owned no real estate and had no worth in his personal estate.  Their neighbors, the Dulles, owned quite a bit of real estate.
On July 27th, 1860, in the Caney District of Ohio County, Kentucky, Alexander Schroader was a 48 year old married farmer with $300 in real estate.  He owned another $168 in his personal estate.  He nor his wife nor any of his adult children living with him were able to read or write.  His wife Sarah was also 48 and she worked on the farm for her husband. They lived on their farm with their seven children, Adam, age 25, Frederic, age 24, George, age 14, Alexander, age 12, Martha E, age 10, Edmund, age 8, and Thomas, age 4.  Adam, Frederic, and George were all attending a nearby school.  On the census sheet the name was spelled Shroder. Of the six families living in the area, all were white farmers, except one who was a shoemaker by the name of Mr. York.  Among their neighbors were the Thomas’s and the Mallocks.  They all came from places such as Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama.
At the time of the 1870 census, Alexander Schroader was a 55 year old farmer living with his wife, Sally, age 57.  There were two farmhands living at their home, Fredrick, age 28 and Bud, age 21. Edmund, their son, was 17 at the time.  A child name Caroline was also living there and she was age 14.  Both Edmund and Caroline were attending school.  Next door, Adam Schroader, Jr. was living with his wife Sarah and their two children.  Adam was 30, Sarah was 30, and their children, John and Sarah, were ages 2 and 1 respectively. Next to Adam, lived George. He was a 24 year old farmer living with his 22 year old wife Menea.  They had a 1 year old baby named Marthea.  Henry Schroader lived a couple of housed down from George.  He was a 44 year old farmer with a $500 real estate and $300 worth of personal estate.  His wife, Elizabeth was 42 years old and kept the house.  There were nine families living in the area, all white farmers.  Only three owned real estate. 
Note the discrepancies in ages.  I have been unable to find the answer as to why this is.
1880
On June 12th of 1880, there were 5 Schroader families residing in one area of the Rosine District of Ohio County Kentucky. Each head of each household was a farmer and he named his wife as a house keeper. George Schroader was one of the heads of household and at the time he was a 35 farmer who was unable to read or write.  His wife, Wilhelmia, was 28 years old and could not read or write either.  Her father was born in Ireland and her mother in England.  They had three children, Martha, Sarah, and Norvel.  Both Martha and Sarah attended a nearby school.  Norvel was too young.
Living next door was Thomas Schroader, a 23 year old farmer who also could not read or write. He was married to Sarah who kept house for him.  They had just had a son one year before and they named him Ira.
On the other side of George Schroader lived Frederick Schroader, a 45 year old farmer who could not read or write and was considered disabled.  His wife Mahala was 31 years old and kept house.  She bore two daughters and one son to Frederick, whose names were, Oma, age 6, Eva, age 2, and Elijah, age 1.  Mahala was unable to read or write, but she was sending Oma to a nearby school.
Adam Schroader lived in the area, as well, and was a 46 year old farmer who could neither read nor write.  His wife was 33 and kept house for her husband just like all the other wives did.  Their six children and Adam’s brother, Alex, all lived in the home.  The children’s names were John, Edward, Cinthia, Rosa, Sarah, and another unknown child. 
Edmund Schroader and his wife Mary were a young couple living in the area as well.  He was a farmer and she kept house. She was able to read but not write.  Edmund could do neither.
All the family’s names were misspelled as Shroader.
1910
On May 4th, 1910, the Schroader Family was living in Magisterial District #1, in Ohio county, Kentucky.  Noah Schroader was about 32 years old and had a mortgage on the ownership of the farm he and his family lived on.  He also farmed his land.  His sons were too young to farm at the time, but he had family living in three different homes in the area that were full of his family, other Schroaders and his wife’s family, the Ziglars.  This means he most likely had plenty of help.  Jannie, Noah’s wife, was 25 at the time, and had been married to Noah for 10 years.  At this time of her life, three of her four children were living.  She undoubtedly kept the home and helped with whatever farm labor she could. Vernie, age 7, and Claude, age 5, were attending a nearby school.  Delbert, being only 3 years old, did not attend school yet and most likely stuck by his mother’s apron strings. The Schroader family lived next to Joseph Schroader and also next door to Jannie’s parents, Mr.  and Mrs. Ziglar.  Another Schroader family, headed by a man named George, lived only four homes away.  The entire area in which the Schroader family lived was resided by white farmers and farm laborers, mostly which had been born and raised there in Kentucky.  A few were Irish immigrants and couple from states like Tennessee and Indiana.  Among the Schroader’s neighbors were the Smiths, the Rices, the Waddles and Hagermans.
WWI
On September 12th 1918, Noah A Schroader was drafted to go to World War 1 when he was 41 years old.  At the time of his draft, he lived at Hartford, Kentucky and was self employed as a farmer.  He was described as having a medium build, being of medium height, and as having brown eyes and hair.  Many Schroader’s from Ohio County were called to war that year and the year prior.  On the day Noah was drafted, he stood alongside George Anderson Schroader,  Jesse Schroader, Mode Schroader,  and Thomas Schroader.  The others had been drafted 15 months prior on June 5th Those drafted at that time were Robert B., Robert J., Linken, Harrison, Hiram, Gross, Clem and Alonzo L.  A few of the men claimed an exemption from service due to the fact that they had to support women and children at home.  Nonetheless, most of them went off to war.
Vernon Lee Schroader was born on the third day of September, in the year 1902 to Noah and Janie Schroader1. When he was seven he lived in magisterial district #1 of Hartford in Ohio County, Kentucky where his father farmed a piece of mortgaged land under the Schroader name. He had his two younger brothers, Claude, age 5, and Delbert age 3 to play with. No doubt, he helped his father and mother with small duties around the property. Two farms over, Delbert may have had a friend named Flora Smith, who was also 7. Vernie also had the enjoyment of living next door to his grandma and grandpa Cynthia and Ben Ziglar. They were Janie’s Mom and Dad.  On the other side of where Vernon lived, resided his aunt and uncle, Joseph and Cloie Schroader. Vernon’s cousins, Oscar and Oliver, lived there too, but were probably a bit too young for Vernie to play with.  They were 3 and 1 year old at the time2
                By the time Vernon was seventeen years old, he had moved with his parents and was living on Sullinger’s Mill Road in a small area north of Hartford called Beda. His father no longer owned his owned property and was renting a home where he farmed. Vernon spent most of his time working on the farm on which they lived. He still took time to attend school and was able to read and write. Besides sharing the home with Claude and Delbert, Vernon also lived with his sister, Gracie, who was nine years old. Four farms over Vernon may have had a friend in Gorman Kaysinger who was 15. Violet Allen lived two farms in the other direction and was 17. Other than these two teenagers, there weren’t any kids Vernon’s age.  At this residence Vernon did not have any extended family living nearby3.
                Vernon continued to live on Sullinger’s Mill Road and by the age of twenty seven he was renting his own residence with his wife, Lillie, and their one year old son Lynn. His parents lived right next door and were caring for Vernon’s ailing grandmother, Cynthia. Vernon’s brother Claude lived in the house on the other side with his wife Mamie and their three children Winnifred, Wendell, and Wilma. Vernon was still farming4.
                Vernon L Schroader passed away at the age of 96. He died on September 14th, 1998 while living in a small town south of Hartford, Beaver Dam5.       
1 Social Security Death Index2 1910 United States Federal Census
3 1920 United States Federal Census
4 1930 United States Federal Census
5 Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000

Claude A Schroader was born on the eighteenth day of January, in the year 1904 to Noah and Janie Schroader1.  During this year Teddy Roosevelt was president and up for re-election. The Governor of Kentucky was paid $5000 for his services and the army and state militia were active at West Point, KY.  The World Fair was happening in St. Louis and was a weekly topic in the Hartford Herald.  The Chicago Theater Fire costs were being tallied and families of the victims were suing. Temperatures in NY were 41 below zero.  It was also a leap year and women were encouraged to propose marriage. The state reported that more men and women were divorcing and getting an education and also that Kentucky’s population was growing and illiteracy was decreasing2.
             
            The week that Claude was born, the city of Hartford had just declared it illegal to sell liquor on Sunday and the town was asking for street lights, street crossings, and pavement. The city was also greatly wishing for a railroad to come through town.  Cities throughout Kentucky were also given the power to set their own taxes per an amendment to the constitution which would probably impact the prices of necessities that the Schroader family would need to purchase2.
                 
            Crime was alive and well during the week the Claude was born. The Klu Klux Klan had recently whipped a woman and sprinkled her with salt and the Lakeland Asylum was wanting more space to house drunkards. The Kentucky Children’s Home Society was in town gathering indigent children. In fact, a family had been living in abandoned homes and caves and were arrested. Their children were taken into custody and given to another family2.
                
            No doubt, Janie, Claude’s mother worried about the Claude’s wellbeing because the week he was born was marked by illness in surrounding areas of town. Consumption had killed some and others were ill with it.  Typhoid Fever, measles, whooping cough, and small pox was also going around.
                
            Farming was a hot topic as well. Cotton crops were down significantly as were tobacco crops as well. It was Tobacco season and farmers were busy. It had been a cold, dry, and harsh season and farmers were considering not continuing Tobacco for the next season.  Farmers were encouraged to take up Live Stock, Fruit, Poultry, Mule, and Hog Farming2.
               
            At the time Claude was born, some popular businesses included City Restaurant, Carson & Co., the Economy Store, The Floating Studio, and First National Bank. Hartford had a local phone company called Rough River Telephone. Cumberland Telephone offered long distance phone as well.
                
            Claude would find that when he started school he would only attend for five months a year, because that was how long it was in session2.

When he was five he lived in magisterial district #1 of Hartford in Ohio County, Kentucky where his father farmed a piece of mortgaged land under the Schroader name. He was their second-born child.  He lived there with his older brother Vernon, age seven and his younger brother, Delbert, age 3. Four farms over, Claude may have had a friend named, Charlie Hagarman, who was 6. Claude also had the enjoyment of living next door to his grandma and grandpa Cynthia and Ben Ziglar. They were Janie’s Mom and Dad.  On the other side of where Vernon lived, resided his aunt and uncle, Joseph and Cloie Schroader. Vernon’s cousins, Oscar and Oliver, lived there too. Perhaps Claude wasn’t too old to play with Oscar, who was three at the time. Oliver was just a baby and was 1 year old3
               
             By the time Claude was sixteen years old, he had moved with his parents and was living on Sullinger’s Mill Road in a small area north of Hartford called Beda. His father no longer owned his own property and was renting a home where he farmed. Claude spent most of his time working on the farm on which they lived. He still took time to attend school and was able to read and write. Besides sharing the home with Vernon and Delbert, Vernon also lived with his sister, Gracie, who was nine years old. Four farms over Claude may have had a friend in Gorman Kaysinger who was 15. Violet Allen lived two farms in the other direction and was 17. Other than these two teenagers, there weren’t any kids Claude’s age.  At this time, Claude did not have any extended family living nearby4.
                Claude continued to live on Sullinger’s Road and by the age of twenty six he was renting his own residence with his wife, Mayme, and his three children, Winnifred, age 5, Wendell, age 4, and Wilma, age 1. He had a boarder living at the house as well.  His name was Joe Allinder and was an Italian immigrant who was now farming for Claude in exchange for a place to stay. His parents lived right next door and were caring for Claude’s ailing grandmother, Cynthia5.
                Six years later, on Christmas Eve of 1923, Claude bound himself with his dad, Noah Schroader, to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The bond indicated that Claude was going to marry Mayme Jewell Bailey. He was 19 and Mayme was 15. One year later, Claude made good on his bond by marrying Mayme at the General Baptist Church under the officiating presence of Minister Beasley. Pat and Albert Bailey, Claude’s soon-to-be brothers-in-law were also present as witnesses.
                Claude passed away at the age of 100. He died on April 15th, 2004 while living in Yakima, WA.               
1 Social Security Death Index2 The Hartford Herald 19043 1910 United States Federal Census
4 1920 United States Federal Census
5 1930 United States Federal Census

Obituary: Sunday, April 18, 2004 Claude A. Schroader - Valley Hills Funeral Home, Yakima. Claude A. Schroeder, 100, of Yakima, passed away Thursday April 15, 2004 at Good Samaritan Health Care Center. Claude was born January 18, 1904 in Hartford, KY to Noah and Arminda (Zigler) Schroader. He worked as a broom maker in the family business in Kentucky and Illinois before moving to Yakima in 1943. He worked as a cook, and retired from the Chinook Tower Restaurant. Prior to that he worked as a cook at the old Chocolate Shoppe that was located on E. Yakima Ave. Claude recently celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by his family and friends. His hobbies were rock hunting, drives and picnics in the mountains and studying his Bible. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Zenita; four sons, Glen Schroader of Pt. Ludlow, WA, Wendell Schroader of Yakima, Russell Schroader of Tacoma, WA and Byron Schroader of Yakima; two daughters, Wilma Ragen-Halstead and Cynthia Ann Roady, both of Yakima; 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three wives, five siblings, one grandson, one great-grandson, one great-great-granddaughter, and a son-in-law, Lynn Roady. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 507 N. 35th Ave., Yakima. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Worthy Students, Yakima Adventist Christian School, 1200 City Reservoir Rd., Yakima, WA 98908. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Yakima, has been entrusted with arrangements.

Delbert Schroader  was born on the first day of January, in the year 1907 to Noah and Janie Schroader1. When he was 3 he lived in magisterial district #1 of Hartford in Ohio County, Kentucky where his father farmed a piece of mortgaged land under the Schroader name. He had his two brothers, Vernon, age 7, and Claude, age 5, to play with. Delbert also had the enjoyment of living next door to his grandma and grandpa Cynthia and Ben Ziglar. They were Janie’s Mom and Dad.  On the other side of where Delbert  lived, resided his aunt and uncle, Joseph and Cloie Schroader. Vernon’s cousins, Oscar and Oliver, lived there too, and were probably playmates of Delbert’s.  They were 3 and 1 years old at the time2
                By the time Delbert was thirteen years old, he had moved with his parents and was living on Sullinger’s Mill Road in a small area north of Hartford called Beda. His father no longer owned his owned property and was renting a home where he farmed. Delbert spent most of his time working on the farm on which they lived. He still took time to attend school and was able to read and write. Besides sharing the home with Vernon and Claude, Delbert also lived with his sister, Gracie, who was nine years old. Next door Delbert may have had a friend, Guthrie Coyle who was fourteen years old. Girdie Kaysinger also lived nearby and may have spend some time playing with Delbert. She was 12.  At this residence Delbert did not have any extended family living nearby3.
                By the age of twenty three, Delbert continued to live on Sullinger’s Road and was still living with his sister, Gracie, and their parents. At this time, Noah and Janie were caring for Delbert’s ailing grandmother, Cynthia. Directly next to their home, Vernon was living with his new wife, Lillie and their baby Lynn.  Delbert’s  other brother Claude lived in the house on the other side with his wife Mamie and their three children Winnifred, Wendell, and Wilma. Delbert continued to help on his family farm4.
                Delbert passed away at the age of ninety-two. He died on September 20th, 1999 while living in Portland, Tennessee.  His wife Grace, had just passed four months earlier5.               
1 Social Security Death Index2 1910 United States Federal Census
3 1920 United States Federal Census
4 1930 United States Federal Census
5 Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000

Obituary of Wendell Schroader in the Yakima Valley Herald Republic
BATTLE GROUND - Wendell Schroader, born Nov. 1, 1926 in Hartford, KY, died Feb. 21, 2007. He came to Washington when he was 16 and worked picking fruit in Yakima, WA. He entered the Navy at 18. He graduated from Perry Tech as an Auto Body repairman. He lived most of his adult life back and forth between Alaska and WA. He was a lifelong member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He married Bonnie Jean Cleary in 1952, they were married 54 years. He was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Shirley Terry. He is survived by Bonnie Jean of Battle Ground; son, Timothy of Fairbanks, AK; daughters, Kathy and Pam of Battle Ground; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brothers, Glenn, Russel, and Byron; sisters Wilma and Cindy, all of WA; many nieces and nephews. 

Memorial service will be on Sat., March 17, 2007, 3 p.m. at Whipple Creek Seventh Day Adventist Church, 302 NW 179th St., Ridgefield, WA.

Living with Grandma Bailey

As told by Wilma Schroader
1934
Subjects: Wilma (speaker), Iva Ellen Smith, Pat Bailey, Dorothy Bailey, Pearl Bailey, Ruth Bailey, Cecil Bailey, Ernest Bailey, Albert Bailey,
I used to live in Mines Kentucky with Grandma Bailey (Iva).  I lived there when I was about five years old.  I was supposed to go to school there.  I must have been five.  Maybe six. But I was to start the first grade.  Back then we didn’t have kindergarten.  Uncle Pat lived up the road and he was better off you know. He had what I would call a nice home.  You could walk to it.  Grandma told me to go with Dorothy, Uncle Pat’s daughter and walk to school.  I went just a few times.  I remember that I was so shy, when the teachers would talk to me I wouldn’t say nothin’.  Times were hard with the Depression and all.  One day they came and had a box and was asking what kind of sandwiches we wanted.  I think it was a government thing to feed the kid who didn’t have nothin’.  Well, I had never had a sandwich before.  I didn’t know what it was.  They asked me what kind I wanted and I wouldn’t say a thing.  Well, they eventually just gave me one.  It was a half a sandwich.  It had lettuce and mayonnaise on it.  Oh, it was so good.  I loved it.  I’d never had white bread before…just biscuits and cornbread.  Times were different.   Anyway, Aunt Pearlly lived near and I used to walk the railroad a lot.  Then Uncle Pat moved to Michigan I think. I may be wrong.  It was somewhere’s up there.  Uncle Albert had a whole mess of kids. Ruthy was the baby.  The ninth and final child died during childbirth.  I came out deformed and they buried it with the placenta.  Albert’s wife died then too.  All the others were boys.  They had one child, Cecil, who, I can’t quite remember, but it seems to me he got accidently hit by a door or something.  I could be wrong, but it was something like that, and his neck was twisted up something awful.  He walked and talked though.  He stayed disabled.  I saw him in 1971 when I took a trip there and I think he was living with Uncle Ernest in Owensboro

Meeting Uncle Alonzo Bailey

Told in first person by Wilma Rae Schroader when questioned about her knowledge of Alonzo Bailey. 
1940-1950
Subjects mentioned: Alonzo Bailey, Mayme Bailey, Pearl Bailey, Annabelle, Claude Schroader, Irene Bailey, Floyd Bailey, Lilly Bailey, Thomas Ragan, May Bailey
"I met Uncle Alonzo before his death in Mines, KY.  I’m not sure if that’s even the name of the place, but there were a lot of mines out there in those days, and that’s just what you called it.  I remember he was short and had a dark complexion kind of like Mom (Mayme).  Aunt Pearl had black hair and maybe black eyes and she had a dark complexion, too.  I remember he was married to Annabelle first and then they divorced and he remarried, But Mom remembers the Alonzo was quite a bit older than her and remembers a time when Annabelle put her on her lap and put curls in her hair like Shirley Temple. Mom told me that after him and Annabelle split up, he stopped coming around.  I think he joined the army, or maybe he was already in the army, but regardless, he went away. Mom didn’t keep in touch with her siblings.  I don’t understand that.  Maybe it was because of Dad (Claude).  She did hear from her mom occasionally (Iva).  I guess after Alonzo remarried, I think her name was May, he didn’t see his kids for many year.  I don’t think he knew where they were.  There were two of them: Irene & Floyd.  He may not have even seen them until right before he died.  On that trip I took back to Kentucky with Mom, I met Irene and we went out to Floyd’s house.  I found it odd that we had children with the same name of Wendle.  And Irene and I had children named Ted.   I also visited Aunt Lily and she’s the one who told me that Alonzo had moved back to the Mines.  I met him then. I think it was 1949 or 1950 and it was strange.  I made your grandpa (Thomas Ragan) stop the car at the general store, because back then the men would gather there and talk.  So, everybody knew everybody.  Inside the store there was the manager and a couple farmers.  I asked the manager if he knew Alonzo and he didn’t seem to know.  So I went next door to one of those apartment-like places and went up the stairs.  That’s when I saw Aunt May was there and she was glad to see me.  Then, Alonzo came home and he had been one of the farmers at the general store and he didn’t even speak up to say he was Alonzo.  It was the strangest thing.  Maybe he didn’t want to be found."
Alonzo Bailey 77, Dies in Veterans Hospital
 Alonzo Bailey, of Beaver Dam, died at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, December 12, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville, following a brief illness.  He was 77.  Mr. Bailey was born April 17, 1886, at Charleston, and was a son of the late Granville and Iva Smith Bailey.  He was a member of the McHenry Baptist Church.  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lula Renfrow, of McHenry, Mrs. Pearl Maddox, of Ohio, and Mrs. Mamie Schroader, of Canada, three brothers, Robert Bailey, of McHenry, and Theodore and Ernest Bailey, both of Moseleyville.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at the Cecil Chinn Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. James Hall, pastor of the McHenry Church of God, officiating.  Burial was at Render Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Hobart Autry, Ronnie Blanchard, Orville Bratcher, Charles Wortham, Weston Everly, and Ted Bailey.
The Ohio County News, Hartford, Kentucky 12-20-1963

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