BioA: Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Edward (55th - 1957)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Schroeder, Babcock, Campbell

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.)  1957 

Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Edward (55th - 3 December 1957) 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schroeder of Granton Quietly observed their 55th wedding anniversary Tuesday. 

Mrs. Schroeder has been confined to hospital and a bed at home for the last seven and one-half weeks with a double fracture of the pelvis, suffered in a fall.  She hopes to start getting around a little this weekend. 

The Schroeders were married December 3, 1902, in the Town of Washburn. The house in which the ceremony took place still stands the first place east of Cannonville corner. 

At that time Mrs. Schroeder (nee Estelle Babcock) was teaching at the Shortville School.  After the minister, the Rev. Guy Campbell of the Methodist church at Neillsville, concluded the ceremony, Mr. Schroeder prepared to return to his work without his bride.  

He was working with the Connor lumber company in the northern part of the state.  There a tornado had ripped through timber holdings of the Connors, tearing a path two miles wide.  Ninety men were encamped in that area to clean up and save as much of the owned timber as possible. 

The bride, honoring her contractual obligation to the Shortville school district, completed the next three months of school before joining her husband in the lumber camp. 

After a few months there, the Schroeders returned to Granton, where Mr. Schroeder continued in the employment of the Connor lumber company, which operated a yard at Granton. 

From 1914 to 1934 Mr. Schroeder served as postmaster in Granton, and he was honored by the businessmen, Rotary and F. F. A. youths of Granton high a few months ago during their annual fall festival. 

Mr. Schroeder, who will be 87 on December 12, is nine years the senior of his wife.  She will be 77 in January. 

Advice for young couples just starting out; "You have to learn to give and take," says Mrs. Schroeder. 

There are three children: Charles, a pharmacist in Eau Claire; and the twins, Mrs. Herbert (Marie) Nielsen, who is connected with the state department of public welfare in Eau Claire, and Marion, better know in this area as "Sam" who lives in Racine. 



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