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Emanuel Schroeder

The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 26:1 Fall of 1995
By Brad L. Bettenhausen

Blue Island Sun-Standard - March 22, 1928

Emanuel Schroeder, 78 years old, veteran pioneer of this community who died March 12, at his home here was born in the province of Saxony in Germany, Jan. 24, 1850. he was only two years old when the family came to Cook county, Illinois. They came up the Mississippi river on a boat. The home was established in Worth township 3 1/2 miles west of Blue Island on July 17, 1875. Emanuel was married to Ellen Noble daughter of a pioneer family of Bremen township. This couple has lived near or in Blue Island continuously since that time. The career of the family is well known to all of the old settlers and to thousands who have come to this vicinity more recently.

Burial was at the Bachelor grove cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Ellen; two sons William and Walter; one brother Leopold and scores of other relatives.

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