Frank Schroeder Postcards, 1896-1898
File — Box: 4267.001, Folder: 59
Scope and Contents
This file contains four postcards addressed to Frank N. Schroeder, county treasurer of Dubuque, Iowa. Two postcards address notes received by Alice Hill and T. J. Johnson, respectively, from Schroeder's office regarding delinquent taxes. Both writers state that they believe their taxes to be paid in full but desire to settle any amount owed. In the third postcard, William Plunkett asks for a tax deed for property bought at a public tax sale, while S. B. Sattner, writer of the fourth postcard, asks for a listing of properties that might become available due to the non-payment of taxes.
Language of Materials
From the Collection: Materials are in English.
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Biographical / Historical
According to the 1900 United States Federal Census, Frank Schroeder was born in Germany in July of 1849 and immigrated to the United States in 1855. In 1872 he married Catherin, and they went on to have six children: William (1874), Anna (1879), John (1880), Mary (1882), Catherine (1885), and Josephine (1891). According to the Encyclopedia Dubuque (www.encyclopediadubuque.org, accessed March 24, 2011), Frank Schroeder was born on July 16, 1849 in Diekirch, Luxemburg, (this information is consistent with the 1920 United States Federal Census). He was a founder of the Key City Insurance Company, assisted in establishing the Dubuque Altar Manufacturing Company, and served on the board of directors of both. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880. He was elected Dubuque County Treasurer in 1895 and then again in 1897. He was a member of the Dubuque Traveling and Business Men's Association, the Dubuque Luxembourger Society, and the Dubuque Germania Society. In 1881, Schroeder formed the Schroeder-Klein Grocer Company and served as its president.
From the Collection: 3.0 Linear Feet
Processed by Erin Schmidt, 2011.