NOTE: Birth date is calculated from age at death 78 yrs 2 mon 20 days. Actual birth date could be off a few days.
"History of Fayette Counties, Indiana" published by B. F. Bowen & Co. Indianapolis, IN 1917
Charlotte Schrader was born on a farm in the immediate vicinity of the Weaver farm southeast of Bentonville, daughter of Philip and Martha (Turner) Schrader, pioneers of that section. Philip Schrader was born in Pennsylvania, of German descent, and upon reaching manhood's estate went to Ohio, where he married a Woodruff and remained for some years, meanwhile keeping a lookout for a new place of settlement. His sister, Mrs. Hall, and husband had come over into Indiana not long after the opening of land for settlement here and had entered a tract of land in the southern part of Posey township and Philip Schrader not long afterward entered several tracts a short distance east of where his sister and her husband had settled. One tract that he particularly desired, the east half of the southeast quarter of section 30, southeast of Bentonville, had been entered by another and he bought it from the original entrant, returning then to his home in Ohio. His wife died in the latter state and he later married Martha Turner and about 1826 came to this county to enter upon possession of his land here. He established his home on the tract in section 30 above mentioned and by dint of hard labor soon converted it from a forest wilderness into a well improved farm. In 1830 he erected on that tract the substantial brick house which still stands there and is still in good condition, the bricks and the lime for this old house having been burned by himself on the place. Philip Schrader became a well-to-do farmer and on that pioneer farm he spent the rest of his life, his death occurring about 1871. His widow contracted pneumonia at his funeral and died two weeks later. Philip Schrader was the father of nine children, two children, Elisha and Aaron, by his first marriage and seven by his second marriage, William, Noble, Charlotte, Amanda, Matilda, Julia and Evaline, the latter of whom, Mrs. Evaline Somers, is the only one now living. On the Schrader farm Charlotte Schrader made her home until her marriage to James Weaver. To that union two sons were born, the subject of this sketch having a brother, Albert Weaver, unmarried, who is making his home on the old home place with his maternal aunt, Mrs. Somers