|Birth: ||Apr. 16, 1844, Germany|
|Death: ||May 22, 1933|
The Southeast Missourian
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Lutesville, May 23--Berthold Schrock, 89 years old, generally regarded as the wealthiest man in Bollinger County, died early Monday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.C. Cole, in Lutesville, after an illness of several months with a heart malady.
A Resident of this county since he was 16, Schrock succeeded in amassing what was considered to be a comfortable fortune, in money and farm land. He lived on the same farm near Scopus for 47 years, only in recent months residing here with his daughter in order to receive medical attention.
Two years ago, due chiefly to tales that he had large sums of money buried or hidden about his premises, two men invaded his house early one night, bound Schrock, his wife and several relatives present, and took about $800 in money. Two men, arrested in the subsequent investigation were later freed.
Born in Germany April 16, 1844, Schrock came to this country with his parents when he was 8 years old and moved to Bollinger County at 16. A veteran of the Civil War, he served with the Union forces.
In the early days he was a member of a surveying party that laid out the present Belmont branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and it is told that he once rode horseback to Kansas to homestead a tract of land, later riding back on the same horse.
He was thrice married, first to Cordelia Baker of Marble Hill, then to Anna Heisler of Cape Girardeau and then to Mrs. Loretta Leadbetter of Marble Hill, the latter surviving.
Surviving sons and daughters of the first marriage are Henry Schrock of Scopus, Mrs. Cole at whose home he died; Mrs. John Hartle, of Oak Ridge; and Mrs. Peter Sawyer, of Millersville. The oldest child, Mrs. Willis Runnels, of Oak Ridge, died 10 days ago.
Of the five children of the second marriage, four survive, Mrs. Fred Funke, of Bloomington, Ind., Mrs. Alvester Hopkins, of Oak Ridge; Mrs. W.H. Stovall of Blytheville, Ark., and Miss Mattie Schrock of Cape Girardeau. Another daughter, Mrs. Henry George of Brownwood, died 10 years ago.
He also leaves a brother, Albert Schrock of Lutesville; a sister, Mrs. Headrick Schwartz of Shelbina; two stepsons, Charles Leadbetter of Greenbrier, and Elsworth Leadbetter of Marble Hill; 23 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Reared a Catholic, Schrock was not a member of any church, but attended services of that denomination.
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made pending the arrival of relatives, but likely will be held either Wednesday or Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Anton Joseph Florin Schrock (1819 - 1900)
Caroline Mathilda Genovefa Ruffert Schrock (1817 - 1915)
Cordelia Baker Schrock (1854 - 1882)
Anne Barbra Heisler Schrock (1857 - 1895)
Loretta Johns Schrock (1871 - 1951)
Anna Schrock Runnels (1874 - 1933)*
Henry Schrock (1875 - 1944)*
Lucinda Caroline Schrock Cole (1876 - 1971)*
Bertha K Schrock Hartle (1879 - 1935)*
Cordelia Schrock (1880 - 1882)*
Louise Schrock (1884 - 1885)*
Amelia E Schrock Funke (1885 - 1934)*
Alma J. Schrock Hopkins (1890 - 1977)*
Berthold Schrock (1844 - 1933)
Carl Schrock (1846 - 1916)*
Cecilia Schrock Brodtmann (1850 - 1931)*
John Schrock (1854 - 1929)*
Hedwig Schrock Schwarz (1856 - 1937)*
Albert Schrock (1860 - 1937)*
Mount Zion Cemetery
Created by: brenda joyce
Record added: Jul 03, 2008
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