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 William Henry Schrader

William Henry Schrader

Birth
Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Death 15 Sep 1949 (aged 80)
Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Burial Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 100041579 · View Source
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The Herald Press (St. Joseph, MI) Sept 16, 1949:
William Henry Schrader, 80, pioneer business man and well-known resident of Three Oaks, died yesterday at about 11 a.m. in St. Anthony's hospital, Michigan City, IN. He had been ill for 10 days and was admitted to the hospital six days prior to his death.
Mr. Schrader, who lived at 9 Maple st, is remembered as the oldest business man in years and service in the village. He was born on July 13, 1869, in a log cabin a mile and a half west of Three Oaks, and watched the village grow from a wilderness into one of the finest communities in the state. He made his home here with the exception of two years spent in the west when he was a young man.
His wife, the former Mary Vetterly of Three Oaks, died in 1940 and he is survived by three children: Mrs. Glenn Geisler, Watervliet, Lawrence Schrader, and Miss Mary Schrader of Three Oaks; a brother, John Schrader, of Berrien Springs, and a sister, Mrs. Lena Krause, of Santa Monica, CA; two half-sisters, Miss Tillie Schrader, Three Oaks, and Mrs. Gertrude Gridley, South Bend; and a half-brother, Earnest Schrader of northern Michigan.
He was a life member of the Masonic lodge and served more than 20 years on the village council. He was supervisor of Three Oaks township for three years and served a number of years on the board of review. Mr. Schrader had always been an advocate of progress and the use of more modern methods in business and civic functions. During his lifetime he had taken part in home-talent plays, and with his clear mind and memory was a constant and infallible source of information about the history of Three Oaks.
When he was 12 he started working in the broom handle factory, then located on the present site of Dewey Cannon park. Later he worked for the late E. K. Warren in the Warren Featherbone factory, scraping feathers off the quills with a jackknife. He worked in many capacities in that factory, until 1892, when he spent two years in Seattle, WA and Idaho.
When he returned he went into the grocery business for himself and later opened an ice-cream parlor and confectionery. In 1913 he began his present poultry-and-egg business in a small building located in the back of the Schrader home on Maple st. In 1930 he moved he business to its present location in a large brick building on Linden st. The Schrader & Son poultry business is now one of the largest in the county.
Mr. Schrader was the son of the late John and Louise (Drier) Schrader. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Connelly funeral home. Rev. L. J. Kling, pastor of St. John's Evangelical church will perform the services followed by burial in the family lot at Forest Lawn. Friends may call at the Connelly funeral home.


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  • Created by: okieskater
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100041579
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Schrader (13 Jul 1869–15 Sep 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100041579, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by okieskater (contributor 47266844) .