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John George Schrotberger was born Sept 16, 1810 in Bavaria, Germany. He was raised by Johann Matthias Schrotberger & Anna Barbara Grammel. It is possible that either Johann Matthias or Anna Barbara (or both) were adoptive parents of John George. Johann Matthias and Anna Barbara had three more children, all born in Wallersdorf, Bavaria Germany. One died in infancy, and family story is that the remaining two contested John George's right to part of the inheritance when the parents died, and he left for America and did not fight them for it.
Anna Maria Krug was born on Feb. 24, 1821 in Neuses, Mittelfranken, Bavaria, Germany. She was the daughter of Michael Krug & Eva Maria Weishaar

THE FAMILY OF JOHN GEORGE SCHROTBERGER & ANNA MARIA KRUG

John George Schrotberger & Anna Maria Krug

John G. Schrotberger married Anna Maria Krug in 1848 in probably Wallersdorf, Bavaria, Germany. According to family story, they came to America "on their honeymoon" to Kane County IL and then to Kendall County IL. Write-ups at the time of John George's death all state that they came to America in 1848, but I have not found them on the 1850 census at this time. A land patent in Grundy Co., IL was issued to John George Schrotberger in 1853. In 1856 they located in Goodfarm Twp, Grundy County IL, 4 mi NE of Dwight, Livingston Co., IL. John and Maria had 8 children. Four of their children married children of John Leonard & Julia (Sorg) Meier. John & Maria are on the 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Goodfarm, Grundy Co., IL. Maria died on Oct 16, 1892 in Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. John Schrotberger died on Feb 19, 1898 in Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL.
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The children of John George Schrotberger & Anna Maria Krug:

Maria SchrotbergerMaria Margaret Schrotberger was born on October 5, 1848 in Oswego, Kendall Co., IL. Her parents moved to Grundy Co., IL about 1856. She is listed as Maria, age 12, on the 1860 census of Goodfarm, Grundy Co., IL with her parents. Maria married Jacob Weibel on January 2, 1865 in Will Co., IL and they had 9 or 10 children. Jacob & Maria are listed on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Jackson Twp., Will Co., IL. Maria developed asthma and they were advised to move to a dryer climate, so they emigrated to Nebraska. They are listed on the 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses of DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. Maria Margaret Schrotberger Weibel died on May 17, 1934 in DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. Jacob & Maria are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, DeWitt, Saline Co., NE.
The Family of Jacob Weibel & Maria Margaret Schrotberger
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George SchrotbergerGeorge Leonard Schrotberger was born on September 21, 1850 in Oswego, Kendall Co., IL. His parents moved to Grundy Co., IL about 1856. George is listed on the 1860 (age 10) & 1870 (age 20) censuses of Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL with his parents. George married Margaret Barbara Meier on Dec 26, 1873 in Grundy Co., IL. They did not have any children. Margaret was the sister of Augusta, John & Henry Meier, all of whom married one of George's siblings. George & Margaretha are on the 1880 census of Goodfarms Twp., Grundy Co., IL. They moved from Illinois to Nebraska sometime between 1880 to 1885, and they are listed on the 1885 state census of DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. He is listed in the Nebraska State Gazetteer Business Directory and Farmer list for 1890-1891 as G.L. Schrotberger of DeWitt, NE. George & Margaret are on the 1900 & 1920 censuses of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. In 1900 George's occupation is listed as Coal Dealer. Margaret died on September 10, 1926, and George is listed as age 79 and widowed on the 1930 census of Lincoln, Lancaster, NE. George Leonard Schrotberger died on February 21, 1936 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. George & Margaret are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, DeWitt, Saline Co., NE.
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Barbara Schrotberger

Barbara Maria Schrotberger was born October 16, 1852 in Oswego, Kendall Co., IL. She was baptised February 1853. Her parents moved to Grundy Co., IL about 1856. Barbara is listed on the 1860 (age 8) and 1870 (age 18) censuses with her parents in Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. Barbara married John Michael Meier on March 3, 1874 in Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL and they had 4 children. John's was the brother of Margaret, Augusta & Henry Meier, all of whom married one of Barbara's siblings. John & Barbara are on the 1880 census of Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL living near Barbara's sisters Margaret & Minnie and their families. Based on birthplaces of their children the family moved from Illinois to Nebraska between 1881 to 1884. They are listed on the 1885 state census of DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. Barbara Maria Schrotberger Meier died on November 24, 1893 in DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. After Barbara's death, John remarried Susannah Zingrebe Raymond/Rayman and they are listed on the 1900 census of DeWitt, Saline Co., NE with his and her children from their previous marriages. John died on December 21, 1921 in DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. John & Barbara are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, DeWitt, Saline Co., NE.
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Sophia SchrotbergerSophia Catherine Schrotberger was born on December 11, 1854 in Oswego, Kendall Co., IL. Her parents moved to Grundy Co., IL about 1856. Sophia is listed as age 5 on the 1860 census of Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL with her parents, and as age 15 on the 1870 census (same town) as a domestic servant in the household of her sister & brother-in-law Jacob & Maria Weibel. Sophia married George Nelson Blatt on February 3, 1876 in Will Co., IL and they had 3 sons. Nelson & Sophia are on the 1880, 1900, 1920 & 1930 censuses of Jackson, Will Co., IL, with Nelson's occupation given on the 1880 as Country Merchant and on the 1900 as Dry Goods Merchant. She is listed as Sophia Blatt of Elwood, IL, a surviving sister in Margaret Schrotberger Pfeifer's obit on Dec 1, 1938. Papers by Leah Schrotberger state that Sophia lived into her 90's, and that Leah remembered meeting her in 1946 or 1947. Sophia Catherine Schrotberger Blatt died July 19, 1946 in Jackson Twp/Elwood, Will Co., IL. Nelson & Sophia are both buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Elwood, Will Co., IL.
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Margaret SchrotbergerMargaret Magdalena Schrotberger was born April 25, 1857 in Goodfarm Twp, Grundy Co., IL. She is listed on the 1860 (age 3) and the 1870 (age 14) censuses with her parents in Goodfarm, Grundy Co., IL. Margaret married Frederick Pfeifer on October 17, 1876 and they had 2 sons. They are found in Goodfarm, Grundy Co., IL on all census records I have for them. They are on the 1880 census living next door to Margaret's sister Minnie and Henry Meier and also her sister Barbara and John Meier. Frederick & Margaret's younger son, George, was living with them with his two sons in 1920, and in 1930 Frederick & Margaret were raising the two grandsons. Margaret's granddaughter Irma Pfeifer told me that one of Margaret's very young grandsons found a gun in the basement and accidentally shot and killed her. One of her obits states that she was accidentally shot by her grandson Fred Pfeifer (age 28), but this is an error. A second obit states that she was accidentally shot by her "lilttle great-grandson" Wallace Pfeifer, who was only age 7 at the time, and this is the correct information. Margaret was shot on November 22, 1938, and remained in a coma for a week before she died. Margaret Schrotberger Pfeifer died November 30, 1938 in Grundy Co., IL. Frederick & Margaret are buried in the Round Grove Cemetery, Dwight, Livingston Co., IL.
The Family of Frederick Pfeifer & Margaret Schrotberger
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Minnie SchrotbergerMinnie Schrotberger was born on August 5, 1859 in Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. She is listed in Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL with her parents in 1860 as Mena, age 10 months, and in 1870 as Mina, age 12. Minnie married Henry L. Meier on August 9, 1878 in Grundy Co., IL and they had at least 6 children. Henry was the brother of Margaret, Augusta & John Meier, each of whom married siblings of Minnie's. Henry & Minnie are on the 1880 & 1900 censuses of Goodfarm, Grundy Co., IL. In 1880 they are living next door to Frederick & Margaret (Schrotberger) Pfeifer and also John & Barbara (Schrotberger) Meier, and in 1900 they are living next door to the household of Frederick Pfeifer's brother William L. Pfeifer. The family moved between 1900 to 1910 from Grundy to neighboring Livingston Co., IL. Henry & Minnie are listed on the 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses of Dwight, Livingston Co., IL. Henry died on July 9, 1931. Minnie Schrotberger Meier died on April 13, 1943, probably in Dwight, Livingston Co., Illinois. Henry & Minnie are buried in the Goodfarm Cemetery, Grundy Co., IL.
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John Schrotberger. Jr.

John George Schrotberger was born on June 25, 1861 in Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. He is listed with his parents in Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co. IL on the 1870 (age 10) and the 1880 (age 18) censuses. John married Augusta Barbara Meier on February 25, 1882 in Livingston Co., IL and they had 7 children, two of whom died in infancy. Augusta was the sister of Margaret, John & Henry Meier, each of whom married one of John's siblings. John & Augusta are on the 1900 census of Grundy Co., IL, and on the 1920 census of Dwight, Livingston Co., IL. John George Schrotberger died in June 10, 1925 in Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL. Augusta died on October 29, 1927 in Goodfarm Twp, Grundy Co., IL. John & Augusta are both buried in the Goodfarm Cemetery, Grundy Co., IL.
The Family of John George Schrotberger Jr.& Augusta B. Meier
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Leonard SchrotbergerLeonard Schrotberger was born on September 21, 1864 in Goodfarm Twp, Grundy Co., IL. He is listed with his parents in Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL censuses in 1870 (age 6) and 1880 (age 16). Leonard married Carrie Baker and they had 5 children - the Illinois statewide marriage index lists two records for Leonard & Carrie, one dated Aug 30, 1886 and another dated Jan 1, 1892. I think the 1886 one is correct as their first child was born in Feb 1887. Don't know why there is the second one for 1892. Leonard & Carrie are on the 1900 census of Grundy Co., IL. They moved between 1900 to 1910 from Illinois to Nebraska, and they are listed on the 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses of Elwood, Gosper Co., NE. Carrie died on Nov. 30, 1938. Leonard Schrotberger died on January 19, 1941 in Elwood, Gosper Co., NE. Leonard & Carrie are both buried in the Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Gosper Co, Nebraska.
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