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Notes for George Leonard Schrotberger:

1860 census Goodfarms, Grundy Co., IL
Household #418/414
George Schotberger, age 49, b. Bavaria, farmer
Maria, age 39, b. Bavaria
Maria, age 12, b. IL
George, age 10, b. IL
Barbara, age 8, b. IL
Sophia, age 5, b. IL
Margaret, age 3, b. IL
Mena, age 10 months, b. IL

1870 census Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL Page 16
Household #117
George Shrodberger, age 59, b. Beyern, farmer
Mary, age 50, b. Beyern, keeping house
George, age 20, b. IL, farming
Barbara, age 18, b. IL, at home
Margaret, age 14, b. IL, at school
Mina, age12, b. IL, at school
John, age 10, b. IL, at school
Leonard, age 6, b. IL, at school
Grundy County IL
LAWRENCE & THOMPSON'S Grundy County Directory
Goodfarm Township
PFEIFER Frederick, s e qr sec 15
PFEIFER George, n hf n w qr sec 22
SCHROTBARGER, George, w hf s e qr sec 23
SCHROTBARGER G. S., w hf n e qr sec 26

1880 census Goodfarm Twp., Grundy Co., IL - George Schrotberger (29), and wife Margaret B. (25). Both born Illinois. Living next door to John G. Schrotberger (69) and wife Maria A. (59). both born Bavaria, and John (18) & Leonard (16), both born Illinois.

1885 State Census DeWitt,Saline,Nebraska, Date: 01 Jun 1885 ED: 687
Name: Geo Schrabberger, Age: 34, Birth Place: Illinois
Name: Margaret Schrabberger, Age: 30, Birth Place: Illinois
Name: John M. Myer, Age: 35, Birth Place: Canada
Name: Barbara Myer, Age: 32, Birth Place: Illinois
Name: Rolanda Myer, Age: 8, Birth Place: Illinois
Name: Allie Myer, Age: 8/12, Birth Place: Illinois

Business Directory and Farmer list for 1890-1891.
Omaha: J. M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 509-510 Paxton Block 1890
Schrotberger G L DeWitt

1900 census Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE Ward 6, sheet 2B
3204 T Street
G.L. Schrotberger, head, Sept 1850, age 49, md 26 yrs, IL/Germany/Germany, Coal Dealer
Margaret, wife, Nov 1854, age 45, md 26 yrs, 0 births 0 surviving children, IL/Bavaria/Bavaria

1920 census Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE
George L. Schrotberger, head, age 69, Illinois/Germany-Bavaria/Germany-Bavaria
Margaretha B., wife, age 65, Illinois/Germany-Bavaria/Germany-Bavaria

Margaret died on September 10, 1926

1930 census Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE
3204 T Street #31/33
George L. Schrotberger, head, age 79, widowed, age at first marriage - 23, Illinois/Germany-Bavaria/Germany-Bavaria

Buried in Oak Grove cemetery, DeWitt, Saline Co., NE

Entries: 2444 Updated: Sat Aug 25 21:22:20 2001 Contact: michael farr <>
ID: I387
Given Name: George
Surname: Schrotberger
Sex: M
Birth: <1822> in ,,Germany
LDS Baptism: status: SUBMITTED 19 Jun 1998
Endowment: status: SUBMITTED 19 Jun 1998
Change Date: 04 Mar 1998 at 17:49:54

Marriage 1 Anna Maria KRUG b: <1826> in ,,Germany
Married: <1847> in
Sealing Spouse:
Maria Margaretha SCHROTBERGER birth b: 5 Oct 1848 in Osweko,,Illinois
George Leonard SCHROTBERGER birth b: 21 Sep 1850 in
Barbara Maria SCHROTBERGER birth b: 16 Oct 1852 in
Sophia Catherine SCHROTBERGER birth b: 11 Dec 1854 in
Margaret SCHROTBERGER birth b: 25 May 1857 in
Minnie SCHROTBERGER birth b: Aug 1859 in
John George SCHROTBERGER birth b: 25 Jun 1861 in
Leonard SCHROTBERGER birth b: 21 Sep 1864 in

Paper written by Leah Schrotberger Olfson:
The following information regarding Meier relations comes from the will of George Schrotberger, who died 2/21/1936 in Lincoln, Nebraska and was married to Margaret Meier. who apparently predeceased him. He bequeathed money to each of the following:

Mrs. Allie Hewlett and Mrs. Ada Rathbun both of DeWitt Nebraska, both of whom were identified as children of his deceased sister Mrs. Barbara Maria Meier. Later in the will he makes another bequest to these same people as children of John N. Meier, deceased brother of
George's wife, Margaret. Apparently he considered it unfair to deprive them of the share they would have on the Meier side just because they already had a share on the Schroiberger side!

His sister Mrs. Minnie Meier ofDwight, who survived him.

Herbert Meier ofDwight and Chloe Kelch ofDwight, children of his wife's deceased brother George L. Meier.

Henry L. Meier ofDwight, his wife's brother.

Unnamed children of his wife's deceased brother. John L. Meier, described as formerly living at Fort Wayne, Indiana. As this seems to be the same brother who was the father of Allie Hewlett and Ada Rathbun, this reference is unclear. He may have had a second family.

Curtis, Elmer and Clyde [my father] Schrotberger and Julia Gantzert, the children of his wife's deceased sister Augusta Barbara Schrotberger [my grandmother].

Estella E. Unz of Louisville, Ky, and Vema Couse of Beaumont, Texas, children of his wife's decease sister, Mrs. Caroline Philapina Unz of Reddick.

Paper thought to be written by Leah Schrotberger Olfson:
Information from a family tree entitled Descendants of John G. & Anna Maria Schrotberger

John George Schrotberger, Born Bavaria, Germany September 16,1810; Died Goodfarm Twp IL February 19, 1898 A flour mill worker, baker in Germany; a farmer in Goodfarm Twp.
Anna Maria Krug, Born Bavaria, Germany June 16,1820, Died Goodfarm Twp IL October 16,1892
They had 8 children, all of whom married and also had (or in one case, adopted) children, as follows:

Maria, born 10/5/1848, married Jacob Weibel on 2/2/1865; 3 surviving children: Aaron, Rolandus and Minnie.

George, born 9/21/1850, died 1935, married Margaret Meier 12/26/1873; adopted two children, a Mary and a boy not named in these materials.

Barbara, born 10/16/1852, married John Meir 3/3/1874; 3 children: Rolandus, Allie and Ada.

Sophia, born 12/17/1854 [lived into her 90's - I remember meeting her in Joliet around 1946-47], married Nelson Blatt 2/9/1876; 3 children: George, Alfred and Garland.

Margaret, bom 4/25/1851, died 11/22/1938, married Fred Pfeifer 10/17/1876; 2 children Erwin and George.

Minnie, bom 8/5/1859, died 4/13/1942, married Henry Meier 8/14/1878; 5 surviving chilren: Laura, Arthur, Mabel, Jesse, and Pearl.

John, bom 6/25/1861, died 6/10/1925, married Augusta Meier 2/25/1882 [these are my grandparents]; 5 surviving children: Curtis, Elmer, Milton, Julia, and Clyde [my father]

Leonard, bom 9/21/1864, died 1/16/1938, married Caroline Baker in 1885; 5 surviving children: Aaron, Daniel, Otis, Minnie and Ruth.