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Notes for Sophia Catherine Schrotberger Blatt:

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 Jackson Twp., Will Co., IL p.2, Household #11
Weible, Jacob, 33, b. Berne Switzerland, Farmer
Maria, 22, b. Illinois, Keeping house
Aaron, 4, b. Illinois
Rolandus, 2, b.Illinois
Warnke, William, 19, b. Prussia, Farm laborer
Schrotberger, Sophia, 15, b. Illinois, Domestic servant

1880 census Jackson, Will Co., IL Page Number 120B
Nelson BLATT Self M Male W 33 DEN Country Merchant DEN DEN
Sophia BLATT Wife M Female W 25 IL Keeping House GER IL
George BLATT Son S Male W 3 IL --- ---
Alfred BLATT Son S Male W 1 IL --- ---
Neil BLATT Brother S Male W 25 DEN Carpenter DEN DEN
Daniel BLATT Brother S Male W 16 DEN Carpenter DEN DEN

1900 census Jackson, Will Co., IL
Household 215/218
Nelson Blatt, Oct 1847, age 52, md 24 yrs, Denmark/Denmark/Denmark
Sophia, Dec 1854, age 45, md. 24 yrs, 3 births, 3 surviving children, IL/Germany/Germany
George, son, Oct 1876, age 23, IL/Denmark/IL
Garland, son, May 1884, age 16, IL/Denmark/IL

1920 census Jackson, Will Co., IL
Household 193/199
Nelson Blatt, age 73, Denmark/Denmark/Denmark
Sophia, age 65, IL/Germany/Germany

1930 census Jackson, Will Co., IL
Household 55/58 Gardner Street
Nelson N. Blatt, age 83, age at first marriage - 20, Denmark/Denmark/Denmark
Sophia, age 75, age at first marriage - 23, IL/Germany/Germany

Dec 1, 1938 - K3 Republican News (Thursday)
Dwight. Dec. 1 -- Mrs. Margaret Pfeifer, 81, who was accidentally shot on Nov. 22 by her grandson Fred Pfeifer died at her home here at 10 o'clock last night. Funeral services will be conducted at the Salem Evangelical church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. Leo Schmidt. Burial will be in the Goodfarm cemetery. She is survived by six grandchildren, sisters Mrs. Minnie Meiers of Dwight and Mrs. Sophia Blatt of Elwood, IL. and a brother Leo Schrotberger of Ellwood, NE.

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.

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