I agree, quite an elusive family.The two names, Schroeder and Swieckowski, are spelled so many different ways in the records that it’s almost an impossible search! The following are some of the different spellings I found. Shroeder-Schorder-Schraeder Switchkowski-Skwieraska-Sewakowski-Sekowsky-Swikowski-Cichowski-Sekowski/Sikorski-Sikosski-Cychowski-Seakowski-Scakowski-Swietochowski
If you haven’t already, I’d post to the Wayne County forum.Someone on that board may have some knowledge re: the Polish newspaper where Clara worked.You might also inquire whether there is a database of Detroit deaths.
The following site is a wonderful source for finding death dates, however, records for deaths that occurred within the City of Detroit are not included.There are several Schroeder listings… MICHIGANWayne County Death Record Index http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/wayne-county-death-record-indexhttp://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/wayne-county-death-record-index
Also, the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan ‘might’ have information re: Clara and the newspaper that she was associated with. http://www.pgsm.org/polisheaglet.htmhttp://www.pgsm.org/polisheaglet.htm
Find A Grave can be a very useful source.Searching ‘Schroeder’ – Michigan – on Find A Grave, there are 1,342 total matches…You might want to take a look.
Gethsemane Cemetery and Crematory has several Schroeder burials including a Friedericke Schroeder Also, many Schroeder burials in Woodmere Cemetery, Wayne County, MI.
The following are some records I found while searching.You may already have them…
.1940 Detroit, Wayne, IM Schroeder, Edward, 36, head Eleanor, 25, wife Mercedes, 5, daughter Milton, 3, son Maurice, 1, son SCHROEDER, AGNES, 42, sister George, 2, nephew, b MI,
I found this listing interesting remembering that Clara was 7 in the 1900 census. 1940 Swieczkowski, Clara, 47, single, b MI, resides same house, jury commissioner/social worker – city of Detroit
Different first name for father… Michigan Births Othilia Schroeder, born Detroit MI DOB: 23 Oct 1888 Father: STOPH Schroeder, b. Germany Mother: Ferdinanda Schroeder, b Germany
Two births for an Agnes Schroeder…different dates of birth and the mother’s name is different… Michigan Births Agnes Schroeder Birth place:Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Birth date:22 Jan 1898 Father’s name:Stephan Schroeder , born Germany Mother’s name:Ferdenanda Schroeder, born Germany Comments:Ninth Ward
Michigan Births Agnes Schroeder, born Detroit, Wayne, MI Born: 1 Jan 1897 Father:Stephan Schroeder born Germany Mother: VIRNADA Schroeder born Germany
I’ll keep my eyes open and should I find anything interesting, I’ll pass it along. Good luck with your search. Carolyn