Herman Richard's WWI Attestation Papers give his birthdate as 14 March 1887 in Muskegon, now of Melville, Saskatchewan, single, Lutheran, a fireman by profession; gives his father, Robert Schroth, of 709 - 6th Avenue W., Ashland, Wisconsin, as next of kin. Dated 7 November 1917 at Melville.
1916 Canadian Census Melville, Saltcoats, Saskatchewan
Schroth, H., of 2nd Avenue, lodger, single, aged 29, b. United States, Lutheran, immigrated 1908, naturalized 1911, fireman
Border-Crossing Records from Canada to the US:
Schroth, Herman Richard, , aged 29, fireman, Canadian, last of Melville, Sask., gives his brother, Robert of Edmonton as nearest relative in Canada, bound for Ashland, Wisconsin to his mother, Mrs. John Anderson, 709 - 6th Ave. W., Ashland, Wis., born Muskegon, Michigan.Crossed at Ranier, Minnesota.