I am looking for more information on my gggg grandfather who was Anthon Bernard Schroeder(Spelling of the surname begins with Schröder (the ë umlaut) and eventually becomes Schroeder).
In a letter written by my great grandfather, Jacob Schum Schroeder in 1884 he states that “My Grand Father Hening (? Spelling probably Heinrich) Gottlieb Schröder was born in Hameln, Hanover Germany the 24 of Feb 1746 and died the 9 October 1813 age 67 years 7 month and 15 days.His trade was a Silver Smith, Book Binder and School Teacher”.
I have found documentation of Heinrich Gottlieb Schroder in the records of Trinity Lutheran Church in Reading PA.Heinrich Gottlieb Schroder died in Alsace Township Berks County and was buried in the Trinity Lutheran cemetery in Reading PA.I have not found any immigration records for him.I found some census records which indicate that Heinrich Gottlieb Schroder had at least 2 daughters as well as my gg grandfather Gottlich Heinrich Schröder.
Gottlich Heinrich Schroder was born in Allentown, PA on 12 August 1795 and died 12 May 1875 in Reading PA.At some point the family moved to Berks County, apparently in Alsace Township.Gottlich married Anna Magdalena Schum and they lived in Exeter Township which is just next to Alsace Township.
Jacob Schum Schroeder was born 25 July 1827 in Exeter Township, Berks County, PA and died 22 March 1905 in Reading PA.His wife was Sarah Almaretta nee Ancona.
The letter continues with this information “And his Father (i.e Heinrich’s father) was Rev. Canonioi and Senioris Capiluls Anthon Bernhard Schröder borne (sic - born) in the year 1707 and died in 1763 his age was 56 years.The 3 Latten (sic – Latin) names abov (sic – above) have som (sic – some)tititel (sic -title) of som (sic – some) High Office in the Church or over other Preachers…”
Can anyone provide additional information about this Schröder/Schroeder line?Or can you give some ideas on researching this family I am especially interested in the family back in Germany as well as the immigration and the family of Heinrich.