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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Fred Schroeder papers

German letter annotations

Katherine Wessels Schroeder papers

Hulda Schroeder Miller

Damaged & fragile items

Pictorial items

Oversize materials

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Fred and Katherine Schroeder Papers, 1886-1958, 1992



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Schroeder, Fred, 1873-1942
Title: Fred and Katherine Schroeder papers
Dates: 1886-1958, 1992
Abstract: Fred Schroeder, a German immigrant businessman in South Texas in the early 20th century, was involved in a variety of ventures, chiefly land and financial dealings. Correspondence, legal and financial documents, and printed material focus on Fred Schroeder's various business interests. Other materials concern personal matters of Fred, wife Katherine, and daughter Hulda.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00152
Extent: 10 linear feet
Language: English , German .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

German immigrant businessman in South Texas in the early 20th century was involved in a variety of ventures, chiefly land and financial dealings.

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Scope and Contents

Documents provide information about the Schroeders, focusing on Fred Schroeder's various business interests: land leasing, development, and farming; banking and other financial dealings; cottonseed oil production; and a hot mineral wells health resort. The papers illuminate not only Fred Schroeder's individual business affairs, but also those of his numerous partnerships with various members of the Henry Hollmann, Sr., family, as well as with other businessmen in the South Texas counties of Bee, Goliad, Karnes, Nueces, and Refugio. Other materials concern personal matters of Fred, wife Katherine, and daughter Hulda. Much of the personal, as well as some business, correspondence is in German, for which annotations are provided. Because Fred Schroeder's business and personal relationships were not always mutually exclusive and the financial transactions were often complex, there is some overlap among the series and subseries.

Letters in German with English annotations.

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Organization

Correspondence, legal and financial documents, and printed material organized into 4 series: I. Fred Schroeder. II. Annotations to German letters. III. Katherine Wessels Schroeder. IV. Hulda Schroeder Miller. First series organized into 5 subseries: 1. Family. 2. Personal. 3. Land interests. 4. Business affairs. 5. Estate.
Arrangement is chronological by subject or type of material.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Miller, Hulda Schroeder, 1900-
Schroeder, Fred, 1873-1942
Schroeder, Katherine Wessels, 1878-1980
Family Names
Hollman (Family : Hollman, Henry)
Corporate Names
Kenedy Cotton Oil Mill (Kenedy, Tex.)
Kenedy Hot Wells, Inc. (Kenedy, Tex.)
Subjects
Agriculture
Banks and banking
Cottonseed oil mills
German Americans
Health resorts
Land use, Rural
Land use, Urban
Places
Corpus Christi
Kenedy
Texas

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fred and Katherine Schroeder Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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OCLC Number

23831909

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Fred Schroeder papers

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3B1 [SRH1230015017] Family
General correspondence, 1914-1940
Henry Hackfield materials
Correspondence, 1929-1930
Legal documents, 1929
Financial records
Sophia Schroeder notes: Correspondence and financial documents, 1914
Wessels note: Correspondence and financial documents, 1931, 1937
R.B. Miller note: Correspondence and financial documents, 1934
Legal documents
Revocation of power of attorney, 1912
Deed of trust, 1927
Release of lien, 1933
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3B2 [SRH1230015018] Personal
Correspondence
Rev. J. Schroeder, 1915-1940
Bose family, 1927-1928
General correspondence, 1914-1941
Political activities: Correspondence, poll tax receipts, and other materials, 1916-1939
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3B3 [SRH1230015019] Federal income tax records, 1918-1940, undated
Automobile tax receipts, 1917-1932
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3B4 [SRH1230015020] Insurance records
General correspondence, 1908-1941
Notices and receipts for policies and loans on policies, 1908-1941
Biographical material: Account of Fred Schroeder's emigration to America, by Olga Schroeder Miller, 1992
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3B5 [SRH1230015021] Land interests
Transactions
Levi Pullin: Legal documents, 1920
Magnolia Oil Company: Right of way, 1929
Sales of land formerly owned by Fred Schroeder: Legal documents, 1906-1922
Conn Brown, Refugio County transaction
Correspondence, 1938-1940
Legal documents, 1938-1940
General correspondence, 1914-1940
Renters and tenant farmers
Correspondence, accounts, and receipts, 1914-1941
Legal and financial documents, 1915-1940
Garza/Nordhausen notes and correspondence, 1929-1936
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3B6 [SRH1230015022] Agricultural activities
Correspondence, 1914-1941
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture programs, 1934-1941, undated
General, 1914-1941
Printed material, 1936-1953
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3B7 [SRH1230015023] Oil and gas leasing activities
Lease agreements, 1916, 1928, 1931
Correspondence
M.A. Bletsch, Refugio and Bee counties leases, 1941-1942
General, 1929-1941
Adams Oil Company lease, Karnes County: Legal documents relating to land title, 1900-1918
Taxes
Notices and correspondence, 1926-1934
Receipts, 1907-1939
Receipts for other people, 1916, 1922
Tax appeal for 1926 & 1927, Refugio County: Legal documents, 1932
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3B8 [SRH1230015024] Business affairs
General
Financial records
Loans
Federal Land Bank: Correspondence, notices, receipts, 1926-1942
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3B9 [SRH1230015025] E. B. Chandler & Co.: Notices and letters, 1916-1936
Hamilton Brothers: Correspondence, 1931-1941
First Nichols-National Bank: Letters, notices, financial documents, 1930-1941
Henry Luebben: Letters and financial document, 1912-1939
Rud Nordhausen: Promissory note and letters, 1929-1933
E. P. Ruhmann/People's Supply Co.: Letters, legal and financial documents, 1930-1939
J.B. Lewright: Letters, 1932-1940
John Deere Plow Co.: Letters and notices, 1936-1937
Mrs. Robert Proetzel: Letters, 1937-1940
Miscellaneous loans: Letters, notices, 1914-1939
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3B10 [SRH1230015026] Accounts payable: Bills, letters, 1915-1941, undated
Miscellaneous documents, 1928-1934, undated
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3B11 [SRH1230015027] Legal affairs
Lawsuits
Mrs. Mathilde Kulps vs. Fred Schroeder, et al: Legal document and correspondence, 1916
D.A. Moses vs. G.N. Lynch, Fred Schroeder, and Harper Morris: Legal document, 1920
Boyce vs. Otto and Alfred Schroeder: Letter and legal document, 1927, 1928
John Deere Plow Co. vs. R.B. Miller & Fred Schroeder: Correspondence and legal documents, 1932-1936
Texas & New Orleans Railroad vs. Fred Schroeder: Letters and legal document, 1934-1935
Carl Hyltin vs. Fred Schroeder: Correspondence and legal document, 1933-1934
Kenedy I.S.D. vs. City of Kenedy, Walter Schroeder, et al: Correspondence and legal documents, 1934-1940
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1914-1939
Miscellaneous legal documents pertaining to persons other than Fred Schroeder, 1922, 1924, 1926
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3B12 [SRH1230015028] D. Ansley Company, Inc.: Correspondence, 1931-1939
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3B13 [SRH1230015029] Sole Proprietorship: Kenedy Hot Wells, Inc.
Correspondence, 1924-1940, undated
Legal records, 1922-1929
Stockholder/officer positions
Kenedy National Farm Loan Assoc.: Documents, 1919-1936
First National Bank/First Nichols-National Bank
Correspondence
J.D. Sanders, 1925-1928, undated
General, 1923-1932
Notices of shareholders meetings, 1932-1934, 1937, 1939
Kenedy Cotton Oil Mill
Texas & New Orleans Railroad materials
Freight dispute: Correspondence, 1929-1931
Street crossing issue: Correspondence and financial records, 1930-1931
General correspondence, 1925-1938, undated
Legal documents, 1924-1931
Stock certificates and notice of meeting, 1920, 1927, 1932
Panna Maria Gin: Correspondence, 1927-1931
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3B14 [SRH1230015030] Partnerships
Hollmann family
H(enry) Hollmann, Sr.
German indebtedness issue: Correspondence, 1886-1923
Legal documents, 1910-1930
H. Hollmann, Sr., and Fred Schroeder
Financial, insurance, and tax records, 1917-1922
Letters from H. Hollmann, Sr., to Fred Schroeder, 1914-1918
H. Hollman, Sr., I.S. Moore, and Fred Schroeder
Deeds, mortgages, and related documents
General, 1915-1922
Erinero Rodriguez, et al, 1915-1928
Legal matters
Mathis farm records
Correspondence, legal and financial documents, 1912-1918
Abstract of title, 1916
J. W. Johnson vs. Moore, Schroeder, Hollmann Land Co.: Correspondence, legal and financial documents, 1915-1917
Distribution of partnership assets
Correspondence, legal documents, and other records
Financial and tax records, 1915-1922
Miscellaneous letters and notes, 1915-1918
H. Hollmann Sr., L. E. Bain, and Fred Schroeder
Legal documents, 1913-1919
Correspondence and financial documents, 1914-1919
H. Hollmann, Sr., and L. E. Bain: Tax records, 1920-1922
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3B15 [SRH1230015031] John G. Hollmann and Fred Schroeder
Financial and tax records, 1917-1927
Legal documents, 1923, 1926
Correspondence, 1916, 1917, 1926-1928
H(erman) G. Hollmann and Fred Schroeder: Legal, financial and tax records, and correspondence, 1922-1937
H.E. Hollmann and Fred Schroeder: Financial and tax records, 1933-1940
Matilda Hollmann [Barham] and Fred Schroeder
Tax records, 1922-1941
Financial records, 1932-1940
Correspondence, 1924-1939
Annie Hollmann Schutte and Fred Schroeder: Tax records, 1922-1923
General: Tax records, 1922-1930
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3B16 [SRH1230015032] Business partners
L.E. Bain, J.R. Dougherty: Legal documents and letters, 1914-1918
R.F. Spencer and Fred Schroeder
Financial and tax records, 1924, 1925, undated
Beeville Oil Mill: Correspondence and financial records, 1924-1927, undated
Russell-Coleman Oil Mill
E.C. Moore/ W.E. Stockman Charco Gin notes: Legal documents, financial records, and correspondence, 1919-1929
Robstown Gin notes: Legal documents, financial records, and correspondence, 1920-1936
H. H. Friar and Fred Schroeder
Correspondence, 1925-1926, 1936
Deeds and related records, Nueces County, 1925-1926
Financial records, 1925-1926
H.H. Friar, E.P. Ruhmann, and Fred Schroeder
Mexican railroad venture
Correspondence, 1925-1926
Financial records, 1925-1926
Legal documents, 1925, undated
E.P. Ruhmann and Fred Schroeder: Correspondence, legal documents, and financial records, 1917-1939
W.E. Ruckman and Fred Schroeder: Correspondence, legal documents, and financial records, 1917-1942
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3B17 [SRH1230015033] Other interests
Bee County Sheriff's Department: Letters, 1916-1918
Collins Brothers note: Legal document and correspondence, 1926-1930
Monteola School oil and gas lease: Legal document, 1939
Texas Highway Department: Material purchase agreement, 1941
General correspondence
Letters to, 1915-1938
Letters from, A-V, 1925-1939
Document fragments, 1935-1942, undated
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3B18 [SRH1230015034] Estate papers
Claims against
First Nichols-National Bank: Legal and financial documents, 1941-1944
J. B. Lewright: Letters and promissory note, 1938-1942
Henry Luebben: Letter, legal and financial documents, 1928, 1942
B.J. Schendel: Promissory note, 1941
Mrs. J. Schroeder: Correspondence, 1941-1946
Sinclair Refining Company: Financial records, 1942
Insurance
Correspondence and financial records, 1929, 1933, 1942
Garfield Mutual Insurance Assoc. hurricane claim: Correspondence and financial records, 1942-1944

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German letter annotations

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3B18 [SRH1230015034] Chronological list, 1912-1940, undated

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Katherine Wessels Schroeder papers

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3B18 [SRH1230015034] Last will and testament, 1916
Wessels estate: Legal documents, financial records, and correspondence, 1934-1946
Letters to, 1915-1928
Financial records, 1942-1953

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Hulda Schroeder Miller

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3B19 [SRH1230015035] Income tax returns, bank statements, and other financial records
1942-1945
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3B20 1946-1948
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3B21 1949-1951
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3B22 1952-1954
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3B23 1954-1956
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3B24 1956-1958

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Damaged & fragile items

Scope and Contents
(photocopies provided in main body of collection)
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3B25 Letters and documents, 1915-1944

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Pictorial items

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3T776 Pictorial items

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Oversize materials

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2.325/V68 [SRH1230002490] Oversize materials

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