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[[Image:schroeder.png|left|thumb|150px|]]SCHROEDER, Frank. (Diekirch, Luxemburg, July 16, 1849--Dubuque, IA, Apr. 21, 1926).  Schroeder and his parents came from Mobile, Alabama to Dubuque by steamboat on May 17, 1855. He earned his first money carrying newspapers. After graduating from [[BAYLESS BUSINESS COLLEGE]], his business career was started on January 19, 1865 as a porter in the wholesale grocery business owned by [[RUMPF, W. H.|W. H. RUMPF]]. (1) He rose in the business to became a shipping clerk and later house salesman.   
 
[[Image:schroeder.png|left|thumb|150px|]]SCHROEDER, Frank. (Diekirch, Luxemburg, July 16, 1849--Dubuque, IA, Apr. 21, 1926).  Schroeder and his parents came from Mobile, Alabama to Dubuque by steamboat on May 17, 1855. He earned his first money carrying newspapers. After graduating from [[BAYLESS BUSINESS COLLEGE]], his business career was started on January 19, 1865 as a porter in the wholesale grocery business owned by [[RUMPF, W. H.|W. H. RUMPF]]. (1) He rose in the business to became a shipping clerk and later house salesman.   
  
In addition to being one of the founders of the Key City Insurance Company, Schroeder assisted in establishing the [[DUBUQUE ALTAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY]] and served on the board of directors of both companies. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago in 1880 prior to being elected county treasurer in 1895. He was re-elected without opposition in 1897 and served until 1901. (2) Schroeder was a member of the [[DUBUQUE TRAVELING AND BUSINESS MEN'S ASSOCIATION]], [[DUBUQUE LUXEMBURG SOCIETY]], Dubuque Germania Society and served at least two terms on the public school board. He was the treasurer of the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Association for many years. (3)
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In addition to being one of the founders of the Key City Insurance Company, Schroeder assisted in establishing the [[DUBUQUE ALTAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY]] and served on the board of directors of both companies. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago in 1880 prior to being elected county treasurer in 1895. He was re-elected without opposition in 1897 and served until 1901. (2) Schroeder was a member of the [[DUBUQUE TRAVELING AND BUSINESS MEN'S ASSOCIATION]], [[DUBUQUE LUXEMBURG SOCIETY]], Dubuque Germania Society and served at least two terms on the public school board. He was the treasurer of the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Association for many years. (3) He served as president of the Dubuque Pius and St. Alphonsus societies.
  
In 1882 Schroeder entered into partnership in the wholesale grocery business with J. H. Kleine. (4) Along with Kleine, F. A. Rumpf, and Mrs. J. P. Ferring, Schroeder incorporated his business in 1892 to form the [[SCHROEDER-KLEINE GROCER COMPANY]] in which he served as president.
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In 1882 Schroeder entered into partnership in the wholesale grocery business with J. H. Kleine. (4) Along with Kleine, F. A. Rumpf, and Mrs. J. P. Ferring, Schroeder incorporated his business in 1892 to form the [[SCHROEDER-KLEINE GROCER COMPANY]] in which he served as president. (5)
  
 
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4. Ibid.
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5. "Democratic Candidates," ''Dubuque Herald'', November 1, 1895, p. 5
  
 
Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, '''History of Dubuque County, Iowa'''. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, 1911, p. 637
 
Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, '''History of Dubuque County, Iowa'''. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, 1911, p. 637

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SCHROEDER, Frank. (Diekirch, Luxemburg, July 16, 1849--Dubuque, IA, Apr. 21, 1926). Schroeder and his parents came from Mobile, Alabama to Dubuque by steamboat on May 17, 1855. He earned his first money carrying newspapers. After graduating from BAYLESS BUSINESS COLLEGE, his business career was started on January 19, 1865 as a porter in the wholesale grocery business owned by W. H. RUMPF. (1) He rose in the business to became a shipping clerk and later house salesman.

In addition to being one of the founders of the Key City Insurance Company, Schroeder assisted in establishing the DUBUQUE ALTAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY and served on the board of directors of both companies. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago in 1880 prior to being elected county treasurer in 1895. He was re-elected without opposition in 1897 and served until 1901. (2) Schroeder was a member of the DUBUQUE TRAVELING AND BUSINESS MEN'S ASSOCIATION, DUBUQUE LUXEMBURG SOCIETY, Dubuque Germania Society and served at least two terms on the public school board. He was the treasurer of the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Association for many years. (3) He served as president of the Dubuque Pius and St. Alphonsus societies.

In 1882 Schroeder entered into partnership in the wholesale grocery business with J. H. Kleine. (4) Along with Kleine, F. A. Rumpf, and Mrs. J. P. Ferring, Schroeder incorporated his business in 1892 to form the SCHROEDER-KLEINE GROCER COMPANY in which he served as president. (5)

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Source:

1. "Frank Schroeder Called By Death," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, April 21, 1926, p. 10

2. "F. N. Schroeder Rounds Out Half Century in Business," Telegraph-Herald, January 17, 1915, p. 13

3. "Frank Schroeder..."

4. Ibid.

5. "Democratic Candidates," Dubuque Herald, November 1, 1895, p. 5

Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, 1911, p. 637

Gue, Benjamin F. and Shambaugh, Benjamin Franklin. Biographies and Portraits of the Progressive Men of Iowa: Leaders in Business, Politics and the Professions; Together with an Original and Authentic History of the State. Volume 1. Des Moines: Conaway and Shaw, 1899, p. 441