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Guide to the Frank Schroeder Postcards MSS.3339

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

April 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-04-19T10:47-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Frank Schroeder Postcards

Unit ID:

MSS.3339

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (4 postcards)

Dates:

1890s

Abstract:

The collection contains four postcards addressed to Frank N. Schroeder, county treasurer of Dubuque, Iowa. Two postcards address delinquent taxes. The third postcard discusses a tax deed for property bought at a public tax sale, while the writer of the fourth postcard seeks a listing of properties that might become available due to the non-payment of taxes.

Preferred Citation:

Frank Schroeder Postcards, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Erin Schmidt 2011

Access Restrictions:

None

Provenance

Gift of Wade Hall 2008

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains four postcards addressed to Frank N. Schroeder, county treasurer of Dubuque, Iowa. Two postcards address notes received by Alice Hill and T. J. Johnson, respectively, from Schroeder’s office regarding delinquent taxes. Both writers state that they believe their taxes to be paid in full but desire to settle any amount owing. In the third postcard William Plunkett asks for a tax deed for property bought at a public tax sale, while S. B. Sattner, writer of the fourth postcard, asks for a listing of properties that might become available due to the non-payment of taxes because they seeks to obtain property.

Biographical/Historical note

According to the 1900 United States Federal Census, Frank Schroeder was born in Germany in July of 1849 and immigrated to the United States in 1855. In 1872 he married Catherin, and they went on to have six children: William (1874), Anna (1879), John (1880), Mary (1882), Catherine (1885), and Josephine (1891).

According to the Encyclopedia Dubuque (www.encyclopediadubuque.org, accessed March 24, 2011), Frank Schroeder was born on July 16, 1849 in Diekirch, Luxemburg, (this information is consistent with the 1920 United States Federal Census). He was a founder of the Key City Insurance Company, assisted in establishing the Dubuque Altar Manufacturing Company, and served on the board of directors of both. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880. He was elected Dubuque County Treasurer in 1895 and then again in 1897. He was a member of the Dubuque Traveling and Business Men's Association, the Dubuque Luxembourger Society, and the Dubuque Germania Society. In 1881, Schroeder formed the Schroeder-Klein Grocer Company and served as its president.

Frank Schroeder Postcards Box SC0069 Folder 3339.01