Schröder (Schroeder, Schroeter) family name
Schröder (Schroeder, Schroder) is a family name originally found among Mennonites in Danzig and West Prussia. The name was recorded as early as 1605 and appeared in the congregations of Tiegenhagen, Fürstenwerder, Orloff, Tragheimerweide, Montau-Gruppe, Schönsee, Danzig, Königsberg and Elbing. From here the name was transplanted to the Ukraine. Peter P. Schroeder of the Crimea was a Mennonite representative in the Duma in St. Petersburg. "Franz and Schroeder" was an agricultural machinery factory of Halbstadt, Molotschna, and Heinrich Schröder of Halbstadt was a manufacturer of motors. Johann Schroeder was the second elder of the Michalin Mennonite Church, Poland, and the first elder of the Gnadenberg Mennonite Church, Kansas. P. R. Schroeder was a leading General Conference Mennonite Church minister. Elizabeth A. Schroeter of Reedley, California wrote a fictionalized account of the Mennonite migration from the Ukraine to America, entitled From Here to the Pinnacles (New York, 1956). The name is found mainly in Canada, the United States and South America.
Krahn, Cornelius and Adalbert Goertz. "Schröder." Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols., edited by Christian Hege and Christian Neff. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 97-98.
Mennonitischer Gemeinde-Kalender. Kaiserslautern, 1906: 89.
Reimer, Gustav E. Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten. Weierhof, 1940: 117.
Schröder, Heinrich H. Russlanddeutsche Friesen. Döllstädt, 1936: 96.
Unruh, B. H. Die niederländisch-niederdeutschen Hintergründe der mennonitischen Ostwanderungen. 1955: 427.
Who's Who Among the Mennonites. Newton, KS, 1943: 215.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 481. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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