jadepx did an awesome job confirming that all my Shraders are from the same family. German Ancestor - Schroeder (Shrader) Connecting Families
Can someone help find the birth records of the parents?
Johann Christian Heinrich (Christ) Schröeder
b. 20 Feb 1795?, Zarnekow?, Mecklenburg, Germany
d. Bef 1870, prob Germany
Sophia Dorethea (Sophie) Harder
b. 15 Oct 1808, Mecklenburg?, Germany
d. 17 Jun 1873, Nebraska
m. prob Germany
Several people have trees on Ancestry.com that include this Shrader family (with no sources). Most of them omit the daughter that is my ancestor.
I found a entry in an 1819 German census that might be Christ. I can find no records of him ever living in the USA. Several Ancestry.com trees list him dying in Illinois, USA in 1869 (no sources given). But other information indicates that most of the family was living in Nebraska at the time.
I found a grave in Nebraska that is probably Sophie. Christ is not listed in the same cemetery. Sophie was living with one of the children in 1870 (census). Christ is not listed in this census, I assume that he died before then (divorces were rare then). The birth year is hard to read, I think it is 1808, other people have interpreted it as 1805.
This may be Sophie living in Doberan in 1819 census.
Found this passenger list. Some names and ages are slightly different, but overall it is a good match. Next person listed is Paap, could be the person who married Dora. If this is true, then the census I found for Christ Shrader is wrong. Christ would be born about 1805 according to this passenger list.
I reviewed the USA census records for Henry, birth of 1852 may be wrong, it is probably a year or two earlier.
Maybe someone recognizes the city name.