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NAME: Wolf, Mary (m. Henry Schroeder)

OBIT: portion of obit from the Pocahontas Record Democrat, 18 May 1950, MIcrofilm #978-D, State Historical Building

 Mary Wolf Schroeder married Henry Schroeder in 1875 in Chelsea, Iowa. the family came to Pocahontas County in 1882 to establish their farm. There were no roads in the country at that time. Because of delayed mail delivery Henry was not at Pomeroy to meet the train where Mary and their three children arived. She walked from Pomeroy, carrying one, through the swamps of undeveloped northwest Iowa toward Pocahontas. Six of her thirteen children survived her - John, Mayme, William, Henry, Emma, and Frank. Anna died in 1948. Six children died in infancy. She was also survived by two brothers, Frank Wolf (80) of Chelsea and Joe Wolf (91) of Pocahontas. She had one son (Frank) and one grandson who served in World War I and three grandsons in World War II. Mary was an active member of the American Legion from 1930 to 1943.
 A solemn requium High Mass was conducted on Monday May 15 at Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Pocahontas. Rev. Fr. G. Barry was the celebrant of the High Mass and the sermon. Rev. Fr. M. J. Kolvek of Lohrville was the deacon. Rev. Fr. Vincent Beacom of Sheldon was the sub-deacon and the Rev. Fr. Henry Karhoff was master of ceremonies. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Pocahontas.