Louis O. Schroeder,
was born in Craig Township, February 2, 1846. He received a common school education,
working upon the farm until 1866. At the age of twenty he went upon the river and followed boating
for five years. On account of sickness he was compelled to abandon the river, and in 1872
he began reading law under W.M. Smith and was admitted to the bar in Vevay the same year.
Since that time, he has been a successful practitioner. His father, Louis Schroeder, was born in
Maryland January 7, 1813, his mother, Serena Mennet, in Craig Township, about 1815. The
father came to Craig Township in 1827; was a member of Indiana Lodge, No. 126, I.O.O.F.; and
departed this life April 22, 1876. Mr. Louis O. Schroeder was married July 22, 1880, to Miss
Anna E. Brachey who was born in Newport, Ky., February 11, 1859. They have one child,
Clarence C., born November 8, 1882. Mr. Schroeder was appointed and served as deputy prosecutor
from 1878 to 1882. In November 1880 he was elected mayor of the city of Vevay and by
discharging the duties of the office faithfully, secured his
re-election in May,
1881. Since retiring from the mayorship Mr. Schroeder has given his
entire attention to his profession in which he is achieving marked success.
His publication of a revised edition of "McDonald's Treatise," referred
to in another chapter of this work, was well-timed and worthy, and has given him a reputation
among practitioners throughout the State highly complimentary to his legal attainments.