John J Schrader

BirthFeb. 15, 1842
DeathDec. 1, 1932
CemeteryVerdon (Verdon)
PostVandeventor (Dawson)
Unit9th Illinois Cavalry, Company F

Private John J. Schrader

Company F, 9th Illinois Cavalry

Schrader was born in Germany on February 15, 1842. He was residing in Bloom (Cook County), Illinois when he enlisted and was mustered on October 4, 1864. The 21-year old farmer enlisted for 1 year. He served about 1 year and was mustered out on October 31, 1865 at Selma, Alabama. Illinois Civil War sources spell his last name “Shroder”.

Schrader joined the 9th Illinois Cavalry in the latter stages of the Civil War. During his enlistment, the regiment was fought at the Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864) and Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Schrader died on December 1, 1932 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Verdon Cemetery in Verdon (Richardson County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Vandeventor Post (#203) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Verdon. In addition, he was a member of the Porter Post (#48) of the GAR in Salem, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.