I agree, quite an elusive family. The two names, Schroeder and Swieckowski, are spelled so many different ways in the records that it’s almost an impossible search!
The following are some of the different spellings I found.
If you haven’t already, I’d post to the Wayne County forum. Someone on that board may have some knowledge re: the Polish newspaper where Clara worked. You might also inquire whether there is a database of Detroit deaths.
The following site is a wonderful source for finding death dates, however, records for deaths that occurred within the City of Detroit are not included. There are several Schroeder listings…
MICHIGAN Wayne County Death Record Index
I found the Bentley Historical Library quite informative. The site does not include individual records but is quite informative.
This site might also be useful..
Also, the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan ‘might’ have information re: Clara and the newspaper that she was associated with.
Find A Grave can be a very useful source. Searching ‘Schroeder’ – Michigan – on Find A Grave, there are 1,342 total matches…You might want to take a look.
Gethsemane Cemetery and Crematory has several Schroeder burials including a Friedericke Schroeder
Also, many Schroeder burials in Woodmere Cemetery, Wayne County, MI.
The following are some records I found while searching. You may already have them…
.1940 Detroit, Wayne, IM
Schroeder, Edward, 36, head
Eleanor, 25, wife
Mercedes, 5, daughter
Milton, 3, son
Maurice, 1, son
SCHROEDER, AGNES, 42, sister
George, 2, nephew, b MI,
I found this listing interesting remembering that Clara was 7 in the 1900 census.
1940 Swieczkowski, Clara, 47, single, b MI, resides same house, jury commissioner/social worker – city of Detroit
Different first name for father…
Othilia Schroeder, born Detroit MI
DOB: 23 Oct 1888
Father: STOPH Schroeder, b. Germany
Mother: Ferdinanda Schroeder, b Germany
Two births for an Agnes Schroeder…different dates of birth and the mother’s name is different…
Birth place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Birth date: 22 Jan 1898
Father’s name: Stephan Schroeder , born Germany
Mother’s name: Ferdenanda Schroeder, born Germany
Comments: Ninth Ward
Agnes Schroeder, born Detroit, Wayne, MI
Born: 1 Jan 1897
Father: Stephan Schroeder born Germany
Mother: VIRNADA Schroeder born Germany
I’ll keep my eyes open and should I find anything interesting, I’ll pass it along.
Good luck with your search.
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