Bio: Schroeder, Carl John (Arrested – 1918)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Schroeder

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/12/1918

Schroeder, Carl John (Arrested with Confidential Military Material – 9 Sep 1918)

Private Carl John Schroeder, a self-confessed pro-German of Greenwood, Wis., was the man arrested at Camp Grant with confidential maps and papers relating to military matters last Monday as he was about to take a train from Camp Grant to Chicago, it was learned here.

Schroeder is regarded by military authorities as a dangerous man and had been under surveillance for many weeks, ever since he told officers of Company M, 34th Infantry that he sided with the Kaiser in the war and would under no circumstances go to Europe to fight.

The data found on Schroeder as he was about to take the train is said to be of a nature that it would make it most valuable to the German government, could it once by gotten to the intelligence department of the German army. – Rockford (Ill.) Republican



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