Antique German Hymn Pocket Prayer Book Leather Gilt Embossed Ida Schroeder, Wausau Wisconsin
Antique Leather Bound German Prayer Hymnal belonging to Ida Schroeder of Wausau, Wisconsin. The full title is Kirchen-Gesangbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden ungeänderter Augsburgischer Confession. This book was published in 1905 by Concordia Publishing in St. Louis. It has 316 pages all page are tipped in gilt on ends (see pic of book from side to see the gold). Her name is embossed on front along with a cross and the date of 1907 on the back. The name shows some wear and the cover shows expected age wear. The binding is tight and there are no loose or missing pages.
The prayer book is pocket size and measures 5 1/2" X 3 1/2" it has 316 pages. We enjoy picking up these old family prayer books for those of you that like them for your genealogy. What we have gathered is that Ida Schroeder was married to Wilhelm Schroeder. We believe they were from an area in Wisconsin call Wausau. Wausau is the County seat of Marathon Wisconsin. Ida was born "about 1883" as listed on ancestry dot com. We could only find one Ida Schroeder that passed away in Wausau in 1957 at the age of 92 we believe that is her. There is a memorial calling card included for a William H. Schroeder (see photos) not sure what relative this is but it will come with the book.
The book has no written markings on the inside. No odors. Rubbing on leather spine and corners otherwise remarkable for 120 years old. We are going to be listing her husband William H. Schroeder prayer book shortly. You will be able to see it in our links below.