CARL (CHARLIE) A. SCHRADER, who was more commonly known as "Charlie", was the son of Anna Sophia Schumacher Pluns and her first husband, CARL AUGUST FREDERICK WILHELM SCHRADER. Carl August and Anna Sophia were married November 3, 1868. Carl was born September 1869, Hamburg, Germany.

On August 28, 1869 Carl August passed away from appendicitis.

Anna Sophia met and later married Carl Frederich Koschnitzki on February 17, 1873, who raised Charlie as his own son. Charlie had 6 half brothers and 1 half sister.

Being the oldest, Carl and Anna Sophia sent Charlie to the United States in 1884.

Immigration Record
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Carl Schrader
Name: Carl Schrader
Arrival Date: 10 NOV 1884
Estimated Birth Year: Abt 1868
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Hamburg, Germany and Le Havre, France
Destination: United States of American
Place of Origin: Mecklenburg
Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: German
Ship Name: Lessing
Search Ship Database: Serach the Lessing in the 'Passenger ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 14
Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_481 List Number: 1431
Port Arrival State: New York Port of Arrival Country: United States


Charlie served in the US Army Cavalry. He was in Cuba during the Spanish/American War, was wounded and received a medical discharge (There is a C. Schrader, Jr. listed on the roster of 1st California Regiment of U.S. Volunteers - 1898, Company D. It is unknown at this time whether this is him or not, but possible, as his half brother Jonni (Jack) was in the same regiment but in Company H).

Charlie's Military Record:
1) U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
about Chas A F W Schrader
Name: Chas A F W Schrader
Birthyear: abt 1869
Birthplace: Germany
Enlistment Date: 16 Oct 1890
Enlistment Age: 21 1/12

2) U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
about Chas A F W Schrader
Name: Chas A F W Schrader
Birthyear: abt 1869
Birthplace: Germany
Enlistment Date: 5 Jan 1893
Enlistment Age: 23 6/12

3) U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
about Charles A F W Schrader
Name: Charles A F W Schrader
Birthyear: abt 1869
Birthplace: Germany
Enlistment Date: 21 Jan 1898
Enlistment Age: 28 5/12

In 1897, Charlie applied for his citizenship.

While still single, Charlie bought homestead rights in 1900 at Buncombe Hollow, Washington where his step-father Carl Koschnitzki and his mother, Anna Sophia later joined him. Charlie was a carpenter by trade but worked hard as a farmer.

Notes taken by Edna (Koschnitzky) McQuesten during an interview with her father, Gus Kay:
"Carl Shrader, grandma Koschnitzky's first child by her first husband (who died of appendicitis) and who came to San Francisco and served in the US Army Cavalry and served in Cuba in Spanish/American War, wounded and got a medical discharge, about 1900 bought a homestead right at Bunkem Hollow. He was single at that time.
Grandpa & Grandma picked up Al, Fred and my Dad in NY and all came to SF, in 1901, where Bill and Jack lived. Al stayed in SF with my Dad and Grandpa and Grandma and Fred went to Wasington by train, steamer from Portland to Woodland, by horse to Bunkem Hollow. Fred worked on new house, built a barn. In 1903 the big Yacolt burn occurred, and my Dad was up there on a visit. Fred in Portland at time of fire. House wasn't burned. Barn destroyed.


Carl met his future wife, Lily Arrowsmith, at a party in western Washington. She was a missionary nurse.

Lily was born March 1874 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, and died November 28, 1958 in Multnomah, Oregon.
The 1881 England census states Lily Arrowsmith, age 7, estimated birth year, about 1874, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England at No 11 Little Bayshill Terrace. She was attending school at the time of the census. Her mother's name was Mary (42), a sister Mary (9).
The 1891 England Census has Lillie, age 17, estimated birth year of 1874, a servant, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire England, living in the Civil Parish of Twickenham, Ecclesiastical parish of Holy Trinity, Town of Twickenham in the County of Middlesex, England. Household members were Annie Cutter (72) and Annie Cutter (31).
She departed Liverpool, England on May 2, 1907, arrived in Quebec, Canada on May 13, 1907, crossed the border into the United States. The ship's manifest (SS Kensington) states she was single, 33 years of age, a domestic, last residence was Twickenham, Middlesex, England (outside of London), destination was to Mrs. Rose Edwards (sister), 891 E. Davis St., Portland, Oregon. She had $26.00 in possession. She was 4'11" tall, fair skin, brown hair and grey eyes.


Charlie and Lily had two children, Raymond A.,who was born August 30, 1911, Portland, Oregon and died December 10, 2002 in Portland, Oregon. Raymond met and married Pauline Poulsen, born April 11, 1915 in Madras, Oregon and died January 17, 1986 in Portland, Oregon. Together, they had one son and one daughter.
Charlie and Lily also had one daughter, Dorothea L. who was born April 8, 1914 in Oregon and died June 27, 2002 in Portland, Oregon. Dorothea met and married William Henry Biastock, born December 22, 1906 in Michigan and died March 8, 1996 in Clackamas, Oregon. Together, they had four children.

The 1920 U.S. Census Index shows Charles A. (51)(year of immigration: 1884), occupation: house carpenter, Lily (44), Raymond A. (8), and Dorothy L. (5) residing at 684 East Sixtieth North (owned), Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.

Not much is known about Charlie and his family, as he became estranged with most of his siblings. He did keep in contact however, with his half brother Fred (Fritz) Koschnitzy who lived in Oregon but not much is known through Fred's family.

Charlie passed away January 5, 1923 in Oregon.

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
about Charles A.F.W. Schrader
Name: Charles A.F.W. Schrader
State Filed: Washington and Oregon
Widow: Liby Schrader

The 1930 census has Lily (54), head of household, Raymond A. (18) and Dorothea S. (15) living in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, renting home.