Ashton Man in Toils

Sibley Gazette - November 21, 1918

Herman Schroeder Brought to Sibley Tuesday






Alleged to be Alien Enemy.  Resident of Ashton Ten Years. 

Has Never Taken Out Naturalization Papers.


O.B. Harding, chairman of the Council of Defense and County Attorney Koopman were called to Ashton Tuesday to investigate the case of Herman Schroeder, alleged enemy alien.  After investigation he was arrested and taken to Sibley, where he will probably have a preliminary hearing today.  Mr. Schroeder is charged with bootlegging, along with other alleged irregularities.  It is claimed that he has been circulating reports about the treatment of our soldier boys in camp, inconsistent with that of a 100 per cent loyalty citizen.

He is said to be about 36 years old and has resided in the county 23 years, ten of which he had lived as Ashton, and has never taken out his first papers.


Grand Jury Indicts Ashton Bootlegger

Sibley Gazette - December 12, 1918

Herman Schroeder plead guilty before the court and Judge Bradley.  Schroeder was fined $300 and costs.


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