Schroeder, Bertha (1872–1953)

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Schroeder, Bertha (1872–1953)

New Zealand religious leader, social worker, and probation officer. Born Dec 8, 1872, in Australia; died Jan 20, 1953, at Invercargill, New Zealand; dau. of Frederick William Schroeder and Mary Ann (Hughes) Phelps.

Entered Salvation Army Training Garrison in Christchurch to train as officer (1892); performed social work primarily among women and children in many appointments during her 40 years with Salvation Army; appointed court worker and probation officer for Invercargill (1934).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 3).