LEO L. SCHROEDEL was born in Germany around 1879. He came to the United States in 1882. At the age of 28 he married. In January of 1920 Leo and Mildred Schroedel were living in West Philadelphia.
Shortly thereafter Leo L. Schroedel opened a new car dealership in Camden. His business, L.L. Schroedel Ford, was located in a large building constructed for that purpose at 2201-2207 Federal Street in East Camden where he was doing business as a late as the fall of 1929. He eventually lost the Ford franchise, and the building eventually passed into the hands of Walter Saline, who operated Walter's Auto Body at that location for many years. Leo Schroedel remained in the automobile business throughout the 1920s. He was involved in the fundraising drive that culminated in the building of the Walt Whitman Hotel at Broadway and Cooper streets in 1925.
In 1903 Leo Schroedel and his wife Mildred were renting an apartment at 105 Westminster Avenue in Merchantville NJ. He was still involved in the automobile business at the time. He is not listed in the 1936 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory, or in the 1947 Camden City Directory.
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