German scholar Adolf Schroeder helped Missouri residents connect with their heritage

Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 8:43 p.m. CDT; updated 7:01 a.m. CDT, Friday, April 5, 2013

COLUMBIA — Adolf "Dolf" E. Schroeder had a passion for German history. He was the son of German immigrants, lived in Germany for 16 years, and was one of a few people who could read the old German script used in pre-World War II bibles and letters, his son Richard Schroeder said.