1843: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" indicates that Valentine Schroeder advertised in the June 30, 1843 "Bedford Gazette" that he had a shop in what is now Osterburg, Bedford County to perform metal work, including making and repairing firearms. Back then, what is now Osterburg was known as Buckstown.
1847: The 2001 book also indicates that a Valentine Schroeder had a gun shop in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 that was located on 82 Henrietta Street.
1855: The following item is from "Matchett's Baltimore Director For 1855-56" and has Valentine Schroeder on 76 Henrietta:
1856: The following item is from "Woods' Baltimore Directory for 1856-57" and has Valentine Schroeder on 76 Henrietta:
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