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Friday, June 15, 1855

Neuhaldensleben, Germany

Birth of Emil Alwin Schroeder, the fourth surviving son of Carl and Elisabeth Schroeder

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1862

Neuhaldensleben, Germany

Alwin Schroeder's first violin and piano lessons, with his father and eldest brother Hermann 

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1865

Nordhausen, Germany

Emil Alwin Schroeder of Neuhaldensleben attends the Nordhausen Realschule 

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1866

Sondershausen, Germany

Alwin Schroeder takes up the viola in family string quartet

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1868

Ballenstedt, Germany

The Schroeder Brothers (Hermann, Carl, Franz, and Alwin) appointed quartet of Dowager Duchess of Alhalt-Bernburg

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Wednesday, February 14, 1872

Berlin, Germany

The Schroeder Brothers make their Berlin debut and relocate to that city