Vincent Schroeder grew up on a farm in Liberty Township along with twelve brothers and sisters. He attended Miller City-New Cleveland School and The Ohio State University. He retired from teaching in 2001 after teaching thirty years of comprehensive sciences and vocational agriculture. While teaching, he started farming and continues to farm to this day. He has been the recipient of many teaching and farming awards.
Vincent has four sons, a daughter and eleven grandchildren. He and his wife, Mary, and two of his children live on their century home farm near Holy Family-New Cleveland church.
In 2004, he was elected as a Putnam County Commissioner and he is now in his fifth term. Vincent serves on many local boards and has served on several Ohio County Commissioner Association committees at the state level.