Among other financial colonization activities, Schröder sent his son Eduard Schröder to become the first manager of the Dona Francisca colony (today city of Joinville). After a period of time as the administrator of the colony his son returned to his native land permanently. The municipality of Schroeder, a town located near Joinville, got its name from the Hansean investor Christian Mathias Schröder.
One of the interesting personal details about Christian Mathias Schröder is that he was a LutheranPomeranian and a speaker of Low Saxon (Low German), a minority language which also became part of southern Brazil's regional linguistic tradition. Low Saxon, like many other Brazilian minority languages (such as Riograndenser Hunsrückisch, Talian (Italian) and Japanese), is still spoken by some in the old colonial zones. However, like most minority languages throughout the country, it too is facing a fast decline and imminent extinction.