File 12 - Ahrens family home.

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Ahrens family home.

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SCA161-GA134-1-12

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  • [189-?] (Creation)
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    Schneider family

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 cm

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(1831-Present)

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The Schneider family were early white settlers of what is now Kitchener, Ontario. Members of the family are the descendants of Johann Christoph Schneider, who was born in Germany, in Unteröwisheim, Baden, on August 27, 1831. His father, a farmer, was also Johann Christoph Schneider; his mother was Margarethe Elizabeth Zoller. He left Germany in 1847 when he was sixteen years old and settled in Berlin, Ontario, where a substantial German settlement already existed. He worked as a carpenter and later as a mechanic, and by 1858 was a building contractor. He married Anna Elizabeth Metz on April 26, 1857. They had seven children, of whom John Metz Schneider, founder of the meat packing firm later known as the Schneider Corp., was the first. Johann Christoph died in December 20, 1900. He, along with his descendants, played active roles in business, politics, and the cultural and social life of what is today the Region of Waterloo.

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2001 File Transfer Box #11 : Norman C. Schneider Collection Box 1 of 1

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One photograph of the Ahrens family home at the corner of Benton St. and Courtland Ave. while under construction. Two unidentified people are standing next to the house with piles of wood and debris visible in the foreground.

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Original description: Box: Norm's Family scrapbook

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Scanned as TIF file August 2020.

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Public Domain

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NCS 87:03 :01 Scrapbook p. 22

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Lowered on almost same spot and now facing Benton St. Home of H.E. Ahrens.

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