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Ahrens family home.
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[ca. 188-?] (Photography)
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1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 25 cm on mount 28 x 35 cm
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The Schneider family were 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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Photograph of the exterior of the Ahrens family home at the corner of Benton and Courtland Streets in what is now Kitchener, Ontario. There are several trees in the yard and family members are visible on the lawn and on the porch. Two adults and four children are included in frame. Two of the children are standing with bicycles, one is standing on the porch and another is standing with a buggy with a doll inside.
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Scanned as TIF file March 2021.
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Pencil inscription on verso sticker: C.A. Ahrens Home / Corner Benton + Courtland / Berlin (no longer standing)