File 28 - Ahrens, Henrietta Charlotte: birthplace in Germany.

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Ahrens, Henrietta Charlotte: birthplace in Germany.

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6 photographs : b&w ; 12 x 12 cm or smaller

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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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2001 File Transfer Box #18 : Herbert J. Schneider Collection Box 1 of 17

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Six photographs and one postcard from Anna Evers, Eschwege, Germany. One is a photograph of the birthplace of Henrietta Charlotte Roth, who married Charles Andrew Ahrens (2 copies). Her daughter Helena married J.M. Schneider. A postcard depicts the town of Eschwege and also included is an Evers family wedding photograph. Two snapshots of the Roth home show the plaque with the date 1835 and the name Carl Roth. Also included is a postcard of Reichensachsen, near Eschwege.

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Original description: File: Information, correspondence with relatives in Germany re: Schneider family genealogy

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HJS 98:01 :05b

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NCS 87:03 :01 Scrapbook p. 15

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