Accession GA134-Accrual2004 - Schneider family collection : accrual 2004

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Schneider family collection : accrual 2004

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  • 26 cm of textual records
  • 20 photographs : col. ; 21 x 20 cm or smaller
  • 23 transparencies : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
  • 1 photograph : col. negative ; 6 x 6 cm
  • 2 audiocassettes

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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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Accrual consists of material relating to descendants of Johann Christoph and Anna Elizabeth Schneider, in particular Herbert J. Schneider and J.M. Schneider Inc. Includes clippings, correspondence, audio cassettes, photographs, etc.

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Donated by the Schneider family in 2004.


Arranged in series as follows:
10. Schneider, Herbert J. (Herbert John), 1926-
11.1 Schneider, Herbert J. (Herbert John), 1926- : J.M. Schneider Inc Files
16.1 J.M. Schneider Inc.
16.3 J.M. Schneider Inc.: Employees
16.7 J.M. Schneider Inc. : Employees : Sound Recordings

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Series and accession level records added M. Lauzon July 2019.

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