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Schneider Family Genealogy
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- Schneider family
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- 3 cm of textual records.
- 50 photographs.
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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.
UW - File Transfer Box #18 : Herbert J. Schneider Collection Box 1 of 17
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Series consists of material relating to the origins and genealogy of the Schneider family. Includes correspondence with relatives in Germany, photographs, copies of church documents, and family trees.
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Original description: Binder - N.C. Schneider - family genealogy