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Schneider family : group at Southampton.
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1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 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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Informal group portrait of Ahrens and Schneider family members taken at Southampton. The group is seen seated on the beach in front of a tree-lined fence and smiling at camera.
Seated back row: unidentified adult, unidentified adult, Floss Ahrens, unidentified adult, unidentified adult, Edith McPhail, Ethel Schneider
Seated front row: Gord McPhail, Emma Anthes, unidentified adult, Lillian Daniels, unidentified adult, Herbert Schneider, Norm Schneider.
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Scanned as TIF file December 2020.
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Pencil inscription on verso: "1928 / Southampton / ? ? Floss Ahrens Edith McPhail Ethel Schneider / front Gord McPhail Emma Anthes ? Lillian Daniels ? Baby Herbert Norm Schneider"