File 15 - Schneider, Norman C. and family.

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Schneider, Norman C. and family.

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  • 1952 (Photography)
    Trussler, George H.

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8 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 26 x 21 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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2001 File Transfer Box #19 : Herbert J. Schneider Collection Box 2 of 17

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Portrait proofs of Norman C. Schneider family, two variants. The variant portrait includes other relatives. Includes one issue of June 1952 edition of Schneider News with the portrait and identifications on the front cover.

Back row, left to right: Herbert J. Schneider, Howard G. Schneider.

Front row, left to right: Betty Schneider, Eric Schneider, Norman Schneider, Gretchen Schneider, Ethel Schneider.

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Original description: Family Photos from Scrapbook Project. Folder C=Norman and Ethel Schneider and Family

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HJS 98:01 :16 Folder C31

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HJS 98:01:32 Folder D 10 b

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Caption from Schneider News: "Congratulations To Our New M.P. Waterloo North's new Member of Parliament, Norman C. Schneider, is show (front centre) with members of his immediate family. Back row, (left to right) are his daughter and two sons, Herbert J., Brita and Howard G., all of Kitchener. Mrs. Herbert Schneider (left front) holds her son Eric, while her daughter, Gretchen, is on Norman's knee. Mrs. N.C. Schneider is at right. - Photo by Trussler"

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