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George A. Schneider

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George's tombstone in Calvary Cemetery

George's tombstone in Calvary Cemetery
Notice the spelling of "Schneider".

Mother:   Margaret Anna Schneider

Born:   31 March 1837 in Hesse, Darmstdat, Germany
Died:   9 April 1912 in Techney, IL
Buried:  Lawrenceburg TN Calvary Cemetery 

Married: Maria Anna Dosch 12 Nov 1861 in DeKalb County IN. She was born 25 February 1844 in Avila, Nobel County, IN and died 24 April 1903 in Nashville, Davidson County, TN while in the hospital there.  She was buried in Lawrence County TN.  (Notice the spelling of "Snider" in the marriage record.)

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1850 Federal Census
The US Census taken on 14 August 1850 shows George Snyder (age 12) living in Ward 3 Baltimore MD with his mother Margaret (age 50), brother John (age 12), and sister Margaret(age 8).  Note the spelling as "Snyder".

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1860 Federal Census
The US Census taken on 19 June 1860 shows George Snyder (age 23) and his mother Margaret Snyder (age 60) living in Clifton, Green County, OH.  Notice the spelling as "Snyder".
1870 Federal Census
The 1870 US Census taken on 22 July 1870 in Allen Township (now Avila), Noble county IN shows George Schneider (age 31) living with his wife Mary (age 26), their daughter Mary (age 5), and their son Goodfried (age 3).  The last name now appears as "Schnider".  Next door are Mary's parents, John Dosh (age 66), John's wife Mary Ann (age 55), and their daughter Madgalena (sic) (age 15)

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1880 Federal Census
The U S Census taken 16 June 1880 in District 7 Lawrence County TN shows George (age 43) was listed along with his Mother Margarett (age 80), his wife Mary (age 30), their daughter Mary (age 15), their son John (age 7), and their son Joseph (age 1).  The last name is marked over and now appears to be written as "Schneider".
1900 Federal Census
The U S Census taken on 19 June 1900 in Civil District 7 Lawrence County TN shows George Schneider (age 62) with his wife Mary (age (55), their daughter Mary (age 21), and their daughter Trecy (age 18).

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Maria Anna Dosch's tombstone in Calvary Cemetery

George Schneider was the father of the wife of Bernard Henry Feldhaus, Jr., Mary Ann Schneider.   He was naturalized on October 1, 1860 in Springfield, Ohio, between Dayton and Columbus.  
 
He arrived in the United States in 1846 according to the 1900 census which shows his birth date as January 1838.  That would make him 8 years old when he entered the U.S.   So he was 74 years old when he died.  However, notice the last name is spelled "Snyder" in the 1850 Baltimore census and also in the naturatization paper below.

According to Kathy Niedergeses, he was born in 1837 in Darmstdat or Hessen Germany and came to the port of Baltimore around 1844 with his parents and siblings.   They filtered down through Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky before coming to Lawrence County.  

Also, according to Kathy Niedergeses, George's mother was Margaret Anna Schneider and he wed Maria Anna Dosch in 1861 in Noble County IN.   Her father operated a boat on the Erie Canal at one time.

Kathy says George's sister, Elizabeth, married Bernhard Bosse and lived in Goshen, IN.  Notice the witness Bengamin Bosse on George's naturalizaiton papers below. 
 
George's mother, Margaret Anna, was living in Lawrenceburg in 1880 and died there.   Most likely she was buried in Holy Faith cemetery near Deerfield.   All remains in this cemetery were moved to Calvary cemetery in 2006.
 
The following information was in the Heritage of Lawrence County, Tennessee  book  in 2008.  Torrence CA is spelled as Tarrance CA.



George Schneider's application for naturalization follows.



George Schneider was working in the fields on his farm in Deerfield, about ten miles west of Lawenceburg, on April 24, 1903 when he saw an angle carrying something up to heaven and singing.   He went to his daughter's house in Lawrenceburg and told her he had to go to Nashville to see about his wife who was ill in the hospital there.

While on his way to the depot, he was stopped by the priest who had just received a call from George's son John, who was working as an orderly in the hospital, saying his wife had died.   Mr. Schneider gave a santuary light and the statues of the kneeling angels that sit on both sides in the front of the Sacred Heart Church in Lawrenceburg in memory of his wife.



After George's wife Mary Ann died in 1903, he lived with his daughter Theresa and her husband Charles Kamarad until she died about 1906. Then he relocated to a Catholic retirement center in Chicago by the name of Techney where he lived until he died in 1912.

For over a century, Techny , a suburb on the northside of Chicago located between Glenview and Northbrook has been the North American headquarters of the Society of the the Divine Word (SVD), an international religious congregation, also known as the Divine Word Missionaries (map of Techny).

Twenty years after founding the Society of the Divine Word, St. Arnold Janssen dispatched the first group of Divine Word Missionaries to the United States . They arrived in Hoboken , New Jersey in 1895.

Techny , Illinois was the place where the first Divine Word Missionaries who were sent to the United States by St. Arnold Janssen settled in 1896. In 1909 the Society opened St. Mary's Mission Seminary at Techny. This was the first seminary established in the U.S. primarily to train men for the foreign missions.

Over the years Techny has sent hundreds of missionaries to the missions around the world. Although the seminary training of future missionaries has been relocated to other places in the United States, the financial, administrative, and pastoral activities headquartered in Techny make it a central node to SVDs around the world.

John Schneider was the son of George Schneider and the younger brother of Mary Ann Schneider Feldhaus.   He was working at St. Thomas hospital as an orderly in April of 1903 when his Mother died in the hospital.   John married Mary B. Andre on October 13, 1903.   When I was a child they lived at about 895 North Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, TN.   Their house was two story brick.   Behind the house was a large barn and several acres of land.

Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery

Around 1940, as a three year old, I can remember riding with Uncle John Schneider in his one horse buggy delivering milk around the area.   I also remember visiting Aunt Mary Schneider with my parents and her serving home-made grape wine in very small glasses with stems.   Sometimes I even was allowed to drink the wine.   I would go with Aunt Mary to the barn to run ears of corn through the hand cranked sheller before we fed the chickens.

Uncle John passed away sometime in the early 1940s and Aunt Mary sold the place and moved to an apartment in a house at about 575 North Military Avenue. She lived there until she died suddenly one morning late in the 1940s, the best I can remember.

Aunt Mary had included me in her will to receive some First National Bank stock she owned.   However, before she died, she removed me from the will and gave the stock to my younger brother Steve.   She had the job of watching me while I was playing and thought I was too rowdy to deserve the stock.   I was always jumping off the porch and pretending to be hurt.   She didn't appreciate my humor.

Steve said there was a bit of a scandal over the stock.   He only got one share.   Mother always told him that there had been a will leaving him all the stock, but that it had disappeared after her death.   If that is the case, he doesn't know how he wound up with one share.   As an aside, he purchased more shares over the years with portions of his newspaper earnings, and then when he needed to sell it to help finance college, Dad bought it from him.   Dad finally sold it when the bank merged with another bank.

John and his wife Mary Schneider with Aunt Rose

Lottie Schneider, Joe Schneider's wife, at 91 years of age.

Mary Schneider Feldhaus with her brother Joseph Schneider, Lottie's husband.

Lottie Schneider, Joe Schneider's wife, in the back on the right with her father and siblings.

This is Lottie's mother, Phebe Halbert Padgett.

This is the Obituary of Lottie's mother, Phebe Halbert Padgett.  She was living with Lottie and Joseph when she died.