Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Christian Schneider

Christian Schneider[1, 2]

Male 1758 - 1850  (91 years)

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  • Name Christian Schneider 
    Born 28 Aug 1758  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Historic Building Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christian Schneider's homestead 
    • Two story wooden house built about 1807
    Christian Schneider's home built about 1807
    Christian Schneider's home built about 1807
    Original photograph in Kitchener Public Library
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Biehn's Tract Unnumbered Lots Doon, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number 00106-5816 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone Image 
    Died 6 Aug 1850  [3, 4
    Buried Doon Presbyterian Cemetery, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I19539  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Jacob Schneider,   b. 1727, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Maria Herschi,   b. Abt 1732, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Apr 1755  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F2837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Erb,   b. 23 Jan 1770, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1818, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1789  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Jacob C. Snider,   b. 19 Feb 1791, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. John C. Snyder,   b. 1 Feb 1792, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1834, Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Mary Schneider,   b. 9 Jun 1794, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1864, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Joseph Schneider,   b. 12 Jan 1796, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1874  (Age 78 years)
     5. Daniel Schneider,   b. 21 Dec 1797, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1884  (Age 86 years)
     6. David Schneider,   b. 29 Mar 1799, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1875, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Samuel Snyder,   b. 29 Apr 1801, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1887  (Age 86 years)
     8. Christian C. Schneider,   b. 28 May 1804, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1897  (Age 93 years)
     9. Elizabeth Schneider,   b. 6 Mar 1806, , Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1891  (Age 85 years)
     10. Benjamin Schneider,   b. 4 Jul 1808, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1892, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F4942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christian Schenider, "was born August 28th, 1758. In 1789 he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Christian and Maria (Scherch) Erb (See No. 2777). She was born in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 23rd, 1770, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, September 29th, 1818. In 1806 they, in company with others, emigrated to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, near where now is the village of Doon. Here he resided for a number of years. It was his intention to construct a dam across the creek flowing through his plantation and have a grist mill erected thereon. But in order to have the desired "head of water" he found that the "back water" would flood a few acres of Mr. Biehn's swamp adjoining that of his (Mr. Schneider's) property, This, although worth nothing, or comparatively little, Mr. Biehn would not sell to Mr. Schneider and thus prevented the building of a grist mill. Mr. Schneider died August 6th, 1850, leaving a family of eleven children"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 615.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 485.

    3. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 267.

    4. [S198] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Doon Presbyterian CC#4519 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In memory of/ Christian Schneider/ born 1788 - Aug. 6, 1850/ Also his wife/ Eizabeth Erb/ born 1770 - died Sept. 29, 1818/ They were born in Lancaster Co. Penn. U. S. A. Immigrated to Canada 1806. With their family of 7 sons and 2 daughters. Locating near Doon, Waterloo Co.. on 400 acres of primitive forest. Secured by purchase/ Both were buried on this part of original homestead./ Erected by their descendants 1922./ Schneider/

    5. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 46.

    6. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 266.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1758 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Christian Schneider's homestead - - Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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