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

Wilfred John Schneller

Male 1902 - 1987  (85 years)


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  • Name Wilfred John Schneller 
    Born 13 Apr 1902  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1911  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1928  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Died 7 Nov 1987  [2
    Honoured 2019  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-214901P 
    Buried Fairmount Cemetery, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I214901  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father William Schneller,   b. 21 Jul 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Minnie Louisa Kastner,   b. 9 Dec 1875, Kastnerville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972  (Age 96 years) 
    Family ID F24525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edna Marion Bradley,   b. Abt 1900, North Gower Township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1994  (Age ~ 94 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1928  Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F20368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Baden farmer inducted into agricultural hall of fame
      NEWS 11:08 AM Waterloo Region Record


      Baden \emdash A Baden farmer's innovation and conservation efforts have earned him a spot in the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame.

      Wilf Schneller, who lived from 1902 to 1987, is one of five industry leaders being inducted into the hall for 2019 for demonstrating visionary leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship in the advancement of agriculture in Ontario.

      Schneller was keen to learn and test new practices on Spruce Grove Farm, inspiring other famers to adopt new technology and management solutions.

      He also implemented new soil and water conservation methods on his farm to inhibit soil erosion. Schneller showed others how to implement these practices through farm tours, demonstration plots and presentations.

      Schneller became president of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association in 1954 and in 1959 was made an honorary member of the Soil Conservation Society of America.

      He planted more than 56 varieties of trees on his farm and helped to develop an arboretum near New Hamburg, which opened in 1964.

      The induction ceremony will take place June 9 at Country Heritage park in Milton.

      Baden farmer inducted into agricultural hall of fame. (2019). KitchenerPost.ca. Retrieved 25 February 2019, from https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/9191933-baden-farmer-inducted-into-agricultural-hall-of-fame/



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      Wilfred along with Sandy Forsyth conceived of the idea of the Arboretum near New Hamburg, the site containing 71 different species with 350 trees on 60 acres.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1507] Census - ON, Waterloo, Baden - 1911, Baden Div. 13 Page 18.

    2. [S300] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Fairmount Baden CC#4557 Cemetery Internet Link.
      Schneller/ Wilfred J./ Schneller/ April 13, 1902/ Nov. 7, 1987/ (Masonic insignia) Edna M./ Bradley/ / (Eastern Star insigina)

    3. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 10019 (1928), Schneller-Bradley.
      Wilfred John Schneller, farmer of Baden, Birth Place: Waterloo Township, Ontario Age: 26 Father Name: William Schneller Mother Name: Minnie Kastner Spouse Name: Edna Marion Bradley, Dietician of Ottawa Spouse's Age: 29 Spouse Birth Place: N Gower Township Spouse Father Name: George Richard Bradley Spouse Mother Name: Ida Florence Bradley Marriage Date: 1 Sep 1928 Ottawa

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1902 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1928 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Sep 1928 - Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHonoured - Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame - 2019 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairmount Cemetery, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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