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

Heinrich W. "Henry" Schneider

Male 1849 - 1926  (76 years)


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  • Name Heinrich W. "Henry" Schneider 
    Born 1 Oct 1849  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 17 Feb 1850  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Name Henry W. Schneider 
    Residence 1862  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-40940 
    Died 12 Apr 1926  [3, 4
    Buried Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I40940  Generations
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2022 

    Father Caspar Schneider,   b. CALC 10 Feb 1811, Bernsburg, Duchy of Hesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1887, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Christina Wilker,   b. CALC 7 Oct 1813, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1891, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1837  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F10645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Rebscher,   b. 13 Sep 1848, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1940, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1868  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. William Henry Schneider,   b. 18 Sep 1868, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1949, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Auguste Christine Schneider,   b. 30 Apr 1873, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1965  (Age 91 years)
     3. Edith Schneider,   b. Abt 1875,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F10644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PIONEER CITIZEN YIELDS TO DEATH

      Henry W. Schneider Passes At home Here; Engaged in Fuel Business

      A prominent figure in the life of Elmira was removed from the scene on Saturday afternoon when Mr. Henry W. Schneider passed away at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 17 days. The late Mr. Schneider was born in Waterloo in 1849 being a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Casper Schneider. He was married in 1868 to Katie Rebscher, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rebscher of Kitchener. They spent two years in Waterloo, and then moved to a farm in Maryborough township where they lived for forty years. Sixteen years ago they came to Elmira, where with his son William purchased the coal and wood business from his son-in-law, Ernie Knoblauch. With this business he was actively connected until December last and took a keen interest in the affairs of the town in general. His white beard, cheery smile, and jovial manner always identified him as one of the picturesque figures of the pioneer age which has slipped away. He celebrated the fifty-eighth year of his marriage on the twelfth of April.

      Besides his widow he leaves one son William H. Schneider of Elmira and two daughters, Christina, (Mrs. Jacob Hoffer) of Floradale, and Edith (Mrs. Ernie Knoblauch) of Hesson. Ten grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. George Grosz of Listowel also survive him.

      The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from St. James' Lutheran church of which he was a member and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. L. Kalbfleisch.
      Among those who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Casper Schneider, Mrs. Geo. Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. J. Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. C. Donnecker, Mrs. F. Schafer from Stratford, Mrs. Geo. Grosz, Mrs. Philip Michol, Mrs. Geo. Nahn, Mrs. Wm. Ferguson, Mr. L. Genner, from Listowel, Jac. Schwindt, Elmwood, Geo. Schwindt, Walkerton, Mr. and Mrs. A. Kaufman, Mr. J. Wilker, Mr. W. Wilkey, Mr. H. Wilker, Mrs. J. Selzer, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Vogt, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Vogt and Walter Vogt, Tavistock, Mr. and Mrs. J. Weber, Guelph, Miss Lizzie Hilgatner, Mr. and Mrs. Horman, Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Kalbfleisch, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Wetlauffer, Tavistock, Mr. L. Vetter, Mrs. Ed [?]eller, Mrs. Albert Heller, Kitchener, Mr. J. Schneringes, Breslau.


      Elmira Signet - 22 Apr 1926

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Catharina Rebscher Born: Berlin Res: Berlin Age: 21 Father: Peter Rebscher Mother: Elisabeth Schmorninger Born: 1847 Spouse: Henrich Schneider Age: 19 born: Waterloo Township Res: Waterloo Township Born: 1849 Father: Caspar Schneider Mother: Christine Witcher married 12 Apr 1868

    2. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Heinrich Schneider s/o Caspar & Christina Wilker of Waterloo, b. 1 Oct 1849, bapt. 17 Feb 1850, sponsors: Henry Wettlaufer and wife Catharina

    3. [S199] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. James Lutheran Elmira CC#2800 Internet Link.
      S/ Henry W. Schneider/ Died April 17, 1926/ Aged 77 Yrs. 6 M. 17 D./ Catherine Rebscher/ His Beloved Wife/ Died March 7, 1940/ Aged 91 Yrs. 5 M. 25 D./ At Rest/ Schneider. [Footstones] Father 1848 - 1926/ Mother 1848 - 1940.

    4. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Henry W. Schneider - 22 Apr 1926.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Apr 1868.
      Apr. 12, 1868 Heinrich Schneider of Waterloo and Catharina Rebscher of Berlin

    6. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 23 Feb 1837:12.
      26 Jan 1837 Rev. F.W. Bindemann m. Caspar Schneider to Christina Wilker, both of Waterloo.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1849 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 17 Feb 1850 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Apr 1868 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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