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Eilert Schnieder


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Date: 3/13/2004 at 22:25:02


Eilert Schnieder is numbered among the pioneer settlers of Buda precinct, residing upon the old family homestead on section 30. He was born in the state of Oldenburg, Germany, on the 13th of January 1851, a son of Diedrich and Catherine Schnieder, who are mentioned on another page of this work in connection with the sketch of his brother, Friedrich Schnieder. He began his education in the schools of the fatherland and following his emigration to the new world, continued his studies in public schools of Clayton county, Iowa, and of Lancaster county, Nebraska. He came to the United States in the spring of 1868, a year prior to the arrival of his parents.

He had an uncle who had preceded him to this country and was then living in Clayton county, Iowa, whither Eilert Schnieder made his way, remaining with his uncle until the arrival of his father and mother. About the 1st of May 1870, they started with ox teams for Lancaster County, Nebraska, where they arrived on the 4th of June, having been four weeks and four days on the journey. The father here secured a homestead claim, embracing the 110th half of the northeast quarter of section 30, and Eilert Schnieder homesteaded the south half of the same quarter. The father died about 1878, and after the children had all reached adult age, Eilert Schnieder purchased the old homestead on which his father had settled and on which he has resided for so many years.

His entire life has been devoted to agricultural pursuits, and his early training well qualified him to take up the work of this character on his own farm. Mr. Schnieder completed his arrangements for having a home of his own through his marriage in 1882 to Miss Rebecca Prange, a native of Germany, who came to this country with her brother Dick Prange in 1880. Mr. and Mrs. Schnieder have become the parents of twelve children: William, a resident of Buda precinct; Carrie, the wife of Henry Rippen, who is farming near Kramer , Nebraska; Maggie, living in Lincoln; Emma, the wife of Diedrich Mahlman of Olive Branch precinct; Anna, Sophia, Mary and Florence, all at home; Rudolph, living in Clayton county, Iowa; Edwin and Alfred, still at home; and George, who is yet in school.

Mr. Schnieder maintains an independent political course, voting according to the dictates of his judgment rather than a party. He has served in various local offices, including that of assessor, justice of the peace, road overseer and school director. He and his family are members of the Congregational church and are people of highest respectability. He is numbered among the pioneer settlers of the county, having for forty-six years lived within its borders, during which period he has witnessed the greater part of its growth and development as it has taken on all of the accessories and conveniences known to modern life. His efforts have been all element in the agricultural progress of the county and through his close attention to business, his intelligently directed effort and his business integrity he has won success.

- source: "LINCOLN The Capitol City and Lancaster County, Nebraska" Published Chicago, Illinois; The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company; 1916

- transcribed by Kathie Harrison
Coordinator, Lancaster Co. NEGenWeb Project
(posted to the Clayton co. IAGenWeb with her permission)


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