Schneider, Jacob (1838-1908)
SCHNEIDER, KOONING, JONES, PHILIPS
Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/20/2011 at 12:35:51
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
DEATH OE PIONEER.
Schneider Dies Suddenly of
Jacob Schneider, who was one of the very earliest settlers of Plymouth county, died very suddenly of heart failure at his home near Melbourne on Wednesday afternoon at five o'clock. Mr. Schneider was out in the afternoon helping his sons unload fence posts and was apparently in the very best of health and spirits, singing and whistling at his work. Suddenly he complained of a terrible pain in his throat and went into his house and sat down on a lounge. His daughter
came to his assistance with water and restoratives. He gave two or three convulsive gasps and the spirit of life fled from his body.
Jacob Schneider was a native of Germany and as a young man came to America and with a number of others came to Plymouth county and settled in the Floyd valley away back in the end of the fifties and has lived there ever since. He had a wide acquaintance and was much respected. He was twice married his second wife dying about seventeen years ago. He leaves, several children who are Mrs. Henry Koonig, of Washburn, Wis. Mrs. John Jones, of Engleville, N. D.; Mrs. W. E. Philips, of Merrill; Gertrude, Herman and Grover, who live on the old homestead. He also leaves three brothers, John, Ben?, and Henry. He was connected by marriage and blood with a large number of the pioneer families in Floyd valley. He was seventy years of age on February 16th last. Mr. Schneider was a member of Floyd Valley lodge I. O. O. F. for the past thirty-five -years and the funeral which will be held at two o'clock Sunday
afternoon at the Melbourne church, will be attended by the Odd Fellows of the lodge in a body.
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