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Schneider, Nicholas 1854-1930 and Anna Baw Family


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 11/28/2022 at 06:15:50

Schneider, Nicholas 1854-1930 and Anna Baw Family

This biography was compiled by Wilma J. Vande Berg of the Greater Sioux County Genealogical Society and taken from various identified sources. Purpose was to find as much about the Nicolas Schneider family as is available in local sources. When family information is taken from various sources it is often found that the information varies from one source to another. Often birth places and dates are listed differently by various family reports. The information in this biography was stated as found in the source addressed.

The life and times of Sioux County pioneers can be read about in several Sioux County books. “The Story of Sioux County” by Charles Dyk gives a very colorful account of pioneer life with its joys and hardships. The book “Siouxland A History of Sioux County” by Nelson Nieuwenhuis gives great historical accounts of the area. The “1908 Sioux County Atlas” has historical accounts of the various townships of Sioux County.. Also, the ‘Sioux County Iowa digital archives’ newspapers can be googled as such, and can be searched for your ancestors names that could lead to more items of interest in their daily life.

From the St. Mary’s church book page 212.

Nic Schneider was born March 10, 1854 in Welsweller [Wiesviller] Lorraine France. His parents were John Schneider and Catherine Schuver. He had two brothers Jacob the oldest, and John the youngest, and one sister Mary who died at the age of 21 of small pox. His parents were linen weavers. After coming to America he worked on a farm near Columbus, Wisconsin for some years. In 1889, he and his brother John bought a team of horses and a covered wagon and started for the Dakotas. They reached northwest Iowa in about three weeks and visited Nic Henrich. They like the country so well they bought land here paying $9.00 an acre. June 29, 1882 he married Anna Baw In Doylestown, Wisc. Ann was born Jan 6, 1862. Their children include John, Catherine, Francis, Anna, Edward, Charles, George, Clara, Chris & Hilda. Nic died in Los Angeles CA. March 11, 1930. He went for a walk and was hit by a car. Anna died of a heart attack in Oregon Dec. 6, 1928.

RESEARCH NOTES – From a family report on Ancestry.com submitted by others…

Nicholas J. Schneider was born 10 Mar 1854 Wiesviller Moselle, Lorraine, France and died 11 Mar 1930 Los Angeles CA. He was the son of Johann Adam Schneider 1816-1883 and Catherine Schuver. He married Anna E. Baw on 19 Jun 1882 at Doylestown, Columbia, Wisconsin.

Anna E. Baw was born 6 Jan 1862 Baltimore, Maryland and died 6 Dec 1928 Alton IA. In the 1880 census of 1880 Fountain Brairie Columbia Wisconsin Anna E. Baw was born 1862 born New York, single, Parents born in Prussia, she was a servant.
Her Oregon death record stated father as John Baw born Germany and Frances Baw, six children listed but did not include Anna Schneider. In a family report on ancestry.com Anna E. Baw was reported to be the daughter of Franciska ‘Frances’ Hildebrand born 1832 died before 1873 and John Baw born 31 Dec 1832 Underdalph, Germany died 13 Jan 1915 Doylestown, Columbia, Wisconsin.

CHILDREN of Nicholas Schneider and Anna Baw, some obits were added for the children from local archives :

1. JOHN NICHOLAS SCHNEIDER born 27 Jun 1883 Alton IA died 13 Mar 1959 Marion, Marion, Oregon. John married Anna Susan Friedmann 1890-1993 on 18 Jan 1910 Alton IA They had five children Irene, Marie, Milo, Esther, and Albert Schneider .

2. CATHERINE ‘KATE’ SCHNEIDER born 12 Oct 1885 Alton IA died 23 Jul 1978 Alton IA
Source: Sioux Center News, August 2, 1978 Alton - Mrs. Jacob Friedmann, 92, died Sunday, at an Orange City hospital. Services were at 11 A.M., Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Cecil Friedmann of Algona, her son, and the Rev. Mervin Hood, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery under the direction of the Van Gelder Funeral Home of Orange City. Mrs. Friedmann, the former Catherine Schneider, was born Oct. 12, 1885, at Alton. She was married Jan. 19, 1909, at Alton. He died Sept. 3, 1940. Mrs. Friedmann was a life-long Alton resident and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rosary Society, and the church guild. Survivors include three daughters, Miss Veronica Friedmann at home, Sister De Ricci of Sioux City and Mrs. Wilbur (Lillian) Heuertz of LeMars; two sons, the Rev. Cecil and Joseph of Alton; two sisters, Mrs. William (Clara) Hodapp of Las Vegas and Mrs. Leo (Hilda) Blanchette of Newburg, Ore.; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

3. FRANCIS G. SCHNEIDER born 23 Oct 1887 and died 21 Feb 1970 Alton IA She married Henry John Ahlers 1890-1950 They had children Saverna, Odilo, Angeline and Alice Ahlers Source: Sioux Center News, February 26, 1970. MRS. HENRY AHLERS Funeral services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Granville at 10:30 a.m. February 25 for Mrs. Henry Ahlers, 82, of Granville, who died February 21 at her home of a heart ailment. Services were conducted by the Rev. Cecil Friedman of Algona and burial was made in the parish cemetery at Granville. Mrs. Ahlers, the former Frances Schneider, was born October 28, 1887, at Alton and was a lifelong resident of Granville. She was married to Henry Ahlers at Alton September 15, 1914. Survivors include a son, Odilo, of Salix; three daughters, Mrs. Savrena Fisch and Mrs. Angeline Klein, both of Granville, and Mrs. Alice Schlichte of LeMars; 27 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; three brothers, George and Ed, both of Granville, and Chris of Alton; three sisters, Mrs. Jake Friedman of Alton, Mrs. Bill Hodapp of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Leo Blanchette of Newburg, Oregon.

4. ANNIE T. SCHNEIDER born 29 Mar 1890 Alton IA died 9 Oct 1968 Alton IA She married Martin Mathies Streff 1877-1964 One child was named Judith Streff.
Source: Alton Democrat (10-17-1968) Born: March 29, 1890 Died: October 9, 1968 Mrs. Martin M. Streff, nee Anna Therese Schneider, who passed away October 9 after a lingering illness, was a native of Alton. She was born on the homestead east of town to Nicholas and Anna Schneider, March 29, 1890. Married in St. Mary’s Church, Alton, on April 8, 1918, to Martin M. Streff, they farmed east of Alton until 1946 when they moved to town, their home marked by a beautiful grove of blue spruce trees set out by Mr. Streff. Mr. Streff died January 10, 1964. Reverend Father Cecil Friedmann of Algona, a nephew of the deceased, read the Mass at the funeral services in St. Mary’s Church Saturday morning October 13. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews of Mrs. Streff: Joe Friedmann, Clarence, Vincent and Al Streff Jr., Raphael and Gordon Schneider. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America, Remsen. One daughter, Judith (Mrs. Joe Hansen), survives her parents, and six grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters: Mrs. Catherine Friedmann, Alton; Mrs. Henry Ahlers, Granville; Mrs. William Hodapp, Las Vegas, Nevada and Mrs. Leo Blanchette, Newburg, Oregon. Three brothers survive: George and Edward of Granville; Chris of Alton. Two brothers, John and Charles Schneider, preceded her in death.

5. EDWARD JACOB SCHNEIDER born 1 May 1892 Alton IA died 14 Feb 1972 Granville IA He married Alma Lorina Schneider 1897-1967 They had children Verla, Leroy, Donald and Charlene.
Source: Sioux Center News (2-17-1972) Born: May 1, 1892 Died: February 14, 1972 Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Granville 10;30 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, for Edward J. Schneider, 79, retired farmer of Granville, who died February 14 at the Remsen retirement home. Burial was made in the church cemetery. Mr. Schneider was born at Alton, May 1, 1892. He married Alma Kettler, June 19, 1916, at Alton. She died in 1967. The couple had farmed in the Alton area until retirement. Survivors include two daughters, Verla, Mrs. Maurice LeFlesch of Schenectady, New York and Charlene, Mrs. James Full of Owatonna, Minnesota; two sons, LeRoy of St. Paul, Oregon, and Donald of Alton; a brother, Chris of Alton; three sisters, Catherine Friedman of Alton, Clara Hodapp of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Mrs. Leo Blanchette of Newburg, Oregon; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

6. CHARLES J. SCHNIEDER born 18 Mar 1894 Alton IA died 10 Dec 1964 Sleepy Eye. Minnesota, buried Prairieville Minn. His wife was Josephine Vortherms 1893-1976 Their children listed were – Raphael, and Jerome Schneider.

7. GEORGE M. SCHNEIDER born 8 May 1896 Alton IA died 25 Jan 1971 Granville IA He married Cathrine
Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville at 10 A.M. today (Thursday) for George M. Schneider, 74, retired farmer of Granville, who died January 25 at the Orange City hospital. Services were conducted by the Rev. John Schissel and burial was made in the Parish Cemetery. Mr. Schneider was born at Alton, May 8, 1896. He was married to Kathryn Spieler February 25, 1924, at Granville. He farmed in the Alton and Granville area most of his adult life. Survivors include the widow; a son, Gordon, of Granville; two daughters, Mrs. Hilary (Pauline) Klein of Granville, Miss Ruth of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Ed of Granville and Chris of Alton; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Friedman of Alton, Mrs. Clara Hodapp of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Mrs. Hilda Blanchette of Newberg, Ore.; and two grandchildren. Source: Sioux Center News, January 28, 1971

8. CLARA BARBARA SCHNEIDER born 22 Jun 1898 Alton IA died 21 Nov 1991 Clark Nevada She married William Hodapp 1892-1963 They had children Arthur, William, Clarice, Edna and Joyce Hodapp.

9. CHRISTOPHER B. SCHNEIDER born 18 Aug 1902 East Orange Tsp Sioux county died 24 May 1978 Alton IA He married Stella Marie Noethe 1906-1997.
Source: Alton Democrat(5-31-1978) Born: August 18, 1902 Died: May 24, 1978 Chris Schneider, 75, of Alton, died Wednesday at a Sioux City Hospital of a brief illness. Services were at 10:30 A.M. Saturday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Alton. The Reverend Mervin Hood officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery under the direction of Fisch Funeral Home, Remsen. The Rosary was said at 3 P.M. and 8 P.M. Friday in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Mr. Schneider was born August 18, 1902, in Alton, where he lived his entire life. He was a retired employee of Sioux County Maintenance Department. He ran the Sanitary Meat Market in Alton for 10 years. He married Stella Noethe June 27, 1929, in Alton. Survivors include the widow; a son, Thomas L. of Long Beach, California; three daughters, Mr. Harold (Aileen) Larson of Cherokee, Mrs. Sasha (LyAnne) Malamed of Bridgewater, New Jersey and Mrs. Peter (Norma Jean) Hansen of Laurens; 14 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Friedman of Alton, Mrs. William (Clara) Hodapp of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mrs. Leo (Hilda) Blanchette of Newberg, Oregon.
10. HILDEGARD B. SCHNEIDER born 4 Dec 1905 Alton IA died 8 Jul 1979 Wamhill, Oregon . She married Leo Alfred Blanchette 1900-1985. Children listed - Frances, Roy, Clifford, Carol and Marlene Blanchette.

OBITUARY of Nicholas Schneider 1854-1930
Source: Alton Democrat (3-14-1930) Born: 1854 Died: 1930 NICHOLAS SCHNEIDER DIED TUESDAY IN LOS ANGELES--SKULL FRACTURE Nicholas Schneider was knocked down in some manner in Los Angeles, California, Saturday afternoon and his skull fractured with the results that he died Tuesday morning without regaining consciousness. His son George left here Sunday morning, arriving there Tuesday night and John Schneider, another son, of Newberg, Oregon, arrived in Los Angeles Tuesday morning.
It is believed that Mr. Schneider was hit by a car while crossing the street and at first it was rumored that a hit and run driver had caused the fatal accident, but little is known as yet about the tragedy except what has been gleamed from short telephone conversations with relatives in Los Angeles. The body is being held there pending an inquest and presumably criminal action against the driver of the car. As yet no information can be given as to the time of the funeral which will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Alton.
Mr. Schneider had gone to Oregon last August where his son John and daughter, Mrs. Leo Blanchett reside, after spending the previous winter, spring and summer with children here following the death of Mrs. Schneider who was buried here in December, 1928. He was spending the winter with relatives in Los Angeles.
He owned nearly a section of land in Sioux County which is farmed by sons, besides land in Oregon, near Newberg. He was married to Miss Anna Baw at Boylestown, Wisconsin, June 29, 1882 and the same year came to Sioux County, where they started farming. Six years ago next March , Mr. and Mrs. Schneider moved to Oregon where they resided at Newberg until Mrs. Schneider’s death a year ago last December.
Ten children survive their parents as follows:: John of Newberg, Oregon; Mrs. Jacob Friedmann (Catherine) of Alton; Frances, Mrs. Henry Ahlers of Granville; Edward of Alton; Anna, Mrs. Martin Streff, of Alton; Charles of Granville; George of Alton; Clara, Mrs. William Hodapp, Granville; Chris, Alton; and Hilda, Mrs. Leo Blanchett of Newberg, Oregon. He is also survived by one brother, Mr. John Schneider of Alton.
Mr. Schneider was a splendid upright citizen, whose death comes as a shock to a host of Alton friends.

OBITUARY of Anna Baw Mrs. Nicolas Schneider 1862-1928
Source: Alton Democrat (12-14-1928) Born: January 6, 1862 Died: December 6, 1928 Mrs. Nicholas Schneider, a resident of the Alton vicinity until nearly five years ago, ever since 1882, died last Thursday at her home new Newburg, Oregon.
Mrs. Schneider had been suffering from high blood pressure and died suddenly at about 12:30 P.M. while sitting in her rocking chair.
She was 66 years and 11 months of age at the time of her passing. Anna Baw was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 6, 1862. While a young girl she moved with the rest of the family to Boylestown, Wisconsin, where she met Nicholas Schneider. They were married there on June 29, 1882 and the same year came to Sioux County where they commenced farming. In this occupation they were very successful on their fine farm east of Alton, and as they were able, purchased more land in the vicinity.
It would have been five years ago next March when Mrs. Schneider moved with her husband to Newberg, Oregon. Their son John and daughter, Mrs. Leo Blanchett also reside there.
Ten children were born to the happy couple all of whom with the sorrowing husband, survive their mother. They are as follows: John of Newberg, Oregon; Mrs. Jacob Friedmann (Catherine) of Alton; Frances, Mrs. Henry Ahlers of Granville; Edward of Alton; Anna, Mrs. Martin Streff, of Alton; Charles of Granville; George of Alton; Clara, Mrs. William Hodapp, Granville; Chris, Alton; and Hilda, Mrs. Leo Blanchett of Newberg, Oregon.
Besides the children the following brothers and sisters survive: Joe Baw of Chicago; step-brother; Mrs. Lena Kauffman of St. Paul, Minnesota; John Baw of St. Paul, Minnesota; Mrs. Mary Strotter of St. Paul, Minnesota, step-sister; Will Baw of Doylestown, Wisconsin; Mrs. Tillie Smith of Randolph, Wisconsin, step-sister, and Mrs. Mary Philips of Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Requiem High Mass was held Tuesday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church here, in charge of Reverend Henry Pick of Templeton with interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Minten, Math Minten, W.F. Kellen, M. Zenk, Theodore Wagner and Peter Kellen, all former neighbors and friends.
All the children were present with the exception of Mrs. Blanchett who was unable to come from Oregon.
Mrs. Schneider was a devoted Catholic, a member of the Rosary Society, a splendid mother and wonderful friend. The Alton Community of which she was a part for so many years joins with that way out in Oregon in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.

[comment by submitter – The step siblings of Anna Baw Schneider may actually have been half brothers and sisters as Anna’s father married after her mother’s death and had more children, according to a report on ancestry.com]

This picture was in the St. Mary’s Church book page 212.


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