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Adam Schneider
Giard Twp.

Adam Schneider, stock and grain dealer, of Giard Township, was born in Churhesian, Germany, July 20, 1838, and emigrated with his parents to this county in 1847. He received his education in the common schools and attending one term at the Upper Iowa University, at Fayette. In 1862 he married Mary Etta Sutter, who was born in Indiana in 1842. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider have been blessed with seven children—John H., Charles J., Alonzo A., Lizzie, Lydia, Cathrine and Herman. Mrs. Schneider died May 19, 1878, leaving a large family to mourn her loss. Mr. Schneider owns 155 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. His brother William was born in Giard Township, March 4, 1852, and married Martha Bomke, who was born in Germany, Dec. 29, 1850. Four children have blessed this union, viz.: Esther, Benjamin, Samuel and Daniel. Mr. Schneider is engaged in the mercantile business at Bismarck, and the only merchant in the place. He is the recipient of a lucrative and steadily increasing trade, and is a man well respected in the community in which he lives.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 823
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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