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Dr. Herman T. Schneider
Monona Twp.

Dr. Herman T. Schneider was born in Hess-Castel, Germany, April 8, 1844. His parents, Henry and Catherine (Eifert) Schneider, emigrated to the United States in 1848, landing in New Orleans; from thence went to McGregor, Iowa, then but a small village, and located in Giard Township, eight miles west of McGregor, where Mr. Schneider entered a large tract of land and made a farm, where he still resides, being one of the pioneers of Clayton County. The Doctor was reared on a farm, receiving a primary education in the county school. When eighteen years of age he commenced reading medicine under Dr. E. Walther, of Giard, who afterward removed to Garnavillo. He then attended Warrenton College, at Warrenton, Mo., continuing his studies for one year; afterward attended two courses of lectures at Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, Ill. He married Louisa, a daughter of Rev. P. Helwig. She was born in Farmington, in Van Buren County, Iowa, March 25, 1849. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider are the parents of three children-- Clara, Alfred and Ella May. Soon after his marriage Dr. Schneider located in Colesburg, Delaware County, Iowa, where he followed his profession for seven years, and in the winters of 1877 and '78 attended another course of lectures, when he graduated, having previously located in Monona. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. and A.O.U.W. lodges of Monona. Dr. and Mrs. Schneider are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He has never taken a very active interest in politics, but has devoted all his energies and talents to his chosen profession, in the practice of which he has met with marked success.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1060
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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