GEORGE J. SCHNEIDER.
A well tilled farm of one hundred and five acres on section 20, Port Louisa township, is a credit to the well directed
efforts of George J. Schneider, who was born in this county on the 30th of December, 1861, He is a son of Louis
and Elizabeth (Schneider) Schneider, natives of Germany, The parents were married in the state of New York, following
which they came to Iowa, locating upon a farm of one hundred and twenty acres, which they bought three miles south
of Grand View in Louisa county. They resided there until 1870, at which time they sold the place and bought eighty
two and a half acres on section 20, Port Louisa township, which they continued to cultivate until 1880, when the
father retired. In the family were eight children, as follows: Louis, deceased; Louisa, the wife of Jacob Schneider,
of Grand View; Henry, a resident of Wapello; George J., our subject; Daniel, who is living in Port Louisa township;
and Barbara, Sarah and Mary, all of whom are deceased. The mother, who was born in 1823, passed away on the 4th
of March, 1877, but the father still survives at the age of eighty seven and makes his home with his children.
George J. Schneider was reared at home, acquiring his education in the district schools of his native county. After
laying aside his school books he assisted his father in the cultivation of the homestead until he had attained
his twentieth year. He worked as a farm hand for Jacob Beik four years, during which time he saved the means to
enable him to farm as a renter. After cultivating leased land for two years Mr. Schneider bought a half interest
in one hundred and five acres in Port Louisa township, which he has ever since operated. He met with success in
his chosen vocation and as a result acquired the remainder by purchase, every acre of which is under a high state
of cultivation and well improved.
On the 4th of April, 1894, Mr. Schneider was united in marriage to Miss Musa Graham, who was born near Wapello
on the 11th of February, 1874, and a daughter of Daniel and Fannie (Hart) Graham. The father was a native of Ohio
and the mother of New York but they were married in Iowa, following which the father worked out for a few years
and then farmed as a renter. Both Mr. and Mrs. Graham are still living and make their home in Wapello. They are
the parents of eleven children: Clarence W., who is a resident of Louisa county; Lillie, who died at the age of
six years; Musa, now Mrs. Schneider; Daisy, who died at twenty months; Harry L., who is unmarried and a resident
of Wapello; Myrtle, the wife of W. A. McGill, of Louisa county; Charley, who is married and living in Muscatine;
Nannie, the wife of Lee Warner, of Grand View; Floyd, who is living in Wapello; Harold, a resident of the same
place; and Lucille, who is at home. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider have had five children: Floyd Warren, who was born on
the nth of June, 1895; Raymond Louis, born on the 26th of October, 1896; Howard Daniel, who died at the age of
five years, nine months and twenty six days; Ermil Nellie, born on the 24th of October, 1903; and Kenneth George,
born on the 13t3thf November, 1905.
The family attend the Methodist Episcopal church of which the parents are members. In his political views Mr. Schneider
is a republican but he supports the men and measures that he deems will best advance the general interests. He
is well known and highly regarded in the community where he is residing and where practically his entire life has
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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