Sunday’s Obituary: Frances (McLain) Schneider

The name of the newspaper and date of this obituary are unknown.  However, it likely appeared in the Yankton Press & Dakotan in early February 1943.  I also do not understand the two-week delay in her funeral (February 1) from the date of her death (January 18).  One theory is that there was an autopsy, but … Continue reading “Sunday’s Obituary: Frances (McLain) Schneider”

Surname Saturday: Schneider

Surname Origins According to the Internet Surname Database, the Schneider surname has its origins in Germany, but can also be found in Austria, Belgium, and France.  It derives from the word “snidden” … meaning ‘one who sews’ (a tailor). Surname in My Tree My closest Schneider ancestor is Mary Alice Schneider, my great grandmother, who was born … Continue reading “Surname Saturday: Schneider”

Follow-up Friday: Louis Schneider

Last Wednesday, I posted a summary of what I know and what I don’t know about my 2nd great grandfather, Louis Schneider. Using that “brainstorming” list, I created a list of potential places to find the records that I need. Marriage records:  Will likely have to determine the nearest churches (most likely Catholic) and request lookups in … Continue reading “Follow-up Friday: Louis Schneider”

What Next? Wednesday – Louis Schneider

Louis Schneider is my paternal 2nd great grandfather.  He is the oldest child of Eugene Schneider and Marguerite “Maggie” Curie/Currie, born in Washington County, Iowa on 2 January 1851.  He lived with his parents and 7 siblings in Washington County until 1876, when he homesteaded in Bon Homme County, Dakota Territory.  He married Mary Alice … Continue reading “What Next? Wednesday – Louis Schneider”

Follow-up Friday: Mary Alice Schneider

This is where I’ll be posting the results of my What Next? Wednesday efforts to further my research. Last Wednesday, I posted a summary of what I know and what I don’t know about my great grandmother, Mary Alice Schneider.  Using that “brainstorming” list, I created a list of potential places to find the records … Continue reading “Follow-up Friday: Mary Alice Schneider”