German Immigrant Ancestors
in Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York
Surnames - N
Date: 9 June 2005
I finally have a website for the Neider family history. On the family tree page of the site, it has a
list of basketmakers that lived with my grandfather in 1900; many were German. I would appreciate it if you would put a link to my site on your website. Thank You.
Sender: John Neider
Date: 8 January 2003
The Neider Family Ancestry website:
My name is John Neider. I am one of the Neider's from the web link
about our family history. We are trying to track down information about our
family who settled in Syracuse in the 1850's. If you have anything that would
help us find out further information about them, I would heartily appreciate
your advice. Online sources of data, etc. Our family started the Syracuse
Basket Company in the mid 19th century. Apparently they had this skill from
Switzerland where they supposedly immigrated from. (This has not been proved,
only family tradition handed down over the generations).
So, thanks again for a very good web site. I was a history majory in
graduate school and it is great to see people taking the time to maintain
web sites like yours.
Sender: Carol Neider
Date: 2 March 2002
My ancestors (ALEXANDER NEIDER) from Switzerland spoke German and employed many Germans in their
company, Syracuse Basket Company. The Neider family are listed under the Syracuse
Basket Company manufacturers in the 1912 city directory of Syracuse. I know that all of
their workers were German and all of my family spoke German. They said they were so busy
that even during the Great Depression they were able to employ many workers.