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Joseph Schindler


Joseph Schindler, a member of the firm of Anderson, Hooss & Co., general merchants of Perryville, Mo., is a native of Perry County, born in 1851. He is a son of Alouis and Rubena (Schnider) Schindler, natives of the Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany born in 1821 and 1827 respectively.

In 1847, Alouis Schindler immigrated to America and settled in Perry County, Mo., about four miles south of Perryville. He as become one of the large land owners of the county, and for the past twenty years has resided about four miles west of Perryville. His wife is also living and they are the parents of eight children, viz.: Kate (widow of John Gatto), Joseph, Fannie (wife of Frank Geile), Raymond, William, Lizzie (wife of Theodore Geile), John and Frank.

Joseph grew to manhood on his fatherís farm, and received his education in the common schools, and St. Maryís Seminary. His marriage with Octavia Cissell was celebrated in November 1878. She was born in Perryville in 1845, and died on August 10, 1884, leaving two children: Coina and Lulu.

On November 21, 1887, Mr. Schindler married Mrs. Zena Tucker, a daughter of John Byington. She was born in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., in 1860. After his first marriage Mr. Schindler located on his farm adjoining Perryville, where he has since resided.

He was appointed deputy postmaster of Perryville in 1879, and served a deputy sheriff from 1882 to 1885. In 1886, he and William P. Faherty engaged in selling agricultural implements at which they have been very successful.

Politically he is a Democrat. He and wife are members of the Roman Catholic Church.

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The Goodspeed Publishing Company compiled a series of histories of various counties in the U.S. in the late 19th century. The information in the History of Southeast Missouri, published in 1888, was provided by the contemporary residents of Perry County and her neighboring counties. The biographies are a valuable source of genealogical information, despite a few minor inaccuracies. We are glad to present the transcribed biographies here for anyone researching Perry County's history.

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