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Raymond Schindler


Raymond Schindler, a prosperous farmer of Perry County, Mo., was born on August 30, 1828, in the Grand Duchy of Baden, and is a son of Anton and Magealena (Christ) Schindler.

Anton Schindler was born in the Grand Duchy of Baden in 1790, and in 1847 immigrated to the United States, settling in Perry County two miles southwest of Perryville. He passed the remainder of his life, dying in 1861. His wife was also a native of Baden, and was born in 1791. To them were born six children. Catherine ( Mrs. Alex Kirn), Genevieve (Mrs. Gaspar Lousman), Alouis, Clement, Raymond, and Magdalena (Mrs. Anton Sutterer). Mrs. Schindler died in 1863.

Raymond was nineteen years of age when he came to America. He was reared on a farm remaining with his parents as long as they lived. In 1851 he married Mary Ann Sutterer, a daughter of Frederick Sutterer. She was born on a ship on the Atlantic Ocean in 1831, while her parents were on their way to America. She died in 1852, leaving one child, Clement.

Mr. Schindler afterward married a sister of his first wife, Catherine Sutterer, who was born in Perry County, Mo., in 1833. Ten children have been born to this union, viz.: Anton, Ferdinand, Mary Catherine (wife of Joseph Unverfelth), Barney, Raymond, Josephine, Julia Ann, Wendilion and Herman.

Mr. Schindler cultivated the old home place until 1866, when he removed to Perryville and engaged in milling, which he continued for two and one half years. In the milling business however, he was not successful, and he left town a poor man but not discouraged, knowing he could farm, and in 1869, he settled where he now resides. After giving three of his sons eighty acres of well-improved land each he still has 395 acres.

Catherine (Sutterer) Schindler, his second wife, died June 27, 1888, at the age of fifty-three years and six months. He is a Democrat and highly esteemed citizen. He and family are members of the 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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