He married Mary Anna Theisen 4/24/1877 at St. Alphonsus. Here is a copy of the marriage record (see line #3). Mary was born 5/28/1854 in Springwells Township, MI. Her parents were Peter Joseph Theisen, of Dungenheim, Prussia, and Marie Elizabeth (Diederick) Theisen, of Velmen, Prussia. Mary died 9/9/1938 in Detroit, MI, at 84 years of age, and is buried in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
Here is a story of Mary selling the Schneider's 55-acre farm to Henry Ford in 1914 at the beginning of the Ford Motor Company.
Nicholas Schneider and Mary Anna Theisen had the following children:
51 i. Rose Gertrude5 Schneider was born in Springwells (Dearborn), MI, on 2/26/1878. Rose died 2/1/1928. She married Francis Joseph Korte 9/27/1898. Frank was born 8/29/1867 to Joseph and Elizabeth Reuter.
52 ii. Mary Elizabeth Schneider was born in Springwells (Dearborn), MI 5/14/1879. Mary died 1/8/1944. She married Francis Joseph Horger 6/11/1901. Frank was born 1/2/1875 to John and Mary (Young) Horger.
54 iv. Anna Marie Schneider (picture at right) was born in Springwells (Dearborn), MI 1/14/1882. Anna died 4/4/1967 at 85 years of age. She married Frank Schaefer, of Wisconsin, in 1918. They had 4 children, 3 girls and a boy.
55 v. John Jacob Schneider was born in Springwells (Dearborn), MI 7/28/1884. John died 8/27/1954 at 70 years of age. He married Elizabeth Julia Esper 9/3/1907. Julia was born in 1885 to Mike and Mary (Hellner) Esper. They had 10 children. Their eight girls pictured here are Rosemary (b. 1919, d. 1956); Rita Elizabeth (Schneider) Mudge [mother of contributor Jackie Askren Mudge], b. 6/5/1915, d. February 4, 2007, at the age of 91; Mary (b. 5/31/1917, d. 2004); Viola Schneider (b. 1912, d. 1991); Gertrude (b. 3/24/1921, still living); Monica (b. 1909, d. 1994); Clara (b. 1924, still living). Family photos are here, thanks to Jackie Askren Mudge.
56 vi. Marie Schneider (known as "Mamie") was born in Springwells (Dearborn), MI 1/2/1886. Marie died 1918. She married Aloisis Michael Esper 6/18/1907. Aloisis was born in 1883 to Anthony and Elizabeth (Reuter) Esper. They had 5 children.
57 vii. Clara Schneider was born in Springwells (Dearborn), MI 3/9/1888. Clara died 2/7/(year unknown). She married John Horger 6/16/1909.
58 viii. Gertrude Elizabeth Schneider was born in Springwells (Dearborn), MI 3/31/1890. Gertrude died 3/22/1978 at 87 years of age. She married Anthony Mathial Esper 10/10/1911. Anthony was born July 8, 1888 to Anthony and Elizabeth Reuter, and died January 8, 1963. note 1
59 ix. Albert Martin Schneider was born in Springwells (Dearborn), MI 6/30/1891. Albert died 6/14/1973 at 81 years of age. He married Irene Anna Horger 4/28/1915. Irene was born 4/30/1891 and died 10/23/1973.
61 xi. Aloysius (Louie) Michael Schneider was born in Springwells (Dearborn), MI 7/26/1893. Aloysius died 9/25/1976 at 83 years of age. Thanks to Kenneth Martin Schneider for detailed information regarding his family and stories of Henry Ford, in an email to me 2/10/08.
62 xii. Helen Catherine (Hilda) Schneider was born in Springwells (Dearborn), MI 3/19/1898. Helen died 3/3/1994 at 95 years of age. She married Laurence J. Theisen 10/26/1921.
Grateful thanks to Karen Kenny-Dei for many of the photos on this page.
note 1 Thanks to Diane Bergendahl for corrections to her grandmother's information, Gertrude Elizabeth Schneider, in an email to me 8/29/06.
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