Welcome to the Waterloo Co. Schneider/ Snider/ Snyder Family website.
Three Schneider brothers emigrated from Pennsylvania to Waterloo County in 1806-7, sons of Jacob Schneider (1727-1803) and Maria Hershey (1730-1798) of Lancaster County. While many Waterloo County Sniders/ Snyders/ Schneiders descend from one these three brothers, there were also other Schneider immigrants from Germany who arrived in later years.
Christian Schneider (1758-1850) arrived in 1806 and settled in Doon. He and his wife Elizabeth Erb (1770-1818) had 11 children.
Jacob Schneider (1764-1853), or "Old Yoch", also arrived in 1806 and settled in Bloomingdale. He married Mary Erb (1766-1835), sister of Elizabeth. They had 10 children. He was the one who brought the old Schneider Family Bible to Canada.
Joseph Schneider (1772-1843) arrived a year later on May 8, 1807. He settled in what is now downtown Kitchener with his wife Barbara Eby (1774-1843). They had 7 children. His old house on Queen St. is now a National Historic Site.
You can read about the ancestral line of these brothers back to the 1500's in Switzerland by viewing the Schneider Family Bible family register.
I descend from Christian along two lines, via his sons Jacob C. and Samuel.
Christian & Elizabeth (Erb) Schneider's Story
Will of Jacob ("Old Yoch") Schneider (1764-1853)
War of 1812 Loss Claims for Jacob ("Old
Yoch") Schneider &
his son Christian
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Last updated January 29, 2005