Bio: Schneider, Gust (1857 – 19??)
Surnames: Schneider, Smith, Duerstein, Bahr, Abraham
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
---Schneider, Gust (26 May 1857 – 19??)
GUST SCHNEIDER, who was born at Granville, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 26, 1857, has been assessor of the village of Edgar for eight years and owns thirty acres of land here. He is a son of John C. and Mary Schneider, natives of Germany. John C. Schneider was eleven years old when he accompanied his parents to Milwaukee, Wis., and his wife came with her parents when nine years old. They grew up in Milwaukee County and were married there and afterward settled five miles northwest of Milwaukee. They had eleven children, seven of the family still living. John C. Schneider died in Milwaukee County when aged seventy-six years, his wife passing away at about the same age and they were buried in the cemetery at Granville. They were members of the Lutheran Church. He was a well known man, served in political offices for years, was an auctioneer as well as farmer and was agent for the Germantown Insurance Company.
Gust Schneider attended the common and high schools and remained with his father until he was twenty-one years old, when he came to Marathon county and with his older brother, Christian, bought several tracts of timber land of J. M. Smith. For seven years he lived there with his brother and then married Miss Mary Duerstein, a daughter of Jacob Duerstein, of Marathon City. Mrs. Schneider died when their two children, Agnes and Julia, were aged two and four years respectively. His second marriage was to Miss Huldah Bahr, a daughter of Fred Bahr, of the town of Wein, and five children were born to this marriage: Huldah, Cora, Arthur, Regina and Ervin. After his first marriage Mr. Schneider lived in the town of Wein and then sold his farm to Michael Abraham and in 1901 moved to Edgar, where he has since lived. He is a member of the Lutheran Church, in which he has long been an official. In politics he is an independent republican. For twenty-two years he was assessor of the town of Wein and town chairman for two years and for two years was a justice of the peace. For about thirty years Mr. Schneider has also been an auctioneer.
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