Fred Schneider, 7N 51W

Fred claimed two quarters in sections 23, 26, and 27, 7N 51W in 1914.


There were two Fred Schneiders in Logan County:

FRED born in 1871

In 1880 Chase County, Kansas, Katie Stencel is 11, with William 40 and Maunnie 41. Minnie is 13, Kate 11, Tillie 9, Flora 1, and William 4.
In 1885 Wm. is 48, Wilimina 43, Minie 18, Katie 17, Tillie 15, Nillie 8, Flora 5, and Walter 3.
In 1900 Chase County, Kate Browner is divorced, born Feb 1869 in Wisconsin, with Chester Sept 1891, Pearl Oct 1892, and Walter May 1894, born in Kansas.
They're living with brothers William C. Stencil 34 and Walter 18.

William Stenzel 1839-1914 is buried in Chase County # 114492004, with Minnie (Bosa) Stenzel 1842-1917 # 114492253.

In 1905 Chase County, Kansas, Fred Schnider is 35, Katie 36, with Chester Browner 14, Perl 12, and Walter 11. Erl Schnider is 4, "ople" seven months.


Fred Schnider in 1910 Logan County, farming, 39, born in Germany, with Kattie 40 born in Wisconsin. Katie's son Chester Browner 19, daughter Pearl 18, and Walter 16 were born in Kansas, father in New York. They have Earl 9 and Opal born in Kansas, and Lord six months born in Nebraska.


Fred and Katie are in Denver in 1920, no occupations, both 51, with Earl 19, Opal 15 born in Kansas, and Lloyd 9 in Nebraska.

In 1930 Logan County, Fred is 62, born in Alsace-Lorraine, with Katy A. 63 in Wisconsin. Earl F. is 29, born in Kansas, Lloyd S. 21 in Nebraska.

In 1940 Logan County, Frederick 70, Katie 71, and Earl 38 are farming.

Fred 1870-1954 is buried in Sterling # 39436183, with Katie (Stenzel) Schneider 1870-1949 # 39436211.

Pearl Browner married Stephen L. Pinter on April 28, 1915, recorded in Logan County.
They had Opal Rose Painter on April 12, 1917 in Healy, Lane County, Kansas, dying as Boyles on August 23, 2007.

In 1930 Logan County, Stephen is farming, 35 and Pearl E. 37, have Opal R. 13.

Pearl 1892-1977 # 58073298 is buried in Sterling, with Stephen 1894-1969.

Opal Rose (Painter) Boyles 1917-2007 is buried in Sterling # 39810917, with James E. 1904-1983 # 39810904. "She was preceded in death by her husband, James Boyles. Mrs. Boyles is survived by three cousins: Leslie Browner of Sterling, Ruth Scott of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Thelma Davis of Sterling"


Chester claimed two quarters in sections 26 and 27, 7N 51W in 1916.

Chester Clyde Browner registered for WWI in Logan County, single, born Sept 25, 1891 at Elmdale, Kanass.
Chester 1891-1923 is buried in Sterling, # 55050106.

Walter Leslie Browner registered for WWI in Sterling, born May 20, 1894 at Elmdale, Kansas, single, farming.

Walter 1894-1984 is buried in Sterling, # 39988221, with Mabel W. (Suckow) Browner 1900-1992.
"Mr. Browner, 89, died Wednesday in a Sterling nursing home.
He was born May 28, 1894 in Elmdale, Kan., the son of Mike and Katherine Stencil Browner and received his early schooling in Kansas.
He married Mabel W. Suckow, Nov. 22, 1919 in Grant, Neb., and the couple moved to a farm in the Fyffe community, southeast of Sterling where they farmed and ranched until 1936 when they moved north of Sterling where they farmed until 1951 when they then farmed for Francis Parke until retiring 2 years ago.
Mr. Browner was a member of the First Christian Church.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mabel W. Browner of Sterling; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Davis of Sterling and Mrs. Ruth Scott of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a son, Leslie Browner of Sterling; a half-sister, Mrs. Opal Vance of Sterling; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and nine step-great-grandchildren."

Alvin Vance, 27, married Opal S. Schneider in Littleton, Colorado on December 28, 1927.

In 1930 Logan County, Alvin C. Vance 29 and Opal S. 25 have Lloyd A. 1.
In 1940 they have Doly 9, Dorothy 7, and Burton 6.

Opal Selma (Schneider) Vance 1904-1997 is buried in Sterling # 54739861.

Dorothy Arlene Vance Thompson was born in Sterling, Colorado, November 29, 1932 to Alvin Clinton “Mike” and Opal Selma Vance. She peacefully passed on to her heavenly home on April 27, 2015 in Independence, Kansas. Graveside Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10:00 AM at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kansas, under the direction of Potts Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross.
Dorothy grew up on the family farm outside of Sterling, Colorado. Because transportation was costly, Dorothy stayed in town and lived with a family in their apartment above their soda shop in high school. She paid for her room and board by waiting on customers after school. While playing volleyball she suffered a shoulder injury which plagued her during her lifetime. She also was the pitcher on her fast-pitch softball team.
Growing up Dorothy attended the Methodist Church in Sterling, Colorado, later transferring to the First Christian Church in Burlington, Colorado, where she and Don sang duets, and finally to the Methodist Church in Independence, Kansas.
Dorothy was very active in her 4-H club in clothing construction, modeling and cooking. She received several state blue ribbons and was chosen to go to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago, Illinois where she demonstrated her cooking skills. Dorothy was also active in Theta Rho while in high school.
While working her senior year at the soda shop, Dorothy met Don Thompson. They married, after she graduated from Sterling High School, on December 31, 1950. To this union four children were born - Donna, Mike, Vicki, and Doug. The family lived in Sterling, Colorado, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and then Burlington, Colorado, where they owned and operated the Phillips 66 gas station and the Black Stallion restaurant; they then built the Howdy Partner Drive-In. They also managed the Kit Carson County Airport. Dorothy baked pies for a local restaurant, was a bookkeeper and worked at the Burlington Record.
Fond memories were made traveling to the Vance farm during the summers and butchering about 200 chickens in one day. With all the cousins, even the youngest one, an assembly line was set up. Everyone had a job to complete. For supper there was always mashed potatoes and fried chicken.
Dorothy coached the fast pitch softball teams with Flo Franklin (Tamco and Shamrock) in the late sixties and early seventies. They helped the Tamco team to the state invitational tournament in Denver, Colorado. 1969 was the first year that any of the Burlington teams played in the state tournament. As a result the girls became members of the Amateur Softball Association.
Dorothy was also supportive of her family whether in school, sports or extracurricular activities. She attended all activities that not only her children were involved in but also those of her grandkids. Grandma Dot was very special to all her grandchildren. She helped out with the grandchildren whenever she was needed and in whatever needed to be done. She made it a point to attend at least one event of all her grandchildren. She was known to the friends of all her grandchildren as well.
In the eighties Don and Dorothy moved to Iola, Kansas. From there they moved to Cherryville, Kansas and finally to Independence, Kansas. Dorothy waited on tables, did bookkeeping, worked at Twig’s Floral and attended the Independence Community College to improve her bookkeeping skills. She was also employed in the Independence school district as a cook and bus monitor. Throughout her life, Dorothy donated Five Gallons of blood to the American Red Cross Association.
Dorothy married and divorced Lamoin Buel.
Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents Mike and Opal Vance, her brother Sonny 'Lloyd Alvin' Vance, and grandchildren Wendy Sue Witzel and Bo Donovan Thompson.
She left the following family members to remember her and celebrate her life: Immediate family members: Sister Dollee Franklin and husband, Royal, Brother Burt Vance and wife Betty. Children: Donna Lee and Ken Witzel (CO), Mike and Julie Thompson (AZ), Vicki Thompson (Independence, KS), Doug and Candy Thompson (OK). Grandchildren: Kip, Todd, Lance, and Kyle Witzel, Dustin, Michelle, Mindy Thompson and Jozee Thompson and Zakery Wallace, Ricky Craig, Ariel and Devin Thompson. Great Grandchildren: Jade, Matthisen, Kaitlenn, Luxi, Will, Preston, Piper, Swae, Ava, Cooper, Nolan, Owen, Brooks, and Lyla. Witzel, Tylon, Bree, Peyton, Caitlin, Nathan, Nick, Landen, Eva, Zoie and Tanieca Thompson.


Lloyd 1909-1976 is buried in Sterling # 39436155.

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FRED born in 1892

Another Fred Schneider was in Logan County in 1940, 48, with Katherine 41, both born in Russia. Carl 7, Vanita 4, and Marjorie 1 were born in Colorado. Katherine's kids George 16 born in Germany, Nicholas 15, Paul 12, and Marcella 10 Hartman, the last three born in Illinois, are with them.

Catherine was married to George Hartman in 1930 Chicago, with George 6, Nick 5, Paul 2 and Marcella newborn.
George died April 8, 1930 in Cook County, to be buried in St. Joseph's, River Grove. He was born in Russia March 22, 1897.

Fred Schnider was in Logan County in 1920, 27, married to Helen 26, and his parents John 48 and Katie 52. All four were born in Russia.
John, Katie and Fred are all sugar beet laborers. All four immigrated in 1912.
Next household is also a John Schnider, 34, with Eva 35 and four kids.
In 1930 Logan County, Fred Schneider is farming, 37, with Eugenia 36, both born in Volga Valley, Russia, immigrating in 1912.

Eugenia Schneider - Nov 13, 1903-Nov 23, 1931 is buried in Sterling # 55546496, "Aunt"

John K. 60 and Catherine 61 are in Sterling in 1930, and in 1940 still in Sterling.

Katherine # 34070300 is buried in Sterling, 1869-1954 with John 1870-1957.


Fred Schneider registered for WWII with an Atwood address, born Oct 16, 1892 in Rothamel, Russia, with John Schneider of Sterlling as his reference.
Nicholas Lewis Hartman born November 2, 1924 died June 3, 1998, last residence Denver. He had registered for WWII in Logan County, with Katherine his nearest relative.

Ferdinand Karl Schneider, 82, of Gering, Neb., died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo. At his request, cremation has taken place. A graveside inurnment will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct, 19, at Pine Bluffs Cemetery in Pine Bluffs, Wyo., with Pastor Norman Reed officiating. Military honors by United States Army National Guard.
Karl was born on March 1, 1933, at Sterling to Fred and Katherine (Mauer) Schneider. He attended Sterling Schools until eighth grade and then went on to receive the rest of his education by experience. He entered into the U.S. Army at Williston, North Dakota in 1951 and honorably served our country until his honorable discharge at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1954. Karl worked as a truck driver in the oil field in Kimball for many years. He enjoyed fishing and family.
Karl is survived by his children, Tammy (Mike) Bond of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., and Shelton Schneider of Seattle, Wash.; siblings Juanita (Mike) Steinbeck of Denver, Margret Montaya of Aurora,and George Hartman of Sidney; grandchildren, Julie Bond, Jessica Bond, Eric Bond, and Angelia Schneider; great-grandson, Sean Bond; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Karl was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul and Nicholas Hartman; sister, Marcella Hartman; and sister-in-law, Donna Hartman.



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