Herbert C. Schneider

Page 316-317 - Herbert C. Schneider has developed in the city of Grand Rapids a very substantial business as a dealer in all kinds of soft woods, with special attention given to the sale of such products, in carload lots, to furniture manufacturers and retail dealers. He maintains his office headquarters at 403ó4 Murray building and his residence at 539 Glenwood avenue, southeast. Mr. Schneider was born in the fine old Quaker city of Richmond, Indiana, July 4, 1885, and is a son of John and Dorothy (Sudhoff) Schneider, the former of whom was born in the state of New York and the latter of whom was born in Germany. At Richmond, John Schneider was long engaged in business as a contractor and builder, he having also been a gallant soldier of the Union in the Civil war. He continued to reside at Richmond until his death, in 1904, and there his widow, now eighty-four years of age (1925), still maintains her home, she having been born in 1841, and having been a child of four years when the family came from Germany to the United States. After completing his studies in the high school of his native city Herbert C. Schneider there supplemented this discipline by attending Richmond College. As a youth he became associated with the lumber business, in which connection he was for several years in the employ of a prominent lumber concern in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1908 he came to Grand Rapids, where he has since built up a large and prosperous business as an independent dealer in soft woods, as stated earlier in this review. He is a devotee of golf, is a popular member of the Cascade Hills Country Club, is a member of and active worker in the local Young Menís Christian Association, and he and his wife hold membership in the Baptist church. June 1, 1904, was marked by the marriage of Mr. Schneider to Miss Edith Elmore, daughter of the late A. E. Elmore, who was one of the old-time and honored citizens of Richmond, Indiana, at the time of his death and whose widow is now a loved member of the family circle of Mr. and Mrs. Schneider, of this review, the fourth member of this circle being Arle, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Schneider, whose birth occurred October 10, 1919.

Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 12 March 2003