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Elizabeth Catherine Schneider Schlindwein
Birth: 1898
Death: 1963

Married Leonard Joseph Schlindwein on 9 Feb 1920

According to my mother, Mary Jane Schlindwein Fliger , Grandma played piano sometimes in silent movie theaters and for dances before she was married. After she married, she and Grandpa would play bridge on many Sunday nights or she would play piano at various Sunday night dances. She loved to buy new sheet music to keep up with what was popular. She loved an old song called "Robins and Roses" and played it often.

She was an excellent cook and canned all summer from the large family garden. She'd buy fresh peaches and make peach sauce. Her chocolate-frosted chocolate drop cookies and lemon pudding cake were popular with many of her grandchildren.

When Grandma was pregnant with John, my mother went with her to the doctor for a check up and Grandma gave the doctor her beautiful diamond engagement ring as payment for delivery of the baby.

She raised all those children but remained calm, never yelled, though she'd sometimes take a flyswatter or a switch after whoever needed it.

On Saturday nights the stores were all open in the summer. The whole family went uptown and each child got a nickel or a dime to spend. She usually had a baby in a "buggy" on these walks. She had the same buggy for all the children, a big wicker carriage.

From the mid-1940s on, Mom remembers Grandma sitting in a big Adirondack chair in the yard to write letters every Sunday afternoon, weather permitting. I got a letter from Grandma about every two or three weeks for most of childhood years.

When she was pregnant with her daughter Margaret Schlindwein Doyle, Grandma had rheumatic fever and was weak. She always had sewing or mending to do so she had my mother sit on the floor by the sewing machine to push the tredle to power the sewing machine.

When the doctor arrived at the house to deliver a new baby, the older children were sent down the hill to stay with someone else. They could come back to the house when the doctor's car was gone. In 1930, the children came back to the house and my mother was trying to ignore the baby and said, "Where's my dolly?" as she searched the house for her doll. Her grandfather, Anton Schneider, said, "Here's your dolly right here," pointing to the baby basket were baby Margaret was sleeping.

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Locating the grave:
The cemetery has a circular drive in the center with driveways that divide the grounds into unequal quarters. This grave is in the southeast quarter of the northeast section. Enter the middle gate; gas as far as the red Walter Kennedy memorial on the right next to the driveway. The Schlindwein headstone is off to the right between you and the gate you entered. (With thanks to Duane Heit for providing directions)
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If you add links or photographs to this memorial, will you please use "Edit" (upper right corner) to let me know? Thank you.
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Family links: 
  Anton Schneider (1873 - 1950)
  Maria Catharina Elizabeth Foth Schneider (1872 - 1908)
  Leonard Joseph Schlindwein (1895 - 1955)
  Dorothy Mary Wilhelmina Schlindwein Murray (1920 - 1983)*
  Donald Leonard Schlindwein (1922 - 1987)*
  Mary Jane Schlindwein Fliger (1924 - 2014)*
  Elizabeth Ann Schlindwein Ramsey (1925 - 1998)*
  James Anthony Schlindwein (1928 - 2014)*
  Marjorie Catherine Schlindwein (1929 - 1929)*
  Margaret Ann Schlindwein Doyle (1930 - 1998)*
  Paul Charles Schlindwein (1932 - 1992)*
  John Joseph Schlindwein (1935 - 2000)*
  Leonard Anthony Schlindwein (1937 - 1994)*
  Richard Francis Schlindwein (1939 - 2009)*
  Robert Edward Schlindwein (1939 - 2006)*
  Infant Girl Schneider*
  Infant Girl Schneider*
  Infant Girl Schneider*
  Elizabeth Catherine Schneider Schlindwein (1898 - 1963)
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
New Hampton
Chickasaw County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: J F-B
Originally Created by: Duane Heit
Record added: Apr 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51333166
Elizabeth Catherine <i>Schneider</i> Schlindwein
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Elizabeth Catherine <i>Schneider</i> Schlindwein
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Elizabeth Catherine <i>Schneider</i> Schlindwein
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- tbickellb
 Added: Oct. 16, 2015
For you on Mother's Day, Grandma. With love always.
- J F-B
 Added: May. 13, 2012
I treasure the time I spent with you, Little Grandma, and think of you every day.
- J F-B
 Added: Jun. 24, 2011
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