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 Johnnie Schneider

Johnnie Schneider

Death 21 Oct 1886 (aged 15–16)
Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Plot Old Public Ground (read by DAR) Marker now in East ½, Lot 17, Plat H (Lot owned by Fred Foltz)
Memorial ID 100091419 · View Source
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Son of J. & A. Schneider
Place of death: Ohio River
Cause: Unknown
Madison Herald
27 Oct 1886



Last Thursday evening John Schneider, a lad of about 18 years of age, and son of John Schneider, the varnisher, who lives on north Walnut street, left home in company with two other boys near his age. As he did not return as expected his parents grew quite uneasy. On inquiry his mother learned that he crossed the river with two boys, one named Lostetter, and the other Bonnett, in a very small fish boat. The impression was that the boys intended floating down the river and fishing. Mrs. Schneider learned that some one was heard hollowing for help out in the river on Thursday night. This rendered her grief for her missing boy almost unbearable. On Friday she went to the lower ferry and asked to be taken across the river. She was in such a state of mind that she was at first thought to be crazy. But she was finally taken across the river, but she could find no trace of her boy.

Yesterday it was learned that a body had been found near Carter's landing, just below the city, Mr. Fred Foltz, brother-in-law to young Schneider, went over and identified the body by clothing.

The body was brought up this afternoon and taken to the Undertaker Vail's, where an inquest was held. It appeared to be in good condition, excepting that one side of the face was badly swollen. The young men with whom he left the city have not year returned, and one gentleman stated that they were seen in the boat today just below Carter's landing.

The father of young Schneider is now and has been for some time working in the furniture factory at Vevay. He has several children, but this was his only boy.

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  • Created by: Karen Phillips
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100091419
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnnie Schneider (1870–21 Oct 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100091419, citing Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Phillips (contributor 46884884) .