Death of Joseph Schnaider (Death notices) St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, MO) Tuesday, October 25, 1881; pg. 3; Issue 158; col C
Death of Joseph Schnaider, The cable last night brought the sad intelligence of the death of Joseph Schnaider, President of the Schnaider Brewing Company, of this City. He died in Heidelberg, Germany, yesterday morning. Mr. Schnaider in April last was being treated here for cancer of the stomach. The case, seemingly a critical one, warranted his physicians in advising him to go to Karlsbad, Germany, hoping that the curative properties of the springs there would restore him to health. He took with him his wife and five youngest children, leaving his eldest son Joseph and daughter Mary to superintend his home affairs. The journey across the ocean was a tiresome one, and perhaps that was the reason the waters of Karlsbad did but little for the sufferer. He determined to leave the place and go to Heidelberg to consult with the professor of medicine there concerning his malady. He arrived at Heidelberg a few weeks ago, but it would appear that neither the place nor its professors could do anything for him. It is something of a consolation to the son now here to know that his father died with his wife and children by his side. His eldest daughter, Mary, was summoned to her father¢s bedside some few weeks ago, and she is now upon the steamship Moselle on the way to Heidelberg.
Joseph Schnaider was born in Zelle, Amherstburg in the Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany, in the year 1831. He was at an early age Apprenticed to a brewer and learned that trade thoroughly. In 1853 he came to America to accept a position as foreman in the Philadelphia Brewery, then located at the corner of 24th & Morgan streets. In 1856 he married Miss Deiss, the daughter of the proprietor of the Green Tree Hotel, on 2nd street. For a year after his marriage he managed the hotel. In 1857 he abandoned the hotel business for his original avocation, building a brewery on 2nd street, between Poplar and Almond, which for a long while was known as the Green Tree Brewery. After carrying on the Green Tree for a year or two her became associated in business with Max Feuerbach, and the two opened the Green Tree Brewery which stand to-day on Sidney, between 8th and 9th streets. In 1865 Mr. Schnaider bought the property at the corner of Chouteau avenue and Mississippi street, erecting an unpretentious structure upon that ground, which was known as Schnaider¢s Brewery. That he was of a progressive nature was proven every little while when he commenced making additions to his original building. He took possession of the vast quarry lying west of his brewery one day, arched it, and was then and there in possession of one of the finest vaults in the West. Subsequently he made other improvements, notably those which resulted in the establishing of Schnaider¢s Garden, a resort well known and patronized throughout the city. Besides having a heavy brewing business to attend to, Mr. Schnaider always took an active part in public affairs. He was in his day associated with leading banking and mercantile institutions. He leaves an estate valued at more than half a million.