George Schneider, one of the wholesale liquor merchants of Racine, was born February 18, 1869, in the city in which he still lives, his parents being Henry and Charlotte (Beyer) Schneider, both of whom were natives of Germany. The father crossed the Atlantic to Canada when a youth of thirteen years and soon afterward came to the United States, making his way to Racine where he continued to reside until called to his final rest in 1889. During the period of his residence in this city he engaged in the grocery business and was well known as one of the enterprising merchants here. It was in Racine that he wedded Charlotte Beyer, who had come to this city with her brothers and sisters in early girlhood. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider became the parents of seven children, of whom George is the youngest, and four of the children are yet living.
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At the usual age George Schneider entered the public, schools of Racine and therein obtained his education. He established a wholesale liquor business in 1898 at No. 509 Sixth Street and has since been active in that line, building up a business of large and profitable proportions.
In 1898 Mr. Schneider was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Gundlach, a native of Racine County and a daughter of Charles Gundlach, one of the early settlers of this part of the state where he followed the occupation of farming through the period of his early manhood but is now employed by the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider are well known in Racine where they have spent their entire lives. In politics he maintains an independent course, voting for the candidates who stand in his favor rather than supporting a nominee because he is a representative of a certain party.