H.F. Schindler Family

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THE H.F. SCHINDLER FAMILY

REUNION MINUTES

1930s Minutes

1929

 

Feb. 14: "St. Valentine's Day massacre" in Chicago; gangsters kill 7 rivals.

 

Oct. 29: Stock market crash ends prosperity as stock prices plummet. Stock losses for 1929-31 estimated at $50 billion; Depression begins.

 

World Series: Philadelphia Athletics

 

Best Picture: Broadway Melody

August 2, 1929

 

At an annual meeting of the Schindler family, which took place at the old home August 2, 1929, an organization was formed. Lee Schneider was elected chairman of the meeting.

 

The following officers were elected for the coming year:

 

President Lee Schneider

Vice-President Alex Schindler

Secretary Dorothy Schindler

Treasurer Charles Schindler

 

It was decided that the reunion take place in the following years the first Sunday of August, or as near that date as possible.

 

It was also decided that the officers which make up the Executive Committee should decide where the next meeting should be held and appoint the necessary committees.

 

Secretary,

Dorothy Schindler

1930

 

Hawley-Smoot Tariff signed; restrictions dry up world trade.

 

World Series: Philadelphia Athletics

 

Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front

August 3, 1930

 

The first organized reunion of the Schindler family took place at the Schindler homestead on Sunday, August 3, 1930.

 

The day also was Mother Schindler's seventy-seventh birthday.

 

A basket dinner, ice cream and cake were enjoyed by all, in spite of the heat of the day, which was unusually hot.

 

Games and contests were held and an entertaining program was given in the afternoon by the entertainment committee.

 

At the business meeting led by the President, Lee Schneider, new officers were elected for the next year. They are:

 

President Frank Schindler

Vice-President Will Sander

Secretary Stella Schneider

Treasurer Mrs. Lusetta Schneider

 

It was voted that the next reunion should be held on the first Sunday in August, and on the old home place.

 

Secretary,

Stella Schneider

1931

 

May 1: Empire State Building opens in New York City.

 

Oct. 17: Al Capone convicted of tax evasion.

 

World Series: St. Louis Cardinals

 

Best Picture: Cimarron

August 3, 1931

 

The Schindler family held their second organized annual reunion at the Schindler homestead, on Monday, August 3, 1931.

 

It was to have been Sunday, August 2, but rain prevented the gathering for that day, so it was held the following day which was Mother Schindler's seventy-eighth birthday.

 

At 6 o'clock dinner was spread on a large table in the lawn and was enjoyed by each one present, after which an interesting program was presented by the members of the family; arranged by the entertainment committee.

 

An address was given by each, the Rev. Hoffman and Rev. Schnuelle and was much appreciated by all.

 

After the program the business meeting was held and led by the President, Frank Schindler.

 

The new officers for the coming year were elected as follows:

 

President Elmer Schindler

Vice-President Charles Schindler

Secretary Zella Schindler

Treasurer John Schneider

 

All was in favor of having the 1932 reunion again at the Schindler homestead the first Sunday in August.

 

A collection was taken for defraying the expenses of the ice cream, lemons and ice.

 

At a late hour ice cream and cake was served to every one after which the different families departed to their homes.

 

Secretary,

Zella Schindler

1932

 

Jan. 22: Reconstruction Finance Corp. established to stimulate banking and business. Unemployment at 12 million.

 

March 1: 19-month-old Charles Lindbergh Jr. kidnapped; found dead May 12.

 

Nov. 8: Franklin D. Roosevelt elected president.

 

World Series: New York Yankees

 

Best Picture: Grand Hotel

August 7, 1932

 

The 1932 annual reunion of the H.F. Schindler family was held Sunday, August 7th at the Schindler home.

 

At noon dinner was spread on a large table on the lawn and was enjoyed by each one present.

 

"Blest be the Tie that Binds" was sang by everyone, after which an interesting and appropriate program of musical numbers and readings were given by the members of the family.

 

Mother Schindler's favorite song "Saved by Grace" was sang by the Sander brothers. Rev. C.F. Kliphardt and Rev. Guy Gates each gave a short talk and was appreciated by all. The program was arranged by the program committee.

 

After the program the President, Elmer Schindler, had charged of the business session. The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Fifty-two responded to the roll call. Alva Curtiss, son of Mr. & Mrs. Everett Schindler, was welcomed as a new member of the family.

 

New officers for the coming year were elected as follows:

 

President Charles Schindler

Vice-President Christ Schneider

Secretary Zella Schneider

Treasurer Ermel Sander

 

$5.70 was paid in defraying the expenses of refreshments. Ice cream and cake was served to everyone present before departing to their homes.

 

Secretary,

Zella Schneider

1933

 

Mar. 9-June 16: In "100 days" special session, Congress passes New Deal social and economic measures.

 

Dec. 5: Prohibition ends in U.S. as 36th state ratifies 21st Amendment.

 

World Series: New York Giants

 

Best Picture: Cavalcade

August 6, 1933

 

The H.F. Schindler annual family reunion was held on Sunday August 6th at the Schindler home. At noon dinner spread on a large table on the lawn and was enjoyed by each one present.

 

At 3 o'clock an interesting and appropriate program of musical numbers and readings was presented by the members of the family. "Blest be the Tie that Binds" was sang by everyone present. The program was arranged by the members of the Entertainment Committee.

 

A business meeting in charge of the President, Charles Schindler, was held after the program. The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Fifty-one members responded to roll call. New officer for the coming year were elected as follows:

 

President Calvin Schindler

Vice-President Leslie Schneider

Secretary Zella Schneider

Treasurer Harvey Fankhauser

 

Milton Ford, Harvey Fankhauser, Lucille Schneider, and Daryl Schneider were welcomed as new members of the Schindler family.

 

A collection was taken defraying expenses of refreshments. In the evening ice cream and cake were served to everyone present.

 

Secretary,

Zella Schneider

1934

 

World Series: St. Louis Cardinals

 

Best Picture: It Happened One Night

August 5, 1934

 

The annual reunion of the H.F. Schindler family was held Sunday, August 5th at the Schindler home. The date was observed in a rather quiet manner, without a basket dinner, because of the serious illness of Mother Schindler at the home of Frank Schindler.

 

A short sacred program was given by the members of the family.

 

After the program, a business meeting, with Elmer Schindler as chairman in the absence of the president and vice-president, was held. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Forty-six members responded to roll call. Several members, who remained at the bedside of Mother Schindler, were unable to be present. A talk was given by Lee Schneider.

 

It was decided that the reunion be at the Home place next year unless changed by the Executive Committee.

 

The following officers for the coming year are:

 

President Everett Schindler

Vice-President Clarence Schindler

Secretary Zella Schneider

Treasurer Stella Schneider

 

Dolly Schindler was welcomed as a new member of the Schindler family.

 

A collection was taken to defray the expenses of ice cream and lemonade.

 

Secretary,

Zella Schneider

1935

 

May 6: Works Progress Administration (WPA) instituted.

 

Aug. 15: Will Rogers killed in Alaska plane crash.

 

Aug. 14: Social Security Act passed by Congress.

 

Oct. 10: Porgy and Bess opens in New York.

 

World Series: Detroit Tigers

 

Best Picture: Mutiny on the Bounty

August 4, 1935

 

The H.F. Schindler annual family reunion was held August 4, 1935 at the Elmer Schindler home. Dinner was spread on a large table in a grove near the house and was enjoyed by everyone present.

 

Everyone joined in singing "Blest be the Tie" as the opening number of the program in the afternoon. Other appropriate musical numbers and readings were given by members of the family. Lee Schneider made a short talk in memory of the two loved members, Grandmother Schindler and Zella Schneider, who had passed to the Great Beyond since the 1934 reunion.

 

The program had been arranged by the entertainment committee. After the program, a business meeting was held with Everett Schindler, the president in charge. The minutes of the last meeting were read by Betty Schneider, who acted as secretary pro tem, and were adopted. Fifty-one members responded to roll call. Thirteen visitors were present.

 

Officers for the coming year were elected as follows:

 

President Clarence Schindler

Vice-President Lest Sander

Secretary Mrs. Quinton Schneider

Treasurer John Schneider

 

A collection was taken to defray the expenses of the refreshments. Ice cream and cake were served to those present, after which they departed to their homes.

 

Secretary,

Mrs. Quinton Schneider

1936

 

March 1: Boulder Dam completed.

 

June 30: Margaret Mitchell publishes Gone With the Wind.

 

World Series: New York Yankees

 

Best Picture: The Great Ziegfeld

August 2, 1936

 

The H.F. Schindler family held their annual reunion in the afternoon of August 2, 1936 at the home of Elmer Schindler. The usual custom of an all-day meeting with a basket dinner at noon was not observed because of the serious illness of Calvin Schindler.

 

The business meeting was in charge of the President, Clarence Schindler, was opened by prayer led by Lester Sander. The minutes of the previous meeting was read and approved. Forty-nine members reponded to roll call and seven visitors were present.

 

Marilyn Jeane Schindler and Roger Franklin Ford were welcomed as new members of the family.

 

Officer for the coming year were elected as follows:

 

President R.A. Schindler

Vice-President Quinton Schneider

Secretary Mrs. Quinton Schneider

Treasurer Preston Schneider

 

A collection was taken to defray the expenses of refreshments and 27 cents remained in the treasury after all expenses had been paid.

 

Everyone joined in singing "Saved by Grace" at the close of the business meeting and after adjournment ice cream, cake and lemonade were served to those present.

 

Secretary,

Mrs. Quinton Schneider

1937

 

June 22: Joe Louis knocks out James J. Braddock, becomes world heavyweight champ.

 

July 2: Amelia Earhart and copilot Fred Noonan lost near Howland Island in the Pacific.

 

World Series: New York Yankees

 

Best Picture: Life of Emile Zola

August 1, 1937

 

The H.F. Schindler Family held their annual reunion in a grove near the home of Elmer Schindler, Sunday afternoon, August 1, 1937. The meeting was called to order by the President, R.A. Schindler.

 

Rev. & Mrs. Gilbert sang the opening song "Saved by Grace", after which Rev. Gilbert lead in prayer. Lester Sander gave a very interesting talk. A quartet consisting of Rev. Gilbert, Lester and Ermel Sander, and Clifton Schindler sang, "The Riches of Love."

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved, after which the roll was called to which fifty-six members responded, 11 visitors were present.

 

Clarence Wayne Schindler was heartily welcomed as a new member into the family.

 

Officers for the coming year were elected as follows:

 

President C.A. Schneider

Vice-President Will Sander

Secretary Katherine Schindler

Treasurer Ermel Sander

 

A collection was taken to defray the expenses of refreshments. After all expenses were paid, 40 cents remained in the treasury.

 

The meeting then adjourned after which ice cream, cake and lemonade were served to all present.

 

Secretary,

Katherine Schindler

1938

 

June 25: National minimum wage enacted.

 

Oct. 30: Orson Wells radio dramatization of Martian invasion, War of the Worlds, causes nationwide scare.

 

World Series: New York Yankees

 

Best Picture: You Can't Take It With You

August 7, 1938

 

The H.F. Schindler Family held their annual reunion in a grove near the home of Elmer Schindler, Sunday afternoon, August 7, 1938. The meeting was called to order by the President, C.A. Schneider. Rev. F.C. Schneulle offered a family prayer. Interesting talks were given by Miss Kay Schaeffer of Chicago and Rev. Schneulle.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved, after which the roll was called to which fifty-six members responded and fourteen visitors were present.

 

Albert Larry, son of Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Schindler, was heartily welcomed as a new member of the family.

 

Officer for the coming year were elected as follows:

 

President Will Sander

Vice President Lee Schneider

Secretary Eula Mae Schindler

Treasurer Ermel Sander

 

A collection was taken to defray expenses of refreshments.

 

During the afternoon, it, being Clarence Schindler's birthday, a group of young people surprised him by surrounding him and singing "Happy Birthday."

 

After the meeting adjournment, cake, ice cream and lemonade were enjoyed by all.

 

Secretary,

Eula Mae Schindler

1939

 

April 14: John Steinbeck publishes Grapes of Wrath.

 

Aug. 25: The Wizard of Oz appears on screen.

 

Sept. 5: U.S. declares its neutrality in European war.

 

World Series: New York Yankees

 

Best Picture: Gone With the Wind

July 30, 1939

 

The H.F. Schindler annual family reunion was held at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Will Sander, July 30, 1939. After a basket dinner all assembled for a business meeting which was called to order by the president, Mr. Will Sander. A prayer and a short address was given by Mr. Guy Gates. Rev. G. Carol Gilbert gave a short talk. Ten visitors present.

 

The following officers were elected for the coming year:

 

President Mrs. C.A. Schneider

Vice-President Mrs. Will Sander

Secretary Betty Schneider

Treasurer Quinton Schneider

 

An interesting program consisted of vocal and instrumental numbers were given; a piano solo by Betty Schindler, vocal solo by Clifton Schindler, duet by Rev. & Mrs. G. Carol Gilbert.

 

Those who became new members are: Ben Cornelius, Jr., Janice Dorothy Fankhauser, Karen Lavon Schindler and Sharon Gayle Schneider.

 

A season of prayer was offered for those who were sick and could not be present.

 

The meeting was opened and closed with the songs, "What a Friend we have in Jesus," and "Blest be the Tie that Binds."

 

Secretary,

Betty Schneider

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