H.F. Schindler Family




The H.F. Schindler Family

Henry Ferdinand Schindler was born in Buchanan County, Missouri, August 27, 1848. In 1849, the family moved to Andrew County, Missouri. At the age of eight years he was deprived of his father who passed away, leaving his mother with a family of small children. In his early teen age, he was confirmed and became a member of the Hope Reformed Church of which his father was a charter member. Later in his young manhood, he transferred his membership to the Evangelical Church of the Schindler congregation of the Cosby circuit, later known as Clair.


Catherine Eiman was born in Canton Bern, Switzerland, August 3, 1853. In the Spring of 1854, she was brought to America by her parents and other relatives where they located in Buchanan County, Missouri. At the age of six years, she suffered the loss of her mother by death leaving her father to care for three small children. In her girlhood she was confirmed and joined the Hope Reformed Church, of which she remained a member until her marriage when she transferred membership to the church where her husband was a member.


Cupid, with his masterful art, won his battle on June 23, 1874 when he brought together these two prominent young people in marriage. On the morning of this date, Henry Ferdinand hitched his team to a wagon loaded with wheat and on his way to St. Joseph passed the home of his bride, who then accompanied him. After disposing of his wheat, they secured a marriage license and were married at the parsonage of the Trinity Methodist Church of St. Joseph, Missouri by the pastor, Rev. Louis Harmel. The bride and groom then returned to their respective homes where each remained for about a week until housekeeping was finally set up together in Andrew County, Missouri. Here they spent their entire wedded life. They were privileged to celebrate their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on June 23, 1924, with all ten children living to help celebrate this happy occasion.


To this Union Were Born:

Selma Pauline   Calvin William

Russell Alexander   Franklin Arthur

Charles Henry   Alice Clara

Elmer Harrison   Josephine Agnes

Clarence Edwin   Everett Levi

Henry Ferdinand Schindler died September 8, 1928.

Catherine Eiman Schindler died August 8, 1934.

(Buried at Memorial Park Cemetary, St. Joseph, Mo.)


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