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George SCHNITZER (VETERAN UNION)

Union Chapel (Garfield) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Company B 111 Regiment Illinois Infantry
Civil War Union
March 21, 1839 - January 16, 1916
Husband of Julia A Schnitzer

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, January 20, 1916

SCHNITZER, George - L.T. Schnitzer was called to Mundell, Madison county, Monday by the death of his father, Uncle Geo. Schnitzer, who was past 80 years of age. He has several children in that neighborhood but no others here. He was the grandfather of Mrs. John Huskins of Muskogee.

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, January 27, 1916

George Schnitzer was born in Umpstead, Germany March 21, 1839. He came to America at the age of 8 years with his parents and sisters. His mother died two years later on the voyage up the Mississippi from New Orleans to St. Louis. The father and two children, George and Catherine, lived in St. Louis many years, where his father died. He enlisted in the Union Army August 13, 1862 in Co. B, 111th Reg., Ill. Infantry, 15th Army Corps, and had served two years, 9 months and 23 days when the war closed. He was married October 5, 1865 to Julia Ann Dufour and to this union was born twelve children. He confessed faith in Christ some 40 years ago and was of a brave and noble Christian character and was a member of the United Brethren church. He lived many years in Illinois and Missouri and was a pioneer settler of Elk county, Kansas, going there in 1871 and living there until 1884 when with his family he moved to Arkansas. They lived in Eureka Springs a few years then moved to his home near Mundell where he has spent about 30 years. He had been disabled for several years, being a rheumatic sufferer. He was taken with the grippe and lasted but a few days. He passed away January 16, 1916 at 11:40 p.m. at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 26 days. His wife, a sister and eight children survive him, four children dying in infancy. Funeral services were conducted at Union Chapel January 18th at 2 p.m. by Rev. Capps, assisted by Rev. Bland. His children are Mrs. H.M. Boyles of Eureka Springs; Mrs. C.H. Wilson of Harrison; Mrs. C.F. Cox and Mrs. T.S. McDougal, both of Mundell; John, George and Irvin Schnitzer of Mundell; and Lyman Schnitzer of Rogers. All were present except Mrs. Wilson and his sister, Mrs. Grant, of St. Louis who were unable to be there. Interment was made in the Union Chapel cemetery.

Contributed on 10/31/08 by wfields55
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Submitted: 10/31/08 • Approved: 8/23/14 • Last Updated: 8/26/14 • R90645-G0-S3

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