Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Ben H. Schneider

Ben H.
Dec. 24, 1879
Feb. 15, 1925

Buried Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 31 December 2011.

According to his death certificate, Benhart Schneider was born in Kentucky and was the son of Benhart Schneider and Dena Univerzagt, who were both born in Germany. A news article in the Henderson Gleaner on Sunday, 15 February 1925, states that Ben Snyder, 45, died the day before in the store of Ivo Griffith in Henderson. Survivors included one brother with whom he lived and three half brothers and one half sister.

The 1900 Henderson County census shows Ben H. Schneider living with his parents and siblings at 1001 Clay Street, Henderson. He and his father were listed as coal miners.

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