Anna Schneider Hintermeister

Born: Switzerland – 17 Apr 1850

Died: Bowling, IL – 4 Jan 1932

Father: Johannes Schneider

Mother: Christina Stüki Schneider

Spouse: Johann Gustav Hintermeister

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Great Grandmother Anna Elizabeth Schneider Hintermeister

My great grandmother Anna Elizabeth Schneider was born on April 17, 1850 in Berne Canton, Switzerland. Her daughter Nellie later wrote that her mother Anna was born 20 minutes from Berne and they could see the clock in Berne from their home. Nellie also said that her grandparents John and Elizabeth Schneider and family arrived in America in 1870 settling near Andalusia, Illinois.

Anna met Gustav Hintermeister in Illinois and they were married Feb. 28, 1878 in Rock Island County. They farmed about 2 miles south of Andalusia and started a family. Anna and Gus had 9 children who were all born near Andalusia and most likely on the family farm.

John - born Feb 1, 1879, died May 21, 1939

Louise ‘Lucy - born June 14, 1880, died April 20, 1862

Albert - born Feb 14, 1882, died May 1, 1968

Mary Rosa - born Jan 1, 1884, died Jan 1, 1888

Rosa - born Jan 31, 1886, died Oct. 21, 1972

Gustav - born March 27, 1887, died Sept. 11, 1956

Julia - born Dec. 5, 1889, died Apr 29, 1972

Anna Maria - born Oct 31, 1891, died Jan. 18, 1983

Nellie - born Feb. 2, 1894, died Jan. 20, 1986

Anna’s husband Gustav died at home on Feb. 9, 1906. Anna remained on the family farm for many years. Sometime after 1920 Anna moved in with her daughter Nellie in Taylor Ridge, Illinois where she lived until her death on Jan. 4, 1932.

She is buried next to her husband in the Andalusia Cemetery.


Obituary - Reynolds Press Jan 8, 1932

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Hintermeister, age 81, were conducted yesterday afternoon at 1:30 in the Methodist church at Taylor Ridge by the Pastor, Rev. Paul Meradith. Appropriate hymns were sung by Mrs Charles Kell and Mrs. Syndney McConnell with Miss Elsie McMichael as accompanist. Interment in the Andalusia Cemetery. O.C. Bateman, Frank Bowes, Charles P. Dunlap, Will T. Martens, Otto C. Kain and Charles Kell, all members of her Sunday School class, acted as pallbearers. All of the sons and daughters were able to be present for the last sad rites, excepting one son, Gus of Huron, S. Dak.
Mrs. Hintermeister's death occured at 5:30 on Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred S. Miller, in Taylor Ridge, after an illness of only a few days. Born on April 17, 1850, at Berne, Switzerland, she came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schneider, to America in 1870 and ever since had been a resident of Rock Island county. On Feb 27, 1878, she was married to Gustav Hintermeister who passed away on Feb 9, 1906.
Besides Mrs. Miller, she is survived by four other daughters, Mrs. John Lowe of Preemption, Mrs. Clyde Moffitt of Biggsville and Mrs. Morton Armstrong and Mrs. Leo Martens, both of Hearne, Sask.; three sons, John, Albert, and Gus, all of Huron, S.Dak.; a sister, Mrs. Caroline Hartman of Taylor Ridge; and 22 grandchildren. Another daughter, Mary, three brothers and a sister, had gone before.
Mrs. Hintermeister was one of the best-known women in the Taylor Ridge community. All thru her life her first thought was for the comfort and happiness of others and she practiced much self-denial for the benefit of those she loved. Thru her later years she took special interest in the young people of her community and rejoiced over their achievements.
"Her children shall rise up and call her blessed," for they can truly say, "She hath done what she could.

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