George Joseph Schneider
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George Joseph Schneider, one of the well-known sergeants of the Dayton Police Department, is a native Daytonian. He came into the world when the country was in the turmoil that followed the rebellion, November 28, 1865. His parents were thrifty Germans and they spared no efforts to see that the son should have every advantage of a good education and practical training. He attended both the common schools and a parochial school. During his school days he was fascinated by work benches and machine shops and much of his time was spent studying along mechanical lines. It naturally followed that he selected for his occupation after leaving school that of machinist.
Mr. Schneider was employed in that capacity in a factory when the opportunity to become a patrolman on the Dayton police force presented itself. He accepted an appointment and began wearing a patrolman's uniform on November 6, 1893. After thirteen years of faithful service the department recognized his leadership by promoting him to a sergeancy on August 1, 1906. He is still creditably filling that position. While a young man, Mr. Schneider was united in marriage to Miss Mary L. Schafer, and four children have resulted from the union, Pearl, Ida, Estella and Charles. Mr. Schneider is a member of the Modern Woodmen.