'SCHNEIDER, JOSEPH E., was born at Berlin, Ontario, November 23rd, 1810. On January 28th, 1834, he was married to Sarah, daughter of Isaac and Esther (Bechtel) Shantz. She was born January 21st, 1816, and died October 18th, 1881. Soon after their marriage they moved on his father's old homestead, now in possession of Samuel B. Schneider. When Mr. Schneider was a young man he joined the church of his choice, the Mennonite, of which body he was ordained deacon, a position he held for many years. His old days were much beclouded with troubles in the church, and owing to the different views held by the two parties in regard to the teaching of the Bible a division was made and the one party organized themselves into a distinct body, now known as the Mennonite Brethren in Christ. Mr. Schneider joined himself with the new body. He died happy in the Lord, February 16th, 1880.'