Heinrich Otto Schneider, an immigrant from the Hessen Darmstadt area, came to St.
Louis, Missouri in 1886. He began working as a brewer. Two years later, he was mar-ried
to Anna Marie Bohler, an immigrant from Switzerland. They lived in the southside
neighborhood called Lafayette Towne. At the Anheuser Busch Brewery, Otto worked as
a fireman. The photo is a group of brewery workers. My great grandfather, Otto Schneider,
is standing in the back row with his arms crossed, center right. By
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John Charles Anton, was a second generation German, born in St. Louis, Missouri,
in 1885. John married Carolina Louise Haefling, they lived in South St. Louis, Missouri.
He is here with a group of men, they have their sign "Confectioners Mercantile Co."
Annual River Excursion Given Under the Auspices of the Big 1(?). It looks like they
are taking their band and the American flag with them on the excursion. Notice the
American flag has 48 stars.My grandfather is John Anton standing is the second person
in from the right side. By Nancy VonBehren
John Charles Anton, was a second generation German born in St. Louis, Missouri. John
is the bartender behind the bar in the white shirt and vest. I have this cash register
and it still works today. I'm sure there was a piano in the bar too. As John could
play piano by ear, he played any tune he heard; John playing piano brought in many
customers, as they thought everyone was having a good time in that bar. John Anton
is my grandfather. By Nancy Von Behren