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 Jan Wenk