IN THE COUNTY OF WATERLOO
CHAPTER V.-WATERLOO COUNTY, ETC.,
FATHER SCHNEIDER, 1837 TO 1844.
About a year and a
quarter after Father Wiriath's departure from Waterloo County, the Rev.
Peter Schneider came and had his home, or quasi home, first in
New Germany and then in St. Agatha. As he labored much longer and
very zealously in the missionary field of the western end of the
Province, he deserves a more lengthy mention.
Father Schneider was born Oct. 23, 1806, in Schoenborn, Lower Alsace.
REV. PETER SCHNEIDER.
Having pasesd the Lyce'e (high school) at Zabern, he entered the Novitiate of the Redemptorists at Vienna, Austria, but did not remain there long. In 1830 he came to America, studied Rhetoric, Philosophy and Theology at the Montreal College and Seminary, when he was ordained in 1836 (June 1.9), for Upper Canada. He was at Sandwich and Amherstburg for a little over a year. At Amherstburg he entered his first baptism July 26, 1836, and the last Dec. 26, 1836. From Sandwich he wrote Oct. 5, 1836, to Kingston, saying that he was there with the Indians (Hurons) and asks for good books and devotional articles, etc.; that he met with difficulties in establishing himself at Marysville and