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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Paul W. Schneider

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 94 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Paul W. Schneider, president of P. W. Schneider, Incorporated, heating engineers of Utica, has been engaged in this line of business since 1906 and has developed one of the largest enterprises of the kind in the city. He was born in Syracuse, Onondago county, New York, on the 5th of May, 1876, his parents being Gustav and Pauline Schneider of that city. He attended the public schools of Syracuse until sixteen years of age, when he began learning the steam-fitting business in the employ of E. P. Bates of that city, with whom he continued from 1892 until 1904. During that period of twelve years he thoroughly acquainted himself with the work in principle and detail and was thus well qualified for his duties when in 1904 he came to Utica and accepted the position of foreman with the plumbing firm of Wicks, Hughes & Company. Two years later he formed a partnership with Louis Scharff, but in 1907 he embarked in business independently and as president of P. W. Schneider, Incorporated, is now at the head of one of the most extensive heating engineering concerns in Utica. The three outstanding factors in his success are long hours of hard work, his unquestioned integrity and his conscientious service to the public.

On the 5th of June, 1901, Mr. Schneider was united in marriage to Miss Anna S. Gates, daughter of William Gates of Utica. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider have two children: Erma Caroline, who was born on June 4, 1903, and who passed away in 1917; and Geraldine, whose natal day was May 29, 1908.

Mr. Schneider belongs to the Rotary Club and the City Club, while fraternally he is identified with the Masonic order. His recreational interests are manifest in his membership connection with the Utica Golf & Country Club. He is loyal to all those interests which make for honorable manhood and progressive citizenship and has many sincere friends in the city of his adoption.

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