I am looking for any information on Johann (John) SCHNEIDER and Christina STUKE of Bern, Switzerland. Johann (John) was born May 6, 1818.His wife, Christina Stuke, was born July 27, 1827.
Johann and Christina brought their six children to the U.S. in 1870. They settled close to Andalusia, IL.Before sailing, the children learned poems about their new home - America. It would have been a sad time for Johann (John) and his children, when Christina, died less than 2 years later in early Jan. 1872.
The 1870 census (Rock Island County, IL.) lists the SCHNEIDER children as:
Elizabeth (Anna), 20 Louisa, 19 Godfrey, 17 Ottof (Adolf), 12 Charles, 10 and Caroline, 6.
Their ages may be off a bit. One U.S. census lists their surname as SNIDER.
Johann (John) SCHNEIDER died Oct. 3, 1893.
If you have any information on the family of Johann SCHNEIDER, it would be greatly appreciated.