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Louise H. Schnelle

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 824

     one of the representative citizens of Turtle Creek township, Shelby county, Ohio, who owns eighty acres of well cultivated land situated in this township, was born October 15, 1866, in Van Buren township, Shelby county, and is a son of Christopher and Elizabeth (Ruese) Schnelle.
     Christopher Schnelle was born in Germany and came to America as a young man. The larger part of his subsequent life was spent in Ohio. where he married and reared his family and for many years carried on farming in Van Buren township, Shelby county, where he died. His widow still resides on the old homestead. They were early and liberal supporters of the Lutheran church. Their family consisted of the following children: Henry, who is deceased; William; Minnie, who is the wife of Henry Soloman; Anna, who is deceased, was the wife of Henry Brandt; Louis H.; Elvina, who is deceased, was the wife of William Soloman; and August.
      Louis H. Schnelle attended the district schools in his boyhood and afterward remained at home working on the farm for his father until he was twenty-nine years of age and then bought the farm he now occupies. Here he made many changes, his improvements including the building of substantial barns and the erection of the handsome brick residence, which has many modern comforts and conveniences. He carries on a general farming line and raises stock for his own use. All his industries are in a prosperous condition and Mr. Schnelle is numbered with the thrifty and judicious farmers of this section.
     In December, 1895, Mr. Schnelle was married to Miss Elizabeth Soloman, who was born in Shelby county and is a daughter of Herman and Caroline
 (Whipling) Soloman, whose other children were: Henry, William, Louis and Theodore; Mary, widow of August Egbert; Anna, wife of Henry Oberwith; Louisa, wife of August Schwabero; and Emma, wife of Henry Schoe. Mr. and Mrs. Schnelle have three children: Caroline, Eliza and Marie. The family belongs to the Lutheran church. In politics Mr. Schnelle is a sound democrat and has served one term as road superintendent and has always taken an interest in the public schools.

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