When John Peter Schneider was born on 21 May 1775, in Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Johan George Schneider, was 29 and his mother, Maria Elisabeth Rohrer, was 26. He married Christine Gebhardt on 25 February 1802, in Stouchsburg, Marion Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 16 February 1803, in Bethel Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Rehrersburg, Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Hans, Otto, Franz, Erwin, Fritz, Dieter, Manfred, Heinz, Alois, Ewald, Helmut.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, literally ‘cutter’, from Middle High German snīder, German Schneider, Yiddish shnayder. The same term was sometimes used to denote a woodcutter. This surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine), the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, and Czechia. In Czechia, Slovakia, Croatia, and Slovenia it is also established in Slavicized forms (see 2 below). In part, Schneider is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname, originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola, Slovenia (see Kocevar ). Compare Sneider 1, Snider 1, and Snyder 1.
Germanized form of Czech, Slovak, Croatian, and Slovenian Šnajdr or Šnajder, and Czech Šneidr, Šneider, Šnejdr, and Šnejder, surnames of German origin (see above).