When Chester Albert Schintzius was born on 22 August 1909, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, his father, Albert Joseph Schintzius, was 26 and his mother, Carolina Gerwitz, was 26. He married Barbara Adams Ward on 17 March 1935, in North East, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 25 June 1988, in Pass Christian, Harrison, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 78.
German: occupational name for a woodworker, from a Latinized form of Schnitzer .